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How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis such as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs, a persistent cough and breathing difficulties can make simple daily tasks a challenge to complete. You doctor can prescribe medication expand your lungs and encourage mucus to clear, but these medications come with a range of side effects and patients are increasingly keen to avoid drugs. Physiotherapy can help you manage the respiratory symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis, so regular sessions with your physiotherapist should form part of your care plan. Here’s an overview of how physiotherapy can support you: The Active Cycle Of Breathing Technique Your physiotherapist can teach you this technique, which is used to clear your airways and promote the drainage of mucus. The active cycle of breathing technique has three stages. Firstly, you’ll be taught how to control your breathing...

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The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Photochromatic lenses are often advertised as sleek, futuristic devices, but in actual fact they were first developed back in the 1960s. Often sold as ‘transition’ or ‘reactive’ lenses, photochromatic lenses automatically darken in response to sunlight, and lighten in darken conditions. Naturally this a boon for people required to wear prescription glasses. How do photochromatic lenses work? A photochromatic lens may appear to be a simple piece of glass or plastic when not exposed to sunlight. However, embedded within the lenses are millions of microscopic particles. In glass lenses, the particles are typically tiny crystals of silver chloride, while a plastic photochromatic lens contains organic, carbon-based molecules known as oxazines.  When these molecules are exposed to the UV radiation present in sunlight, they grow, darken and clump together, and while they are too small to obscure vision, this reaction...

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Taking the Sweat Out of Hyperhidrosis

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking the Sweat Out of Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition that is sometimes an indicator of a number of underlying medical problems, and as a result should not be trivialised. Additionally, excessive sweating is a potentially embarrassing condition that can lead to unpleasant odours, difficulty using electronic devises, and a clammy handshake. To be clear, hyperhidrosis is not a condition that is related to profuse sweat caused by exercise; that is just the body’s method of cooling you down as you heat your body through exertion. No, the reason why excessive sweating is a problem is exactly because the body is producing more sweat than is required for cooling your body. Causes Possible causes of excessive sweating are divided into two groups: primary and secondary causes.  Primary causes of hyperhidrosis are, as yet, unknown, as they have no clear linkages to any other,...

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What Are the 5 Types of Glaucoma?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Glaucoma, a vision condition that tends to be hereditary, is one of the leading causes of blindness, next to diabetes. It is a progressive disease that is caused by too much fluid pressure in the eyes, which damages the optic nerve cells. In addition to being hereditary, there are other risks for developing this disease, including age (over 40 years old), nearsightedness, hypertension, and eye injuries. Once you get to a certain age, your optometrist will likely start testing you for glaucoma. While it is not something that can be reversed, it can be treated so slow down the process and help you retain your vision. There are actually a few types of glaucoma that the optometrist will test for. Primary Open-Angle This is the most common type of glaucoma that affects many people. This type of glaucoma is...

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The Benefits of Regular Physiotherapy After Surgery or an Accident

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a patient has had an accident or surgery, he or she may be prescribed regular physiotherapy sessions with a physical therapist. Unfortunately some patients may skip these sessions simply because they don’t understand the benefit of having their joints manipulated by someone else or of taking the time to get a professional massage as prescribed. Consider some of the benefits of regular physiotherapy after surgery or an accident and note why you should never skip these types of appointments when they’ve been prescribed for you. 1. You May Experience Less Pain One common reason for pain after an accident is that muscles on one part of the body get injured so that muscles in other areas work harder to provide support. These muscles that are working harder are not meant to keep the body upright or support it...

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Utilising Wireless Technology to Get the Most out of Your Hearing Aids

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you currently removing your hearing aids each time you want to listen to music through headphones or use a hands-free kit for your mobile phone? It can be frustrating to have to lose sound quality when using certain devices and accessories, but wireless technology can enable you to hear clearly even when using headphones. You can link your hearing aids with a wireless streamer, which transmits sound from your personal audio devices straight to your hearing aids. Here’s what you need to know: Wireless Streamers Explained A wireless streamer is basically a small device that can transfer sound, using radio waves, from any wireless-enabled device to your hearing aids. Most personal audio devices, such as MP3 players, now come with a wireless function. When the wireless function on your personal audio device is switched on the streamer detects...

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