What do you find comforting when you are not feeling well? What lifts your spirits? Here is a great Pinterest board “Comforting When Ill” – what catches your eye?
This week WEGO Health is highlighting Spinal Cord Injury Health Activist, Rachelle.
In her blog post, Dystonia Health Activist, Sarah, discusses her feelings around the saying, “but you don’t look sick.” Sarah walks readers through her emotions towards non-patients and patients within her condition area who have treated her differently because she “doesn’t look sick.” Sarah says, read more »
Did you know…each minute your heart pumps 1.5 million gallons of blood? Check out these other amazing facts about your heart.
Collaboration – Convenience – Customization. The combination of those three things is what Rebecca believes makes social networks fitting for those diagnosed with a chronic illness. read more »
Fibromyalgia patients fight two battles – Their illness and People’s Indifference.
Winning the former depends on how fast the scientific research progresses and winning the latter depends on peoples’ mindsets, which unfortunately are more complicated to change!
A majority of Fibromyalgia warriors, as I would like to call them, struggle every single minute of their life with debilitating pain and numerous symptoms. And as if this battle is not enough, they have to fight another battle – explaining to people what fibromyalgia is all about and convincing them that they indeed are unwell. It’s ironic, isn’t it? read more »
MY NUMBER 1 Tip!!!! Exercise!!!!
Many just feel there is not enough time in the day to get all they need accomplished. How is it people can handle job, family, friends and exercise? It comes down to motivation! Many have thousands of excuses why they can’t find the time to exercise but really we are talking about only 1 hr a day. If you exercise you will actually have increased energy. So Get up and Get Moving so you don’t gain weight over the holidays.
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Below, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Health Activist, Ashley, recounts her journey with PCOS. She will also be hosting a Twitter chat on 12/29 at 7pm EST.
At age 13 my biggest concerns were who had a crush on me, what was fashion forward and how I was going to spend my allowance. Little did I know, very soon I was going to be dealing with a life long syndrome know as PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
What PCOS is and what it does to women who have it is difficult to explain, as the symptoms vary from woman to woman. It is however, classified as an endocrine disorder, which may confuse many with the name Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS received its name because many women with the syndrome were presenting with cysts on the ovaries that looked like a pearl necklace! It is however, not a gynecological issue, although it is the leading cause of infertility in women! Due to the hormonal imbalances including excess androgens (male hormones) some of the more prevalent symptoms include; Acne, excess weight and belly fat, excess facial and body hair, lack of menstruation and lack of ovulation. read more »