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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!

Types Of Diabetes and How To Manage It

Akanksha Nigam Dec 06, 2022

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an estimated 8.2% of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that interferes with how our bodies produce energy from the food we consume. The body breaks food down into glucose, the prime energy source, and mixes it in the bloodstream. There are three main types of diabetes, to dig deeper read more at HPFY.

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier - Differences And Recommendations

Akanksha Nigam Dec 06, 2022

It is no surprise that air quality has worsened over the years. This is true with both outdoor air and the air inside our homes. Small substances like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants can make breathing difficult. These substances can be especially harmful to those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory challenges. But what allergy relief products should you use, an air purifier or humidifier? Learn what is the difference between the two and more at HPFY.

5 Ways To Do Vagus Nerve Stimulation at Home

Akanksha Nigam Dec 06, 2022

The Vagus nerve sends information from the gut to the brain whenever you feel compassion, empathy, stress, anxiety, or fear. Hence, the gut feeling! When the body reacts to a dangerous situation or threat, it goes into fight or flight mode. The parasympathetic nervous system helps us to relax and realize when there is no more danger. Learn 5 Ways of Vagus Nerve Stimulation at Home.

Top 5 Wound Dressings For Treating A Slough Wound

Akanksha Nigam Dec 07, 2022

During the healing process, necrotic tissue, or slough, forms over the chronic wound. It presents as is a pale yellow, dead tissue and covers the entire wound bed. A wound develops slough, it means that it is stuck in the inflammatory phase and healing is delayed. Find 5 Best Wound Dressings for Slough Wound.

7 Best Gloves for Arthritis

Akanksha Nigam Dec 09, 2022

rthritis gloves keep your hands warm, give extra support, and provide pressure on aching fingers and joints. HPFY has a wonderful selection of arthritis gloves to choose from. Here are our 7 top-rated gloves for arthritic hands.

Top 5 Threshold Ramps

Akanksha Nigam Dec 09, 2022

A wheelchair is a wonderful aid to those with mobility issues. However, getting around with a wheelchair can be impossible on unlevel ground. A threshold ramp solves this issue. It is a simple, elevated platform that helps to guide wheelchairs over rough and raised surfaces such as doorways, small steps, and uneven terrain. Threshold ramps are available in heights of a half-inch to six inches, are lightweight, portable, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Top 5 Wound Washes for Debriding A Wound

Akanksha Nigam Dec 13, 2022

Debridement is not needed for all wounds. It is done for wounds stuck in the healing stage, an infected chronic wound, or a wound that is not responding to the immune system. Although the human body can heal a wound, certain products, called wound cleansers, can help catalyze the healing process. Find 5 best wound cleansers for debriding a wound.

Buying Guide for Best Overbed Tables

Akanksha Nigam Dec 18, 2022

Overbed tables are widely used in hospitals and provide a stable surface for patient needs. They are designed with ample space to hold meal trays and other items within a patient’s reach, making patient care easier. You can move the table aside when not in use and keep it next to the bed for easy access. Learn what should you look when buying the best overbed tables.

Nebulizer vs. Inhaler: Which One to Choose?

Akanksha Nigam Dec 19, 2022

People with respiratory issues like asthma, cystic fibrosis, or COPD use nebulizers or inhalers. Although both devices deliver medication effectively into the lungs to relieve discomfort, there are differences between the two. Learn all about nebulizer vs inhaler.

Top 8 Ostomy Pouches

Akanksha Nigam Dec 20, 2022

Selection of an ostomy pouch can be tricky for various reasons like the consistency of the output, stoma size, skin type, peristomal skin condition, etc. The pouches are available as one-piece or two with closed or open ends. Find top 8 best ostomy pouches at HPFY.

7 Best Thermometers for Home Use

Akanksha Nigam Dec 20, 2022

Having a reliable and accurate thermometer helps to determine if a fever has developed and to decide the next course of care. Find which thermometer is right for you and your family. Let’s take a look at the seven best thermometers at HPFY -

Managing Different Types of Crohn's Disease

Akanksha Nigam Dec 21, 2022

Crohn’s disease is a part of a group of serious diseases called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Crohn’s causes inflammation/swelling in the digestive tract and leads to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. Learn how to manage Crohn's disease types and more.