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.
As many as one in five American adults deals with depression each year, whether short-term or situational depression or long-term, chronic depression. But for some, taking prescription antidepressants can be risky, resulting in mental and physical side effects that may seem far worse than the mild depression that prompted the prescription. In these situations, it can often be better to start with natural and over-the-counter remedies, resorting to prescription medication only if these methods aren't effective.
Some of the most common complaints family medicine doctors hear are related to their patients' inability to get a good nights' sleep. Since not getting high-quality sleep each night greatly affects your ability to work and function during the day, not sleeping really drags you down and affects your mental and physical performance abilities.
If you struggle to fall asleep more nights than you would like, then try each of these things:
The war against drugs in the United States has been shifting focus for some time. States are slowly legalizing marijuana while the federal government looks away, far more concerned with the explosive opioid and heroin epidemic. The faces of Americans who use marijuana reflect its growing shift from illicit drug to a plant with incredible medicinal benefits. One area marijuana can assist most is in the area of mental health. Here's a look at three reasons to visit your local cannabis dispensary.
There are hundreds of missing family members, and tens of thousands of runaways living on the streets in this country. When you have lost a relative, and you are desperately trying to find them, there is a way to make it easier. If you walk the streets and search the haunts of the homeless and the runaways, you may walk right past your family member and not even recognize them. That is because the streets change people, change their appearance, and make them nearly unrecognizable.