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ISCHIOGLUTEAL BURSITIS

[caption id="attachment_924" align="alignleft" width="250"] ischiogluteal bursitis[/caption] Ischiogluteal bursitis is a condition that is characterized by tissue damage and inflammation to the ischiolgluteal bursa causing pain in the buttock. Ischiogluteal bursitis refers to an injury involving the inflammation of the ischiolgluteal bursa. A bursa refers to the small sac filled with lubricating fluid which ...

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Chills: Causes, Complications and First Aid Treatment & Management

The term chills pertains to feelings of coldness whilst usually shivering or shaking that is caused by the repeated muscle contraction and relaxation as a way of producing heat when the body feels cold.Chills generally arise from one of two causes: (1)an accompaniment to fever from infections and other causes and (2) after exposure to cold environments. They are caused by a wide range of disease. Usually, w ...

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All about plantar fascia strain

[caption id="attachment_776" align="alignleft" width="295"] Plantar Fascia Strain[/caption] Plantar fascia is a strong band of the ligament tissue connecting the heel with the toes. Its main function is to support the arch of the foot. Its injury is considered one of the most common causes of the pain in the heel region. The straining of the plantar fascia can cause a serious problem as standing and walking ...

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Blepharitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, First Aid Treatment and Management

The inflammation of the rims of the eyelids is called blepharitis. It is characterized by red, swollen and itchy eyelids with the formation of dandruff-like scales on the eyelashes. It is frequently caused by bacterial infection or other skin conditions. Blepharitis is not contagious and can affect anyone of any age. It does not have serious long-term consequences. Blepharitis Types and Causes The two types ...

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Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock occurs when there is a substantial reduction in intravascular volume by 15% to 25% which represents a loss of approximately 750ml to 1,300 ml of blood in an average person weighing 70-kg (154-lbs). Hypovolemic shock is the most common type of shock, is characterized by a marked decreased intravascular volume of blood in the circulatory system. Body fluid is contained in the intracellular a ...

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Certification Courses for Life Guards

[caption id="attachment_974" align="alignleft" width="300"] Learn to become a lifeguard through St Mark James training programs.[/caption] If you are interested in been a life guard either as a way to have fun while making some money during summer or even as a career, you might want to start by try out the St Mark James Certification Courses for Life Guards. The course gives you a comprehensive hands-on pra ...

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Providing First Aid for People with Hearing Problems

In order for you to provide first aid, you have to develop rapport with the victim. At times, providing first aid for people with special needs can be challenging. Read on to learn more about how to care for a deaf patient. In order to provide accurate and efficient first aid, you have to gather as much information about the victim. However, in some cases, language becomes a barrier for effective first aid ...

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Essential Facts About Unintentional Falls

Falls are among the leading causes of injury-related ER visits. Learn more about unintentional falls and help reduce injuries associated with it. Unintentional falls can happen to anyone, at any place and at any time. Falls may not seem serious but they can lead to life-changing, even fatal, consequences. Every year, over 9 million people visit emergency department or are given first aid due to falls. Altho ...

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LICHEN NITIDUS

Lichen nitidus is a rare skin condition that results from abnormal inflammatory activity in the skin cells, which generally features tiny, skin-colored, glistering bumps on the surface of the skin. Lichen nitidus is a condition that rarely causes discomfort since it clears up on its own without any treatment. This condition may affect anyone, although it typically develops in children and young adults. The ...

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Asthma Attacks

Asthma is common in both adults and children. It is usually managed by their GP and well-controlled with the use of inhalers. However, First Aid Classes explain how in an asthma attack, the muscles in the airways go into spasm, which causes the lining to swell. This narrows the airway, making it difficult for the patient to breathe. Symptoms include: Difficulty in breathing – with prolonged breathing-out ph ...

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