Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle

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Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis eight years ago, and I was told that I would likely struggle with flare-ups for the rest of my life. I heard stories of other sufferers who had to eventually have their colons removed, and I became determined to not become part of this statistic. I was prescribed a daily medication that helps manage my condition, and although I don't like taking pills, I realize I need it to keep my colon healthy. I still experienced flares, so I began an elimination diet recommended by my doctor and found my "trigger" foods. I have now been flare-free for two years! I created this blog to help remind others with IBD that there is hope. You can end the constant struggle if you work with your doctor to try different methods of controlling your disease.

Is Your Teen Scheduled For Knee Surgery? How To Prepare For Their Recovery

If your teenager is going to be having knee surgery, you'll need to be prepared for the recovery period. Recovering from knee surgery can be a difficult time for teens, especially if they're used to being active. Regardless of how much your teen wants to be up and moving after surgery, they'll need to take it easy until their doctor gives them the go-ahead to get back to their daily routine. Read More 

4 Things You Can Do To Ease The Physical Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

Withdrawing from opioid medication can present an extreme challenge — most people experience flu-like symptoms for up to a week after discontinuing their opioid use. These symptoms include restlessness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and insomnia. To increase your chances of successfully making it through the withdrawal period safely, here are four things you can do for opioid withdrawal relief. 1. Stay Hydrated It's common for people going through opioid withdrawal to suffer from severe diarrhea, vomiting and sweating. Read More 

Baby Keeps Getting Ear Infections? Common Reasons Why And The Best Type Of Treatment

If your baby keeps getting ear infections, this is not only frustrating for you but very painful for them. It can be hard to determine why they keep getting the infections, which can be even more frustrating. To help you and your baby feel better, below are common reasons that can cause ear infections and the best type of treatment. Causes of Ear Infections                                The middle ear produces fluids and these fluids drain through a eustachian tube and then through the back of your baby's throat. Read More 

Stressed About Strep Throat? Visit The Walk-In Clinic For Treatment

Do you believe there is a possibility you might have strep throat? Over the past several days, you may have experienced a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including a sore throat, loss of appetite, and nausea. If you've been randomly feeling hot and then cold, wanting to spend most of your time sleeping, and have vomited in addition to the other symptoms you've been experiencing, there is a good chance you do have strep throat. Read More 

Four Tips For Parents Of Heroin Addicts

As a parent, you always hope that your child will grow into a strong, independent adult. So when you young adult child begins abusing heroin, it's normal to feel complicated emotions ranging from worry, to self-doubt, to fear. Navigating life as a parent of a heroin addict can be extraordinarily challenging. Here are four tips to help you through. 1. Be Patient Many parents initially assume that if they get their son or daughter into heroin addiction treatment, the nightmare will be over. Read More