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Amazing Benefits of Using a Portable Oxygen Machine

Amazing Benefits of Using a Portable Oxygen Machine

The process of getting older can be both blissful and inconvenient, for several reasons.

While certainly, it is true that with age comes wisdom. It is equally true that with age comes a bevy of medical needs and conditions to manage, some of which can hinder your quality of life.

One of the most common things needed as we age is oxygen. Oxygen is something that we all need, it just happens that we sometimes need a little more as we age. Now, portable oxygen machines are available to give you the freedom and mobility you desire, while getting the proper oxygen you need to keep you at your level best.

Here, learn about the various benefits derived from the usage of a portable oxygen machine.

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Understanding Ostomy Bags and choosing the right one for your condition.

Understanding Ostomy Bags and choosing the right one for your condition.

An Ostomy is a procedure of surgically creating a hole near the abdomen that connects the intestines to an artificially created prosthetic bag on the outside of the body. This bag collects the waste from the body into the bag that may be located on the inside or outside of the body. 

The procedure of Ostomy is life-saving. It is performed on people suffering from birth-related issues, incontinence, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and the like. 

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Urinary Catheters and which one is best suited for you?

Urinary Catheters and which one is best suited for you?

Physical/bodily hygiene is one of the most important components of a healthy mind and body. More so for body parts/organs that are sensitive or easily prone to infections. Hygiene that pertains to our urinary organs is particularly important. 

Urinary openings or the penis for men and anus for women may let in germs and infections that may lead to diseases. Urinary catheters are devices used to enable people who have urinary or bladder related issues.

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Bathroom Safety for the Elderly 101

Bathroom Safety for the Elderly 101

The elderly, in America experience a bathroom accident or fall very often. The statistics show an alarming number of bathroom falls per second. While we are quick to secure other parts of our home, we often tend to forget to secure our bathrooms with adequate safety measures. 

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Glucose Meters & Insulin shots: Things a Diabetic need to know

Glucose Meters & Insulin shots: Things a Diabetic need to know

Health is the primal wealth that we possess. It is essential to keep track of ups and downs in your health graph to be able to take corrective measures in due time. Glucose meters help track the blood sugar levels in one's body. 

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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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Tracheostomy Care: What to Know

Tracheostomy Care: What to Know

Tracheostomy is the process of creating a small surgical opening in a part of your throat called trachea or the windpipe in common terminology. A specially designed tube, generally known as a trach, is placed into this opening to enable a person to breathe easily. 

It helps to keep the airway open to help with oxygen supply, breathing treatments, and to regularly help with the cleaning of mucous accumulated. For some people who have extreme breathing troubles, a ventilator is attached to this tube to make breathing easier. 

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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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How to Stop Snoring

How to Stop Snoring

Did you know that about 45 percent of normal, healthy adults snore on occasion? If you didn't, you do now. Ask your sleeping partner if you are one of those people, and they will likely regale you with stories of being kept awake at night by your buzzsaw of a throat --- that is if you haven't already been on the receiving end of a few jokes.


The good news for your partner, and ultimately you, is there are ways you can ease your snoring without a trip to the doctor. Here are five ways you can put an end to the annoying noise as soon as tonight.



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First Aid Kit Essentials for Seniors

First Aid Kit Essentials for Seniors

When we are children, our parents are always there for us with a kiss and a bandage when we have a banged up knee. Fall off your bike and scrape your arm, a bit of antiseptic ointment does the trick. As we enter middle age, roles tend to reverse. Our parents are no longer taking care of us; we are taking care of them.

Bandages and ointments may still be staples of first aid kits, but do you need something more? If you are taking care of your senior parents, having a first aid kit on hand is essential and stocking it with the right supplies is important. Here are some things to be sure to include in your kit for seniors.


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