Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human anatomy had her learning about complex medical conditions and procedures. This led her to HPFY where she has played multiple roles and is a regular contributer to our writing team.
When she is not writing, she loves being creative in other ways and can usually be found singing, dancing, or reading. She also values her “me time” by going the gym or taking a half-an hour walk. Attaining peace of mind is her mantra for a good life!
Do you experience pain in your heel after waking up in the morning and walking a few steps? You might wonder what is causing that pain. Could it be a heel spur or plantar fasciitis? Read on to learn more!
Research shows that injuries occur more often during a game than at practice, and the older the player, the higher the injury risk. The study also observed that muscle and tendon injuries were more common among males, whereas joints and ligament injuries were more common among females. Learn all about 5 most common football injuries & their treatment options.
Skin adhesives are widely used, from dressing a minor wound to affixing tubes and sensors to the skin in hospitals. However, the stronger the adhesive, the more painful it is to remove, especially for sensitive skin. Even ripping off a band-aid can sometimes sting because they are designed to adhere strongly to the skin. Learn how to remove adhesive from skin at HPFY.
Summertime and swimming go hand-in-hand. What fun it is to laze around the pool with your family and make memories! Everyone is enjoying a dip in the cool water under the sun...except you because of your fear of swimming with an ostomy bag. Learn 7 valuable tips for swimming with an ostomy.
Wearing a neck brace incorrectly can lead to issues. Here are some tips for wearing a cervical collar sitting or resting for long periods can make your neck muscles stiff. Gentle movements like slight walking can help loosen this tension. Find 5 tips for wearing a neck brace for sleeping.
Parastomal hernia is among the most common complications after an ostomy. It is a bulge or swelling around the stoma which causes discomfort and pain and makes it difficult to wear an ostomy appliance. A parastomal hernia usually happens within the first two years of surgery but can also occur later. Learn all about parastomal hernia, its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
We have all felt short of breath after strenuous activity or exercise. Sometimes, even simply climbing a flight of stairs can leave you a little breathless. This is totally normal once in a while, but if shortness of breath is something that you experience often, it could be the sign of something as simple as an allergy or something more serious like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
There is a plethora of bariatric diapers available in the market, and picking the right one that suits your needs the best may seem like a daunting task. To help you figure out which ones to go for, HPFY has 8 tips for choosing the best bariatric adult diaper & 5 options for managing bariatric incontinence.
Pressure dressings are used as first-aid for heavily bleeding wounds. They help stop excessive blood loss by applying compression on the damaged blood vessels to facilitate blood clotting. Learn all about applying the pressure dressing at HPFY.
A tracheostomy tube supports breathing for those who cannot breathe normally due to an injury to the head or the neck or some issue with the windpipe. The placement of a tracheostomy tube can be short-term or long-term. HPFY understands these concerns, which is why we have listed some tips to help you settle in easily at home.