Health and Disability
Health and Disability: Statistics indicate that nowadays about 1 in 5 people is living with a type of disability. Same statistics show that most individuals have huge chances of experiencing a disability some time during the course of their lives. In the UK, more than 10 million people are disabled. About 770,000 of these patients are children.
What being disabled means?
Disability is the medical term used for cases in which patients are suffering from an impairment. This can be physical, cognitive, but also mental impairment, sensory, emotional or developmental impairment, as well as a combination of these.
A type of disability can occur any time during an individual’s life. Some people are actually born with certain disabilities, which affect them through their entire life. Disabilities can be caused by chronic health problems, severe illnesses, an accident or by a different way in which a person’s body functions.
Studies have also shown that people suffering from certain disabilities are more likely to develop a series of health problems. Still, you should not imagine that a type of disability will make living a healthy life impossible. Actually, anyone can be healthy and happy, regardless of the problems experienced. The advanced technology that can be accessed nowadays can easily lead to the improvement of the life conditions of all patients.
People suffering from disabilities can achieve independent living, with the right support. This means that disabled individuals can have control over their daily activities and can choose how they want to live. For instance, take the example of a patient who needs a wheelchair. The advanced technology nowadays has made using a wheelchair extremely simple and accessible. This means that even though patients cannot walk, they don’t lack movement.
Please review our following posts for more information about used wheelchairs
Health And Disability