Regular hearing tests are important for detecting problems with your hearing, and stabilising and compensating for any decline. But you may not realise that hearing tests can also help diagnose other diseases which may be affecting your hearing.
Meniere's disease is a condition in the inner ear, caused by an imbalance in the ear's fluids. It can cause dizziness and a ringing in the ears, and can also lead to bouts of hearing loss.
If you have suffered a broken foot or leg, you may have decided to rent or buy a knee scooter—a four-wheeled scooter that allows you to rest your knee while your other leg walks normally. You will already know that such devices are convenient and comfortable, but did you know that they can also improve your health?
Firstly, using a knee scooter will help you keep your level of general fitness.
Local anaesthetic is an essential tool when performing an array of dental treatments, namely any which would otherwise cause pain or discomfort for the patient. In the majority of cases, dental anaesthetic works without a hitch and you can successfully go ahead with the treatment.
Occasionally, however, certain patients can experience problems where the anaesthetic either doesn't work or causes an unexpected reaction. It's helpful to be able to spot where you might run into a problem, what you can do about it.
TENS is an abbreviation for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators. A TENS machine is a device that makes use of electrotherapy to facilitate nerve stimulation and encourage therapeutic healing from acute or chronic pain.
On the other hand, EMS is an abbreviation for electronic muscle stimulators. EMS machines also use electrotherapy, but they're instead used to facilitate the contraction and relaxation of muscles. This article discusses the two types of machines (in question and answer format) for the benefit of affected patients.