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Gut Health – Impact on Health and Tips To Keep It Healthy

A healthy gut has so many positive impacts on the overall body. Studies conducted in the past have found links between the stomach and the immune system, mental health, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Here are some of the ways our gut health affects the body. Learn some easy tips to improve your gut health at HPFY.

What Is Inflammation And How Does It Affect Our Body?

When inflammation is high, it can eventually lead to tissue, cellular, and organ damage. It may cause scarring over time and can lead to other diseases, such as cancer. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are released causing further damage to the body. High levels of cortisol are linked to diabetes and heart disease. Keeping the body in a state of “high alert” can, over time, damage organs and cause cancer or a stroke.

6 Best Pulse Oximeters for Home Use [FDA Approved Pulse Oximeter]

The pulse oximeter readings are easily read and offer fairly accurate oxygen levels when checked daily. Pulse oximeters are inexpensive, require little or no prescription, and are non-invasive. Most FDA-approved pulse oximeters are used by placing them on a fingertip. Find 6 best pulse oximeter for home use.

Deep Breathing Exercises for Everyone

Before I became a respiratory therapist, I thought that I knew how to breathe. I guess I just took it for granted that you inhale and exhale and that’s it. But it turns out that there are many breathing techniques that can help in various situations (i.e., stress, shortness of breath, and anxiety.) I will discuss just a few breathing techniques that we employ for our lung impaired patients, and some techniques that are used to help with stress or anxiety.

What Is A Pulse Oximeter And How Does It Work?

A pulse oximeter is one of those items that should be in any healthcare toolbox, especially if the person suffers from any pulmonary disease(s) such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, heart disease, or shortness-of-breath secondary to any disease state.

WHAT IS AN OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR

An oxygen concentrator (also referred to an oxygen generator) manufactures its own oxygen by utilizing molecular sieve beds to sift out the trace elements in room air. It is an electrical or battery-operated device. Concentrators come in many varieties, both stationary and portable and high and low liter flows.

Things To Keep In Mind When Using Oxygen at Home

Always post “no smoking” signs on your front and back doors. To notify people and the fire department to know where oxygen is in the case of a fire. Learn More

Why Do Some People Need To Have A Tracheostomy?

A tracheostomy is usually done to bypass an obstructed upper airway or to clean and remove secretions from the airway or to more easily, and more safely, deliver oxygen to the lungs. Learn more about it @ HPFY

Suctioning Your Tracheostomy Tube

Suctioning is considered a sterile procedure and should be performed with this in mind. We ask that you try to be as clean as possible when suctioning an airway. Learn More About Tracheostomy Suctioning @HPFY

Monthly Tracheostomy Supplies Needed

Tracheostomy supplies need to be replenished monthly in order to maintain cleanliness and functionality. Buy Top Tracheostomy Supplies on Sale @ HPFY. Shop Now!

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Finding The Best Transfer Belt For Your Loved Ones

When it comes to lifting and transferring patients regularly, a gait belt or transfer belt can be a great assistive device to make transfers more safe and more secure. It works both ways for the patient and the caregiver. It helps the patient feel more secure and balanced while it reduces the strain on the caregiver as they have something sturdy to hold on to. With many options in the market, it’s hard to choose a gait belt suitable for your needs. HPFY brings the 5 best gait transfer belts reviewed for quality by patients and medical professionals.

7 Best Wrist Braces for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes a tingling sensation and weakness, making the hand and arm numb. If caught early, wearing a wrist brace would relieve pain by keeping the wrist straight and reducing pressure on the nerve. HPFY carries a wide range of braces for carpal tunnel.

Top 5 Bariatric Rollators

Rollators are designed for broader spaces and not for narrow areas. There are many different options available when choosing a walker or rollator. Features such as seat and handle adjustments, hand brakes, foldable, and indoor/outdoor choices make the rollator highly customizable. Bariatric rollators are also available and are specially designed for large users. These rollators are wider and can support up to 500 pounds. Find 5 best bariatric rollators at HPFY.

7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breasts. It is one of the most common forms of cancer and although it is found more commonly in women, it can also strike men.Breast cancer can develop in different parts of the breasts – lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are the milk-producing glands, ducts carry the milk to the nipples, and connective tissue holds everything together.

Adhesive Allergy: The 411 You Must Know

In order to heal, a severe wound requires advanced wound care products, such as dressings and bandages, that are designed with a strong adhesive to secure them to the skin. This keeps the wound clean and covered and allows it to heal. This principle also applies to band-aids. While stickiness is important, some people with sensitive skin might be allergic to these adhesives. This is a subset of a condition called contact dermatitis, where an itchy and red rash appears on the skin when it comes in contact with an allergic substance.

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