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.

Five Ways You Can Start Taking Better Care Of Your Eyes Today

Losing your vision is incredibly scary. While the prospect of losing your vision or going blind may seem far-fetched, conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are more common than you'd think. Taking better care of your eyes will mean a lower risk of these and other eye conditions as you age. Plus, good eye care means a lower risk of infections and blurry vision in the short-term. Here are five ways to start taking better care of your eyes today. Read More 

5 Questions To Help You Find The Right Pediatrician For Your New Baby

When you have a new baby, selecting a pediatrician is a major decision. The provider you choose may be your child's primary care physician for the next 18 years. Here are some questions you can use to help you find the right pediatrician for your child. What Hospitals Are You Affiliated With? Most doctors are affiliated with one or more hospitals, which they have privileges at. When their patients require hospitalization, these are the hospitals they're able to send patients to. Read More 

Seeing Multiple Specialists? 3 Reasons It Is Still Important To Visit A Primary Care Physician Regularly

If you have, unfortunately, developed one or more chronic illnesses that required your primary care physician to refer you to specialists that could better help you with the specific illnesses you are suffering from, then you may feel like you spend a lot of time in healthcare facilities. Living with chronic illnesses can be tough both physically and psychologically. However, make sure you still find the time to visit your primary care physician, someone from a place like Rural Health Services Consortium Inc. Read More 

After Your Tummy Tuck: Tips to Help Prevent a Post-Operative Infection

Whether you've recently had a baby or lost weight or simply want to improve your appearance, there are several reasons why you might be considering an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck. According to CosmeticSurg, the average patient will need at least five weeks to fully recover from their abdominoplasty. During this time, it is important to take care of yourself, and one of the most critical aspects of this process is avoiding a post-operative infection at home. Read More 

Can Food Allergies Trigger Arthritis Pain?

As arthritis sufferers know, joint pain can be triggered by any number of things, such as exercising too much. However, what many people may not realize is the foods you eat can also induce arthritis flare ups. Specifically, if you have an allergy to a food, the reaction will sometimes manifest as arthritis pain rather than anaphylactic shock or other well-known allergy symptoms. Here's more information about this issue. Arthritis Pain as an Allergic Reaction Read More