Are you experiencing the winter blues (depression) or depriving yourself of a good night’s sleep?
You may be experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); about 35 million Americans suffer from this each year. This is very common Affects 4-6 percent of the United States population and of those affected 75% are women.
Light, air and water are essential to life. Today many of us spend a great deal of time in front of computers, watching television and other activities where we deprive ourselves from receiving the bright light that is essential to our well being.
Some other symptoms of SAD are lethargy, depression, fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, lack of interest in formerly pleasurable activities and a change in sleep patterns such as insomnia or over sleeping.
Sleep disorders tend to those who lack the proper timing of bright light. Elderly, teenagers, late night shift workers and travelers seem to be the groups of people most heavily affected. Bright light properly administered can help restore a proper sleep pattern.
If you feel you may suffer from the above symptoms during you may want to consider light box therapy. Light box therapy is a treatment administered in your home to help cure Seasonal Affective Disorder. It consists of a light box device that is used to increase the amount of light you are exposed to on a daily basis. If you feel you are suffering from these symptoms see your physician for further diagnosis. If you have any questions or need more information on Light Box Therapy feel free to give New England Surgical a call at 1-800-336-1300 or visit us online at www.newenglandsurg.com.
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Using a nebulizer is easy: all you have to do is breathe!
What exactly is a nebulizer? Sounding like something out of a science fiction movie, a nebulizer is actually a very important piece of equipment for those with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and a variety of other respiratory conditions. Using oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break up medical solutions into aerosol droplets, nebulizers allow users to take their medicine by simply inhaling it through a tube and mouthpiece.
Besides respiratory conditions, new research has shown that more medicines for conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic migraines can be developed to be administered through nebulizers. Because of this, medical market researchers are predicting widespread growth and use of nebulizers. But before the world is overtaken with nebulizers we should look at what the benefits are of using one.
- All you have to do is breathe: The main benefit of the nebulizer is that practically everyone can use one, from young children to college kids and middle aged empty-nesters to the elderly. Even those that are sick or in the middle of an asthma attack can use a nebulizer.
- A direct path to the lungs: Using a nebulizer for treatment of respiratory diseases is more efficient and delivers the medicine to the lungs quicker. Oral medications have to first be absorbed into the blood stream and then are taken to where they are need, whereas aerosolized medicine from a nebulizer travels straight to the lungs.
- Fewer trips to the hospital: Having a nebulizer on hand at home or having a portable nebulizer with you on a trip prevents you from having to go to the hospital whenever you have an asthma attack. This means lower medical costs and fewer trips to the hospital.
These benefits, along with the possible development of more medicines for use in nebulizers, show that nebulizers are both handy to have around and important for the future of home medical care. New England Surgical offers all of the parts and accessories to make sure your nebulizer is working well for you now or in the future.
Use a knee walker instead of crutches to get around with ease while your injury heals.
In the recent past any person recovering from a broken leg or foot, leg or foot surgery or a leg injury of any kind below the knee could be seen agonizingly crutching around on technology that had changed relatively little since first being invented a couple of centuries ago. However, today people recovering from leg injuries have a much better and more efficient option: THE KNEE WALKER.
Borrowing from the design of traditional walkers and wheelchairs, a KNEE WALKER provides what anyone who has a lower leg injury needs: a way to get around while keeping weight off the injured leg and the leg in an elevated position. The user simply puts the knee of their injured leg on the pad, balances with the other leg and pushes the walker with the padded handles with minimal effort.
No more pain from having crutches jammed into your armpits or back strain from your spine being in an unusual position. KNEE WALKERS require minimal upper body strength to use, instead relying on the muscles of the legs as if the user was standing up. While doctor’s orders after surgery are to stay off the injured foot, causing leg muscles to atrophy, relying on the leg muscles and the natural balance of the human body allows a knee walker user to avoid atrophy of the leg muscles. It also allows for the full use of arms when stopped, and actually helps with mobility and stability, unlike crutches.
Most KNEE WALKERS are also height adjustable, as well as a lockable front brake for added safety. Made for both indoor and outdoor use, knee walkers, while more expensive than a pair of crutches, provide the user with an experience far beyond that of using crutches.
If you find yourself needing a more mobile and stable way to get around after a lower leg or foot injury, New England Surgical can provide you with the KNEE WALKER you need for a more efficient recovery.
New England surgical is a medical supply company located in the Fall River, Massachusetts area and does business throughout the New England area. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and it shows! At New England Surgical we understand that living with certain medical conditions and disorders or recovering from injuries and surgeries can be difficult to cope with, and that shopping for specialty products can be frustrating. It is with this understanding that allows us to provide trained and experienced consultants who take the time and consideration in helping our customers find the right solution for managing their condition and regaining their independence.