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.

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 

Identify the Signs That Your Child May Be Upset about a Mole

Virtually everyone has moles in different locations, and many people hardly give these small marks much thought. Children, however, may sometimes find themselves being bullied as a result of their moles, especially if one that is large or in a particularly visible area. This can cause a child to be upset and possibly ashamed of a mole, although he or she won't always come to you to convey this feeling. As a parent, it's advantageous to always be watching for signs that your child may be upset about his or her mole. Read More 

Do You Fear Your Teen’s Eating Disorder Could Kill Them? What You Need Now

If your child is currently suffering from an eating disorder, and you can see that they are starving themselves to a near fatal state, the time to save your teen is now. You need to take your teen to a rehabilitation center, before they are an adult and out of your control, or before it's too late to get help and their condition turns fatal. You want to look into the following options to help your teen change their life around, and you want to give your child these tools for a new, healthy life. Read More 

Compassion — A Necessary Attribute For More Than Your Hospital’s Medical Staff

If you work in a hospital and are responsible for hiring new staff, you'll want to assess not only each candidate's resume but also get a sense of his or her personal attributes that will be valuable in this setting. When it comes to doctors and nurses, compassion is one of the most important attributes for these professionals to possess. Hospital patients can often feel highly vulnerable due to their illnesses or injuries, and compassion from the team that is providing care is integral to achieving a high degree of patient satisfaction. Read More 

Ways To Avoid Eventual Neck Surgery

Surgery is a prevalent way that doctors fix neck and upper back pain for their patients. Even though surgery can be highly successful, many people aren't exactly fond of going under the knife. Fortunately, there are several strategies that you can use to avoid needing eventual neck surgery. While you can't completely eliminate the risk of a major neck problem that requires this sort of care, for example, you could unexpectedly sustain an injury that leaves you in need of surgery, there are several simple ways that you can lessen your likelihood. Read More