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!
High blood sugar happens when glucose is not completely dissolved in the blood due to insufficient insulin or if the body is unable to use the insulin properly. High blood sugar levels (known as hyperglycemia) are also linked with diabetes. Learn 7 easy tips on how to lower blood sugar levels at home.
Managing Dementia and Incontinence
The psychological and social impacts of incontinence can be burdensome for family members and caregivers. It disrupts daily life, sleep patterns, outings, and even relationships and gets even worse when accompanied by dementia. Research states that Incontinence with dementia can be a precursor to loss of independence and nursing home admission in some cases. Learn all about dementia and incontinence at HPFY.
A Primer on Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback is a therapy to measure your body’s response to key functions with the help of sensors. This information helps you learn more about how your body works, gives you control over body functions, and insights into health conditions. Learn all about biofeedback therapy at HPFY.
Choosing The Best Female Catheter
The choice of catheter varies among men and women. Men have longer catheters compared to women because of the difference in anatomy. Female catheters are 6 inches long on average. However, compact catheters are also available. Find how to choose the best female catheter at HPFY.
If you have recently undergone surgery or are recovering from a serious illness, you may find it necessary to eat a pureed food diet for some time. It is a viable alternative to a liquid or regular diet by giving your body the nutrition it needs, preventing weight loss, and giving your body the strength to heal. HPFY brings you the guide to eating pureed food for adults.
Plantar Fasciitis vs. Heel Spur : What's The Difference?
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!
5 Best Transfer Devices For The Elderly
Transfer devices, or transfer aids, were designed for those who are less mobile due to surgery, a medical condition, or simply because of age. They are very helpful when moving a patient from one location to another, like getting out of a chair and going to bed or the bathtub. Find 5 Best Transfer Device For Elderly.
5 Most Common Football Injuries & Their Treatment
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.
How To Remove Adhesive from Skin?
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.
As the pouch fills with waste, the excess weight may pull it down and cause it to tear or detach from the stoma. An ostomy belt bears the weight of the pouch, keeps it stable, and prevents damage to the bag and the stoma. Find 7 best ostomy belts online.
Swimming And Ostomy: 7 Valuable Tips For Swimming With An Ostomy
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.
5 Tips For Sleeping With Neck Brace
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.