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An Allegro drain bag is a product that can help incontinent patients regain their ability to control their urinary functions and retain much of their independence. These bags are designed to help store and remove liquid urine from the patient’s bladder, in the event that they are unable to complete this process of their own. For many patients, a drain bag can really make a substantial difference in the quality of their lives.
What is an Allegro Drain Bag?
A drainage bag or drain bag is designed to collect and store urine. The bag is connected to a catheter tube, which is also inserted directly into the patient’s bladder. When the urine exits the patient’s bladder, it follows the tube into the bag, where it can be stored for a specific period of time. The drain bag typically has attachments that allow the patient to wear it close to their body, often under their clothes. Read the rest of this entry »
With a decent practice at his local massage studio, Carl decided it was time to take the show on the road with additional treatment supplies from Massage Warehouse. Many of his clients came in occasionally for the luxury treatment, but couldn’t get in more frequently because of their busy schedules. He decided if they couldn’t come to him as much as they would like, he would make it easier and go to them.
Affordable Treatment Supplies at Massage Warehouse
The choice of where to get the extra equipment and supplies he would need for the mobile extension of his office was easy. Massage Warehouse had the treatment supplies he had always relied on at great prices. When he had begun his business as a massage therapist, he bought the luxury tables for his offices and got all of the supplies directly from MassageWarehouse.com. The online superstore for all things massage related allowed him to avoid the traffic and hassle of driving all over the state for specific items. He just clicked and ordered and they were delivered to his office in days.
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When it comes to physical therapy, professionals use a variety of medical tools to help them provide their patients with the proper treatments that they need. Some of these tools include exercise and cardio equipment, joint measuring tools and electrical stimulation machines. Knowing the different tools that your physical therapist may use on you can be important when it comes time for your next appointment.
Electric Stimulation Machines
This type of instrument, also known as EMS, uses electric impulses which are generated by the machine and travel through electrodes that are attached to the patient’s skin before going into their muscles. The machine helps to mimic impulses by the central nervous system to help the muscle contract and is used in therapeutic sessions as well as by athletes for sports purposes. Electric muscle machines can be purchased at Promedxpress. Read the rest of this entry »
The chiropractic uses for electrotherapy cover a wide range of different physical issues. The term is applied much more loosely today than when the therapy was first developed. Electrotherapy refers to treatments that use electrical impulses or energy in order to reduce pain, promote healing or assist in restoring strength and flexibility to the muscles. Scrip Hessco stocks hundreds of electrotherapy items so that chiropractors are able to choose from the best and most effective equipment available. The electrotherapy supplies at Scrip Hessco range from freestanding generators to the smallest electrodes for precision treatment. All of these supplies are divided into a few main categories. Read the rest of this entry »
The low dopamine levels caused by Parkinson’s disease interfere with regular sleep patterns. People with PD often have trouble falling asleep, waking frequently during the night, and staying up for hours in the middle of the night. This condition is known as sleep fragmentation. Just as people with Parkinson’s have good days and bad, we also have good nights and bad.
“Rest is a problem,” said James, 51. “I suffer from insomnia. I get about two to three hours of sleep a night; sometimes I’m up for two or three days at a time. I’ve gotten used to it. If I get more than four hours of sleep, I feel stiff, almost frozen. It takes two doses of medication before I’m up and able to move enough to do anything. About a month ago, I slept 12 hours, and it took almost 24 hours to get over that.” Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you find out who your real friends are. Some people pull away; others come much closer. I’ve had both types of friends. When I was first diagnosed I don’t know how I could have made it without my dear friend Jess. She took me to doctor’s appointments; she picked up the slack in our relationship without my saying anything.
Sometimes she would listen while I tried to make sense of what was happening to me, and at other times she sat quietly and I felt comfort in the silence. There were times when I actually fell asleep in the middle of a sentence, and she let me doze off and then reminded me of what I was talking about when I woke up a few minutes later. I couldn’t have asked any more from her.
Other people avoided me because they didn’t know how to deal with me. They were suddenly unavailable, and they didn’t return phone calls. I felt like a leper, at a time when I really needed to be around other people.
Michael had the same experience, especially with his friends in politics. Because of his outward symptoms, he became politically embarrassing—would people think he was drunk or using drugs? Was he simply strange? Michael learned just how shallow some of those people were, and it was a difficult time for him. Read the rest of this entry »
Life is stressful for everyone, particularly those of us with PD. Just as your body can’t tell the difference between real and imagined stress, your body can’t tell whether the relaxation response was triggered by a change in circumstances or a change in your attitude. This can work to your advantage because you can learn to promote relaxation and reverse the stress response by using various mind-body techniques.
Studies have shown that people who are well-trained in mind-body techniques can voluntarily lower their blood pressure and heart rate, alter their brain-wave activity, reduce blood-sugar levels, and ease muscle tension. With practice, you, too, can put mind over illness and use stress-reduction techniques to help control your Parkinson’s symptoms.
You can learn more about each approach by checking books out of the local library or contacting a community center or health clinic to inquire whether classes are offered in your area. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you are trying to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or need to work with a doctor to manage your condition, it is essential that you find a doctor you feel comfortable with and trust.
If you have any questions about your diagnosis, be sure to seek a second opinion. A good doctor will respect your desire to learn as much as you can about your condition rather than feeling threatened by your decision to speak with another physician.
Don’t be afraid of telling a doctor, “You’re fired!” You want a doctor who will be your advocate and who will care about you. If you have any reservations about the doctor you’re seeing, it’s time to find another doctor.
You will want to establish a team of caregivers, possibly including:
- A general practitioner, who will address your overall health care
- A neurologist, who will manage your Parkinson’s disease
- A movement-disorders specialist if your neurologist doesn’t have experience in this field
- A physical therapist, who will help you develop an exercise program and find ways of meeting your specific physical challenges
- An expert on complementary or natural medicine, who will be able to recommend nutritional supplements, diet plans, herbs, exercise, and other parts of a balanced health regimen that may not be covered by a traditional physician
- A good pharmacist, one who is willing to answer your questions and knows about possible drug interactions. Read the rest of this entry »
If you suffer from diabetes mellitus condition and have not taken steps to seek treatment, you are missing out on much. Despite the fact that the condition does not have any cure, various treatment options are available to you. The treatment options available aim at controlling the level of sugar in your blood, which happens to be the cause of your problems when in high levels. Being chronic, you need to understand the treatment options available to put you in better position of choosing the most suitable. However, you need to consult your doctor who should be able to advice you on the best treatment option.
Identifying the most suitable treatment option happens to be the best way of treating the condition because treatment depends on the type of diabetes, age and other factors. You are likely to receive personalized treatment because treatment suitable for you may not be suitable for another patient. Read the rest of this entry »