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.
5 Top Reviewed Over The Counter Inhaler
Bronchodilators, in layman's terms, are known as over the counter inhalers. Inhalers are used to consume the medications through the mouth into the lungs. These medicines are beneficial in relaxing the muscles that get tightened around the airways. The medicine opens the airway allowing more air to move in and out of the lungs, ultimately making breathing easier.
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.
Breathing and Energy Conservation Techniques
Energy conservation techniques and breathing maneuvers help those who have breathing problems when going about their activities of daily living (ADL).
As a hospital protocol, a patient will be put on IST (incentive spirometry therapy) after any type of surgery. The purpose of this therapy is to avoid pneumonia post-surgery. After surgery, most patients are bed-bound for days if not weeks. This takes its toll on the patient’s muscular, cardiac, and respiratory systems. Here we are going to address the respiratory system.
WHAT IS A “SPACER” AND WHO USES ONE?
In the respiratory world when we refer to a “spacer” we are referencing a product that is used with an inhaler.
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 A PEP (POSITIVE EXPIRATORY PRESSURE) DEVICE?
PEP is an abbreviation for Positive Expiratory Pressure. know about PAP Device
5 Best Tips and Products To Relieve Spring Allergies
If you're like me, you aren't exactly excited that spring is here. Every year, it's the same thing. The sun sets a little later, the air gets a little warmer, and I get a little congested. Then the watery eyes start, followed by sneezing and coughing, and before you know it, I'm searching for some sort of allergy relief.
A two-piece ostomy bag can be changed without replacing the skin barrier, is easy to apply & remove, and causes less irritation. Find the best 2-piece ostomy bags at HPFY.
5 Best Bed Pads For Incontinence
Incontinence bed pads are designed to absorb urine and protect mattresses and furniture from damage and are made from absorbent materials such as cotton or polyester. Not only are they designed to absorb moisture, but many specialize in keeping moisture away from the skin, minimizing the chance of skin breakdowns. Find 5 best bed pads for incontinence at HPFY.
It is a known fact that ice helps relieve pain and speeds up recovery when applied to the affected area. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that works similarly to cold therapy, reducing inflammation and improving circulation, but offers more powerful, comfortable, and long-lasting pain relief. Learn all about how does Biofreeze work & more at HPFY.
For those living with an ostomy, the seemingly unlimited number of ostomy wafers available can make your head spin. It certainly doesn’t seem like trial and error would be a sane option. So how do you know which ostomy wafer might be right for you? Let’s take a closer look at 5 best ostomy wafers at HPFY.
About 3-10% of men in the US experience incontinence symptoms. Research has found that high-stress levels that can be attributed to this condition. The Bard Cunningham Clamp is one of our best-reviewed over-the-counter devices used to manage stress incontinence in men. It is a widely popular and effective incontinence clamp. Learn how to use a Cunningham clamp at HPFY.