Posts made in July, 2016

FAQ About Investing In A Stair Glide

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

Has osteoarthritis made it difficult for you to walk up the stairs in your house without experiencing severe pain? The solution to your problem might be to consider getting a stair glide installed. Basically, a stair glide is simply a chair that you can sit on to be lifted or lowered down the staircase to avoid walking. Take a look at this article for a few answers to questions you may have in regards to investing in a stair glide. How Does a Stair Glide Work? A stair glide works via the installation of tracks along the wall of a staircase. The tracks will be bracketed to the wall with a chain and pulley mechanism, as well as the chair. You will then be able to use a joystick on the armrest of the chair to glide up and down the stairs. A remote might also be included in case the chair glide is not easily accessible when you need to use it, which can easily happen if someone lives with you. Simply press a button on the remote to bring the chair back up or down the stairs for your convenience. What Kind of Stair Glides Are Available? There are several types of stair glides available that can...

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Hormone Replacement Therapy And Endocrine Tumors: How To Proceed And Not Encourage Tumor Growth

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you have reached midlife and are considering hormone replacement therapy to help you get through midlife changes, there are some concerns of which your doctor should make you aware. Issues erupt if your doctor discovers that you already have tumors or polyps growing on your endocrine glands. If that is the case, you will need to proceed with caution. Here is how you can proceed with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) and not encourage tumor, polyp or nodule growths. Locating All of the Growths Your doctor will locate the growths you currently have throughout your body. If they are present, you may have pituitary microadenomas (tumors on the pituitary gland in your brain), nodules on your thyroid and parathyroid, tumors in your pancreas, liver, kidneys and ovaries/testes. They may be located in other organ tissues as well, in which case they have to be documented before your doctor will begin treatment.  All of these growths will need to be documented and monitored with some frequency to make sure the added hormones you are taking will not cause the growths to get bigger. Taking Smaller HRT Dosages to Start Your doctor will probably start you on the smallest dosages possible so that you can begin to feel some relief from...

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