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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.
Osteoporosis, a bone-related disease, is a condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or the structure or quality of the bone changes. With osteoporosis, the affected person is at a greater risk of fracture due to decreased bone strength. The bones become weak and brittle. Even a small fall or subtle stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis typically causes fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine.