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.

A Few Reasons To Use A Family Care Physician

Medical care is a very important part of you life. You want to make sure that you get the very best medical care that is available. Many people do not have a specific doctor that they visit, and just see a specialist every time they need medical attention. They may be missing out on a very good type of medical care. A family care physician from a place like Crabapple Family Medicine may be a very good fit for you and your family. Here are just a few reasons that you may want to start taking your family and yourself to a family care physician. 

A Family Care Physician Can Gain An In Depth Personal And Family Medical History

When you visit the same doctor for a few years they will start to develop and understanding of you and your body. This will help them make appropriate diagnosis when the time comes. Gaining a very personal knowledge of your and your families' medical history allows them to make quicker diagnoses as well. Visiting the same doctor will also allow them to understand the family dynamics, such as the father's career. Understanding the family dynamics allows the doctor to be more flexible with their time, and it many cases a family practice doctor will be more apt to help you on a day off.

Family Care Physicians Are Very Capable 

Many people think that a family doctor is just for a yearly checkup, but this is not the case at all. A family care physician is going to be able to help you with most medical situations. They can treat the stomach flu, colds, sinus infections, strep throat, and the list goes on. Do not just think of your family practice doctor like a doctor that you have to see once a year for a checkup. Rather think of your family practice doctor as your go-to physician that can help you through most sicknesses and ailments.

A Family Care Physician Can Recommend The Right Specialist 

Whether you or one of you children need specialized care, your family physician will be able to make a very good recommendation. If your doctor recognizes that the scope of your ailment is out of their expertise, they will be able to suggest the right doctor for you. They will be especially invested because they care about you, and truly know your medical history. They will most definitely be able to send you in the right direction.