Home Remedies for the Flu

The flu virus causes a variety of symptoms that can make you feel miserable. Many of these symptoms can keep you bedridden for days and even weeks. These symptoms include:

  • A high fever (101 degrees or higher)
  • Headaches
  • Severe fatigue
  • Muscles aches
  • An unproductive cough
  • A stuffy nose
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A sore throat

Unfortunately, there is no cure for the flu. If you seek medical attention as soon as the symptoms begin, your doctor can prescribe Tamiflu. This won’t cure the flu but it can decrease the length of time that you suffer from the virus. If you wait too long before you see a doctor, you will need to allow the virus to run its course. Fortunately, there are a few home remedies that can help you feel better while your body is fighting off the virus.

Fever Reducer

It is important that you try to keep your fever down when you have the flu. There are plenty of over the counter fever reducers, such as Tylenol, that you can take to keep your fever down. When you take these products, it is important that you take them as directed to keep your fever from spiking again. The fever reducer can also help with the muscle aches that you will likely experience when you have the flu.

Cough Suppressant

A hacking cough is a common symptom of the flu. In many cases, the coughing can keep you up at night. There are plenty of over the counter cough suppressants available that can calm your cough and help you sleep. It is best to go with a 12-hour formula. This will keep it from wearing off in the middle of the night.

Nasal Decongestant

A stuffy nose can make it difficult to breathe through your nose. This can make you feel miserable and it can also make sleeping difficult. To treat the problem at home, you can use an over the counter nasal decongestant. These come in liquid form, pill form, or in a nasal spray. When your nose is clear and you can breathe freely, it can help you feel much better. If you prefer not to use medication, you can use a neti pot to irrigate your nasal passages naturally.

Get Plenty of Rest

When you have the flu, you will likely feel very tired. This is because your body is using all of its energy to fight off the virus. If you don’t allow your body to get the rest that it needs to fight off the flu, it will take longer for you to start feeling better. If you are having trouble sleeping at night because of your flu symptoms, you should think about taking Nyquil. Not only will this relieve many of your flu symptoms, it also contains a mild sedative to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is very important when you have the flu. It is good to drink plenty of water. You should also consider drinking beverages that contain electrolytes. When you have the flu, your electrolyte levels can become imbalanced. Drinking fluids that will balance out your electrolytes can help you feel better and fight the virus faster. If you are having trouble keeping anything down, you risk becoming dehydrated. In this case, you should go to the hospital to be treated with IV fluids.

While there is no cure for the flu, you can treat your symptoms at home. The better you are able to treat your flu symptoms, the better you will feel while your body is fighting off the infection.



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When to Go to the Doctor With the Flu


When you wake up feeling sick during flu season, there is a good chance that it is the flu. There are plenty of flu symptoms that can make you feel miserable. These include:

  • A high fever of 101 degrees or higher
  • Aches and pains in the muscles
  • Extreme fatigue
  • A stuffy nose
  • An unproductive cough
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you likely have the flu. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the flu. If you get to the doctor as soon as the symptoms begin, your doctor can prescribe Tamiflu. This won’t cure the disease but it will lessen the duration that you are sick. If you wait, you will need to treat yourself at home and get plenty of rest if you are going to feel better. There are, however, certain issues associated with the flu that would warrant a trip to the doctor as quickly as possible.

Chest Pain or Difficulty Breathing

If you have the flu, you will likely have difficulty breathing out of your nose. However, if you are short of breath or if it hurts your chest when you breathe, you should see a doctor immediately. Chest pain and difficulty breathing could be a sign that you have developed a complication such as pneumonia. If you have asthma or heart disease, the flu can exacerbate these problems. Anytime breathing becomes painful or difficult when you are suffering from the flu, you should seek medical attention immediately.

You Cannot Get Your Fever Down

A fever is your body’s way of telling you that you have some type of infection. If you have the flu, it is normal to have a fever. If you are taking a fever reducer and you cannot keep your fever down, you should seek medical attention. If you have a fever that won’t break, there is a good chance that you have another infection in your body that needs to be treated. If you have a fever of over 100.4 for days that won’t break, you should see a doctor.

You Cannot Keep Anything Down

Your body needs to stay hydrated in order for you to be healthy. If you are suffering from the flu or the stomach flu and you are vomiting and cannot keep anything down, you should seek medical attention. The longer you go without fluids, the sicker you will become. If you go to the hospital, they will rehydrate you with IV fluids.

Pain When Swallowing

If you have the flu, swallowing can be uncomfortable. This is because a sore throat is a symptom. If the pain when you swallow is severe, you should see a doctor. You could have an infection, such as strep throat that needs to be treated with antibiotics. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you will start feeling better.

A Cough That Won’t Stop

If your flu symptoms are subsiding but your cough won’t go away, you should go see the doctor. The problem could be due to something simple such as post-nasal drip, however, it could also be something more serious. You could have bronchitis or asthma and you may need antibiotics or steroids to treat the problem.

Your Headaches and Congestion Won’t Go Away

If the flu has clogged your nose, the mucus could result in a sinus infection. This is something that would need to be treated with antibiotics, therefore, you should see a doctor.

The flu can result in complications that won’t go away unless you see a doctor. The sooner you seek medical attention in these cases, the better.

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How to Use Flu Test Kits

Using Flu Test Kits

Influenza kills between 3,000 and 50,000+ people annually according to the CDC. That’s higher than vehicular deaths annually. With that in mind, you might think of acquiring and using a flu test kit almost as you would think of using a seat belt in your car. If you know things may get iffy on the interstate, you will be sure to buckle up! If you know that flu season is nigh, it may be wise to prepare yourself for it with tests. The right application of flu tests can help identify where an influenza outbreak is centered and prevent its spread through a given community. In a collateral way, being proactive about flu-testing could save lives.

That said, you’re going to want to know just how your flu test is used if you’re going to do anything proactive with it. Now there are more than one kind of flu test out there; some will be different than others. Most will come with some instructions, not all will. Generally, though, if you get one of the nasal tests, you’ll be able conduct testing with a fair level of ease.

How The Test Works

The test will likely come with a swab intended for nasal use. The tester then takes that swab and collects a sample of phlegm from the nasal passage of the individual who is suspected to be infected. The swab should be put into the nostril and rotated several times to ensure a full sample is acquired.

From there, you’ll put the swab in what’s called an “extraction” tube. A certain solution is put into the tube with the swab. The tube is rotated a number of times until the solution is able to absorb the specimen from the swab. Once fully extracted, a test strip from the influenza test kit should be dipped into the sample-saturated solution. In about ten minutes’ time, the test strip will reveal whether or not a person who is expected to be infected with influenza actually has contracted the virus.

This test can be used in a personal way, or it can be used in a clinic. It all depends on who the buyer is, really. But for the clinic who suspects a flu outbreak, a practitioner could get many tests completed in an hour’s time should the process be properly streamlined. Military physicians can move especially quickly. Imagine a line of 100 new recruits who need to be tested. Instead of taking 1,000 minutes, if you label a given test with the name of the testee, and have an assistant, you can get the procedure done in seconds, then arrange the test strips in a tiered way. You’ll likely have a few mistakes, but in such a way you can continuously tier the test result process such that, at max, you can get the job done in under two hours. That’s a heap of time less than the sixteen hours and forty minutes you’d need if you spent ten minutes with each patient.

The Bigger Picture

With influenza, every second can count. The 2017/18 influenza season was dominated by a flu virus which was considered by many to be more lethal than Swine Flu. H3N2 was particularly affecting to the young and old, and fatalities were high.

Super-bugs are developing as human immune system become weakened via hand-sanitizer, or overuse of antibiotics. You can expect flu seasons to have a level of increasing severity, despite the best efforts of disease control experts. But that trend of severity increase may be curtailed with proper testing beforehand. Do your part.


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Avoid Getting Sick this Season


It’s almost that time of year again; time for sniffles, sneezes, coughs, and sore throats. Yes, it’s almost flu season. But, take heart, there are ways to avoid the flu. You can keep yourself, and your entire family, healthy this year by following these simple tips.

The Flu Shot                               

Everyone can get the flu, even healthy people and kids, so your first step in avoiding the flu should be getting the flu shot. Every year, the flu vaccine gets an update, which means you will always be protected against the newest strains of the flu. Even young children can get the flu shot (it’s safe for kids 6 months and older).

Even better, most insurance carriers cover the cost of the vaccine, so there will be no cost to you.

Wash Your Hands

Another way to avoid getting sick this season is to simply wash your hands before you touch your face. If you have a family member who is sick, make sure to always wash your hands after coming into contact with them or anything they’ve touched. Clean anything they’ve touched, too. This includes light switches, computer keyboards, and even countertops.

Cough into Your Elbow

When you cough or sneeze, remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Make sure to throw away tissues after each use. Teach your children to cough or sneeze into their elbows when they don’t have a tissue (and make sure you do the same!).

Stay Hydrated

To keep flu symptoms at bay, make sure to hydrate. Drink as much as a gallon and a half of water a day; actually, you can substitute other unsweetened beverages for water if you’re not a fan. Consider drinking hot tea or bone broth. These will help stimulate your immune system and keep the flu virus from proliferating in your body.

Herbal teas, hot water with lemon, and chicken soup are also delicious ways to keep colds and flu away.

Add More Vitamin C

Studies show vitamin C can help get rid of the flu and many other viruses better than any over the counter medication can. If you start to feel sick, take a 500-mg supplement of vitamin C daily until you begin to feel better.

Step Outside

Vitamin D can boost your immune system, too. Spending a little time outside can replenish your stores of Vitamin D better than a supplement can. Vitamin D deficiency is most common in winter months, when colds and flu and more prevalent, and research shows that catching a cold or flu has a lot to do with depleted stores of vitamin D. Heading outside for just 10 minutes of sun (just take a walk around the block or sit outside and enjoy the breeze) is enough.

All of these things can help you avoid getting the flu this year!



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Ways to contract HIV


It is not known how HIV started. The first reported case was in 1959. It was detected in the blood sample of a man from Kinshasa in the Dominic Republic of the Congo. How he became infected is unknown. In the early 80’s, it started becoming an epidemic in the United States. It was originally called Gay Related Immune Deficiency (GRID). At this time, it was believed that the disease was something that only gay men could develop. Over time, as doctors learned more about the virus, it became known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS). It was also discovered that AIDS was caused by a virus called the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over the years, we have learned a lot about the ways that you can get HIV and the ways that you cannot.

How Is HIV Transmitted

In order for a person to develop HIV, HIV must be present and it must get inside of the body through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. There are a variety of ways this can happen.

  • Unprotected Sex: If a person has the HIV virus or AIDS and they have unprotected sex with a healthy partner, it is likely that their partner will develop the virus as well. A woman can pass on the disease through vaginal secretions and a man can pass on the virus through his semen or his pre-seminal fluid. Couples do not need to have traditional intercourse to pass HIV. It can also be transferred during oral sex. Also, it doesn’t need to be a man and a woman having sex to pass on the virus. It can also be two men and two women.
  • Sharing Needles: IV drug users will often share their needles with their friends. This is one of the most common ways that HIV is passed. In order for this to happen, a person would need to be sharing a needle with someone who is already infected with the HIV virus or AIDS.
  • Accidental Needle Sticks: People who work in the medical field are at risk of developing HIV if they are accidentally stuck by a needle used on someone who is infected with the HIV or AIDS virus. Over the years, hospitals and all medical facilities have created a protocol to keep accidental needle sticks from happening in the work place.
  • Blood Transfusions: Blood transfusions was once a common cause of HIV and AIDS. Since then, the blood that people donate is tested for the virus. Also, the blood banks all over the world have been tested to be sure that there is no infected blood in the supply. Today, getting HIV or AIDS through a blood transfusion is very rare.
  • Child Birth and Breast Feeding: If a woman is pregnant and she has HIV or AIDS, it is quite possible that she can pass the virus on to her baby during childbirth and through breast feeding. If a mother knows that she is infected, there are precautions that can be taken to keep from passing the virus. If the mother is unaware that she has the virus, the chances of the child contracting the virus are very high.
  • Homemade Tattoos: Improper cleaning of the tools during a homemade tattoo is a common way to contract HIV.

Now that we know more about how HIV and AIDS are spread, we know what we need to do to keep from contracting and spreading it. Since doctors have learned so much about the disease over the last 40 years, the number of reported cases have dropped and medication has helped patients live long lives.

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What is seasonal flu?


Seasonal flu, also known as seasonal influenza, is a vaccine-preventable infection that affects a large number of people and causes many deaths world over. Those who suffer the most are the children, older citizens as well as those with chronic diseases. However, everybody is at a risk of developing complications related to the disease including pneumonia, encephalitis, and myocarditis.

Symptoms of the disease

When this illness attacks you, you will present with a variety of symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • A sore throat.

Some people will also present with the following symptoms in addition to the basic ones

  • Body aches
  • Runny nose
  • Tiredness
  • Chills

Whenever you are infected with the disease, the most important actions to take is those that will work towards ensuring that the disease does not spread to healthy people. If you have sick children, keep them at home until you have sought medical attention for them and they are recuperating.

How can my child be protected against seasonal flu?

Keeping your kids safe will take you a long way in ensuring you don’t have to cope with rising medical bills but most importantly, have children who are healthy and can go to school like other kids. Again, it is vital to have you and your kids vaccinated as frequently as recommended. Talk to your doctor and ask them whether it is okay to have the vaccination since some individuals have isolated cases and are thus exempted from the exercise.


Teach your children to a cough while covering their mouths are use tissue papers or handkerchiefs to sneeze. Tell them to avoid their hands while doing these.

Seasonal flu guide for parents

As a parent, you must appreciate the fact that seasonal flu poses a greater risk to children than it does to adults. That’s why it is recommended that every child above the age of six months should get a flu shot to help in the preventive of the seasonal flu.

Most people suffering from this infection don’t become sick for a long time. It will last for about one or two weeks before it dies out. However, some people including children, the old, pregnant mothers and individuals suffering from various health conditions may be very sick should they contract this infection. They can even die at the worst. So a flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child from the influenza virus.

For kids above the age of two years, a nasal spray vaccine can be given. Children who are below the age of five and have experienced wheezing before and those with chronic health complications should not be given the nasal spray but the flu shot. For those who’re nine or younger, they need two doses of the shot.

What are the signs of flu?

Flu often comes suddenly. Most individuals who have been attacked feel tired and have a high fever, sore throat, headache, dry cough, and muscle pains. Some people may also have diarrhea and stomach problems.

How does it spread?

Infected individuals usually sneeze and cough. When they do so, they give out tiny droplets of saliva either through their mouth or nose. These small droplets contain the flu virus, and when inhaled by a healthy person then they get the virus immediately.

How long can a patient spread the flu virus?

If an individual contracts the flu virus, they may be able to transmit the virus starting from one day before they fall sick through to five days after falling ill. This is usually longer in children and those with weak immune system.



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What are the Risk Factors of Diabetes?

What are the Risk Factors of Diabetes?

The body digests and converts the majority of the food we eat into glucose, a sugar that is usable to the cells in our bodies. The cells use this glucose to produce energy. The pancreases produces insulin, a hormone that is responsible for the control of glucose intake into the body. Insulin plays the central role in how the body uses this glucose hence its presence or how the body cells respond to insulin dictates how healthy you are or the kind of diabetes you end up with.

Understanding Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is more common in children and the young. In this case the pancreases produces little or no insulin. Since the body doesn’t have any insulin, you cells cannot take the glucose from the bloodstream hence leading to high blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes can be managed with the help of insulin therapy or other forms of treatment.

Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, occurs when your cells are resistant to the insulin. This will also lead to blood sugar build up in the body leading to similar health side effects.

The most profound effects of diabetes will include:

  • Blood vessel complications
  • Nerve conditions
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Heart and eye conditions
  • Kidney complications

Diabetes Risk Factors

Understanding the different risk factors of diabetes will help you lead a healthier lifestyle especially if you are genetically susceptible. Experts believe that each type of diabetes has its own unique list of risk factors. While the factors for type 1 are still hazy as compared to those of type 2, we still have a list that will help you live your life the best possible way.

The following risk factors apply to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes:

Your family history

Both types of diabetes seem to have some link to hereditary or family genetic ties. You risk getting type 1 or type 2 diabetes if someone in your immediate family tree (parent or sibling) already has the condition.

Your Race

Though it’s still unclear why, people from Finland and Sweden are more susceptible to Type 1 diabetes. Blacks, American Indians, Hispanics and Asian-Americans, on the other hand, are at a higher risk of contracting type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Factors

  • Environmental factors that expose you to viral illness could be responsible in the development of type 1 diabetes
  • Autoantiboidies or cell damaging immune system cells could result into type 1 diabetes but this isn’t a guaranteed factor
  • A diet that limits the intake of Vitamin D could result into type 1 diabetes. A child is also at risk if exposed to cow’s milk or popular and cereals when younger than 4 months. These factors could be a set up for type 1 diabetes but don’t exclusively lead to the condition.

Despite these type 1 diabetes risk factors, doctors and experts are yet to establish a direct link between these suspected factors and the condition.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

The type 2 diabetes risk factors are more specific and easier to follow. This could be so as it is the most common type of diabetes in the population. They include:

  • Being overweight and having too much fat tissue. Fat tissue makes your cells more resistant to the influence of insulin
  • Physical inactivity will not only encourage accumulation of fat tissues but also reduce the rate at which your cells demand for glucose from the blood stream. The more you task your cells the more sensitive they will be to insulin.
  • Type 2 diabetes seems to thrive as people age. Aging tends to make your lifestyle less active. You will not only gain weight but also lose muscle mass hence reducing your overall need for glucose.
  • Gestational diabetes will normally ebb after giving birth. However, research has proof that it will increase the risk of getting type 2 diabetes
  • Blood pressure above 140/90
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome not only results in irregular menstrual cycles, obesity and excessive air growth but is also a diabetes risk factor
  • Low levels of ‘good’ cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) and/or high levels of triglycerides. A quick test by your doctor will help you realize your cholesterol and triglyceride levels

The more the number of risk factors you have the higher the chances of developing diabetes. Leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping some of the manageable risk factors like overweight and high cholesterol levels in check is the first step to preventing or managing diabetes. You should always talk to your doctor and explore ways of preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in case you have more than two risk factors.

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How Long is the Flu Contagious?

When Contagiousness Begins

By the time you’re contagious, you’ve usually already been sick for a while without knowing it. Within 24 to 72 hours after contracting influenza, you will begin to spread the virus. It depends on your immune system’s constitution going in. When symptoms begin, you can remain contagious for as long as five days. Sometimes you won’t be contagious longer than 48 hours after symptoms begin. Either way, you’re looking at three days to a straight week of being contagious with the flu.

Dealing With Those Who Are Sick Without Getting Sick Yourself

Did you know you can pick up doctor’s masks and latex gloves in bulk, and relatively cheaply? With a single purchase, you could have enough supplies to cover cases of influenza in your family for many years. Influenza is passed through fluid, primarily. But fluid is exhaled in micro-droplets of moisture which can be inhaled by someone who is not contagious. Ergo, though fluid is transmitted through fluid, it has an “air” component as well. You want any part of your body that may be in contact to fluid from another’s body to be protected. Washing hands after using doorknobs and avoiding touching your face too often are also great ways to ensure that you keep any contagions from afflicting you. Cover all wounds with bandages, and be sure to sterilize them with hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizer, alcohol, or whichever means are most preferable to you. Drink lots of fluids as a regular operational measure. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and avoid processed foods. Exercise regularly. By keeping yourself healthy and hygienically motivated, you’ll avoid most sicknesses including the flu.

What To Do If You’re Contagious

Be considerate of others. You hate feeling sick, don’t spread the pain. A nice warm shower of steam and heat can help get you clean. Wash your hands and face thoroughly, and expurgate as much phlegm as possible, being sure to clean up after yourself if you make a mess. Find a place where you can remain separate from the rest of the household for the duration of your illness. Avoid going out in public when you can. If you can wear gloves in public and carry a rag for sneezes and coughs with you, this helps as well. When the coughs come, cover your mouth. But don’t use your hand; you’re probably going to touch someone with that hand. Cough into your sleeve or jacket, and try not to hug too much. Also, don’t share drinks, food, cigarettes or other smokable things like a hookah. Kissing is right out. (Unless you want your partner as weak, sneezy, and wheezy as yourself.)

Avoiding Areas Of High Contamination

Contagions are more likely to take place in areas where there is substantial diverse traffic. Public places are very guilty. Libraries, bus stations, airports, train stations, post offices, the DMV–anywhere the majority of the population may filter through on a regular basis will have statistical instances of infected individuals passing amongst the rest either knowingly or unknowingly spreading their sickness. Be sure not to touch your face in the crowd, try to keep your hands away from surfaces like rails and armrests where those who’ve contracted sickness may have left influenza germs. One way to get what you need to done with lowered instances of risk is to finish your appointments either just as a business opens, or just as it closes. Wherever you can encounter fewer numbers of people, or avoid the crowd, you’ll do yourself and your immune system–and your immediate acquaintances–a huge favor by evading avoidable infection areas.

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Leading Causes of Asthma

Leading Causes of Asthma

Asthma is the most unpredictable yet dangerous respiratory system reaction to the environment that can easily turn fatal. Despite the many hours and resources that have gone into researching on asthma, it’s still not clear why some people get asthma. What is known, however, is that asthmatic reactions are as a result of a complex blend of genetic and environmental factors.

A great cloud of uncertainty enshrouds hereditary asthma. The fact that one or both of your parents have asthma isn’t guarantee that you will have asthma. However, it could increase your chances of having the condition or notable allergic reactions. Scientists and researchers are, however, yet to draw a solid genetics relationship between parents and their offspring leaving genetic asthma that known but unproven condition that we all have to content with.

The most common, and well understood causes of asthma are:

Allergens in the air

Allergens are any harmless foreign substances that trigger a severe immunoresponse when they enter your body. Inhaling these substances (allergens) will result into asthmatic symptoms hence the first and most popular type of asthma, allergic asthma. The best solution to this kind asthma is by avoiding your triggers as much as possible.

Exercise and anything that makes you breath harder

Another common cause of asthma is hard exercise or exerting physical activities that raise up your heartbeat and rate of breathing. This could lead to exercise-induced bronchoconstriction asthma. Also known as exercise-induced asthma, it will kick in after a few minutes of continuous exercise especially if in cold, dry or stuffy air. Proper treatment will help you increase your tolerance hence improving how much exertion your body can take before the asthmatic attack kicks in.

Strong emotions or feelings

Any strong emotions or feelings, be it happiness or anger related could affect your breathing and sometimes trigger an asthmatic attack. People who already suffer from another form of asthma attack will be more susceptible to this. Sometimes, people who do not have asthma might experience symptoms like wheezing or difficult in breathing in such cases.

Respiratory Illnesses

Since asthma leads to inflammation of the respiratory system, any illness that sets off such an inflammation could lead to one or more asthma reactions. The most popular infections in this range include:

  • Influenza
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus infection
  • Pneumonia

These conditions will make your asthma worse if you already have common allergens. They can also be perfect triggers to people without any asthma histories especially if they are children.

Asthma risk factors

Apart from these direct asthma causes, you increase the chances of recurrent infections if you fit any of these conditions

  • If you are overweight
  • You are a smoker
  • Living with or being near people who smoke
  • Exposure to air pollutants like internal combustion engine fumes and smoke
  • Exposure to occupational triggers like farming, manufacturing and hairdressing chemicals
  • Hormonal changes like during the menstruation cycle
  • Sulfites in food
  • Sensitive to specific types of medication

Even though doctors cannot really tell why some people get asthmatic reactions to harmless substances and others do not, they have figured out different ways to alleviate attack symptoms and even make them less common. All medication seeks to reduce the inflammation and constriction that accompanies asthma bouts hence making breathing possible. In addition to this, a comprehensive asthma action plan that helps you avoid allergens and equip you or those around you with the knowledge and tools needed to combat asthmatic bouts will help you stay safer hence preventing any fatalities.

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Why HeartSine?

Saving Lives with an AED

Long ago in 1947, the medical community discovered that an electrical shock to the heart would restart a stopped heart during cardiac arrest. Technology continues to work on ways in which medical persons, and lay persons alike can help the life of a person in cardiac arrest.

The mid-1960s found a portable version of the AED, Automated Electrical Device, born with the promise to help a person with emergency medical treatment. It has only been in the last ten years that the AED is offered and seen in many public places if someone enters cardiac arrest.

Death is Eminent Without an AED

The survival of a person in cardiac arrest has at least over a 30 percent chance of survival. Without AED assistance for survival is zero. Most CPR classes now train students in the class in the use of the AED. If someone needs to use an AED in an emergency situation, kits come with clear and simple directions for using the kit.

Ever since the AED came on the scene in 1947 technology continued to make giant strides for improvements in the utilization of the AED. One such advancement is an AED called HeartSine.

Why Rely On HeartSine?

  • There are available adult AEDs and kits for children that follow suit of the original AED offered.
  • The following specifics regarding the HeartSine outshine the AEDs provided in the marketplace today, offering the superior and advanced technology available today.
  • You can purchase any HeartSine with an eight-year lifetime warranty and a ten-year product warranty. This warranty is up to five years longer than other products on the market today.
  • HeartSine is used in the CPR classroom and gives
  • CPR reports for classroom or real-time use.
  • The only treatment for an irregular heart pattern is defibrillation. Correcting an irregular heart pattern as seen in ventricular fibrillation is what the Heartsine is geared to do. Defibrillation, provided by HeartSine is the only treatment for ventricular fibrillation.
  • It is vital to get a CPR pattern going on a cardiac attack victim and then to give their heart a needed boost by using an available HeartSine.
  • The importance of your learning CPR can triple the survival rate of a person who suffered a cardiac arrest.
  • The Pad-Pak of the HeartSine contains the battery and the electrodes.
  • The HeartSine defibrillator electrodes provided users with voice prompt and directed CPR rate reports.
  • It only takes eight seconds, 12 seconds tops, to recharge the HealthSine.
  • HeartSine provides medical personnel with 90 minutes of ECG reports.
  • The HeartSine, not unlike any other AED, has operating temperatures. The HeartSine has an operating and standby temperature of 0 degrees to 50 degrees.
  • A completely charged HeartSine unit is good for 60 shocks. This AED can monitor the patient for up to six hours of monitoring.
  • Every HeartSine unit is password specific.
  • Every HeartSine complies with updated AHA guidelines. However, The AHA requires no updates after purchase. There are complimentary updates available from the company websites.
  • Has a small flashing green light every five seconds. If the light flashes red, there is a default, and the Pad-Pak needs replacing.
  • The HeartSine offers a unique increased and comprehensive technology benefits.
  • Provides fewer inventories to monitor and track.

In Conclusion

Time is of the essence as the longer the person’s heart pattern remains irregular, the higher the risk for pulseless activity. The ventricular fibrillation becomes no longer shockable.

The skilled, educated, trained, and experienced technicians at HeartSine remain at the forefront of portable defibrillation technology, providing un-relinquished expertise for AED units for medical personnel and the public domain.

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