As a parent, there are few situations that can leave you feeling as helpless as holding your toddler while he or she struggles to breathe. Diagnoses of childhood asthma are on the rise, and for some toddlers who have vulnerable airways or who live in areas with a high proportion of airborne pollutants, asthma symptoms can crop up surprisingly early.
If your toddler has been diagnosed with asthma, are there any treatment options that are both safe and beneficial for his or her tiny body?
Whether you are young or old, lifting a heavy or bulky object improperly can injure your back. These injuries are likely to damage the soft tissues that support the lower spine and connecting muscles and ligaments. Unfortunately, this damage can lead to severe pain and immobility that can wreak havoc on your physical and emotional well-being. Thankfully, learning the proper techniques to lift objects can reduce your risk of a back injury.
Traveling via air ambulance can be lifesaving in the event of a medical emergency. However, passengers need to be vigilant and aware to prevent complications that could compromise their health during their journey.
The following are six mistakes air ambulance passengers need to be aware of and avoid:
Not preventing pressure change issues
While flying, pressure changes can cause discomfort to air ambulance passengers. Passengers should know how to deal with pressure changes while in flight to minimize the stress of the journey.
Urgent care facilities are now being built more often in different neighborhoods around the country. Because you might be used to going to the emergency room when you need urgent medical attention, you may not understand when to do that or visit an urgent care location. Ask these questions; you'll be able to act appropriately.
Do You Suspect You Know the Problem?
If you regularly get earaches or urinary tract infections and suspect that's what the current problem is, an urgent care facility should be your destination.
When you have a daughter that has reached puberty and began to menstruate (i.e. have her period), you might expect that there will be some kind of adjustment period for your daughter, both physically and emotionally. However, if it has been several months or even more than a year since her first menstrual cycle and her periods are still irregular and wholly unpredictable, you might be feeling concerned about her overall and reproductive health.