Atrial fibrillation

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat of the heart.  If you feel a pulse of someone who has atrial fibrillation you will feel that the beat is irregular. Why was I started on blood thinning medication after I...

Chest physiotherapy

Chest Physiotherapy  Chest physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that can be misunderstood and quite often people are unaware that this type of physiotherapy exists. It is a core part of training in physiotherapy.  Some of you may have had some physiotherapy...

Top tips to preventing Heart Disease

Top Ten Tips to preventing Heart Disease There were many interesting developments in the prevention of heart disease identified at the National Prevention Conference at Croí in Galway on Saturday last.  Here are some of the main points: Be optimistic – preventing...

Fatigue

Fatigue What is fatigue? Fatigue can be overwhelming and is a symptom that is often underrated.  It occurs as a result of your body not being able to produce enough energy to meet the activity that you are performing. There are a number of reasons that you can address...

Breathlessness

Breathlessness Breathlessness is an uncomfortable sensation that can be terrifying.  If you have a longstanding illness that makes you out of breath doing very little activity below are diagrams of the easiest way to catch your breath without using up too much energy....