How to Make Safe Manual Handling

This post is dedicated to people to avoid injury especially for workers or someone who often takes some heavy things without knowing the appropriate handling information. Incorrect manual handling can cause musculoskeletal disorders and nerves damages.

Please be aware that injuries activities can happen at anywhere and anytime like at work area, home, offices, banks, playing ground, on the street and so on. Knowing better about this procedure can prevent the incoming injuries.

The right steps of safe manual handling as follows:

  1. Think first before handling or lifting especially for heavy burden like the lieft plan, where is the load to be placed and so on.
  2. Adjust in stable position. Unbalanced situation will be danger for you.
  3. How to get a good hold. The load should be hugged as close as to your body. it’s a good position
    1. Begin in good posture. Little bit bending of your back spine, hips and knees is better or fully flexing the hips and knees.
    2. Never to flex of your back during lifting.
    3. You keep the load very close to waist.
    4. Avoid twisting to another sideways. It’s dangerous.
    5. Always keep your hand up while handling
    6. After this you can move smoothly and steady.
    7. Do not handle something that you cannot manage it.
    8. Put down the load slowly.

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What are Covered by X-Ray Procedures?

X-ray procedure is the main diagnostic equipment in the Hospital or Medical Center in the word. This tool is very effective to diagnose the specific diseases or abnormalities of the patient’s body. The model of this machine is also variatif like mobile unit, fixed machine or rotated model.

How is the x-ray image produced? X-ray beam pass through to patient’s body and it absorbs x-ray wave depend on the different thick organs and captured by fluorescence screen within the cassette and processed via console machine to result x-ray image in the screen and can be print also. This machine is called as CR (Computed Radiography). This test is non-contrast examination.

Another test is using contrast or barium media like barium or iodine. Using this media, the x-ray images become detailed and easy to be detected every abnormalities of the patient. These tests such as:

–          BNO IVP

–          Barium Meal

–          Colon inloop

–          HSG

–          And so on

Below are some the advantages of x-ray examinations:

–             The test is quick except for older or severe sikness patients.

–             Patients feel painless or feel nothing.

–             The price of test is relatively cheap compared with CT-Scan and MRI.

–             X-ray radiation amount is small if compared with the benefit which patient receives.

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Causes and Features of Ascites Radiography

ascites causes and featuresAscites is a health problem which fluid collection within intraperitoneal region. Fluid will fill the space in the lining area of abdominal cavities.

If you feel your abdomen is bigger than usual, weight increase suddenly, difficult to breath if in laying down position, pain of abdomen, heartburn, bloating,  lost of appetite, nausea and vomiting do not hesitate to see your Doctor and check with diagnostic radiography to ensure whether it’s ascites or other abnormalities.

The causes of Ascites as follows:

  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Heart failure
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Malignancy ascites
  • Peritonitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Alcohol user
  • Kidney failure
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • And so on.

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Information of Abdominal and Pelvic CT Scan

Abdominal and pelvic CT Scan InformationCT Scan of abdomen is usually one package with pelvic region. This test is no pain like doing ultrasound or MRI examinations but CT Scan is using x-ray radiation. The advantages of this equipment, it can detect of patient’s organs like soft tissue, blood vessels, lymph nodes, bone and so on.

CT Scan Patient would be inserted within the machine circles up to their body in central line of the machine to get various angles of positions. The computer will record it as some images on the screen with multiple slices projections.

This examination can diagnose signs of infection, inflammation process, organ diseases on the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestines, stomach, spleen, kidneys and intra abdominal organs.

Below is the normal example of Abdomen CT Scan Result for Male from Radiologist which performed with or without oral contrast media:

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Special Concerns for Women Health Issues

Concerns women health issuesMen health problems are different with women because women are more complicated and have some special issues but both of them are prone of some illnesses and must be maintained from unique challenges. Women have special step of menopause and its problem.

Most of women will concerns about their health starting childhood up to the rest of their life. I thing prevention is much better than curing their illnesses.

Below are the special concerns of women:

    1. Reproductive issues

      The female reproductive organs are begun with menstruation stage and direct related with their sex, imbalance hormone and chemical and can result of some infections. Another organ are uterus, ovaries and urinary bladder are susceptible to injury and various medical conditions.

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      Important Info of Head or Brain CT Scan

      Brain or Head CT Scan MachineThe brain is very important organ of the human. It is a central of nervous system and the most complex organ within the body. You should be careful about this organ. If it gets trauma and damaged it will be hard to repair or to be normal.

      Normal brain is very sensitive organ within the body and very influenced by amount of oxygen, carbon dioxide and sugar within the blood. Any less or lack of the this factor can cause of brain damage or other like meningitis.

      There are 2 kinds of head/brain injury:

      • Primary brain injury

      This is a direct impact to the brain damaged. It can be bleeding on the surface and deeper of the brain, bruising in the brain and sometimes any penetration in the brain.

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      sinusitis causes, effects and treatmentsIs sinusitis easy to be detected? Yes.. if you knew the symptom and how to check it. The symptom is commonly similar with flu. Some people will take medicine by their self to cure it before seeing to the Doctor or ENT Specialist.

      The normal sinuses like frontal, maxillary, sphenoid, ethmoid filled by the air and located in the nasal area. These organs can be attacked by inflammation and irritation.

      When the disease is still exist and bother the daily activities, they usually will see the Medical Specialist. The patient will be checked in several steps to make sure it is really common flu or sinusitis.

      The steps are follow:

      1. Physical examination to see the nose and upper respiratory system.
      2. Laboratory test to detecting the infection process within the body.
      3. Chest x-ray to make sure whether the effect is from sinus area or chest and trachea region.
      4. Sinus x-ray is to check any sinusitis or other abnormalities.
      5. Another diagnostic tools checking like CT Scan and MRI
      6. Rynoscopy or Endoscopy will be performed by Otorhinolaringologist (Sinusitis Specialist) to visualize and access the anatomy and function.

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      What to Do if Your Lumbar Spine Pain

      about Lumbar spine pain problemsWe have back spine from neck/cervical, thoracal, lumbar, sacral up to coccygeus bones. The position of lumbar spine is in the lower area of the back. 30% of the people feel of back spine problems.

      Most of them caused by spur formation, slipped disc, spondylosis, osteolisthesis, traumatic condition and lumbar abnormality like scoliosis, lordosis or kyphosis.

      How to diagnose lumbar spine pain.

      –         CAT scans, electromyogram (EMG) and another tool is Discography.

      –         Most of patient and people will do MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for the trusted method of diagnostic tools.

      Below are the advantages of using MRI:

      1. It can check the musculoskeletal system thoroughly.
      2. It has high resolution imaging of anatomy vertebral bodies and spaces up to nerve, disc and spinal cord.
      3. It has been clearly view of the lower part of lumbar vertebra.
      4. It can detect and assess congenital problems, joint narrowing and spinal/nerves compression.
      5. It can detect of spinal cord inflammation and compression fracture.

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      Lung Cancer is Dangerous Disease

      Lung Cancer DiseasesLung cancer is one of dangerous cancer types nowadays because of their cells abnormalities. Human body with the normal unit of cells will be kept in checking and balancing by the system to make the cells growth in order and divided to produce fresh cells. It’s necessary for new cells and human body system.

      Any disrupted of the cells growth will result of propagation and unrestrained of cells unit and then finally forms to be a mass or tumor. If this type is called benign, it can be removed and does not scatter to other organs of the body but if its malignancy tumor; it will grow and attack to other parts of the body.

      The organs system which’s being attacked is like bloodstream, lymphatic system, soft tissue region and other parts of the body. Spreading of this tumor cells is known as metastasis. An extreme threatening malignancy will make a difficult to be treated.

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      How to Handle if Bitten and Stings by Snakes

      handling if biten and sting by snakesSnakes are the reptiles which are usually found in the grass, rocky outcrops, under or in the logs dense vegetation, in the leaf, in dense of iron & plastic and also along river. They need the sun to heat their body and hide in the afternoon for cooling down.

      Some of snake species will be active during the day, night or in hot weather. Most of them are dangerous animals because they are defense character and will attack you if provoked. They usually do not attack if not threatened. For your notice that they are venomous animals.

      Million people are bitten by snakes each year. Many of them die, getting amputation or permanently disabled. Actually not all snakes are venomous but we should be careful because of significant bites. A bite of snakes will take you to emergency medical treatment because they can cause bleeding, paralysis, kidney failure, muscle damages, soft tissue destruction or maybe death.

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      Information of Thyroid or Neck Ultrasound

      Info of thyroid or neck ultrasoundIf you have a problem with your neck area or painful within your neck, your Doctor will recommend you to do ultrasound or sonogram. This test is the only one of diagnostic tools to perform your problem. The other tests are like CT-Scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or Nuclear scan.

      Ultrasound is a painless procedure using transducer with high frequency to result of images base of thyroid or neck organs. Every normal and abnormal organ will be evaluated and analyzed by this machine. Ultrasound gel is used to perform transducer probe and shown by computer monitor.

      Every tool has the advantages to check your thyroid or neck. MRI is good to evaluate the size and shape of thyroid or other organs within your neck. CT-Scan is appropriate to diagnose a goiter or thyroid nodules and nuclear scan is qualified to check thyroiditis, graves’s disease or multi nodular.

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      How to Prevent and Reduce Pneumonia Disease Safely

      How to reduce pneumonia disease safelyPneumonia is one of the diseases within the chest organ like Bronchitis and specific process which can make the death if not treated properly. This disease has been spreading especially in Developing and Poverty Countries.

      Hygiene practices, air pollution, bad environment and infection spreading are the factors to cause pneumonia to be getting worse.

      Most of pneumonia is caused by bacteria –Streptococcus pneumonia (pneumococcus) and spreading by viral which commonly – influenza, respiratory syncytial viruses and parainfluenza. The other bacteria or viral that can cause pneumonia are like  adenovirus and staphylococcus.

      People call this disease as pneumonia or bronchopneumonia that as infection of the lung and usually caused by viruses or bacteria. Actually this disease can be prevented and treated in proper steps. There is mild stage up to severe attacks to people or patients in all ages.

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