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House Safety Rules Which Everyone Should Know
All our ancestors sought to protect their home. They were surrounded by their impregnable walls and hired people who were guarding them around the clock. Nowadays, such precautions have lost their relevance. Moreover, technical progress is applied by the faithful assistant in this matter.
No one is insured against fire. Short circuits, forgotten pans on the stove, electrical appliances left behind plugged into an outlet can provoke a fire. Smoke is the first sign of an impending disaster, so smoke detectors are a necessary measure to prevent fires at homes. It is recommended to install sensors in each room of the house.
Outlets with Automatic Shutters
It will be an indispensable thing in rooms with high humidity, such as a bathroom. Also, these outlets will be useful in homes where there are small children. At that moment, when the operation of the outlet is not required, it is covered with a protective screen (shutter) and is reliably protected from moisture, dust and children's fingers.
Removable Window Bars and Aluminum Windows
The inhabitants of the first floor of multi-story buildings prefer to install bars on the windows, in order to protect themselves from thieves. And those who live in a house, usually install aluminum windows. Aluminum windows have frames that can withstand the pressure much better than older windows. Aluminum is a good material which is less likely to leak or corrode, compared to wood or steel window frames. Aluminum windows are also less prone to deterioration, especially when compared to wooden frames.
Outdoor Motion Detectors and Alarm
Are you afraid of robbers getting into your house? This probability can be minimized. Choose a security agency that will advise and assist with the installation of an alarm. In the event of an unexpected situation, after a warning signal, their rapid response team will come to your rescue.
Quite often, the bathrooms and the kitchen floors are made smooth, which is extremely dangerous for the inhabitants of the house. To avoid accidents, replace slippery floors with anti-slip tiles or self-leveling floors that are not afraid of moisture and have a long service life.
Locks on the Windows
If you have a child or your house is often full of guests with children, lock-stoppers on windows will provide reliable protection against accidents when curious children try to open the window and explore the world outside.
Falling out of the window is one of the main causes of child injury and death, especially in cities. Children are very vulnerable in front of an open window due to their natural curiosity. The natural desire to air an apartment brings unhappiness to hundreds of families.
Do not neglect these recommendations. If you want to feel comfortable and safe at home, do not worry about the safety of children and sleep well at night, take precautionary measures. Your peace of mind is in your hands.
Uterine Fibroids and IUD - Compatible or Not?
A uterine fibroid is a benign tumor consisting of myometrium elements. Fibroids can have a different location and structure. They are hormonally dependent and usually aren’t dangerous but able to ruin the quality of a woman’s life.
Regular intimate life is very important for a woman’s general health. Proper blood circulation in a pelvic area is good prevention for multiple diseases. Although women with large fibroids can experience unpleasant feelings during sex, they also need to have an appropriate sexual life. Therefore, birth control options should also be chosen carefully.
Uterine Fibroids and Birth Control
Women with uterine fibroids often have difficulties with conception. But difficulties doesn’t mean impossibility. It is possible to conceive with fibroids, but this disease complicates pregnancy significantly. There are multiple risks for the fetus - from miscarriage to various developmental pathologies.
The best option is to treat the fibroids first, and only after this plan to have children. Therefore, you need a proper birth control method which should be chosen considering your fibroids. There are plenty of variants, from condoms to hormonal birth control that can even improve your condition.
Many women prefer such birth control option as an intrauterine device (IUD). It is very convenient and effective. But can it really be an option if you have uterine fibroids? How compatible are fibroids and IUDs? Let’s find out!
The Types of Intrauterine Devices
There are two types of intrauterine devices. Each one has a specific ability to prevent pregnancy.
Metal devices’ action is based on the mechanic obstacle that the device creates. It doesn’t let the egg attach to the endometrium. They are usually made of precious metals. Their presence also suppresses the development of uterine mucosa that may lead to the stop of fibroid’s growth.
It’s important to understand that metal IUDs can’t be used for fibroids treatment, though they may cause a little relief. Some women felt worse after using them and had complaints about increased uterine bleeding.
These devices release gestagen hormones that influence directly on the uterine mucosa. The amount of hormone released is very small, but it’s enough to perform a powerful local effect. It doesn’t interfere with ovarian functions and gradually makes the endometrium layer thinner.
This way, fibroids feel a lack of blood supply and reduce in size. Women report improvements of their general health, such as less severe bleeding, less pelvic pain and less pressure on the nearest internal organs (in the cases with subserosal uterine fibroids).
Does it mean that hormonal IUDs can actually treat uterine fibroids? Yes. However, you should go through a full diagnostic before installing the device. But they can't be used to treat fibroids in pregnant women. Others can safely use it after their gynecologist's approval.
The few cases of contraindication of IUDs - large submucosal fibroid, deformed uterus, and inflammations in the pelvic area or urinary system. An IUD in a woman with uterine fibroids requires regular visits to doctor to control the situation and the state of her fibroids.