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.

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 

Natural Ways To Treat A Runny Nose

There are a number of reasons why you may have a runny nose. You may have a cold or you could be suffering from allergies. While there are medications you can take to dry the mucus up, many of these medications have side effects. Some may leave you sleepy, while others can cause side effects such as a severe drying reaction that causes your nose to bleed. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat a runny nose, helping you to breathe easier. Read More 

3 Absolute Must-Haves For Maintaining Healthy Skin

Everybody wants to have skin that looks young and healthy, but unfortunately many of the cosmetic products currently on the market are ineffective at treating damaged skin. Therefore, to keep your skin looking fresh, consider adding the following to your daily skin care routine: Retinoids Retinoids are typically used to help treat acne and hyper-pigmentation; however, you don't need to have a skin condition to benefit from using retinoids. This is because of the manner in which retinoids treat your skin. Read More