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Pioneer Home Care Health Updates Common Age-Related Eye Diseases : A large portion of the baby boomer population is beginning to get older and develop age-related eye diseases. Millions are already struggling with an eye disease and about 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts while another 2.5 million suffer from glaucoma. It isn't uncommon for eye diseases to seemingly appear out of nowhere, so if you or your loved one develop one of these inconvenient conditions, Pioneer Home Care in-home senior care can provide help. Cataracts are the most common eye disease and, unfortunately, there is no cure. The only way to effectively treat cataracts is surgery. After an individual turns 40, clumps of protein can form in the lens of the eye and cause a cloudy look, leading to loss of vision that glasses and eyewear cannot correct. Glaucoma is another common age-related eye condition and the risk increases for those over age 45. Those who have a family history of the disease, are nearsighted or farsighted, have diabetes, get migraines or have low blood pressure are at even greater risk. Treatment for glaucoma includes using eye drops to lower pressure and surgery is sometimes used to create a better flow of fluid out of the eye. People between the ages of 40 and 54 should have an eye exam every 2 to 4 years while those ages 55 and up should schedule those annually or every two to three years. PIONEER HOME CARE Pioneer Home Care is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home assessment.
Pioneer HomeCare Updates Health Talk Topic : Thyroid Disorder The thyroid is a small gland located in front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple in the neck. The thyroid is responsible for the hormones that affects your body’s metabolism and energy level. The two most common thyroid disorders are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is also referred to as having an overactive thyroid. It is a condition in which the body’s thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone over a short or long period of time. The treatment is usually dependent on the severity of the condition. It is usually treated by taking anti-thyroid medications or in extreme cases, surgery to remove the thyroid. Hypothyroidism is the opposite of hyperthyroidism as it is the condition where the the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Also known as having an under active thyroid. Treatment also varies but it is usually through taking thyroid replacement therapy. To know more about our company, visit us at : www.pioneerhomecare.in
Knee Replacement Surgery Can Lead to Weight Gain: Artificial knees have helped seniors treat osteoarthritis and other similar conditions, but new research suggests it's important to remain active after the procedure. A study recently published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain, Reuters reports. The research analyzed the medical records of nearly 1, 000 patients from the Mayo Clinic. The team found that 30 percent of those who had the procedure gained approximately 5 percent of their body weight in the five years after surgery. Experts hope the findings are a clear message to patients and senior care providers to place an emphasis on staying active after surgery. "We need to encourage patients to take advantage of their ability to function better and get them to take on a more active lifestyle, " Joseph Zeni, a physical therapy professor at the University of Delaware, told Reuters. The weeks after knee replacement surgery are crucial, and it's up to both patients and those providing home care to ensure the treatment is as successful as possible. Surgeons will offer strict orders on what to follow in terms of diet, while physical therapists will provide advice on exercises. According to the Mayo Clinic, the therapy usually starts off with a graduated walking program before resuming normal household activities. Additionally, leg strengthening exercises performed several times a day can avoid the common weight gain and help seniors quickly get back to normal. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
Pioneer HomeCare Health Talk Topic : Headache At some point in our lives all of us have experienced a headache. A headache is caused by a number of reasons and there are two classifications: Primary and Secondary headaches. Primary headaches are independent of other medical conditions the patient has. It usually goes away after a few moments and can be treated with medication. A Secondary headache is known to be as a headache that follows after a prior condition. Secondary headaches are potentially dangerous and may be an underlying symptom of other serious medical conditions. To know more about our company, visit us at : www.pioneerhomecare.in
Pioneer HomeCare Updates Health Talk Topic : Strep Throat Strep throat is a disease common among children and teenagers. It is caused by a bacterial infection characterized by a swollen, sudden and severe sore throat and tonsils. Not all sore throats are strep throats; in fact they are different because an ordinary sore throat is caused by a viral infection and will usually clear up on their own without any medication. Strep throat is contagious and can be passed down from person to person especially when an uninfected person inhales the tiny droplets that an infected person has coughed, sneezed or breathed. Other symptoms include fever, pain when you swallow, swollen lymph nodes, rashes and white or yellow spots on the back of the throat. If left untreated, it could lead to other serious health diseases like rheumatic fever which can cause permanent damage to the heart, scarlet fever, kidney disease or blood infection. Antibiotics for 10 days is usually prescribed by a doctor as medication for strep throat. You should make sure to finish taking the antibiotics even if you feel better or else some bacteria can remain and the symptoms will return. To know more about our company, visit us at : www.pioneerhomecare.in
The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer : Most of us wouldn’t consider spending a day out in the sun without first applying sunscreen; some of us even follow our doctor’s advice and wear it every day. But just a few decades ago, people thought much differently. The bronze glow of a tan was so desirable that sun worshippers slathered themselves with baby oil or cocoa butter and lay in the sun’s rays all summer. The stores sold “suntan lotion” designed to attract the sun, not “sunscreen” to protect against it. The sunscreens that were available had SPFs (sun protection factors) of 2, 4, 8 or 15-- compared to today, when they start at 15, and range to 100. Unfortunately, the sun worship of yesterday comes with a price today. Too much exposure to the sun and frequent sunburns increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Certain types of skin cancer can be deadly if not caught early. So, it’s up to you to be on the lookout for signs of the disease. Do a complete head-to-check every month and look for any of the following: 1. Changes in the way your skin looks 2. New itchiness, tenderness, or pain 3. Sores that won’t heal or heal and come back 4. Rough, scaly, bleeding or oozing patches of skin 5. Wart-like growths or other bumps 6. Changes in the size, shape or color of existing moles 7. New moles If you are a caregiver to an elderly relative, be sure to check for changes in their skin, too. Inspect areas of skin you can see – such as the face, neck, hands, arms and legs. If you find anything that looks suspicious on your skin or that of loved one, be sure and see a doctor or dermatologist so if it is cancer, it can be treated right away. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
Breath Test for Heart Disease : Early diagnosis is often the key to effectively treating most healthy conditions, and new research from the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic found that a simple breath test might be able to accurately diagnose heart disease. While the study is still in its earliest stages, experts are hopeful the results could be a breakthrough in cardiovascular health management, Fox News reports. The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and are based on a small sample of subjects, but the results were certainly encouraging. Researchers determined that they were able to diagnose heart disease by analyzing the presence of volatile organic compounds in a subject's breath. The team says it has been able to diagnose the condition with almost perfect accuracy in its limited trial. "Every individual has a breath print that differentiates them from other people, depending on what's going on in their body, " study author Dr. Raed Dweik told Health Day. "And that print can tell us a lot about a person, what they've been exposed to and what disease they have." Implementing such a simple test could dramatically change the way healthcare providers address heart disease, something which could have a substantial impact on many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 600, 000 people die from heart disease each year. PIONEER HOMECARE Pioneer HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of home health care services at your door step. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment +91 9100 444 991.
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