Tipsy Heelz: Chronic Conditions
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Showing posts with label Chronic Conditions. Show all posts

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What To Do If You've Just Been Diagnosed With A Chronic Condition

 Finding out that you have a chronic health condition is always a difficult time. You're going through a flurry of emotions, and it can all be quite confusing. You wonder how long your health condition will last or if it'll ever go away. 

For many people, the overriding feeling is a sense of loss. Before the diagnosis, you had an idea that your life would turn out one way, but then the health issue puts you on a different trajectory. 

Before we get started, we should say that there is no set formula for what you should do next following diagnosis with a chronic health condition. However, some general practices have helped a lot of people going through similar things in the past. 

Get Therapy

Some conditions, like tinnitus, can cause profound ongoing distress. Continual ringing in your ears, discomfort, or inability to do the things you once did can leave you feeling trapped. 

Fortunately, interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy seem to be effective. Reframing your health condition in your mind can make it seem more manageable and restore some pleasure to your life, changing how you feel. 

Get A Team Together

Living with a chronic condition often also requires a lot of practical changes to your life. Therefore, it often pays to get a support team in place to help you manage your condition and live your life the best way you can. If possible, try to get the help of experts and specialists. They'll be able to provide you with relevant medical advice to help improve your condition. 

Ask Everyone To Get Onboard

A lot of chronic health conditions have to do with the way that we live our lives. For instance, high blood pressure is generally considered a disease of civilization - something people get when they eat a poor diet and lead stressful lives. 

Often the best way to remedy these conditions is to ask everyone in your immediate social circle to start living more healthily. In many cases, you're able to reverse chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and even high blood sugar, by changing everyone's weekly meal plan. 

Make Your Meds More Manageable

Taking lots of pills all the time is tough. Often patients with chronic conditions have to take ten or more in a single sitting. What's more, these medications frequently interact with each other in ways you don't want. 

If you're worried about this, speak with your pharmacist or doctor about which times of the day you should take your medication. Sometimes, you'll find that you can significantly improve your quality of life just by altering your schedule. 

Find Out More About Your Prescriptions

Patients often receive prescriptions from physicians without really knowing why they are being put on a specific medication. If you've just been diagnosed with a chronic condition, it pays to find out more about your meds and why the doctor feels they are necessary. Once you know what you're taking, you can often try to mimic the effects through lifestyle modifications - something you can discuss with your medical team. 

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