Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a vascular condition which results in a blood clot forming in a deep vein (such as the ones found in the leg). Read on to learn more about DVT.
In many cases, DVT does not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, if the blood clot that has formed is particularly large, it may make the skin of the affected leg feel very warm to the touch.
Sports physiotherapy is a course of treatment for those who have injuries, soreness, or other such conditions because of playing sports, exercising and working out, or simple overexertion. There may be a number of reasons why you might consider sports physiotherapy if you're very active; note a few of those reasons here, along with some commonly asked questions about this type of therapy and what it involves.
How is sports physiotherapy different than standard physical therapy?
When you receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing a litany of treatment options. The interventions available to you may depend on underlying health conditions, your physical state, and the nature of your cancer. While some studies may point towards one treatment providing better results than another, it's important to understand the differences between radiotherapy and prostate cancer surgery before making a final decision.
The jury is still out on both
If you have an elderly relative who's struggling to carry out their personal hygiene routine, prepare their own meals or carry out general daily living tasks, it can be worrying for you and frustrating for them. Daily living aids can help your relative retain their independence and continue carrying out day-to-day tasks safely. Here's an overview of four daily living aids that may be beneficial:
If your relative struggles to step over the side of the bath or has episodes of feeling unsteady or tired when taking a shower, a bath board can help.
Some people are born deaf, while others lose their hearing ability over time. Hearing aids can be used by deaf people who can hear loud sounds or those that are simply hard of hearing. These devices work by amplifying sound signals sent to the ear, making it easier for people with hearing impairment to pick up the signals and hear the sounds being produced.
Many new users of hearing aids make emergency visits to the offices of their audiologists complaining about inoperative devices.