Brighten and Relieve your itchy sore eyes by HealthCare4All

This week I want to talk to you about a very common eye condition called Blepharitis. It can develop at any age and the main symptoms are that the edges of your eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but often one eye is worse and generally its worse in the morning. Blepharitis isn’t contagious. Also, if you get seasonal allergies you could be suffering with red, itchy swollen and dry eyes. The products below would be perfect for you!  I will write a post about seasonal allergies later this month with loads of advice and amazing products to give you some relief.

 

 

 

 

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

It can develop at any age and symptoms include

  • crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids

  • Dry eyes that have a gritty feeling and burning sensation

  • Light sensitivity and blurred vision

  • styes (an infection at the root of an eyelash) on the eyelid

  •  small ulcers on the eyelids

  • crusty eyelashes that stick together

  • uncomfortable to wear contact lenses

How to treat Blepharitis

Cleaning your eyelids to remove the crusts the eyelid margins and unblock the eyelid glands. To begin with you may need to clean your eyelids twice a day. You can do this by Using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes more runny.  Gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands. Cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.

Unfortunately it is a long term condition that usually can not be cured so its a case of managing it. Even after the symptoms have gone it is a good idea to clean your eyelids at least a couple of times a week to reduce the chances of it recurring.  It is also suggested that daily eyelid-cleaning routine can help control the symptoms and prevent permanent scarring of the eyelid margins.

More severe cases may require antibiotics that are either applied to the eye or eyelid directly, or taken as tablets.

 So what products do HealthCare4All recommend for Blepharitis?

Artificial Tear Drops to help with dry eye such as Hycosan Original Preservative-Free Lubricating Eye Drops. Hycosan Original (0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate) is a sterile preservative free eye drop which is ideal for mild to moderate symptoms of Dry Eye. It can be used for 6 months after first opening. We like the Hycosan product because this unique device also dispenses a single calibrated drop with each click, and as such it offers incredible value for money when compared to more traditional Preservative Free options. 

  • Suitable for use with all contact lenses

  • No blurring of vision

  • Natural, soothing and well tolerated

  • Long lasting effect, due to high quality

  • Easy to use bottle

  • Suitable for use after eye surgery

  • The CoMod (Continous Mono Dose) system, keeps the contents sterile for 6 months from first opening and delivers a single equal sized drop (30µl) with each click.

  • For a 7.5ml bottle this equates to at least 225 drops per bottle or for a patient using it 3 times daily in both eyes, a 5+ week supply.

  • The Sodium Hyaluronate used in Hycosan is of an extremely high quality and this is evident by the viscosity (thickness) and the long lasting effects of the drop.

  • Uniquely, such high quality Sodium Hyaluronate, also allows this viscous, long lasting drop to cause no blurring of vision, which is a common problem with many viscous eye drops.

  • Hycosan is also unique, in that it is formulated using a citrate Buffer. The buffers acts to keep the pH of the solution neutral and maximise comfort in the eye. It also prevents the possible risk associated with Phosphate buffers used in some other

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  • Blephasol is tested by dermatologists and recommended for daily cleaning of sensitive eyelids, especially the lid margins.

  • It is made using a micelle formulation which ensures it is free from alcohol, detergents, and preservatives which can irritate the eyes.

  • It removes impurities, stains, make-up and dried secretions from eyelids and the base of eyelashes without causing any irritation of the eye or surrounding skin.

Ideal in the management of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid margin). It Can be used twice a day on an ongoing basis without causing any harm.

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Eye Doctor Microwave Eyelid Heat Pack

Featuring a removable cover to ensure hygiene, The Eye Doctor is your ideal partner for treating Dry Eye Disease, related symptoms and complications…naturally.
High quality eyelid heat mask filled with a blend of natural British grains to ease a range of conditions.
Registered Class 1 Medical Device with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 How does The Eye Doctor work?

The Eye Doctor will gently conform to the shape of your eyes and face. Either side of The Eye Doctor can be placed across the eyes, the blue side feels warmer than the black side.

After using The Eye Doctor, with your eyes closed, gently massage the upper eyelid by smoothing a finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner just about the lashes.

To ease symptoms of:

  • Blepharitis

  • Chalazion (Eyelid Cysts)

  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light

  • Red Eyes (Bloodshot) and Dry Eye Disease

  • Grittiness & Irritation, inflamed, painful & sore eyes

 

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20) 

Contains 20 convenient Pre-Moistened Pads, which contain a gentle surfactant that removes oil, debris and dead skin cells from the eyelids. Ideal for routine daily eyelid hygiene and maintenance.

Without proper eyelid hygiene, conditions resulting in inflammation of the eyelids (such as blepharitis) and dry eyes may develop. Removing oil and debris from the eyelids with Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and, depending on the severity of the condition, possibly employing the use of antibiotics or antibacterial cleansers may help prevent or drastically reduce inflammation.

How to use Ocusoft Lid Scrub Original Pre-Moistened Pads
First, wash and clean hands. Then, fold the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pad over the index finger, close your eye and gently scrub the eyelid using side-to-side strokes for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use the opposite side of the same pad and repeat procedure with other eyelid.

When to get medical advice

See your high-street optician (optometrist) if you have persistent symptoms of blepharitis that aren’t being controlled by simple eyelid hygiene measures.

They can examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition, or may refer you to an eye specialist.

Contact your optometrist or GP immediately if you have any severe symptoms. If this isn’t possible, visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Freshen your Feet and Soften your Sole with HealthCare4All

After walking around all the shops for the sales, why not treat your feet to some pampering! This week I have selected HealthCare4All’s top 3 Luxury products to help soothe painful, swollen, tired feet!  I personally use the Beurer FB50 and every time I use it I am reminded why we sell so many. Pure luxury and bliss!

There are loads of benefits of foot spa’s including

  • Beneficial for blood circulation

  • Relieving stress and tension after a long day

  • Reduces hard skin and cracked heels

  • Could help with plantar faciatis

  • Intensive reflexology without the cost of repeat treatments

 

Footner Exfoliating Socks

For Baby-Soft Feet
Reduces hard skin and cracked heels with one application
Removes unwanted dead skin from your feet
No Cutting, No Scrubbing
Easy to use

Contains:
1 pair of Exfoliating Socks for all foot sizes up to 10.5

Footner Exfoliating Socks are a revolutionary product to give you smooth, softer feet with just one 60 minute application. Footner Exfoliating Socks make use of the skin’s natural process to rid your feet from dead skin build-up. After just one application your feet will shed this dead skin. Feeling young and rejuvenated, your feet will be smoother than ever.

Using this product helps the peeling of the hardened skin build-up on your feet. Footner Exfoliating Socks makes use of the skin’s natural peeling process to remove dead skin from the feet. Within 7 – 10 days* you will be left with soft, smooth, rejuvenated, baby-soft feet.
* Note: the exfoliating proces differs per person, it may last up to 14 days.

Review for the Footner Exfoliating Socks

I have purchased this a few times and I must say I am a big fan. There is something so satisfying about all of your skin falling off your feet. Yes it is so hideous and disgusting and you will leave skin everywhere but man alive it is amazing. It leaves your skin feeling soo smooth! I have a couple really hard bits of my feet which are not returned to super smooth skin after using this but it certainly takes a good few layers off and softens it. I just go at those bits with a pumice stone and my feet are left looking beautiful!

 

Beurer FB50 Luxury Foot Spa & Heater

 

Relaxing foot spa bath from Beurer that features a water heater with variable settings, an LCD display to allow easy adjustments, and vibration AND bubble massage. What more could you want from a foot spa?

Features:

  • Vibration massage and bubble massage

  • Soothing water heating at 5 levels (35 – 48 °C)

    The LCD display shows the current water temperature. To change the temperature press and hold the temperature button until you have set the desired water temperature (35, 38, 42, 45, 48 °C)

  • Integrated magnets and infrared for magnetic field & heat therapy

    The footbath has four magnets and eight infrared lights integrated into the bath. They promote your circulation and stimulate the reflex zones.

  • Removable massage roller attachments for foot reflex zone massage

    You can experience a special massage effect by moving your feet back and forth on the six massage rollers integrated into the bottom of the footbath. The massage rollers can optionally be removed by pulling them firmly upwards.

  • Enchangeable pedicure attachments

    Place the desired attachment on the holder in the centre. Press the attachment lightly down with your foot to activate the electric motor.

    The brush attachment can be used to stimulate the reflex zones in the soles of your feet

    The massage attachment provides a soothing massage for your feet and promotes the circulation.

    The corn and callus remover is used to remove dead skin cells and calluses.

  • Simple and convenient operation with LED display

  • Soothing infrared light dots

  • Massage-supporting footbed

  • Can be used for dry massage

  • Timer – can be set to automatically switch off, with a range from 20-60 minutes

  • Cord winder

  • Spray guard

  • Anti-slip rubber feet

£120 At Argos but only £106 at HealthCare4All

Review for the Beurer FB50

This arrived the next day and i have to admit i was skeptical when my other half got it for me. Usually foot spas are too soft to do anything for my feet, because i have plantar faciatis. I was proven wrong when taking it out and gave it a go. The fact that the water is warmed and kept warmed long enough ( i do like a long foot soak and i usually sit with the hot kettle next to me to top up my bowl) was beyond expectations. Constant temperature was amazing. Then you add the vibrations and the bubbles and i was in heaven. Well impressed! Good piece of kit for tired and achy feet.

 

 

As I mentioned earlier the Beurer FB50 is my absolute favourite, however I appreciate it is not cheap! So as an alternative our second best seller is the Medisasa FS885 Comfort spa. At £89.99 it is £16 cheaper and also an excellent product.

Medisana FS885 Comfort Foot Spa

 

3 in 1: bubble spa and vibration massage and red light
Water heating from 20°C to 48°C – user adjustable
Timer function for 20/30/40/50/60 minutes
Digital display for timer setting and water temperature
Automatic red light and heat function
Massage rollers in the middle of the foot spa to massage the inner surfaces of the feet
Removable massage rollers in the sole of the feet
Ergonomically-arranged air bubble nozzles
Good heat insulation through double-walled casing
Intensive reflexology
Convenient size- suitable up to shoe size 46

Review for The Medisana FS885 Foot Spa..

This foot spa is absolutely great, haven’t had a foot treatment like this ever. So relaxing, water stays warm, bubbles are terrific and vibration really feels lovely, AND, you can use it without water for a dry massage, both are a brilliant experience.

HealthCare4All Recommend The Best Products That Keep You Smiling

HealthCare4All Recommend The Best Products That Keep Your Teeth Healthy & Clean!

What is Good Oral Hygiene?

We all want a lovely smile, with clean straight teeth, and a mouth that’s healthy and fresh!  Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

The Main causes of Gum disease and tooth decay are mainly plaque and tartar build up. Good oral hygiene helps to prevent or delay dental erosion. 

If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem.

Your dentist or hygienist can show you how to practice good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.

Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress.

So this week, I want to show you some of the best products that HealthCare4All recommend for you to keep your Teeth and mouth healthy and clean!

 

Manual or electric toothbrush?

When it comes to choosing between a manual or electric toothbrush, it’s a personal choice – they’re equally effective at removing plaque and debris if used correctly. Both types need to be kept in tip-top condition. Over time, bristles become frayed and worn, so remember to replace the toothbrush or brush head every three months.

A rechargeable or battery electric toothbrush appeals to all ages and it’s a real winner for young children. While the kids are attracted to the bright colours, the electric motion of the toothbrush does the job effectively.

 

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We recommend the Oral Pro 5000 Smart Guided Electric Toothbrush

This is no ordinary toothbrush: the huge box it comes in contains a unique wireless Smart Guide device that connects to the brush wirelessly and monitors your brushing.

It then gives you a dentist-like report on how you brushed and how you should be brushing to remove all that plaque. It has a timer on it so you monitor length of brush. It even documents the pressure with which you apply it to your teeth. If you put excessive pressure on your teeth, the red pressure sensor light appears.

It has several brushing modes including deep clean, whitening and massage. It also comes with a handy travel case and a wall mount so you can position your SmartGuide on the wall next to your bathroom mirror.

Oral B claims that the handset pulsates 40,000 times and rotates 8,800 times per minute to remove twice as much plaque as an ordinary manual toothbrush. In fact, it’s the only toothbrush approved with a Platinum rating by the British Dental Association. Its costs £99.98 from HealthCare4All

For the kids we recommend the Oral-B Advanced Power Kids Toothbrush  or the Disney Princess Toothbrush.

We also have musical Disney Toothbrushes and from the movie ‘Frozen’. Check out our full range here

  • Suitable for ages 5 years upwards

  • Powered by 2x AA batteries (Duracell brand included)

  • Smaller children’s brush head

  • Heads can be replaced

  • Designed to clean chewing surfaces

  • Helps to prevent tooth decay

  • Extra-soft flowered bristles

  • Indicator bristles

  • 2 year warranty

  • Only £13.99 at HealthCare4All

Cleaning Between Teeth

Dentists suggest that not only should we brush twice a day but also floss daily. Removing plaque between your teeth requires regular flossing at least once a day after brushing.  There are two ways of doing this, either using an electric irrigator or floss picks.

A wonderfully reliable and effective oral irrigator, the Panasonic EW1411  undergoes strict quality control and testing before the units are released from the factory.
The unit sits neatly on the re charger base which can be placed on the bathroom counter top/shelf or wall-mounted if preferred. This product has been designed to give years of good service.

  • Panasonic EW1411 Rechargeable Cordless Oral IrrigatorPanasonic EW1411, the compact complement to your oral hygiene regime. Get rid of bacteria and food residues from areas where even the best toothbrush can’t reach.Mouthcare with 4-mode Water Jet (4 pressure settings)Jet – to remove leftovers and food particles powerfully

    Interdental – for interdental care. For cleaning between teeth with intermittent jet for a longer time

    Air In REGULAR – for periodontal pocket cleaning and gum care

    Air In SOFT – for periodontal pocket care by massaging the gum gently

    Easy to Grip
    Easy to remove and clean water tank – 130ml tank volume
    Water tank provides around 35 seconds of irrigation or 120 seconds in interdental mode
    Tank is also dishwasher-safe
    Waterproof and washable
    100-240v automatic universal voltage
    Fitted with 2-pin bathroom plug
    Cordless Operation
    Maximum water pressure 588 kPa

    Interdental and Periodontal Pocket Care:
    Powerful jet water removed food leftovers
    Water jet mixed with air cleans up periodontal pockets
    Ideal for: misaligned teeth, between back teeth, between teeth and gums, around bridges braces and crowns

    Gum Care:
    Water jet with air comfortably massages gum

    Your Panasonic EW1411 is equipped with nozzle stand, a non-contact re-charger and Jet water nozzle rotates in every direction.
    Nozzle is a replaceable item

  • costs £69.98 at HealthCare4all

There are some irrigators that are cheaper such as the Waterpik wp462 available for £45.00, another great product..

 

Waterpik Waterflosser Cordless PLUS WP462
-in a Satin Black finish

The EASY and MORE EFFECTIVE way to Floss!
One Minute a day for a cleaner, fresher and healthier mouth!

Clinically Proven

* removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas
* up to 50% more effective for healthy gums vs. string floss
* cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline

The Waterpik Water Flosser provides a unique combination of water pressure and pulsations to clean deep between teeth and below the gumline, removing harmful bacteria and debris than tradtional brushing and flossing can’t reach. It also massages and stimulates gums for enhanced circulation.

Tips rotate 350 degrees to reach all areas of the mouth
Charger adaptor fitted with UK 3-pin mains plug

4 Tips included:
Classic Jet Tip – Best for general use
Plaque Seeker Tip – The easy and more effective way to floss. Best for Implants, Crowns, Bridges and General Use
Orthodontic Tip – Best for Braces and general use
Tongue Cleaner Tip – Best for fresher breath. Removes bacteria from the tongue to freshen breath

More benefits:
* Takes up less space on the countertop
* Can be used with your favourite mouthwash
* Rechargeable. NO batteries needed!

45 seconds of water capacity
Dual Pressure Control
2 year Warranty
Advanced Ergonomic Design with Non-Slip Grip
On/Off switch with easy slide control
Dual pressure control system – Low for sensitive gums. High for deep cleaning.
Quick release mechanism for easy tip change-out
Improved easy-to fill reservoir
Number 1 Model Recommeded by Dentists in the U.S.A

Healthier Gums in just 14 days guaranteed

We also love the Oral B Tooth Glide Floss Picks. These floss picks are amazing, they are so easy to use. I always found it difficult to get to some of my teeth when flossing, also I seemed to cut off the circulation in my fingers using the standard wire floss! These Glide picks are my personal favourite. It’s an ingenious design which allows you to place the floss between the teeth at the right angle without any trouble. You can even adjust the tension in the floss by squeezing the special area of the handle.

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  • Slides up to 50% more easily in tight spaces* *vs. leading floss

  • Helps prevent gingivitis as part of a complete dental plan

  • Up to 90% more micro textured surface area than Glide Original

  • Provides a cool, clean feeling every time you floss

  • Now contain 30 flossers per pack

  • Strong and shred resistant with a light coating of natural wax for improved grip

  • They are only £7.49 at HealthCare4All

Of course there is audience participation necessary! Its important to eat a balanced diet, limiting(or eliminating)  sugary snacks and drinks. Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste and mouthwash. It’s also suggested that if you live in a non-fluoridated area, that children under 12 years old drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement

Take a look at HealthCare4All.co.uk for all your oral Hygiene needs!

Analyse and Monitor your sleep with The Beurer SE80 from HealthCare4All

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This Week I want to tell you about a very cool product that will help you get a better nights sleep!

Sleep problems are a common issue and can have a negative impact on our health.
They can result in a lack of concentration, poor performance, and changes to our blood pressure and metabolism, which is why healthy sleep is particularly important when it comes to stocking up on energy and strength for day-to-day life. To get to the bottom of your sleep problems, Beurer has developed the SE 80 SleepExpert.

Ladies and gentlemen… From HealthCare4All,  I would like to introduce the…..

Beurer SE80 High Precision Sleep Expert Sensor

Beurer SE 80

Beurer SE 80 High Precision Sleep EXPERT Sensor

This non-contact sensor offers professional sleep recording in the comfort of your own home. Placed discreetly under the mattress, the device measures and analyses personal sleeping habits. Fall-asleep time and wake-up frequency are recorded along with the actual sleep duration. In addition, heart rate, breathing rate and interruptions in breathing are also recorded.

The compatible Beurer SleepExpert app records the measurements automatically and so enables precise sleep phase analysis, including sleep phase hypnogram. A “Sleep score” display provides simple and user-friendly evaluation of the results. The “Fresh Wake” function helps users to wake up well-rested.

Top features:

– Sleep monitoring to help you identify any issues

– Bluetooth connection to SleepExpert app helps you analyse data

– Wake up function so you’re not disturbed from deep sleep

Sleep monitoring:

Track the quality of your sleep, including restfulness, heart rate, and respiratory rate, with the Beurer SE 80 SleepExpert.

It discreetly sits under your covers and helps you to identify any irregularities in your sleep so you can work to make improvements and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

Bluetooth:

The Beurer SE 80 transmits data to your smartphone via a low energy Bluetooth connection, and the data can be read via the SleepExpert app.

You can then analyse the data, which is equivalent to professional labs, and even show it to your GP if you are suffering sleep issues, for further advice.

Wake up:

Waking up in the correct sleep phase is important so you feel rested in the morning as being woken from deep sleep can leave you confused and irritated.
The SleepExpert helps you to wake in the most appropriate phase of your sleep cycle so you’re alert and ready for the day.

Available at HealthCare4All for £149.99

The Best Treatment for Lice and Nits removal. Licetec V-Comb review

 

#HealthCare4All are always searching the globe for the BEST products that are not going to break the bank! We have found an amazing gadget that will rid your children of LICE AND NITS and we have been ITCHING to tell you about it! Its called the LiceTec V Comb. #HealthCare4All are also the UK Distributors!

 

As featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ last week!

Why is it so amazing?

Unlike most products on the market today, the LiceTec Comb removes both Lice AND Nits. It is completely safe & extremely easy to use. It works by vacuum, so there is no risk of an electrical current to the user or the patient.

You can actually see the lice and nits getting sucked into the illuminated filter so you KNOW that you have caught them! This eliminates the guesswork you have from other products. It even works on Lice that are resistant to chemicals which is becoming a worldwide problem called SUPER LICE!

It can be used as many times as necessary which a major reason we love it so much. The alternative is using lotions that cost £10- £15 and can only be used once! The LiceTec V comb is only £36.95 from HealthCare4All!

What we also love about the LiceTec V-comb is that after it has sucked the lice and nits into the filter, you simply put the cap on and throw the filter away and you KNOW they have been safely disposed of!

As it is a registered medical device, it is marked with CE & FDA approved to give you peace of mind that you have a quality product!

We like to test our internationally sourced products and one thing that we suggest is that Technique on how to use the Comb is important. So please take a look at the instruction videos below.

  • There are no chemicals or allergy causing agents making this ideal for kids with sensitivities

  • There is no need to use shampoo or conditioners as the device is directly applied to dry hair

  • There is no requirement to use smelly or irritating solutions

  • It is THE most effective way of removing lice that I have ever seen – and with my history with battling lice, that is definitely saying something!

  • It is easy to use and operate

  • The built in LED light made it easy to check hair throughout the treatment

If you want to read more about Super Lice,  there has been so much in the press recently. I have listed a few of them below FYI

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/superlice-head-lice-not-budging-with-over-the-counter-treatment-medications/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/indestructible-head-lice-now-resistant-to-over-the-counter-remed/

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/mutant-super-lice-outbreak-now-155545532.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/the-people/super-lice-itching-cause-problems-8859987

 

Monitoring Lung Function with Vitalograph from HealthCare4All

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This week I want to talk to you about Measuring Lung Function, and monitoring Asthma. HealthCare4All have some new products that are aimed more at healthcare professionals. However, they can be used by the general public too.

The manufacturer I decided on is called Vitalograph.  They make a full range of products for measuring Lung Function. They are extremely well made, high quality products from digital peak flow meters to TOUCHSCREEN spirometers! Have a look here to check out their full range of products

The product I want to tell you all about today is the Vitalograph 6300 63310 MICRO Touch Screen Spirometer With USB (£541.65 EXC VAT)

Vitalograph Micro Spirometer Model 6300 from HealthCare4All

 

Micro Touch Screen Spirometer
The Ultimate Low Cost, High Performance Spirometer
The Vitalograph micro™ is a high quality spirometer at a great value price from the leading provider of spirometry devices to general healthcare and occupational health markets. This reliable, easy-to-use entry-level model offers all required functionalities in a full feature spirometer that is unrivalled in its price range.

The micro features the same high performance measuring technology used across the Vitalograph range and requires no user calibration. In contrast to turbine spirometers micro does not feature any sensitive moving parts, guaranteeing robustness and the highest possible measuring accuracy – even at very low or high flow rates. The running costs per measurement are low, as no expensive disposable sensors, turbines, spirettes and flow tubes are needed. Optimal hygienic operation is assured via Vitalograph Bacterial Viral Filters (BVF™).

The micro is the ideal choice where fast accurate testing is required in environments where mobility is important.

The test results and curves on the micro are displayed on the colour touch screen and, if required, can be downloaded as a PDF for printing, filing and manual uploading to electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The new GLI spirometry predicted equations and Z-Scores are built in.

Description:

Low cost, entry-level model from the leader in general healthcare and occupational health spirometry test devices
Durable measurement technology
NO need for expensive disposable sensors, turbines, spirettes or flow tubes
NO user calibration required
Optimal hygiene via Vitalograph Bacterial Viral Filters (BVF)
Touchscreen for simple and intuitive operation
Includes Vitalograph Reports Software for creating editable PDF reports (for printing, filing and uploading to electronic medical record (EMR) systems)
Features latest GLI spirometry predicted equations and Z-scores
Includes custom USB connector cable and Vitalograph Reports software on CD

Self Help Tips for Living With Asthma

Getting diagnosed with asthma can be daunting. Though with the right medication and care, asthma patients can stay fit, healthy and lead a normal life. As well as taking your regular asthma medication, there are certain lifestyle habits you can adopt and things to avoid that can help reduce asthma symptoms and the chances of an attack occurring.

1. Don’t smoke

As Asthma.org warns, smoking and breathing in other people’s smoke aggravates asthma and makes it worse in the long-term as it causes damage to the lungs that is permanent. In fact such is the negative impact smoking has on asthma sufferers that 82 percent of people with the respiratory condition inform Asthma.org that tobacco smoke affects their asthma.

Breathing in smoke, either first or second-hand, can also trigger an asthma attack. As Dr Mike Thomas from Asthma UK told NHS.uk:

“Smoke acts as an irritant and can trigger asthma attacks. It makes inhaled medicine less effective. As a result, you’re likely to need to take bigger doses of inhaled steroid medication.”

2. Avoid being exposed to asthma triggers

Numerous things can trigger asthma and one person’s triggers might be considerably different to another’s. Some of the most common asthma triggers include animal hair, pollen, airborne irritants, such as cigarette smoke, dust mites, pollution in the atmosphere and chemical fumes.

An asthma sufferer usually knows what environments can trigger their asthma and can therefore do their best to avoid being exposed to such “asthma triggers.”

HealthCare4All have a whole range of products to aid allergy issues such as Humidifiers,  Qu-Chi Acupressure Bands, or Bionette Electronic Allergy Hayfever Relief Device.

Take a look at Healthcare4All.co.uk for many more options!

3. Wrap up in cold weather

Cold weather can have a serious impact on asthma, so much so that according to Asthma UK, three quarters of people who have the condition say that cold air can trigger their symptoms. Cher Piddock, an Asthma UK nurse, warns of the dangers cold weather can have on people with asthma:

“Hospital admissions for asthma traditionally peak during periods of particularly cold weather. This can be due to breathing cold air into the lungs, which can in turn trigger asthma, as well as picking up colds and flu.”

It is therefore important that if you do have to go out in very cold weather, to wrap up warm and cover up your nose and mouth with a scarf. You should also have an asthma inhaler close by.

4. Keep pets out of bedrooms

As animal fur is a key asthma trigger it is wise to keep pets out of bedrooms. As well as keeping pets out of bedrooms, try and keep them off the furniture so if you are prone to asthma attacks you are not in direct contact with the pet hair.

5. Reduce stress

As Health Communities inform, worry and intense emotions can intensify asthma symptoms. Consequently it is important for people with asthma to try and relieve feelings of stress and worry and make time for doing things that they enjoy and helps them relax.

6. Use precautionary respiratory aids

Respiratory aids can be an effective way to help asthma sufferers breathe more easily. For example, the Salitair Inhaler Therapy Asthma and Allergy, a clinically tested pipe that is filled with salt crystals that provide a salty microclimate, can effectively calm and cleanse the cells of the respiratory system to aid easier breathing.

If you do suffer from this condition in which 5.4 million people in Britain alone are currently receiving treatment for, it is important that you keep asthma inhalers and other medication for the respiratory condition close by.

To find out more about treating asthma visit the NHS.uk Asthma treatment page.

For more advice and tips about different aspects of our health and wellbeing, keep returning to Healthcare4all.co.uk’s regularly updated blog.

Summer is here! Time to relax with HealthCare4All

This week i want to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our amazing new products!

I know Its been such an amazing Summer so far, however, if you are like me the hot weather is really affecting my sleep! OMG THE HEAT!!! Combine this with the kids being off school I am absolutely shattered!

So i have picked a few items that are focused on chilling out! So why not make a brew, grab a biscuit (or 2) and check out these brilliant products!

1) The first one is The Medisana Aroma-Diffuser AD 640 LED Wellness light £59.99

Using ultrasound technology, creates a fine mist of fragrance that spreads throughout your entire room

Wellness light with colour-changing in 3 colours

The Aroma diffuser is a modern fragrance diffuser which uses ultrasound technology to generate a fine mist and thus distribute the fragrance throughout the whole room. In addition, the aroma diffuser features the following functions:

* Clock – the aroma diffusor features an LED display that shows the current time
* Timer – the timer can be used to switch off the diffusion of the fragrance after a selected period
* Light – the aroma diffuser features an LED that shows either the selected colour or automatically changes the colour
* Automatic – the aroma diffuser features automatic on and off-switching to allow extended use without refilling

Aroma diffuser for fragrant oils
Touch Control Buttons
High Efficiency through micro-fine atomisation
Automatic shut-off when the tank is empty
LED time display
Timer for programming operation: 30/60/120/180 minutes
Low-noise and energy-saving
Mains-powered

 

2) The second is Medisana MBH Bath Spa With Aroma Dispenser and Remote Control – £94.80

Non-skid soft mat for lying comfort
Integrated fragrance dispenser for scented oils
Automatic heat function
Double safety valve for air hose and device
Relaxing air bubble bath to stimulate blood circulation and to relieve muscles
2-step massage or bubble spa function adjustable on the device or via remote control
Remote control included
Fits any bathtub
Automatic switch-off after 20 minutes
Mains operated

Technical Data:
Soft mat approx. 120 x 36 cm
Air hose approx. 2.4 m
Motor unit approx.25 x 16 x 17 cm
Motor unit Weight approx. 2.7 kg
Power output: 450 watts
Power supply: 220 – 240V/50 Hz
Remote control uses 3 V CR2032 batteries

 

3) You are going to love the next one.. The Waterpik Triple Sonic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush – £64.98

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The Waterpik Triple Sonic Toothbrush provides a softer, gentler way to promote healthy teeth and gums.

Clinically Proven. Superior Results
High Performance Breakthrough Sonic Technology
Provides efficient cleaning for all tooth surfaces

* 2 Triple Sonic brush heads included
* Two minute timer
* Thirty second quadrant pacer
* Deluxe recharge indicator guide – provides at-a-glance charge status
* Three sonic modes/speeds – clean, whiten and massage modes
* High-Low bristle pattern – for optimal plaque removal
* Two year warranty

31,000 strokes per minute for outstanding everyday cleaning performance.
Clinically proven to remove up to 9x as many stains as a manual toothbrush.
Unique micro-pulsing pattern designed for enhanced gum stimulation.

Includes Premium Travel Case and 2 Triple Sonic Brush Heads
Operates on 100v-240v AC, 50/60Hz

4) My number 4 choice of products is awesome. It the Altimed Urgo SockAid Sock & Stocking Fitting Appliance – £29.99

Sockaid is designed to take away the struggle of fitting socks, stockings and compression hosiery.

It was developed by two patients who had experienced at first hand how difficult it was to bend and stretch to put on socks or hosiery after surgery. They came up with a stylish, plastic wire frame solution and named it Sockaid.

Sockaid is simple for your patients to use and is available on FP10 prescription.

5) And The 5th spot goes to Hycosan Night 5g Eye Ointment with Vitamin A – £5.99

Soothes dry, itchy eyes while you sleep!
For improvement of the tear film and protection of the ocular surface.

A sterile, preservative free, liquid paraffin based Vitamin A eye ointment for night- time use.

Highly cost effective with 300 applications in each 5g tube.

Remains sterile for 6 months from opening.

 

Are you searching for the best NHS Recommended cold sore remedies?

Are you searching for the best cold sore remedies? Well, HealthCare4All has done the research for you!

This week I want to talk about an amazing NHS Recommended, CE & FDA approved product we found for the treatment of cold sores. Its called the VIRULITE COLD SORE MACHINE and as soon as I listed it on amazon the 5 out of 5 reviews started rolling in!

What is it Virulite and how does it work?

 

 

1. Original Cold Sore machine made by Virulite

2. VCS1 Stops Cold Sores in their tracks when used at the first sign

3. Helps your skin to defend against the attack of the Herpes simplex virus

4. Uses Passive light invisible to the naked eye. Stimulating your body into reacting to the Cold Sore virus

5. Proven to work over and over. In some cases, the use of this machine prevents future attacks

6. Its developers claim that it  heals cold sores twice as quickly as using an antiviral cream.

7. Virulite is thought to increase the immune response to the virus

Why we like The Virulite Cold Sore Machine so much!

It is incredibly reliable and lasts for years. The only maintenance required is an occasional battery change.

At my pharmacy I see a lot of customers that are suffering with Cold sores and they get very frustrated with the current treatment options such as aciclovir (Zovirax) cream. The reason being that they are not very effective and in order to have any relief you have to catch the cold sore early. Unfortunately once you have the virus you have it for life as Cold Sores recur.

Virulite is different- it works by emitting invisible light which stimulates local immune response. It has NO harmful side effects and unlike the creams it works at any stage of sore.

Virulite has been approved by the NHS some years ago, and is also FDA approved which needed lots of evidence to show it really works.

The only downside about the machine is the cost. At £79.99 & FREE Delivery it is not cheap! However the Virulite is a very high quality product that is recommended by the NHS and proven to be Much more effective than creams for the treatment of cold sores. Also, we feel it is worth the money as the evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores.

 

 

How to use the Virulite Cold Sore Machine

The device should ideally be used as soon as the customer feels the “tingle” indicating that a cold sore is about to erupt. Simply hold the device against the affected area and press the activation button.

A visible light indicator lets you know that invisible infra-red light is being delivered to the area. After three minutes a “beep” lets you know that treatment is complete.

Customers are advised to repeat the treatment 12 hours later. If the cold sore progresses, the device should be used four times a day for two more days.

The Evidence

Results of a trial of 60 patients (published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in 2001)showed that a single application of Virulite CS healed cold sores in an average of 4.3 days, compared with 8.1 days for topical aciclovir applied five times a day.

A second trial, involving 32 patients (published in the same journal in 2006), showed that Virulite CS had a mean healing time of 6.3 days compared with 9.4 days for no treatment. The evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores and this is the subject of ongoing research.

The device is ISO13485 compliant (an international quality standard for medical devices) and has CE approval (showing that the device complies with relevant European health and safety legislation) & also FDA approval. No side effects have been reported.

The Reviews

The Testimonials and reviews for the Virulite are amazing, for example this one by Bobby Lall,

Every year I used to dread February as I knew I would get a cold sore. Obviously like most cold sore sufferers you try everything under the sun, excuse the pun. I stumbled across this product by the usual “cold sore cures” via google. So decided to give it a go; February has come and gone and I had 1 potential flare up which I immediately “attacked” with the Virulite, I thought that it was a coincidence\luck when it didn’t flare up at all. I was absolutely chuffed. I felt a tingling again (march 2010) and a tiny blister appeared – done the Virulite and within 1 day it’s gone. BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOU SUFFER FROM COLD SORES – it’s the best thing I’ve used. Pain free, no mess easy to use. Brilliant Cold Sore Machine

Buy NOW from HealthCare4All

Do you need help with Red, Itchy, Sore Eyes this Hay fever season?

 

With the Hay fever season at full throttle, I have been getting loads of emails asking about what treatments are available for red, itchy eyes.

So this week I want to talk to you about a very common eye condition called Blepharitis. It can develop at any age and the main symptoms are that the edges of your eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but often one eye is worse and generally its worse in the morning.

Blepharitis isn’t contagious. Also, at this time of year there is so much pollen about. As we approach July the grass pollen season is ripe and if you get seasonal allergies you could be suffering with red, itchy swollen and dry eyes.

The products below would be perfect for you!  I will write a post about seasonal allergies later this month with loads of advice and amazing products to give you some relief.

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

It can develop at any age and symptoms include

  • crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids

  • Dry eyes that have a gritty feeling and burning sensation

  • Light sensitivity and blurred vision

  • styes (an infection at the root of an eyelash) on the eyelid

  •  small ulcers on the eyelids

  • crusty eyelashes that stick together

  • uncomfortable to wear contact lenses

How to treat Blepharitis

Cleaning your eyelids to remove the crusts the eyelid margins and unblock the eyelid glands. To begin with you may need to clean your eyelids twice a day. You can do this by Using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes more runny.  Gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands. Cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.

Unfortunately it is a long term condition that usually can not be cured so its a case of managing it. Even after the symptoms have gone it is a good idea to clean your eyelids at least a couple of times a week to reduce the chances of it recurring.  It is also suggested that daily eyelid-cleaning routine can help control the symptoms and prevent permanent scarring of the eyelid margins.

More severe cases may require antibiotics that are either applied to the eye or eyelid directly, or taken as tablets.

So what products do HealthCare4All recommend for Blepharitis?

Artificial Tear Drops to help with dry eye such as Hycosan Original Preservative-Free Lubricating Eye Drops. Hycosan Original (0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate) is a sterile preservative free eye drop which is ideal for mild to moderate symptoms of Dry Eye. It can be used for 6 months after first opening. We like the Hycosan product because this unique device also dispenses a single calibrated drop with each click, and as such it offers incredible value for money when compared to more traditional Preservative Free options. 

  • Suitable for use with all contact lenses

  • No blurring of vision

  • Natural, soothing and well tolerated

  • Long lasting effect, due to high quality

  • Easy to use bottle

  • Suitable for use after eye surgery

  • The CoMod (Continous Mono Dose) system, keeps the contents sterile for 6 months from first opening and delivers a single equal sized drop (30µl) with each click.

  • For a 7.5ml bottle this equates to at least 225 drops per bottle or for a patient using it 3 times daily in both eyes, a 5+ week supply.

  • The Sodium Hyaluronate used in Hycosan is of an extremely high quality and this is evident by the viscosity (thickness) and the long lasting effects of the drop.

  • Uniquely, such high quality Sodium Hyaluronate, also allows this viscous, long lasting drop to cause no blurring of vision, which is a common problem with many viscous eye drops.

  • Hycosan is also unique, in that it is formulated using a citrate Buffer. The buffers acts to keep the pH of the solution neutral and maximise comfort in the eye. It also prevents the possible risk associated with Phosphate buffers used in some other

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  • Blephasol is tested by dermatologists and recommended for daily cleaning of sensitive eyelids, especially the lid margins.

  • It is made using a micelle formulation which ensures it is free from alcohol, detergents, and preservatives which can irritate the eyes.

  • It removes impurities, stains, make-up and dried secretions from eyelids and the base of eyelashes without causing any irritation of the eye or surrounding skin.

Ideal in the management of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid margin). It Can be used twice a day on an ongoing basis without causing any harm.

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Eye Doctor Microwave Eyelid Heat Pack

Featuring a removable cover to ensure hygiene, The Eye Doctor is your ideal partner for treating Dry Eye Disease, related symptoms and complications…naturally.
High quality eyelid heat mask filled with a blend of natural British grains to ease a range of conditions.
Registered Class 1 Medical Device with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 How does The Eye Doctor work?

The Eye Doctor will gently conform to the shape of your eyes and face. Either side of The Eye Doctor can be placed across the eyes, the blue side feels warmer than the black side.

After using The Eye Doctor, with your eyes closed, gently massage the upper eyelid by smoothing a finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner just about the lashes.

To ease symptoms of:

  • Blepharitis

  • Chalazion (Eyelid Cysts)

  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light

  • Red Eyes (Bloodshot) and Dry Eye Disease

  • Grittiness & Irritation, inflamed, painful & sore eyes

 

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20) 

Contains 20 convenient Pre-Moistened Pads, which contain a gentle surfactant that removes oil, debris and dead skin cells from the eyelids. Ideal for routine daily eyelid hygiene and maintenance.

Without proper eyelid hygiene, conditions resulting in inflammation of the eyelids (such as blepharitis) and dry eyes may develop. Removing oil and debris from the eyelids with Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and, depending on the severity of the condition, possibly employing the use of antibiotics or antibacterial cleansers may help prevent or drastically reduce inflammation.

How to use Ocusoft Lid Scrub Original Pre-Moistened Pads
First, wash and clean hands. Then, fold the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pad over the index finger, close your eye and gently scrub the eyelid using side-to-side strokes for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use the opposite side of the same pad and repeat procedure with other eyelid.

When to get medical advice

See your high-street optician (optometrist) if you have persistent symptoms of blepharitis that aren’t being controlled by simple eyelid hygiene measures.

They can examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition, or may refer you to an eye specialist.

Contact your optometrist or GP immediately if you have any severe symptoms. If this isn’t possible, visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to Help With Hay Fever Symptoms including Sinusitis

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HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to Help With Hay Fever Symptoms including Sinusitis.

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Hay fever season is most definitely underway and it a seems lot worse this year than it has been previously.

One in Four people in the UK suffers from an allergic reaction to pollen known as ‘Hay Fever’.

Experts are predicting very high pollen levels throughout the UK for at least the next few WEEKS. It is causing misery to people looking for a break from the symptoms that are similar to a cold. A hot, dry summer will help to lower pollen levels, but what are the chances of that happening in the UK!!

The “pollen bomb” erupted when a long, wet winter was followed by sudden spell of sun and balmy temperatures.

The “condensed spring” has led to “intense flowering” across the country, and counts have hit a record high after recent rain and warm weather caused grass and trees to grow even further.

Grass pollen is the main culprit and is worse mid May to mid July.

The problem is that even after all the usual symptoms are gone, there are many unfortunate people, like myself, that end up with Sinusitis. Its kind of like a parting gift from the cold virus that is definitely not wanted and so hard to shift!

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed. It’s usually caused by a viral infection and often improves within two or three weeks.

The sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead.

The mucus produced by your sinuses usually drains into your nose through small channels. In sinusitis, these channels become blocked because the sinus linings are inflamed (swollen).

Signs and symptoms

Image result for what is sinusitisSinusitis usually occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a cold. If you have a persistent cold and develop the symptoms below, you may have sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • a green or yellow discharge from your nose

  • a blocked nose

  • pain and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead

  • a sinus headache

  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or more

  • toothache

  • a reduced sense of smell

  • bad breath (halitosis)

Children with sinusitis may be irritable, breathe through their mouth, and have difficulty feeding. Their speech may also sound nasal (as though they have a stuffy cold).

The symptoms of sinusitis often clear up within a few weeks (acute sinusitis), although occasionally they can last three months or more (chronic sinusitis).

If you are currently suffering with a cold, sneezing, coughing or sinusitis, you are not alone! I have done all the research for you! So here are HealthCare4all’s recommended winter products to help.

Wash out your sinuses!

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The first product is called NeilMed sinus rinse, and comes in an ideal starter pack for under £10

NeilMed #Sinus Rinse is a #natural #soothing saline #nasal wash. A large volume, low positive pressure nasal wash is the most effective way to irrigate the nose based on current medical studies. Daily rinsing is safe and will keep your nasal passages clean, healthy and open.

What does it help with?

  • Nasal Allergies, dryness and Hay Fever

  • Sinus Pressure & Nasal Stuffiness

  • Nasal Symptoms from Flu & Cold

  • Nasal Irritation from House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Smoke etc

  • Post Nasal Drip and Nasal Congestion

Its very easy to use but have a look at the video below to make sure you use it correctly! I personally use it and absolutely love that afterwards my sinuses feel so much clearer and pain free!

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The Second product we recommend is one that we mentioned a few months ago. At this time of year we suggest that people should do all they can to help boost their immune system to fight off any flu, cold or virus that’s going round. One way is to take a supplement, and we recommend Revidox, as its the only Supplement that’s efficacy supported by clinical trials.

Revidox is an anti-aging Natural supplement that not only keep healthy cells healthy but also rapidly replaces your dead cells too.

REVIDOX+ Helps maintain healthy hair, skin and nails as well as adding to normal cognitive function. It is a natural product which is made from ingredients found in fruits, berries, grapes and of course red wine.

HealthCare4All believe that £34.99 for 60 capsules is a worthwhile investment into your health this hay fever season.

Give Hay Fever and Sinus pain the Elbow!

The third product is The Original Qu-Chi Hayfever Band ®. It has been our top selling product for Hay fever for nearly 11 years, also has been the number one best seller on Amazon.co.uk for allergy products for FIVE years!

We absolutely love the new Black bands that came in this year and are flying our faster than we can stock them! They are available here from £12.99

The Qu-Chi hay fever band has been features in loads of press from the SUN newspaper to HELLO Magazine and been on ITV’S This morning.

The reason I am mentioning it today is because we have had so many emails from customers telling us it really helped to clear their sinuses whilst they wore it. Customers have also told us its helped give them relief of symptoms from allergies to pets too. We love that its a drug free, natural product & has no side effects like drowsiness that you may get with antihistamines.

We think combined with the Neilmed Sinus Rinse, not only do your Sinuses have hay fever season covered but you will have all year round protection!

Its available from Healthcare4All for £12.95