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Choosing the right medical ID bracelet

Choosing the right medical ID bracelet
With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right medical ID bracelet. In this article, we will discuss the different types of medical ID bracelets and how to choose the right one for your needs.

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How medical ID bracelets save lives

Medical ID Bracelet on a mans wrist with a black Staff of Asclepius symbol.

Medical ID bracelets have been around for decades, but their importance and effectiveness in saving lives is often overlooked. These simple pieces of jewellery can provide crucial information to medical professionals in emergency situations, potentially saving a person's life. In this article, we will explore the benefits of medical ID bracelets and why they are a must-have for individuals with medical conditions.

What are medical ID bracelets?

Medical ID bracelets are bracelets that are worn by individuals with medical conditions or allergies. They typically have a metal plate or tag with important medical information engraved on it. This information can include the person's name, medical condition, allergies, and emergency contact information. Medical ID bracelets come in a variety of styles, including traditional metal bracelets, leather braided bands and cuffs, material bands, silicone bands, and even beaded bracelets.

Who should wear a medical ID bracelet?

People with chronic conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, heart conditions, and dementia should wear a medical ID bracelet. Children of school age also greatly benefit with the bracelet providing quick access to critical medical and contact information during sporting events, excursions and school trips.

How do they save lives?

In emergency situations, medical ID bracelets can provide crucial information to medical professionals. For example, if a person with a severe allergy is unable to communicate, their medical ID bracelet can alert medical professionals to their allergy and prevent them from administering a medication that could be harmful. In cases of unconsciousness or confusion, medical ID bracelets can also provide important information about a person's medical history, allowing for faster and more accurate treatment.

How to choose a medical ID bracelet?

Here at Personalised Medical we have a range of stylish and affordable options available for a medical ID bracelet that will appease even the fussiest family member with a piece of jewellery that they will love to wear on a daily basis. Our team are also available to discuss any special requirements and to provide options from our catalogue for the best fit and tag space to include all required engraving information at optimal legibility.

View our range of medical alert bracelets here or get in contact with our helpful team today to find out more.


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You've heard of Magnetic therapy, but is it safe?

You've heard of Magnetic therapy, but is it safe?

The market is saturated with many types of medical, awareness and wellbeing bracelets and the choice can be quite overwhelming, let alone when you are presented with the options of bracelets that have therapeutic magnets.

Whilst generally safe for most individuals magnetic therapy can cause negative side effects for others. There's also many cases of disputed evidence that magnetic bracelets are effective for things like pain management however you'll find people who swear by them and wear them daily!

What are the suggested benefits of magnetic bracelets?

  • Assist in dispersing toxins through the quicker removal of waste from the bloodstream
  • Help to reduce inflammation by dilating small blood vessels
  • Assist in quicker removal of lactic acid from the joints helping to decrease pain
  • Boost melatonin levels and help improve sleep
  • Provide relief from menstrual pain
  • Assist with the longevity and severity of migraines in some patients
  • Boost your melatonin levels to help improve sleep

Who should not wear a medical bracelet?

Before rushing to purchase a magnetic bracelet it is always advisable to first speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner to ensure there is no reason you shouldn't be wearing jewellery with magnets, this includes bracelets that use a magnetic closing clasp.

The list of people who shouldn't wear magnetic jewellery includes but is not limited to:

  • People who wear a pacemaker or any form of electrical implant or device within the body
  • Pregnant women
  • People who have an insulin pump
  • People who are undergoing any form of chemotherapy or radiant therapy
  • People with sensitive skin should use cautiously
  • Children up to 2 years old
  • People who are prone to bleeding

Magnetic bracelets don't present themselves to be a miracle cure but from those who reap benefits from them the message is clear that they're definitely worth a try if you're curious to see how they might help with those persistent migraines or stiff joints. Always remember to exercise caution trying anything new like magnet therapy and introduce wear slowly, building up over time from a few hours a day over a couple of weeks first.