After your total knee joint replacement, you'll be going home to finish your recovery. Recovering at home is a popular choice for those who don't want the expense of being in a hospital or using a rehabilitation center. But you will find that your recovery will be smoother if you have help from a home health service, at least for the first few weeks you are home. Here are some of the ways you'll benefit by having a home health care professional work with you once you get home.
If you fall, get hit in the head with a hard ball, or have any other sort of accident in which you hit your head, it's always best to head to urgent care or the emergency room and get looked over to ensure you don't have a concussion. The signs of a concussion, which include headache, nausea, and fatigue, are not always immediately evident after an injury and can be very mild.
If you've gone from pleasantly plump to significantly overweight over the years you may feel as though you've already tried just about everything under the sun to get back to your original size with little lasting success. Although surgical procedures like gastric bypass or duodenal switch surgery can offer the benefits of quick -- and often permanent -- weight loss, you may be reluctant to permanently commit to the major lifestyle changes that often accompany these procedures.
Allergy sufferers; those who are susceptible to colds and the flu; and people who smoke, fly frequently, or live in a dry environment can all suffer from repeated sinus problems. Sinus infections affect many people, but those who are particularly prone to them are more likely to develop serious concerns over time. One side effect can be nasal polyps. Even though these usually noncancerous growths are unlikely to be deadly, they can have some serious consequences, including hearing loss.
As you get older, you may find that you aren't able to hear things as clearly as you used to. Investing in hearing aids can be a simple way to restore your hearing, but keeping these devices working properly can present some unique challenges when the warm summer months roll around. Here are three things you can do to ensure that you are prepared to have your hearing aids function properly throughout the coming summer months.