Posts Tagged ‘Medical’

6 Rules to Prioritize Your Health and Improve Your Training For the New Year

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Happy New Year

Ever heard the song that goes:

“Your toe bone connected to your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone…”

Skeleton

This is an old spiritual song whose chorus is used to teach children about the human skeleton. It can also remind us workout fiends that everything in your body is connected, and if just one of those bones, or organs, or systems gets sick, it can throw off the whole body.

If any single function on your body is not working correctly, it will affect the rest of your body. For instance, these tips will help keep 6 important factors of your body in check and help you improve your fitness in the new year.

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3 Common Causes of Workout Back Pain (and How to Recover Fast)

Friday, November 29th, 2019

There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.

Workout Back Pain


If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future.

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5 Steps to Hearing Loss Intervention for Children

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Hearing Loss Intervention

There are three out of 1000 American children who are born with hearing loss at a detectable level on one or both ears. Many of these children are not getting the proper help and might be at risk for behavioral, emotional, and learning difficulties. Watching for signs with help you execute hearing loss intervention when it matters most.

Hearing affects the language and cognitive development of children. Children who have hearing impairment may be facing a life of underperformance and emotional instability. Children must be able to hear not only in a classroom setting but within any environment as well. 

Let’s examine a few options and take a look at some of the signs and symptoms swole parents should watch for in their children. Catching this early will give the child an easier time in academics, sports, and socializing with peers.

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

The advent of Signia hearing aids provided hope and a sense of normalcy for children. These high-quality hearing aids come in various designs and specifications. 

Parents need to immediately seek early hearing loss intervention as soon as they see the following signs of hearing loss in their toddlers:

  • Frequent inattention
  • Difficulty learning
  • Limited or absence of speech
  • Seems to need higher TV volume
  • Fails to respond to his or her name
  • Fails to reply to conversations

If you have observed the above signs, do not waste time and take the following steps.

Find a licensed and reputable pediatric hearing care practitioner. 

You may schedule an appointment with an otolaryngologist, otologist, or audiologist. Make sure that they specialize in hearing loss treatment for children.  

The hearing care practitioner will examine your child’s ears for any infection or excessive earwax. All physical reasons for hearing loss will get checked. Your child will undergo a hearing test to measure their ability to detect sound at different frequencies and pitches.

The procedure is not painful and will only take about an hour — brief your child about what will happen in words that he can understand.

Do not hesitate to ask questions and share experiences that will significantly contribute to the overall assessment of your child.

Check Your Insurance

The practitioner will recommend the best hearing loss solution based on the test results and your child’s personal needs. Most hearing care professionals recommend Signia hearing aids because of its quality and value for money. Check with your insurance for the total amount of coverage for this case. Look also for sources of financial assistance if insurance doesn’t fully cover the aids.

Your child can be involved in the process of choosing a hearing aid. He/she may choose the colors or accessories, like the clip that goes with it. It will make him understand and relate to his condition. 

Have your child’s ear impression made.

An ear impression is a process wherein an exact duplicate of the contours of the ears gets made. A manufacturer will make custom earmolds for coupling the hearing aid to the ear.

Visit your Practitioner for an Adjustment

The adjustments will be based on an audiogram. It is a kind of map that shows the extent of the child’s hearing loss. The practitioner will also adjust based on the child’s age, speech development, and responses to questions.
The practitioner will orient you and your child on proper operation and maintenance. Use that opportunity to discuss with your child how to care for his hearing aid properly.

Help your child enjoy the sounds around him. 

Be patient because there is no guarantee of a 100% hearing in each situation all the time. Process the sounds with him and be ready to answer his questions.

Parents play a vital role in the overall development of their children. They go hand-in-hand with hearing aids in providing the best possible experience for their children. 

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A New Way To Fight Cancer

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
cancer awareness

Over the years, cancer has plagued society. Numerous research studies have been conducted. Some drugs have been developed. Nevertheless, cancer is still there and it is just as deadly as ever before. This devastating disease kills hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each and every single year. This is unlikely going to change any time soon. However, there might be hope on the horizon. As long as the so-called experts are willing to think outside of the box, they may very well be able to find a unique solution to this destructive problem. Is there a possibility that CBD could be the solution that doctors have been seeking out?

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What Are The Benefits Of Probiotics For Men?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

man healthy body

Some of the benefits of probiotics are universal and this means everyone including women and children can benefit from them. They promote healthy skin, improve gut health, and help one to maintain optimal weight.

The same benefits are also available for men as taking probiotics helps men to mitigate health conditions that affect them like controlling hormone levels and improving mental health. To get a clear overview of how you can benefit from using probiotics.

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10 Effective Solutions for IBS

Monday, February 12th, 2018

probiotics healthy gut guideMany people in the United States experience digestive troubles, specifically irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or bouts of both. Most people can relieve symptoms on their own but in a few cases, the symptoms are severe.

Stomach pain should always be brought to the attention of your doctor, especially if recurring. Strong abdominal pain could be an indicator of a serious problem so needs to have medical attention.  For less serious pains or a diagnosed condition of IBS, there are several remedies you can use yourself to ease painful symptoms. (more…)

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Fitness Forethought – 6 Tips For Preventing and Managing Sports Injuries

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

If you’re a sports buff, then you know all too well how much an injury to any of your joints, limbs or muscles may affect your game, your fitness and your overall health. The last thing anyone wants is to be struck down by a sports-related injury. This is why educating yourself on ways in which you can avoid and take preventative measures against sports injuries is so crucial.

Gym Injuries Prevention

In this article, we will look at 6 tips for preventing and managing sports injuries. These simple yet effective tips will ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your fitness and sports routines without having to succumb to any nasty afflictions. Read on to find out more.

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5 Most Effective Exercises To Prevent a Hernia

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hernia: The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture. In today’s post we are mostly going to talk about abdominal hernia, how to help prevent it, and how to attempt to cure it when possible.

Your abdomen is the main concern when it comes to a hernia. You need to tighten up, as well as reduce the outward pressure that prevents sagging of the internal organs. One of the leading causes of hernia is the weakening of your muscles which happens when you over pressurize the organs relative to the strength of the abdominal wall. In most cases, surgery is the only solution for a hernia, therefore you need to be a bit cautious.

How to get rid of a hernia without requiring to undergo surgery?

Is this the question that is haunting you? If yes, then you are reading the appropriate article. Here in this article we will let you know the effective exercises to prevent and attempt to get rid of a hernia. All of these are simple to perform and very effective. (more…)

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Increasing Your Testosterone Naturally Was Never So Easy

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Testosterone is popularly referred as an epitome of manhood, that doesn’t mean testosterone isn’t found in women. It’s just that testosterone is found in large quantity in men, while it’s in trace quantity in women. You might be aware of the fact that testosterone plays a vital role in enhancing your sex drive and muscle building, no wonder why most men have greater muscle mass than women.

It’s almost mythical to learn the true power of testosterone and its ability to burn body fat and boost your muscles. Testosterone also comes in handy to increase your libido, sleep, mood, and your quality of life. However, testosterone declines in most men after they hit 30 years, which isn’t good for health.

In many cases it becomes an issue and leads to testosterone replacement therapy, which some studies claim might also not be good for health. Sometimes we need to try to find ways to naturally enhance the testosterone level in the body.

Here’s a list of 7 ways to increase your testosterone naturally:

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Understanding Your Body – What is Testosterone?

Friday, March 24th, 2017

old man bodybuilderWhen you’re trying to make the most out of your body (as you only ever get one!), there’s a lot of different stuff that gets thrown into the mix. You have to watch out for your chemical imbalances, as well as anything else that could throw you off of your normal routine.

So, What Exactly IS Testosterone?

Testosterone is a chemical messenger that takes its place amongst other androgens – it’s also the primary sex hormone in males on this planet. It’s produced primarily through the Leydig cells, which are located in the testicles of men (although women do also produce this hormone in their ovaries), a small amount is produced in the adrenal glands as well.

Testosterone is there to help sway the two different genders into their sexual development phases properly; it adds to the aspect of desire, as well as producing sperm. Testosterone has many other functions, and even professional athletes are using it to get an edge above the competition; but why is that exactly?  (more…)

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