Here are a few tips to help you get through your first winter as a wheelchair user. Dress Warmly Even if you only plan on going from your house to your medical van or bus and straight to your destination, it is still important to dress warmly. Dress in multiple layers so you can remove them if you get too warm. Make sure you wear a hat, scarf and gloves. You may want to bring an extra pair or two of gloves just in case your gloves get wet as you are navigating around in your wheelchair.
Your heart is one of the more complex systems in your body and when it is not working properly, then it really diminishes your quality of life. The same goes for your heart's ejection fraction. If this is working at a lower capacity you will feel symptoms such as shortness of breath, edema in your feet, and fatigue. How Does Your Heart's Ejection Fraction Work? You probably already know that your heart works by constricting and then relaxing.
Unfortunately, injuries to joints are fairly common, and this type of issue can result in a permanent reduction in your range of movement. To repair this problem, it may be necessary to replace the damaged joint with an artificial one. This procedure may be very intimidating to patients, but it is important to be informed about it so that you can decide whether this is a procedure you may want to undergo.
Some kids go through a stage where they stutter their words. Stuttering is a speech disorder that disrupts the normal flow of speech. A person who stutters tends to prolong or repeat his or her words. According to The Stuttering Foundation, over three million Americans have this speech disorder. There is no cure, but treatment can improve your child's speech. Here are four ways to treat stuttering. Talk To A Speech Therapist
Although hospitals are places of healing, they aren't necessarily the most relaxing places to be. It can be even more stressful when you are pregnant, uncomfortable, and on hospital bedrest. Just like it sounds, hospital bedrest is when you must stay in the hospital until delivery because your pregnancy has become extremely high risk. Rest is important during this time, despite the difficulties. The following tips can help you survive – and thrive – during bedrest.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.