Giving a Facial Massage – Be Careful or You Could Spread a Contagious Disease!

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

When you are about to start to give someone a Luxury Facial Massage, it is important to keep watch out for possible skin conditions that would make the whole experience less enjoyable, both for you and your recipient.

Always be on the lookout for large blemishes, sores, rash or discolouration of skin-tone of these areas. Touching or rubbing the affected areas could [and probably would] cause discomfort to your recipient or you could spread the disease to other areas or to yourself if not careful!

Herpes Simplex type 1 or cold sores around the lips is caused by a virus that is transmitted in the air. There is not very much anyone can do to prevent the spread of this disease. Once caught the virus never disappears from the body but rather goes “dormant”. Fortunately it is fairly harmless and will only cause some discomfort.

Tinea aka Ringworm is a fungal infection that is very contagious. In fact one doesn’t necessarily need to come in direct contact with another host to become infected. Just being in close proximity would be enough because the disease is transmitted via minute spores. It is very rare for this fungus to develop on the face but technically still possible. Once infected, you should see a doctor immediately to prevent its spread, it will not go away on its own.

Herpes Zoster virus aka Shingles or Chickenpox is another very contagious virus that can make its host very ill. The small, numerous sores that this disease commonly causes is actually a sign of the later phase of the disease when the patient is starting to recover, however the disease is very contagious during this phase. In fairness, it is unlikely that you would come in close contact with someone who has Chickenpox because they would most probably be bed-ridden. Shingles is a recurrence of Chickenpox but in a milder form. A masseuse should still be very careful because if he/she has never had Chickenpox, then they could get infected with it from someone who has Shingles!

Herpes Zoster could also cause viral conjunctivitis by touching or scratching the sores and then rubbing the area around the eyes.

Impetigo is yet another highly contagious skin condition that occurs after an upper respiratory infection. This will cause oozing sores that eventually become crusty.

Scabies is caused by very small mites called Sarcoptes Scabiei which leave blistery bumps after biting their host. These mites will transfer themselves to you and/or another recipient if you come in direct contact with them.

The best advice is to simply avoid infected areas because [at the very least] as a masseuse you could cause your recipient discomfort or help spread very undesirable skin conditions or diseases, which is exactly the opposite of what the Facial Massage is intended to achieve.

Use impeccable hygiene practices e.g. always wash your hands and arms thoroughly before and after you give a massage and avoid contact with any suspicious areas of your recipient.

Definitely mention anything suspicious immediately to your recipient. After all they are your family or friends so surely you would want to help them get treatment and prevent further transmission?

Following these simple habits should ensure that you will always provide a truly memorable Luxury Facial Massage.

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Heart Disease and Its Importance Today!

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Heart diseases, also referred to as Cardiac diseases are used to denote a range of cardiovascular conditions. These diseases are one of the most widely prevalent health disorders that have affected the lives of millions of people across the globe. It is one of the leading causes of death in most of the developed countries around the world.

These diseases either affect the heart or the blood vessel system, particularly the arteries and veins that lead to and from the heart. Some of the cardiac congenital conditions, plaque-blocked arteries, diseases of the cardiac muscle and arrhythmia. While some people inherit the diseases from their parents, others develop it over a period of time. The most common form of heart disease in adults is known as coronary artery disease and the condition that commonly affects children is known as congenital heart disease.

Some of the common factors behind heart diseases include:

* Diabetes

* High blood pressure

* Stress

* Smoking

* Family History

The symptoms of having contracted a heart disease can be subtle as well as dramatic. Breathlessness while exercising is sure sign that your fitness levels are not up to the mark and this maybe affecting your heart negatively. Undue palpitations are also one of the common signs of heart diseases. A tingling sensation on your fingers, toes or lips is again a sign that your circulating system is not functioning properly. Finally the most obvious sign of a cardiac problem is a feeling of tightness in the chest. If there is chest pain regularly it is advised that you consult a doctor at the earliest.

Modern medicine has found a number of effective measures to treat heart diseases including lifestyle improvements, taking drugs and undergoing surgery. Prevention is always better than cure and there are a number of ways you can keep the disease at bay.

A healthy lifestyle goes a long way to reduce the risk of contracting cardiac problems. It is important that you consume organic diet comprising vegetables and fruits. This together with exercises would help you to stay fit and healthy. Your cholesterol levels and blood pressure too would be under check. Though many people are genetically inclined towards heart diseases, with certain adjustments in lifestyle habits it can be avoided to a large extent.

Two of the most dangerous contributors to heart diseases are obesity and smoking. Both of these are known to increase blood pressure to high levels thereby exerting enormous strain on the heart. Smoking leads to the building up of fatty deposits in the arteries leading to circulation problems that affects the heart. Having excess weight also implies that you are not following a healthy diet and are missing out on important vitamins and mineral that are essential for the proper functioning of the heart. Quitting smoking as well as other unhealthy practices such as drinking is very helpful towards lowering the risk of contracting heart diseases.

To conclude, a healthy lifestyle with an eye on the symptoms will ensure that your life is not devastated by heart diseases.

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Everything You Need to Know About Disease Management

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Disease management is a structure that is designed to improve a person’s health with coordinated interventions, measurements of health care, where self-care efforts can be implemented. Disease management empowers an individual, who is working with the health care provider to manage and prevent his/her disease.

It is designed to help an individual improve their health with any chronic condition and to reduce the costs associated with avoidable complications, like an emergency room visit and hospitalizations.

Disease management includes the following actions:

Identifying patients’ affected by the disease

Determining the most effective ways to treat the disease

It is more like population-based-care or continuous health care improvement. If properly designed, it works on prevention of complications as well as treatment of chronic conditions.

Conditions most commonly chosen for disease management are Asthma, cardiovascular diseases, Coronary artery disease, Congestive heart failure, Angina, Lipid irregularity, Depressive disorders, Diabetes and much more.

What are its benefits?

It improves your health and lets you enjoy a good life. It comes with reduced spending on healthcare costs.

It is created with the complete understanding of the natural course of a disease and the critical areas where more focus is required to reduce the chances of morbidity and mortality.

How can we design an effective disease management program?

DM is a process of reducing healthcare costs and/or DM is a process of reducing healthcare costs and/or improving the quality of life for individuals by preventing/minimizing the effects of a disease usually a chronic minimizing the effects of a disease, usually a chronic condition, through integrative care.

DM involves consists of two streams

• Managing clinical activities

• Interventions for financial outcomes

The Drivers of a Disease management program and their roles in that program:

Program administrators

They are the people who help in the running of a plan and provide useful information on goals, expectations, organizational structure, and incentive programs to the disease management program.

Physicians

The practicing physician’s clinical experience and continuing medical education play a big role, but the system develops every day with significant variation in treating each disease.

Medical specialists must collaborate in developing treatment guidelines, or recommendations from experts should be taken into consideration. Once guidelines are prepared, it can be spread through training programs.

Pharmacists

They participate in formulary decisions, drug treatment protocols, and critical pathway design. Most of these activities involve education and monitoring, for which pharmacists are particularly well trained.

Information managers

Information managers analyze data which helps in designing and operating disease management program. Analyzed data consist of baseline measures which are necessary for comparison later on whether health has been improved and costs are in control.

Information managers help the planning team decide on data formats and determine the importance of current information systems.

Finance managers

The disease management team’s finance experts analyze current costs of health care, and also the cost of the failing to achieve the goal.

Patients

Patient education and intervention of the disease is essential and so is his participation in the management plan. It is very important to measure the progress initially and at the end of the program. In this patient is also made aware of the all pros and cons of the disease so he is mentally prepared. Patient has a profound effect on their clinical outcome and should take their responsibility seriously.

Pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical companies contribute in determining the total cost of an untreated illness and also the natural history of a disease and expenditure on treatment, providing their products on subsidized rate. It also studies other drug using patterns for education programs.

This write-up covers all the basic information about the program and would help you understand the working of it. It is a very effective way of treating diseases, avoiding all the emergency and keeping a person’s disease in control which eventually saves your pocket. However, there’s no claim made about the success of this program, neither about any failure. It is a relatively new program which needs much more recognition.

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