Hernia Support: A Guide

Hernia Support: A Guide

A hernia generally refers to a tear in your abdominal muscle or tissue. It tends to be a lump of an inner organ or your digestive tracts. In some cases, you can see the hernia as a bulge. The visibility is contingent upon its area and size. Specific exercises can intensify the condition, such as twisting around excessively or lifting heavy objects.


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Must Have Ostomy Supplies for Post Op

Must Have Ostomy Supplies for Post Op

120,000 people have ostomy surgery each year, and nearly 1 million people have some type of stoma, as reported in 2003. The number is only increasing.

While it may feel incredibly scary and isolating to know you're about to have a stoma, you're in good company. In fact, famous people with ostomies include the Queen Mum and Pope John Paul II. So don't worry, you're hardly alone.

In this blog post, we'll go over what exactly an ostomy is, as well as what ostomy supplies you'll need once you're released from the hospital. This post will make your transition from the hospital to the comfort of your own home as easy as possible.

If you're reading this before your surgery, don't forget to ask your doctor or nurse for anything specialized that you may need. While we can attempt to cover everything you may need, every person is different. As such, their ostomy supplies may not be uniform.

Read on for more information about the ostomy supplies you'll need.

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Adult Incontinence: Causes and How to Ease Distress

Adult Incontinence: Causes and How to Ease Distress

As we age, sometimes our bodies don't cooperate in the way they once did. We deal with more aches and things like walking difficulties and adult incontinence.

If you suffer from incontinence, you're not alone! Some form of incontinence is common in about 51% of people aged 65 or older. Suffering from incontinence can keep you home and away from friends, family, and daily activities. Without the right tools and methods to ease your distress, it's easy to give up an active lifestyle. 

There's no need to suffer alone or stop doing the things you love if incontinence is part of your life. Keep reading to learn how to find relief and regain your freedom. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Unna Boots

Everything You Need to Know About Unna Boots

A person lies on a hospital bed, gauze covering the entirety of their body except for their penetrating eyes. You may be familiar with this image from television and film, but it is not merely a theatrical convention. This cliché from medical drama has some basis in medical fact.

We often see the pain of the fictional patient, but the truth is that their extensive dressing plays a significant part in their recovery. Here is some information on the Unna boot, including what kinds of wounds it can treat and how to make the most of it.

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Guide to Selecting the Right Medical Syringes and Needles

Guide to Selecting the Right Medical Syringes and Needles

Many people need regular injections of medicine for one reason or another. Everyone knows about insulin shots, but medical syringes and needles are also vital for hormone injections, certain cancer medications, and fertility drug administration. In all these cases and more, the person administering the shot needs to get it right, whether they are the patient or a guardian/caretaker. Any mistakes or slip-ups may prove painful.
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What to Do With a Full Sharps Container

What to Do With a Full Sharps Container

As we age, we tend to take more medications in order to manage various health conditions. Some of those medications may be oral, and some may be delivered via injection. If you are taking care of your adult parents, knowing what to do with your full sharps container is important.

Learn how to properly dispose of sharps now!


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Hospital To Home Transitions: Creating a Strategy

Hospital To Home Transitions: Creating a Strategy

If your loved one has been in the hospital and receiving care, being released and going home can be stressful. This is especially true if the patient has been totally dependent on the medical staff for their care. When a person is returning home from the hospital, they may be anxious about how they will care for themselves.

The good news is that hospitals don't discharge people without a plan in place. The medical staff has no desire to send someone home without the ability to care for themselves or with a care plan in place.

If you have found yourself in this situation or a loved one will be dealing with the need to care for themselves, here are some tips to help you.

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How to Help Your Picky Eater Stay Healthy

How to Help Your Picky Eater Stay Healthy

If you have a picky eater on your hands, you know how frustrating meal times can be. If your little one refused to eat anything but plain hot dogs, chances are you are wondering whether they are getting an adequate amount of nutrition.
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