About Especially Women's Health at XMed

Aug 01, 2022

At XMed, we’re committed to meeting the unique health needs of all our patients, including providing the products and support needed for women who have recently received a mastectomy. We recognize that women undergoing this procedure are often uncertain of where to turn to feel comfortable and cared for after their surgery. That’s why we’ve established Especially Women’s Health at XMed, a women’s health boutique that’s dedicated helping women feel their best again. Keep reading to learn more about Especially Women’s Health, and how we’re helping women to recover from mastectomies, lumpectomies, and other reconstructive procedures.

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Summer Health Tips for Senior Citizens

Jul 01, 2022

Summer is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. However, it can also be incredibly hot, and it’s important to take precautions and follow general health guidelines to prevent heat-related injuries. Senior citizens are especially prone to these types of injuries and are more likely to suffer from heat stroke and heat sickness. With this in mind, we’ve provided some summer health tips specifically for seniors to ensure you have a safe, fun, and healthy summer.

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4 Products That Help You Age in Place at Home

Jun 01, 2022

Aging in place allows you to continue living comfortably in your own home throughout the later years of your life. While this is certainly the preferred option for most people, it’s not always viable due to safety concerns. If you cannot move safely about your own home, then you may be considering the possibility of moving to a care facility. However, if you prefer to age in place, you may be able to do so with a few home modifications and products that can help make your home more accessible. Keep reading to learn what these products are and how they can keep you in your home for longer.

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What Is an Oxygen Concentrator and How Does It Differ from an Oxygen Tank?

May 01, 2022

Medical equipment of all kinds has come a long way in the last few decades, including oxygen therapy equipment. For decades, oxygen therapy could only be received in a hospital. Then, for decades more, it required a bulky tank on wheels that you had to drag along with you wherever you went. Now, however, there’s a new type of oxygen therapy—the oxygen concentrator. What, exactly, is the oxygen concentrator, and how does it differ from a traditional, rolling oxygen tank? Keep reading to find out.

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Why You Should Rely on Medical Equipment, Not Shortness of Breath, to Monitor Oxygen Needs

Apr 01, 2022

It’s a fairly common idea that if you’re struggling to breathe, you might need supplemental oxygen. While this isn’t necessarily incorrect, feeling out of breath isn’t actually an accurate way of measuring your body’s need for oxygen. In fact, many people may overuse at-home oxygen therapy equipment because they believe that they or the loved one they’re caring for need it when they feel winded. However, it’s important that you rely on actual medical equipment to determine when you need supplemental oxygen. Keep reading to learn more about why shortness of breath is not a good way to measure your oxygen needs. However, as always, you should consult with your doctor when determining the best way to utilize supplemental oxygen for your condition.

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5 Products to Make Allergy Season a Little More Bearable

Mar 01, 2022

For some people, seasonal allergies are a minor inconvenience; they might have a bit of discomfort, but it generally doesn’t interfere with their normal daily activities. But for those with severe allergies, springtime can be a nightmare, and your allergies can inhibit your ability to do many things. If you have severe seasonal allergies and are desperate for relief, here are 5 kinds of products that might be able to help.

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5 Ways Better Sleep Can Improve Your Health

Feb 01, 2022

Good sleep is crucial to good overall health. If you suffer from sleep apnea that’s preventing you from getting a restful night’s sleep, please don’t brush it off as “just snoring.” Insufficient restful sleep has widespread effects on your body, from your brain to your heart and more. Keep reading to learn more about how better sleep can improve your health, and how treating your sleep apnea may be the first step towards making 2022 your healthiest year ever.

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New Year’s Resolution: Be More Mobile in 2022

Jan 01, 2022

Improving health and becoming more fit are common resolutions at this time of year. For those with reduced mobility, running a marathon or taking on an intense workout regimen are generally not achievable goals. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t set fitness-related goals for yourself. One excellent resolution for senior citizens is improving your mobility, which can greatly improve your overall quality of life. Keep reading to get some tips on becoming more mobile in 2022.

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Tips for Holiday Travel with Your CPAP or BiPAP

Dec 01, 2021

Traveling during the holidays can already be stressful. If you have to bring sensitive medical equipment along with you—like a CPAP or BiPAP—then it can be even more stressful than normal. If you’re traveling with one of these machines during the holidays, here are a few tips that can make the process a bit easier.

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Important Tips for Managing Heart Disease at Home

Nov 01, 2021

Heart failure affects roughly 6 million American adults, with between 400,000 and 700,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. While these are sobering statistics, it’s important to note that heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has already stopped working; rather, it means that your heart isn’t pumping enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Still, heart disease and heart failure are serious chronic conditions, and they require proper management and care. Here are a few tips to help you better manage heart disease at home, so you can hopefully avoid unnecessary hospitalization.

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Medical Issues Most Commonly Associated with Central Sleep Apnea

Oct 01, 2021

While sleep apnea is a relatively common condition that’s well known throughout the United States, the majority of those cases are a form of apnea known as OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea. Far less common is a condition known as CSA, which is short for central sleep apnea. CSA is often seen in association with other serious medical conditions. Keep reading to learn more about what conditions are most often associated with CSA.

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How We Diagnose Your Sleep Apnea Type—And Why It Matters

Sep 01, 2021

Sleep apnea is a disorder that impacts roughly 12% of all adults in the country, or about 30 million people. But not all sleep apnea is the same. There are actually three different types of sleep apnea—obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea, which is a combination of the previous two types. If you think you may be one of the millions of people suffering from sleep apnea, here are some steps you can take to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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What Types of Insurance Will Cover At-Home Medical Care?

Aug 01, 2021

At XMED, we offer a variety of products and services designed to help treat common medical issues at home. From sleep therapy and CPAP machines to disease management programs and oxygen therapy equipment, we provide a better home medical equipment experience. But many of our patients often ask what kind of insurance can be used to help pay for these kinds of services and products. Keep reading to learn more about common kinds of insurance that can help cover this type of care.

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Beyond Oxygen Therapy: How Airway Clearance Devices Help Improve Lung Function

Jul 01, 2021

When conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, quadriplegia, and other neuromuscular disorders inhibit lung function, most people assume that oxygen therapy is the only treatment option. While it’s true that oxygen therapy can be an important part of treatment for individuals with trouble breathing due to these types of conditions, it’s not the only option that can help. Airway clearance devices can actually help to improve lung function and reduce the frequency with which oxygen therapy is required. Keep reading to learn more about these devices and how they can help.

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4 Signs that You Have Sleep Apnea

Jun 01, 2021

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder with potentially serious health implications. While many people think of sleep apnea as nothing more than really bad snoring, in reality, this condition means that you stop breathing multiple times every hour you’re asleep. This can have long-lasting impacts on your health and put you at a higher risk for many other health problems, including diabetes and pulmonary illnesses. But how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Keep reading to learn the four most common signs.

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How to Find and Prevent Leaks in Your CPAP Mask

May 01, 2021

CPAP machines are a key piece of medical equipment for individuals who struggle with sleep apnea. However, it’s essential that your CPAP mask is working effectively and providing the necessary amount of air pressure to keep your airways open as you sleep. This is difficult to do if the CPAP mask is leaking anywhere in the system. While every mask is a little bit different, here are a few general tips for locating the leaks, adjusting your mask to prevent them, and determining if repairs are needed.

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Potential Health Complications from Sleep Apnea

Apr 01, 2021

The quality of sleep you get each night is as vital to your health as your diet and activity levels. Poor sleep can impact every part of your body, from your brain to your pancreas, and many things in between. When you have uncontrolled sleep apnea, it can cause you to sleep poorly every single night.

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Benefits of Utilizing Remote Healthcare Tools

Mar 01, 2021

As technology has advanced, your healthcare options have evolved as well. But we’re not just talking about the technology used for medical treatments themselves—though those advancements are obviously remarkable as well.

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How Our Go Lungs Program Can Benefit You

Feb 01, 2021

XMed is much more than just a medical supply store. We’re committed to educating our customers and helping them to better understand their medical conditions so that they can better care for themselves every single day.

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Improving Your Respiratory Health in 2021

Jan 01, 2021

Many people make health-related resolutions for the New Year, but for those who struggle with respiratory health, the common goals you hear about—like running a marathon, exercising more, and losing weight—can feel out of reach.

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