Medicating for Mental Health Doesn’t Have to be an Obstacle
Tens of millions of Americans are living with various mental health conditions that sometimes require routine therapy sessions and taking medications throughout the day. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and while it is important to bring attention to mental health during this month, it is a significant issue to be mindful of all year long.
Inflammation, Reflux, and Swollen Vocal Cords – How a Silent Reflux Diagnosis led me to MEDCOAT
When I recently accepted the news of a silent reflux diagnosis I had no idea the domino effect it would have on my treatment. Silent reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux, is often referred to as silent because it usually does not cause symptoms in the chest. This gastrointestinal condition causes a backup of stomach acid to flow to the throat, larynx, and esophagus. After identifying the issue, I quickly found out that silent reflux would affect me in more ways than one.
A cancer diagnosis and a solution to help – my experience as a caretaker for my father
Sitting in the Oncologist’s office as they delivered the life-altering news of my father’s cancer diagnosis was an emotional moment. After the initial shock subsided, the list of next steps began running through my mind at such a fast pace I could barely think. As my father’s main caregiver, I am responsible for scheduling doctor’s visits, arranging chemo appointments, picking up prescription medications, planning nutritious meals, and removing the daily stressors that can negatively affect his health and wellness.
Swallowing pills can be problematic for so many. Whether you take one pill or several, occasionally or on a daily basis, these 5 tips and tricks may give you the help you need to avoid any pill-swallowing difficulties.
We all want to start the new year off right by leaving bad habits in the past and establishing new practices that will improve our overall health and well-being. However, before you start choosing the typical “exercise more” and “eat healthy” resolutions, get down to the roots of your health status FIRST. Learning what ailments or conditions you have can directly link to the challenges you are faced with and may help you better understand how to maneuver those struggles to find the results you are wanting.
20 Healthy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and Teens
Although the holidays are a time for indulging and treating yourself, we still want to make sure our children are not overdoing it. Yes, partaking in the holiday festivities is fine in moderation but as parents, it is important to instill healthy habits in our kid’s lives.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and whether you have been battling diabetes for some time or have recently been diagnosed, it is understandable to be overwhelmed with the health decisions you are faced with making. The first part of your new normal is to understand what diabetes is. Terms like A1C, gestational, Type 1, and Type 2 determine the severity of your diabetes diagnosis and what the proper treatment looks like.
You’re always taking care of everyone else, but what about you?
Your day is busy from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or just a considerate person who puts others before themselves, you may find yourself often sacrificing your own health and wellness.
There’s never a better time to start practicing self-care than now. Carve out time in your day to build and maintain healthy habits and you will not only see an improvement in your physical health but mental health as well.