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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Paul
Sometimes tinnitus can feel like an impossible trap: the more you think about it the louder it gets, and the harder it is not to think about! We've put together a guide on How to Stop Tinnitus.
Friday, 10 May 2019 | Paul
Whether you or someone you know has a stoma, it can be hard to find answers to simple questions online. But we've distilled these answers to one place, so you can Learn All Things Ostomate with Our Ostomy Infographic.
Friday, 10 May 2019 | Paul
A hernia can make a distressing addition to your stoma. However, while anxiety is understandable, a parastomal hernia does not need to be a disaster. Here's our guide to Living with a Parastomal Hernia.
Friday, 29 March 2019 | Paul
Although up to 60% of women suffer from this condition post-delivery, diastasis recti still seems to be somewhat a taboo, which can lead to a number of misconceptions and false claims. We're here to answer any questions you may have, and help you once and for all determine whether you have it, and what you can do about it if you do have it.
Thursday, 28 March 2019 | Paul
While asleep it's possible for stomach acid to enter your oesophagus, which can cause discomfort, a sharp burning feeling in the centre of your chest, and nausea. This article explains How to Prevent Acid Reflux at Night, ideal for anyone struggling with the condition.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Eugene
If you suffer from arthritis in your knees, you aren't alone. It's estimated that over 10 million people in UK currently suffer from arthritis, leading to all sorts of over-the-counter and holistic approaches that countless people swear by, with limited results. At Health and Care, we believe in treating the problem at the source, which is why we recommend the use of a Arthritis Knee Brace or Arthritis Knee Support to treat your condition. Read on to learn more!
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 | Paul
A certain degree of discomfort during your period is normal, but if you've been experiencing unusually painful periods, pain following sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods or long-term lower-back and pelvic pain, you may be suffering from endometriosis. Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK, yet still too often left undiagnosed. This article is here to shed some light on this common problem, and hopefully help you find the right course of treatment for your symptoms.
1 CommentWednesday, 25 July 2018 | Paul
Finally getting the right diagnosis for your unexplained fatigue, pain, fragile skin and exceptional flexibility is a great relief, but more often than not, that's where the treatment of most incurable yet non-life threatening conditions ends. EDS, or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, most definitely belongs in that category, and learning as much as you can about it can make living with this condition a lot more bearable. Read on to find out what causes it, how you can easily recognise it, and what you can do to relieve the most common symptoms.
Monday, 23 July 2018 | Paul
Recovering after a stroke is a long and arduous process, and in some cases it can take years for the person to fully recover. Speeding up the process and maximising the patient's chances of a complete recovery, physical rehabilitation is of the utmost importance. Most hand exercises are very simple to learn, but finding the best ones is sometimes a hassle. To help you regain your fine motor skills, we've gathered the Best Hand Exercises for Stroke Patients all in once place.
Monday, 11 June 2018 | Paul
A bunion can be easily recognised by bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe. Other common symptoms of a bunion include swelling, redness or soreness around your big toe joint, corns or calluses formed on the base of the big toe, restricted movement of your big toe and painful feet. If you've been experiencing any one of these signs, read on to discover how you can get rid of bunions in the comfort of your own home with these Foot Exercises for Bunions Treatment Without Surgery.
Friday, 1 June 2018 | Paul
If you require oxygen therapy, you might find that the jargon and technical knowledge surrounding your equipment can prevent you from getting the therapy that you need. As such, our guide on How to Choose an Oxygen Cylinder is designed to clear away the confusion and help you to find your perfect sized oxygen bottle. Read on to learn more!
Monday, 26 March 2018 | Paul
If you or someone you are caring for is temporarily or permanently confined to a bed or wheelchair, pressure sores are a real possibility you want to avoid at all costs. This short article will help you learn how to evaluate the patient's risk of developing a sore, and find the best possible solution to prevent this from ever happening.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | Eugene
Pressure sores or pain can develop in anyone who spends long stretches of time lying down, regardless of whether it's due to illness, age or injury. While pressure relief cushions and mattresses are often enough to prevent pressure sores, for some people additional measures must be taken to protect one of the most at-risk areas of the body: the heels. Read on to learn about the best solutions Health and Care has to offer to provide pressure relief to your heels in bed.
1 CommentTuesday, 20 March 2018 | Eugene
Back problems are some of the most common ailments around, with millions of people in the UK alone suffering from some form of back pain every day. While these problems have a wide range of causes, poor posture is almost always at play. Whether your posture suffers because of a general slouch or an unsuitable work chair, solutions are out there, and we're here to help! We've selected some of our best posture correctors and back supports to get rid of your pain for good!
Monday, 12 March 2018 | Paul
If you've ever suffered from an ingrown toenail, you know how painful this seemingly trivial foot problem can be. Luckily, ingrown toenails can often be treated in the comfort of your own home, by simply showing them some love and care. This short article is here to explain why this condition even occurs, and how you can get rid of it in no time.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 | Paul
Long haul flights can be a pain in general, but if you're susceptible to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) this can make matters a lot worse. Every year, this condition affects around one in every 1,000 people in the UK and can be caused by going on flights that are over four hours in duration. Find out what you can do to prevent DVT before it begins by reading our blog.
2 CommentsMonday, 15 January 2018 | Paul
That ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping or whistling sound in the ears has a name - it is called tinnitus and it is much more common than you may have thought. Here at HealthAndCare.co.uk we've put together a short article that can hopefully answer all your questions in a clear and comprehensive way, while helping you decide what to do next if you believe you are currently suffering from tinnitus.
Thursday, 21 December 2017 | Paul
Breast awareness is a simple term describing the state of being familiar with your breasts and being able to spot even the slightest deviance from what you are used to. By self-examining your breasts regularly and correctly, you increase your chances of discovering breast cancer early on, when it is most likely to be treated successfully. Unfortunately, not every type of cancer can be found this way, which is why we highly recommend enhancing your self-exams with the Breastlight.
Monday, 4 December 2017 | Paul
The efficiency of light therapy was established in the first controlled light therapy study way back in 1984, and there have been over 60 similar studies published since, all proving the same thing. Read on to find out what light therapy is, how it can be used to help with SAD and where to find the right SAD lamp for you.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 | Paul
Hospital readmissions have increased over the past decade. As a hospital manager, doctor or nurse, it's your duty (and also in your interest) to ensure your patients are treated sufficiently so they don't need to return to hospital again. We've created a list of products you can use to safeguard against the spread of bacteria.