Archive | February, 2013

Helping Someone With Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is the abnormal, rapid and deep breathing. The normal breathing pattern is 12 to 20 breaths per minute, anything that goes beyond can be considered hyperventilation. This acute condition can lead to a decrease in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood. This sudden decrease in carbon dioxide can cause physiological changes […]

First Aid for Back Pain

Back pain is often caused by: Poor posture Wrong method of walking Not wearing proper footwear Prolonged sitting—especially due to sedentary work Strained muscles Sleeping or resting on soft mattresses Stress and anxiety Pregnancy Constipation Bladder, kidney or prostate disorders Treatment Back pain caused due to injury can be alleviated by simply resting and allowing […]

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