28 June 2017

Personal Healthcare on a Budget: Essentials for Your Home

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With healthcare becoming so expensive, it might be a good idea to start stocking up on some of your own medication and medical equipment at home. This will allow you to self-treat minor illnesses or injuries (though you should always contact professional help if you are in a lot of pain, bleeding heavily, experiencing chest pains, or having difficulty breathing). You might also like to invest in some emergency medical equipment, which could help to save a life if an urgent situation arises. So, here are a few ideas to get you started on your journey towards making your home a health Shangri-La.

Defibrillators--

A sudden cardiac arrest can hit anyone at any time. Some people will have one despite having no pre-existing medical conditions and seemingly good health. So it is always a good idea to have some sort of help at hand. AED’s are a great option and can significantly help an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, if used properly and in time. They may be expensive when brand new, but you can get recertified ones for a very competitive price. There are a few Important Facts About Recertified AED’s that you should know. Firstly, they will not have been used. Secondly, they will be in full working order. Thirdly, they are great for the environment. What’s not to love?

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Medicines--

Stock up on plenty of painkillers and medicines. These are cheap but can help out a lot when experiencing any form of pain. Make sure to have paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin. You should also have cough medicines at hand and lozenges, for days when you have a blocked nose and would really rather stay in bed. These are all cheap medicines, but will make the world of difference when you’re feeling under the weather. If you have prescription medications, make sure to keep these in your medicine cupboard, too. It should be locked and out of children’s reach to avoid any mishaps or accidents.

First Aid Kit--

A first aid kit is an absolute necessity for every home and usually you will be able to pick one up for relatively cheap. These pre-packed ones should have all of the essentials in. However, if you’d rather choose the contents yourself then you can pick up a standard bag and fill it with low price products like band aids, bandages, bandage tape, antiseptic wipes, and scissors. You could also add a few extras like thermometers.

Blood Pressure Monitor--

You should check your blood pressure regularly. Especially if you have experienced problems with it in the past. A home blood pressure monitor is cheap and will be widely available. You can find one in most pharmacies near your home!

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