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bettercare market 2020-10-07
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Incontinence pants - combined with incontinence pads - are the most popular protective incontinence products that people who suffer from bladder leaks, rely on.

Probably these incontinence pants will be less suitable for people who lose extremely large amounts of urine or who no longer can go to the toilet at all.

That way the skin is kept away from moisture, which will promote the skin’s wellness.

The white medical diaper is an unpleasant sight for many users.

Incontinence pants are extremely comfortable Current incontinence pants are getting softer and more comfortable to wear.

Our MoliCare Premium Mobile brands have an exterior that feels very pleasant.

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bettercare market 2020-09-09
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This year, the suicide prevention charity RU OK?

is running their campaign on the 10th of September.

Their mission is to equip people with tips and resources to help those who are battling with mental health.

They encourage Australians to meaningfully connect to family and friends that struggle with the ups and downs of life and ask: “Are you OK?”.

More than ever, people are experiencing mental health tension and even individuals who never experienced depression issues in the past, may now be struggling with stress, pressure and anxiety.As we look out for those around us, it’s important that we also take some time to look after ourselves.Take time every day to do something for yourself: get some ‘me time’ with these self-care habits to cope with mental health.While exercising may seem like the last thing you want to do when you are down, the benefits have long been established.

Once you get motivated, exercise can significantly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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bettercare market 2020-08-27
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The first Sunday of September is approaching rapidly: you better start thinking of what you are going to buy for dad this Father’s Day.

Forget the standard presents: a bottle of wine, a tie or a new tool for the shed.

If you want to make this Father’s Day a special one and show dad how much you care for him, we have compiled 15 gift ideas to help you choosing the gift of freedom for dad.You can hit the spot with a gift of freedom: from a pill crusher to a blood pressure monitor or even a mobility scooter.

As Victoria is in stage 3 and 4 lockdown restriction for a few more weeks and many state borders are closed, there is a possibility that this year you might not be spending the first Sunday of September together.

If you are looking for something other than usual this year, you might have to look for a present that will keep him happy and satisfied at home.

Back Brace Support Belt: $ 149.95.If your dad’s feet lack circulation, this device will boost circulation and reduce swelling.

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bettercare market 2020-07-15
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Australia is reimposing restrictions as hundreds of people in Victoria have tested positive for the virus in the past two weeks.Infections are resurging, representing a disappointing setback for Australia.

Until two weeks ago we appeared to have successfully controlled the virus.The State and Federal authorities are enforcing tough restrictions following a steep surge in cases like lockdowns in Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, reducing numbers in group bookings in pubs, limiting patrons in venues to 300, closing borders and prohibiting interstate travel.

The number of infections goes up and down.

Each tide cycle represents one ‘wave’ of coronavirus.One virus cycle has ended, when the virus has been brought under control and infected cases have fallen substantially.For a second cycle to start, you would need to see a sustained rise of virus infections in an attempt to avoid slowing down society to return to a normal life.

Covid-19 has proven it is still out there and it is no less infectious or deadly than at the start of the pandemic.

If we lift all our restriction measures, Australia could be back to square one.We have to find a way to maintain control, while minimising the daily disruption.

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bettercare market 2020-10-02
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 Summary: Surviving Allergies this springUse these tips to manage your spring allergy symptoms.

Common symptomsRunny noseStuffy or itchy noseCoughingWatery eyesSneezingWorsened asthma flare-upsPreventionAvoid going outside when the grass is being mownStay inside on high pollen daysWear sunglassesKeep windows closed on windy daysVacuum 2 x weekClean bedsheets regularlyWash your hair regularlyKnow your triggersMango treePlane treeRye grassPellitoryBottlebushAustralian pineJasmineMolds  RemediesConsistently take doctor-recommended medicines and treatments (antihistamines)Nasal Spray Decongestants: try Nozoil Nasal Drops and Nozoil Nasal Spray by FloEye dropsExtra Vitamin C to boost your immune system  Allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms, making it more difficult to breathe.

Take steps to control and improve these symptoms: Try:Nasal Decongestants:try Nozoil Nasal Drops and Nozoil Nasal Spray by FloAntihistaminesNasal steroidsFollow:the prescriptions given by your doctor: inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, etc.Visit our Respiratory Care Page to see which breathing aids we can help you with. 

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bettercare market 2020-09-03
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That number is predicted to increase majorly in the coming 30 years.Stroke survivors are often left with long-lasting problems and disabilities.August is the start of stroke week in Australia.

We have put together some important information about stroke recognition, its causes, as well as some crucial products to help you keep track of your blood pressure to control the risk of a stroke.Understanding a strokeStroke is also called a brain attack or CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident).

It is caused when the blood that brings the oxygen to part of your brain is blocked from reaching the brain’s tissues.The brain can only maintain a few seconds without adequate blood supply; after that, brain cells get damaged or even die within minutes, causing the part of the body that the injured brain controls, to stop working.This can be any part of the body.

While stroke is highly preventable and treatable, it is said that it is still ten times more fatal than Covid-19.Types of strokeNot all strokes are the same.

Treatment within the hour can prevent long-term disability or death.

In case of headache, ask them if the pain is out of the ordinary.Eyes: sudden blindness in one eye or double vision can be a sign of a strokeFace:when one side of the face looks droopy, ask them to smile and see if their smile is ‘uneven’.Arms:if someone experiences a stroke, they often have a sudden weakness in their body.

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bettercare market 2020-08-20
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More than 165,000 fractures each year due to the disease have a debilitating impact on patients and their family.

It is usually diagnosed in the later stage of your life, but the most important time to focus on building healthy bones is during the first 35 years of your life.

Osteoporosis affects men and women, however, women – especially older women who are past menopause – are at the greatest risk.

Increase your calcium intake: try to get the recommended daily intake of calcium (120 gr a day), ideally from food: milk/yoghurt/cheese, green vegetables, soybeans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, dried fruit, rhubarb and nuts.

Vitamin D: make sure to get the adequate daily intake of vitamin D. There are a few good sources of vitamin D: salmon, liver, eggs, mushrooms or canned tuna.

Our extendable, aluminium walking stick with foldable sections and several height adjustment settings will help those unsteady on their feet.This walking aid helps stabilizing your body while you walk as well as providing you with extra support when walking on slippery ground.

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bettercare market 2020-07-09
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Growing old and being less mobile is no easy circumstance.

Apart from the possible mentally and psychologically problems, the older among our loved ones are afflicted with a host of physical problems.Of particular note are those who are affected by limited mobility in bones and muscles.

Here are the top five reasons you want to have one in your home.

Independent livingOne of the simplest reasons to get this daily living aid is that it allows our elderly loved ones a degree of independence with day-to-day chores.No longer will they need to call on people if they need to reach a jar that’s higher up.

No longer will they need to bend down to pick up an item that they may have dropped.In a sense, it isn’t just a mobility aid for them but is a tool to (re)gain independence at home or in the aged care facility.

Preventive measuresEven if your older parents aren’t too far ahead when it comes to their ability to reach for things, you would do well to help prevent them from reaching that point.

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bettercare market 2020-09-18
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 SymptomDescriptionCovid-19?Seasonal allergies?SneezingSneezing (either ongoing or episodic) is a common symptom of many medical conditionsNo.

Allergies can commonly cause sneezing.Nasal Congestion & runny noseThis happens when inflamed tissue inside the nose produces excessive fluid, resulting in a runny nose.No.

Nasal congestion or a runny nose are very common signs of nasal allergies.Itchy or watery eyesItchy or watery eyes is an overproduction of tears.No.

When the person has a respiratory condition such as asthmaSore throatSore throats can be caused by a virus or bacterial infection.Sometimes.

Usually the symptoms of a sore throat are mild.Muscle or body acheMuscle or body ache is a sign of many conditions, like flu.

FatigueFatigue or constant tiredness can be a physical or mental condition or both.Sometimes.

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bettercare market 2020-09-01
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From the 1st of September, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will launch their annual charity event ‘Steptember’ to help raise much needed cash to help improve the life of children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

Bettercaremarket is proud to support this great initiative by donating $75 of each of our four specialised walkers we sell during the 4 weeks in September.

The fundraiser encourages people to take 10,000 steps a day – or the equivalent – over 28 days, which equates to 8 km a day or 240 km in a month.

What is cerebral palsy?Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by damage of the brain that occurs either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

As a registered NDIS provider, we can help NDIS participants to get the mobility aid they are looking for and arrange all the paperwork for you.Pluto Reverse Child Walker is a colourful paediatric posterior rollator and gait trainer for indoor use that supports the child from behind.

It is designed to help improve children and teens with their walking and give them a sense of independence.

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bettercare market 2020-08-18
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Many health experts recommend the use of this natural mineral – known as a born virus killer - as it is believed to be the best available material for virus protection.

How much protection does a copper face masks really offer against coronavirus?What is so special about copper?The natural germ-killing properties of copper are well established.

Copper has shown throughout history to be very effective thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial possessions.

How effective is a copper filter mask ?A copper filter mask will not only act as a barrier between you and your environment - protecting the person wearing it- but the copper nanoparticles will also shield other people as the copper filter kills microbes.The copper filter mask has also indicated to provide a higher level of protection than that of surgical masks.

On top of the antiviral protection naturally provided by the copper material, they have been shown to help limit the spread of salmonella, E.coli and influenza.

They have been proven to filter more than 99.9% of harmful particles.Unlike glass or stainless steel, copper has self-disinfecting properties.

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0
bettercare market 2020-07-09
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In 2019, Australia has seen a record number of hospitalisations (18,000) while 3,500 people died and over 3000,000 GP consultations were booked.Influenza (or the flu) is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone.

Those who are susceptible to severe side effects are the very young (babies and infants) and seniors, as well as those with compromised immune systems like diabetics.

What makes the flu different from a common cold is that it’s potentially lethal if it develops into one of the following issues;●      bronchitis●      croup●      pneumonia●      ear infections●      heart and other organ damage●      brain inflammation and brain damage which can turn into a sepsis.

Most people consider the flu relatively harmless but the illness can turn into a serious health issue.The virus is transmitted by air droplets and spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and you breathe it in.

Through bodily fluids, the virus can also linger on surfaces, spreading the illness to anyone that touches that surface.The real problem with the flu virus is that you can have the illness and remain asymptomatic for 24 hours, spreading the illness without even realising you have it The flu likes cold weatherThe flu spreads more rapidly during the colder months.

The flu season usually peaks during the months of July and August but can extend to October.Lowered temperatures results in a weakened immune system and makes us more prone to the body’s defence mechanism against bacteria and viruses.

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bettercare market 2020-09-16
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In fact, according to the Australasian Menopause Society: “the average woman loses up to 10 percent of her bone mass in the first 5 to 7 years after menopause”.It is important to know the correlation between osteoporosis and menopause as (post)menopausal women are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.

If you don’t have enough estrogen in your body, your body cannot regulate your bone cycle, meaning that less bones are formed causing bone degeneration.

Menopause can overtime increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.Alongside this, a deficiency in certain minerals, like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D can lead to the loss of bone mass as your body has to draw from its stores of calcium in order to function.

With adequate calcium supplies in the body, you will have a buffer when your bone health declines naturally during menopause.Other factors can also compromise your bone health and make you more susceptible to osteoporosis:Low body weightSmoking, disrupts the estrogen levelsExcessive alcohol consumptionHaving had falls and broken bones in the pastA family history of osteoporosisAsian or Caucasian descent seems to predispose women to osteoporosis  What can women do to support bone health?Woman seems to be very susceptible for osteoporisis.

The most beneficial forms of exercise include walking, going to the gym, and exercising at home with some easy gym equipment like a pedal exerciser.

How to live well with osteoporosis?With osteoporosis being such a common problem for many women, there are daily living aids available that can prevent falls around your home.

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bettercare market 2020-08-28
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There are around 7 million adults and children in Australia battling some form of lung disease.

Chronic lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world.You should always follow your doctor’s recommendation when it comes to the type of breathing treatments you are prescribed.

Other common lifelong conditions are caused by pulmonary infections, bacterial or viral, like pneumonia, tuberculosis and the current Covid-19.

Breathing treatmentsBreathing treatments are methods that a GP will recommend to treat respiratory diseases such as airway inflammation, infections, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, thick mucus and other respiratory problems.Breathing treatments include a nebuliser device, respiratory inhalers, oral and intravenous medication.

Why are breathing treatments used?A GP may recommend breathing treatments due to the following conditions:Anaphylaxis: an acute, potentially life-threatening, allergic reaction that causes swelling of the tongue, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, vomiting, upper airway obstruction and low blood pressure.Lung infection: a chest infection - caused by a virus or bacteria - that affects the lungs, in the bronchis or in the air sacs.

It consists of asthma, COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary hypertension and occupational lung diseases.

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bettercare market 2020-07-22
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Fortunately, diabetes can be successfully managed with the help of diabetic medical supplies, healthy lifestyle changes and independent living aids.With this in mind, we have compiled some winter care tips for diabetes to help keep your blood glucose levels under control during winter.

This year – more than ever – keep yourself safe and book your flu shot!Another point of care this winter should be to improve your body’s ability to defend itself.Pack a punch to your immune response by:taking a vitamin C supplement,staying hydrated : drink water for hydration - tea and coffee do not count as hydrating beveragesfilling your plate with whole foods, like fruits and vegetables.

Choose tasty, low-carb vegetables such as mushrooms, onions, eggplants, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and zucchinis.

An alternative is the compact wrist monitor allowing you to check your blood pressure anywhere and anytime.Make sure to regularly go for a check-up at your GP and take prescribed medications for blood pressure.

Not only does it help improve fitness levels, but it also helps with your metabolism which can help to keep your body temperature up even hours after you have finished exercising.

This can indicate insulin resistance - counteract it by reducing the amount of fat and oil you consume.

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bettercare market 2020-07-05
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If you prefer to think this condition won’t happen to you, we don’t blame you.However, if you lead a relatively inactive life or if you’re overweight, chances are you’re at risk.

This leads to a vicious cycle because the more you eat, the higher your blood sugar levels rise.

If you find yourself struggling to function in the day for lack of energy, it might be due to undiagnosed diabetes.

In desperation, the body will try to excrete the sugar through your urine.

Dry mouth & Excessive thirstIn order to fuel the frequent urination, your body requires copious amounts of water to try and flush the sugar out of the blood.

This process is the body’s desperate attempts to return to a healthy state - but it can come at the cost of your kidney health.

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bettercare market 2020-10-07
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Incontinence pants - combined with incontinence pads - are the most popular protective incontinence products that people who suffer from bladder leaks, rely on.

Probably these incontinence pants will be less suitable for people who lose extremely large amounts of urine or who no longer can go to the toilet at all.

That way the skin is kept away from moisture, which will promote the skin’s wellness.

The white medical diaper is an unpleasant sight for many users.

Incontinence pants are extremely comfortable Current incontinence pants are getting softer and more comfortable to wear.

Our MoliCare Premium Mobile brands have an exterior that feels very pleasant.

bettercare market 2020-09-18
img

 SymptomDescriptionCovid-19?Seasonal allergies?SneezingSneezing (either ongoing or episodic) is a common symptom of many medical conditionsNo.

Allergies can commonly cause sneezing.Nasal Congestion & runny noseThis happens when inflamed tissue inside the nose produces excessive fluid, resulting in a runny nose.No.

Nasal congestion or a runny nose are very common signs of nasal allergies.Itchy or watery eyesItchy or watery eyes is an overproduction of tears.No.

When the person has a respiratory condition such as asthmaSore throatSore throats can be caused by a virus or bacterial infection.Sometimes.

Usually the symptoms of a sore throat are mild.Muscle or body acheMuscle or body ache is a sign of many conditions, like flu.

FatigueFatigue or constant tiredness can be a physical or mental condition or both.Sometimes.

bettercare market 2020-09-09
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This year, the suicide prevention charity RU OK?

is running their campaign on the 10th of September.

Their mission is to equip people with tips and resources to help those who are battling with mental health.

They encourage Australians to meaningfully connect to family and friends that struggle with the ups and downs of life and ask: “Are you OK?”.

More than ever, people are experiencing mental health tension and even individuals who never experienced depression issues in the past, may now be struggling with stress, pressure and anxiety.As we look out for those around us, it’s important that we also take some time to look after ourselves.Take time every day to do something for yourself: get some ‘me time’ with these self-care habits to cope with mental health.While exercising may seem like the last thing you want to do when you are down, the benefits have long been established.

Once you get motivated, exercise can significantly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

bettercare market 2020-09-01
img

From the 1st of September, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will launch their annual charity event ‘Steptember’ to help raise much needed cash to help improve the life of children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

Bettercaremarket is proud to support this great initiative by donating $75 of each of our four specialised walkers we sell during the 4 weeks in September.

The fundraiser encourages people to take 10,000 steps a day – or the equivalent – over 28 days, which equates to 8 km a day or 240 km in a month.

What is cerebral palsy?Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by damage of the brain that occurs either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

As a registered NDIS provider, we can help NDIS participants to get the mobility aid they are looking for and arrange all the paperwork for you.Pluto Reverse Child Walker is a colourful paediatric posterior rollator and gait trainer for indoor use that supports the child from behind.

It is designed to help improve children and teens with their walking and give them a sense of independence.

bettercare market 2020-08-27
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The first Sunday of September is approaching rapidly: you better start thinking of what you are going to buy for dad this Father’s Day.

Forget the standard presents: a bottle of wine, a tie or a new tool for the shed.

If you want to make this Father’s Day a special one and show dad how much you care for him, we have compiled 15 gift ideas to help you choosing the gift of freedom for dad.You can hit the spot with a gift of freedom: from a pill crusher to a blood pressure monitor or even a mobility scooter.

As Victoria is in stage 3 and 4 lockdown restriction for a few more weeks and many state borders are closed, there is a possibility that this year you might not be spending the first Sunday of September together.

If you are looking for something other than usual this year, you might have to look for a present that will keep him happy and satisfied at home.

Back Brace Support Belt: $ 149.95.If your dad’s feet lack circulation, this device will boost circulation and reduce swelling.

bettercare market 2020-08-18
img

Many health experts recommend the use of this natural mineral – known as a born virus killer - as it is believed to be the best available material for virus protection.

How much protection does a copper face masks really offer against coronavirus?What is so special about copper?The natural germ-killing properties of copper are well established.

Copper has shown throughout history to be very effective thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial possessions.

How effective is a copper filter mask ?A copper filter mask will not only act as a barrier between you and your environment - protecting the person wearing it- but the copper nanoparticles will also shield other people as the copper filter kills microbes.The copper filter mask has also indicated to provide a higher level of protection than that of surgical masks.

On top of the antiviral protection naturally provided by the copper material, they have been shown to help limit the spread of salmonella, E.coli and influenza.

They have been proven to filter more than 99.9% of harmful particles.Unlike glass or stainless steel, copper has self-disinfecting properties.

bettercare market 2020-07-15
img

Australia is reimposing restrictions as hundreds of people in Victoria have tested positive for the virus in the past two weeks.Infections are resurging, representing a disappointing setback for Australia.

Until two weeks ago we appeared to have successfully controlled the virus.The State and Federal authorities are enforcing tough restrictions following a steep surge in cases like lockdowns in Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, reducing numbers in group bookings in pubs, limiting patrons in venues to 300, closing borders and prohibiting interstate travel.

The number of infections goes up and down.

Each tide cycle represents one ‘wave’ of coronavirus.One virus cycle has ended, when the virus has been brought under control and infected cases have fallen substantially.For a second cycle to start, you would need to see a sustained rise of virus infections in an attempt to avoid slowing down society to return to a normal life.

Covid-19 has proven it is still out there and it is no less infectious or deadly than at the start of the pandemic.

If we lift all our restriction measures, Australia could be back to square one.We have to find a way to maintain control, while minimising the daily disruption.

bettercare market 2020-07-09
img

In 2019, Australia has seen a record number of hospitalisations (18,000) while 3,500 people died and over 3000,000 GP consultations were booked.Influenza (or the flu) is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone.

Those who are susceptible to severe side effects are the very young (babies and infants) and seniors, as well as those with compromised immune systems like diabetics.

What makes the flu different from a common cold is that it’s potentially lethal if it develops into one of the following issues;●      bronchitis●      croup●      pneumonia●      ear infections●      heart and other organ damage●      brain inflammation and brain damage which can turn into a sepsis.

Most people consider the flu relatively harmless but the illness can turn into a serious health issue.The virus is transmitted by air droplets and spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and you breathe it in.

Through bodily fluids, the virus can also linger on surfaces, spreading the illness to anyone that touches that surface.The real problem with the flu virus is that you can have the illness and remain asymptomatic for 24 hours, spreading the illness without even realising you have it The flu likes cold weatherThe flu spreads more rapidly during the colder months.

The flu season usually peaks during the months of July and August but can extend to October.Lowered temperatures results in a weakened immune system and makes us more prone to the body’s defence mechanism against bacteria and viruses.

bettercare market 2020-10-02
img

 Summary: Surviving Allergies this springUse these tips to manage your spring allergy symptoms.

Common symptomsRunny noseStuffy or itchy noseCoughingWatery eyesSneezingWorsened asthma flare-upsPreventionAvoid going outside when the grass is being mownStay inside on high pollen daysWear sunglassesKeep windows closed on windy daysVacuum 2 x weekClean bedsheets regularlyWash your hair regularlyKnow your triggersMango treePlane treeRye grassPellitoryBottlebushAustralian pineJasmineMolds  RemediesConsistently take doctor-recommended medicines and treatments (antihistamines)Nasal Spray Decongestants: try Nozoil Nasal Drops and Nozoil Nasal Spray by FloEye dropsExtra Vitamin C to boost your immune system  Allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms, making it more difficult to breathe.

Take steps to control and improve these symptoms: Try:Nasal Decongestants:try Nozoil Nasal Drops and Nozoil Nasal Spray by FloAntihistaminesNasal steroidsFollow:the prescriptions given by your doctor: inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, etc.Visit our Respiratory Care Page to see which breathing aids we can help you with. 

bettercare market 2020-09-16
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In fact, according to the Australasian Menopause Society: “the average woman loses up to 10 percent of her bone mass in the first 5 to 7 years after menopause”.It is important to know the correlation between osteoporosis and menopause as (post)menopausal women are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.

If you don’t have enough estrogen in your body, your body cannot regulate your bone cycle, meaning that less bones are formed causing bone degeneration.

Menopause can overtime increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.Alongside this, a deficiency in certain minerals, like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D can lead to the loss of bone mass as your body has to draw from its stores of calcium in order to function.

With adequate calcium supplies in the body, you will have a buffer when your bone health declines naturally during menopause.Other factors can also compromise your bone health and make you more susceptible to osteoporosis:Low body weightSmoking, disrupts the estrogen levelsExcessive alcohol consumptionHaving had falls and broken bones in the pastA family history of osteoporosisAsian or Caucasian descent seems to predispose women to osteoporosis  What can women do to support bone health?Woman seems to be very susceptible for osteoporisis.

The most beneficial forms of exercise include walking, going to the gym, and exercising at home with some easy gym equipment like a pedal exerciser.

How to live well with osteoporosis?With osteoporosis being such a common problem for many women, there are daily living aids available that can prevent falls around your home.

bettercare market 2020-09-03
img

That number is predicted to increase majorly in the coming 30 years.Stroke survivors are often left with long-lasting problems and disabilities.August is the start of stroke week in Australia.

We have put together some important information about stroke recognition, its causes, as well as some crucial products to help you keep track of your blood pressure to control the risk of a stroke.Understanding a strokeStroke is also called a brain attack or CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident).

It is caused when the blood that brings the oxygen to part of your brain is blocked from reaching the brain’s tissues.The brain can only maintain a few seconds without adequate blood supply; after that, brain cells get damaged or even die within minutes, causing the part of the body that the injured brain controls, to stop working.This can be any part of the body.

While stroke is highly preventable and treatable, it is said that it is still ten times more fatal than Covid-19.Types of strokeNot all strokes are the same.

Treatment within the hour can prevent long-term disability or death.

In case of headache, ask them if the pain is out of the ordinary.Eyes: sudden blindness in one eye or double vision can be a sign of a strokeFace:when one side of the face looks droopy, ask them to smile and see if their smile is ‘uneven’.Arms:if someone experiences a stroke, they often have a sudden weakness in their body.

bettercare market 2020-08-28
img

There are around 7 million adults and children in Australia battling some form of lung disease.

Chronic lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world.You should always follow your doctor’s recommendation when it comes to the type of breathing treatments you are prescribed.

Other common lifelong conditions are caused by pulmonary infections, bacterial or viral, like pneumonia, tuberculosis and the current Covid-19.

Breathing treatmentsBreathing treatments are methods that a GP will recommend to treat respiratory diseases such as airway inflammation, infections, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, thick mucus and other respiratory problems.Breathing treatments include a nebuliser device, respiratory inhalers, oral and intravenous medication.

Why are breathing treatments used?A GP may recommend breathing treatments due to the following conditions:Anaphylaxis: an acute, potentially life-threatening, allergic reaction that causes swelling of the tongue, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, vomiting, upper airway obstruction and low blood pressure.Lung infection: a chest infection - caused by a virus or bacteria - that affects the lungs, in the bronchis or in the air sacs.

It consists of asthma, COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary hypertension and occupational lung diseases.

bettercare market 2020-08-20
img

More than 165,000 fractures each year due to the disease have a debilitating impact on patients and their family.

It is usually diagnosed in the later stage of your life, but the most important time to focus on building healthy bones is during the first 35 years of your life.

Osteoporosis affects men and women, however, women – especially older women who are past menopause – are at the greatest risk.

Increase your calcium intake: try to get the recommended daily intake of calcium (120 gr a day), ideally from food: milk/yoghurt/cheese, green vegetables, soybeans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, dried fruit, rhubarb and nuts.

Vitamin D: make sure to get the adequate daily intake of vitamin D. There are a few good sources of vitamin D: salmon, liver, eggs, mushrooms or canned tuna.

Our extendable, aluminium walking stick with foldable sections and several height adjustment settings will help those unsteady on their feet.This walking aid helps stabilizing your body while you walk as well as providing you with extra support when walking on slippery ground.

bettercare market 2020-07-22
img

Fortunately, diabetes can be successfully managed with the help of diabetic medical supplies, healthy lifestyle changes and independent living aids.With this in mind, we have compiled some winter care tips for diabetes to help keep your blood glucose levels under control during winter.

This year – more than ever – keep yourself safe and book your flu shot!Another point of care this winter should be to improve your body’s ability to defend itself.Pack a punch to your immune response by:taking a vitamin C supplement,staying hydrated : drink water for hydration - tea and coffee do not count as hydrating beveragesfilling your plate with whole foods, like fruits and vegetables.

Choose tasty, low-carb vegetables such as mushrooms, onions, eggplants, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and zucchinis.

An alternative is the compact wrist monitor allowing you to check your blood pressure anywhere and anytime.Make sure to regularly go for a check-up at your GP and take prescribed medications for blood pressure.

Not only does it help improve fitness levels, but it also helps with your metabolism which can help to keep your body temperature up even hours after you have finished exercising.

This can indicate insulin resistance - counteract it by reducing the amount of fat and oil you consume.

bettercare market 2020-07-09
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Growing old and being less mobile is no easy circumstance.

Apart from the possible mentally and psychologically problems, the older among our loved ones are afflicted with a host of physical problems.Of particular note are those who are affected by limited mobility in bones and muscles.

Here are the top five reasons you want to have one in your home.

Independent livingOne of the simplest reasons to get this daily living aid is that it allows our elderly loved ones a degree of independence with day-to-day chores.No longer will they need to call on people if they need to reach a jar that’s higher up.

No longer will they need to bend down to pick up an item that they may have dropped.In a sense, it isn’t just a mobility aid for them but is a tool to (re)gain independence at home or in the aged care facility.

Preventive measuresEven if your older parents aren’t too far ahead when it comes to their ability to reach for things, you would do well to help prevent them from reaching that point.

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If you prefer to think this condition won’t happen to you, we don’t blame you.However, if you lead a relatively inactive life or if you’re overweight, chances are you’re at risk.

This leads to a vicious cycle because the more you eat, the higher your blood sugar levels rise.

If you find yourself struggling to function in the day for lack of energy, it might be due to undiagnosed diabetes.

In desperation, the body will try to excrete the sugar through your urine.

Dry mouth & Excessive thirstIn order to fuel the frequent urination, your body requires copious amounts of water to try and flush the sugar out of the blood.

This process is the body’s desperate attempts to return to a healthy state - but it can come at the cost of your kidney health.