Does Right Arm Pain Mean Heart Attack?

By |2023-05-15T10:44:54-04:00May 15th, 2023|Nursing|

When heart attacks occur, one of the most common symptoms is pain in the left arm and shoulder. Of course, this isn’t always the case since some people don’t experience this type of pain. There is also the possibility of right arm pain during a heart attack, which isn’t as common.In fact, right arm pain [...]

How Do You Know If Wound Infection Is Serious?

By |2023-04-03T12:30:40-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Nursing|

Wounds have multiple causes, including surgery, traumatic events, or accidental injuries. When properly cared for, they heal well with no issues or consequences. Unfortunately, as gateways for bacteria to enter the body, some skin breaks become infected, which can then spread. So, how do you know if a wound infection is serious and needs treatment?Learning [...]

How Long Do People with Epilepsy Live?

By |2023-03-27T10:49:48-04:00March 27th, 2023|Nursing|

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder causing multiple neurons to send signals simultaneously. Such surges of electrical activity result in seizures, the symptoms of which include involuntary movements, behaviors, sensations, and emotions. Like with other chronic conditions, epilepsy alters an individual’s lifespan, so you may be wondering, how long do people with epilepsy live?Well, the answer [...]

Why Should You Plan for A Smooth Recovery Before Surgery

By |2023-03-13T11:29:13-04:00March 13th, 2023|Nursing|

When an individual is scheduled for surgery, it’s common to ask questions about anesthesia, risks, and recovery time. Of course, considering what your post-operative care will look like is also essential. A plan for a smooth recovery is important, especially for those with underlying health issues. This is also crucial for those preparing for serious [...]

Manage Post-Viral Condition – Tips for A Quicker Recovery

By |2023-02-27T10:15:18-05:00February 27th, 2023|Nursing|

Viral infections occur sporadically throughout our lives, causing varying symptoms, depending on the virus the individual contracted. Unfortunately, those symptoms don’t always disappear after the virus clears up. In many cases, there could be lingering issues and complications, the most common of which is extreme fatigue. These prolonged symptoms can range from mild to severe, [...]

Post-Operative Wound Care – When Do You Need It?

By |2023-02-13T10:23:11-05:00February 13th, 2023|Nursing|

Care after surgery can be complicated by chronic diseases such as diabetes, infections, or age-related fragilities. In some cases, post-operative wound care requires treatment after hospital to minimize the risk of complications. Such complications tend to be more likely when a patient has underlying health issues.Wound care is a key part of the care and rehab [...]

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 [...]

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