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Strategies for Managing Your Ostomy During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching fast and if you are an ostomate, you might find some challenges with management while navigating the holidays

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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.

Osteoporosis - All That You Must Know

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.

Types of Heart Diseases

When we hear someone say they have a heart problem, we rarely think there could be different types of heart diseases each with its own symptoms. Learn about different types of heart diseases, their symptoms and more at HPFY.

Cholesterol - A Primer & Treatment Options

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance that is already present in our blood. Yes, you read that correctly! The liver produces a sufficient quantity of cholesterol that is required by our body and is not unhealthy. This ‘good cholesterol’ is known as high-density lipoprotein or HDL and our bodies need it to to absorb LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’ and transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed.

Obstructive Uropathy -Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

Obstructive uropathy is a condition when the urine flow from the kidneys is blocked by an obstruction anywhere along the urinary tract. The urinary tract system consists of kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra which are all involved in the excretion of urine from the body. A blockage along this system can cause urine to backward into your kidneys. This backflow of urine causes swelling of the kidneys which is known as hydronephrosis.

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