How Serious Is Bacterial Pneumonia – Treatment and Causes

By |2023-02-06T10:30:46-05:00February 6th, 2023|Nursing|

Bacterial pneumonia is an infection that occurs in the lungs and if left untreated, it can be very serious. As well as inflammation, the infection could cause fluid, pus, and cellular debris to accumulate, making it difficult to breathe. This type of pneumonia includes a range of symptoms and severities and affects those of all [...]

What Does It Mean If You Are Constantly Fatigued?

By |2023-01-23T12:10:07-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Nursing|

As we age, our stamina and alertness slowly diminish, but being constantly fatigued is something really different. It’s not normal at any age, and implies some underlying health issues. Tiredness is normal but feeling extremely lifeless and weak is serious and should be addressed. Extreme fatigue is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis.If you think you have [...]

Dialysis Procedure: Types & When It Is Needed

By |2023-01-09T10:40:48-05:00January 9th, 2023|Nursing|

The kidneys are a vital part of the urinary tract. These little organs filter toxins from the blood, sending them to the bladder to be disposed of during urination. When the kidneys fail, those toxins build up in the bloodstream. To combat kidney failure, a dialysis procedure will be recommended.Dialysis takes over when the kidneys [...]

How Long Can You Live with Blocked Arteries?

By |2023-01-30T11:12:25-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Nursing|

Arteries are internal tubes that transport oxygen-rich blood and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. Though they are initially smooth inside, plaque buildup can reduce or halt blood flow. That blockage, called atherosclerosis, can lead to serious health issues, like hypertension, stroke, or heart attack. So, how long can you live [...]

Can Fractured Bones Fully Recover and Heal?

By |2022-11-14T10:26:02-05:00November 14th, 2022|Nursing|

Many of us break or fracture a bone at some point in our lives. Fractures can be simple or complex – when a bone breaks in several places requiring surgery to realign bone fragments. There’s a lot of knowledge out there, and especially among orthopedic doctors, about the best bone fracture recovery processes. The [...]

Are Many Common Illnesses Caused By Chronic Stress?

By |2022-10-25T16:23:00-04:00October 24th, 2022|Nursing|

In short bursts, stress can be beneficial, triggering a fight or flight response. It can save you from danger or help you meet those deadlines. Unfortunately, chronic stress has the opposite effect, weakening the immune system so it can’t fight off infection and other immunocompromised states. In fact, several illnesses caused by stress can [...]

Common First Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

By |2022-10-18T10:56:02-04:00October 18th, 2022|Nursing|

Parkinson’s disease affects the basal ganglia area of the brain, causing nerve cell damage. When this occurs, dopamine production is reduced, affecting how the body moves. The nerve endings also slow their production of norepinephrine, causing a loss of control of many bodily functions. Though we don’t know the cause, there are several Parkinson’s disease [...]

Inner Ear Problems – What You Should Know

By |2022-10-03T09:44:26-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Nursing|

If you suddenly feel unsteady on your feet or dizzy, you may well have inner ear problems. The inner ear contains canals with crystals that control balance. If these are disturbed or inflamed, you may experience a spinning feeling even when sitting still.  What follows is an outline of the main possible causes and symptoms [...]

Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Signs and Treatment

By |2022-09-19T10:26:41-04:00September 19th, 2022|Nursing|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a long-term issue that affects your lungs and makes breathing difficult. It is commonly caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants, including smoke, dust, chemicals, or air pollution. In most cases, COPD is preventable, though once you’ve contracted it, it can’t be cured. Luckily, there are treatments available for [...]

What Food to Eat and Avoid After Surgery

By |2022-09-06T12:03:05-04:00September 6th, 2022|Nursing|

After surgery, healing and recovery are the most important considerations. One factor that affects this is what you eat. Food after surgery can be beneficial or harmful, depending on the options you choose. Certain foods can negatively affect your health and recovery, while others help you heal faster.At Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation [...]

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