The Australian Human Rights Commission estimates that when it comes to Australians aged over 85, 75 percent of this population group continues to live in their own homes. However, when it comes to persuading elderly parents to accept personal care help if they want to remain living independently, then some children face quite an argument. It is understandable that elderly parents want to continue doing things for themselves, as giving up this control is an admittance that their bodies are not as cooperative as they once were.
2 October 2018
If one of your close relatives doesn't speak much English and they need to see their GP, then they may have asked you to go along and translate. While you may help your family out with their general translation needs, you may not be sure whether to do this for a medical appointment. What are the pros and cons? When Family Translation Works If your relative has an immediate appointment and needs help communicating with their doctor, then you can fill this gap.
30 August 2018
It is impossible to place enough emphasis on the value of good health, and as such it is essential t establish good relationships with a medical support team you can trust. In many instances the primary doctor involved in the day-to-day care of a patient will be a GP (an abbreviation of the term 'General Practitioner'), who will usually be the first port of call during a period of ill health.
6 July 2018
If you suffer from an aortic aneurysm, then it's advisable that you familiarize yourself with valuable health information. Aorta aneurysm can cause a lot of anxiety, and failure to understand the condition and the options available for you may worsen the anxiety. Remember that anxiety and stress can prompt, high blood pressure, which tops the list of aorta aneurysm triggers. Below are useful health insights on aorta aneurysm you may find useful to help you successfully manage the condition.
22 May 2018
Do you frequently notice a slightly scratchy sensation or a feeling that something is in your eye? You may have also observed that your eyes tire quite quickly. If this happens on a regular basis, it is quite likely that you are suffering from dry eye syndrome. This aggravating condition can prevent you from doing some everyday and necessary tasks such as computer work and reading. Here's what you need to know about this irritating condition and ways to relieve those annoying symptoms.
23 April 2018
Cricket may have a reputation as being somewhat more sedate than other sports, but anybody who plays the sport either casually or professionally knows that this reputation is way wide of the mark. The sudden bursts of speed and unnatural, savage jerking motions associated with batting, bowling and fielding can all take their toll on the fittest body, and it's no surprise that cricketers tend to suffer from a distinct range of injuries and ailments because of them.
20 March 2018
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, here are a few tips which should help to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy throughout the course of your pregnancy. Take a folic acid supplement Most doctors recommend that pregnant women take a folic acid supplement for the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. Research has shown that this substance can help to reduce the chances of a foetus developing neural tube defects.
28 November 2017
Unfortunately prostate cancer is still not widely discussed so while it´s the second most common cancers for men and 1 in 5 men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime, many people do not have someone close to them with whom they can discuss prostate cancer surgery and the recovery process. Here are some tips to help you get through the post surgery process. Understand the tumour The size and positioning of the tumour will affect how the surgeon enters the abdomen and removes the growth.
18 September 2017
It is natural to respond to bright light by squinting your eyes slightly until they have adjusted to the bright light levels. However, if you experience pain when your eyes are exposed to bright light, you may be suffering from photophobia. Below is a guide to the possible causes of photophobia. In some cases, sudden photophobia could be a sign of a serious health condition. Corneal abrasion If you get a piece of dust or dirt trapped on the surface of your eye, it may result in a corneal abrasion.
21 August 2017
Everyone has moles on their body somewhere. They're simply collections of skin cells that are usually darker than your normal skin colour due to increased melanin in the mole's location, although there are several different types which vary slightly in their appearance. While they're generally nothing to worry about, there are some occasions where it's worth getting a check to make sure a mole isn't cancerous. Although skin cancer is one of the most easily treated forms, it's still important to catch it as early as possible and act without delay.
25 July 2017