We are running a one off fundraiser for Hospice Southland who provide free of charge specialist palliative care to those with a life-limiting illnesses. They only receive 50% of their funding from the government, the remainder is reliant on fundraising and donations. We also have the support of Solve it and Escape Invercargill for the purposes of this fund raiser (thank you!!!) The Ryding2Health staff team are all going to try and solve it and escape this Wednesday (5 February 2020) at 3:30pm. Here’s what we need you to do. Read More
Diuretics (or water tablets) are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. … Prescription diuretics are commonly called water pills, and their first effect is to increase urination.
The buildup of excess fluid in your body can take a variety of forms from belly bloating and swollen ankles to nausea, persistent coughing and fatigue. You may be tempted initially to dismiss this hodgepodge of problems as having little to do with your heart. However, they all signal water retention, which can mean trouble for people with a history of heart failure. Fluid build up can quickly escalate and become life threatening. Read More
Your body is made up mainly of water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. Usually, water retention may cause you to feel heavier than normal, and less nimble or active. It can also cause:
Fluid retention is otherwise know as Edema: swelling caused by the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. The fluid collects under the skin within the tissues that are outside of the circulatory system. The circulatory system carries blood through the body.
Edema is most common in the feet and legs. It can also occur in the hands, arms, face, and abdomen. Read More
We are aware that sometimes our staff are so pressed for time that they do not always have time to check the answerphone and respond to online chat requests. So, we have been working our tech magic behind the scenes and now we are SURE that phones, chat requests and all other types of enquiries will be answered faster than ever! What have we been up to? Well, let us explain!