Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinence,travel, wound care, children’s health, NDIS information, carer and support worker information and nutrition.

 

In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health.

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?  If your skin is often exposed to bodily fluids it is at risk of breaking down. Incontinence is harsh on the skin because of the ammonia in the urine and the proteins in the feaces (enzymes) that cause the skin pH to increase and become alkaline....

What is PEG feeding?

What is PEG feeding?

What is PEG feeding? PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) is a medical procedure carried out to insert a tube into your stomach. Insertion of a PEG tube means you can receive food, fluids, or medication directly into your stomach (also known as enteral feeding)...

How long does it take to recovery from surgery?

How long does it take to recovery from surgery?

How long does it take to recovery from surgery? Having surgery is overwhelming for most people but your doctor and medical team are there to help you through the process. Your doctor will provide information to help you understand what you need to do before and after...

What is personal care?

What is personal care?

What is personal care?  Some people need help with personal care so that they can live the best possible life and remain in their home for as long as possible. Personal care can cover tasks involving your hygiene (eg. showering, toileting including managing continence...

Men & Incontinence

Men & Incontinence

Men & Incontinence When a bloke is fully continent, he has no real understanding of what losing bladder control would feel like. No idea of how it might impact his self-esteem, his masculinity, his social opportunities, his intimate relationships, and his ability...

Health questions to ask your parents

Health questions to ask your parents

Health questions to ask your parents How much do you know about your family history? While it’s important to know where you come from and who your ancestors are, it’s even more important to understand your family health history.What is a family health history?  Your...

Which foods help make you happy?

Which foods help make you happy?

Which foods help make you happy? There is a relationship between what you eat, your gut, and your mental health and wellbeing. So how exactly does food affect your mood and how can you feed your happiness?What you eat will affect how you feel The gut is now known as a...

What are pelvic floor muscles?

What are pelvic floor muscles?

What are pelvic floor muscles?  Your pelvic floor muscles stretch inside your pelvis like a hammock or sling. They attach on the pubic bone at the front of your pelvis, on the tailbone (the coccyx) at the back of your pelvis and on the two bones you sit on (ishial...

What is the prostate?

What is the prostate?

What is the prostate and what does it do? The prostate is part of the male reproductive organs. It is a gland the size of a walnut (approximately 3 cm diameter) and is located in the pelvic area below the bladder and between the penis and the rectum. The urethra is a...