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postheadericon How to Cope With a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

How to Cope With a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a long-term neuro-degenerative disease. Every week, 200 individuals are diagnosed with MS. If you have just been diagnosed, here are some ways that you can help cope. 1 Take things one step at a time! One day, one task, moment by moment. 2 Don’t focus on negatives! Do your research. Take your time. Know what could happen and understand the symptoms. 3 Verbalize how you are feeling! Keeping things bottled up only hurts. Don’t be afraid to speak out. 4 Relax. If you can, take a…

postheadericon How to Cope with a Rare Illness

How to Cope with a Rare Illness

Three Parts:Finding Answers and SupportTaking Positive Action for Yourself and OthersCoping with a Loved One’s Rare IllnessCommunity Q&A Dealing with any chronic or serious illness is a stressful endeavor. When the illness is rare, you can feel like you are all alone in your struggle. Rest assured, however, that even rare illnesses usually affect thousands of other people, and that support networks and other resources are out there. Become an informed advocate, join the community of others in the “same boat,” and investigate your options for coping with and addressing…

postheadericon How to Cope with a Milk Allergy

How to Cope with a Milk Allergy

Being lactose intolerant is no uncommon trait. Many who are lactose intolerant (which is not actually a milk allergy, but has very similar symptoms) deal with it by avoiding dairy products altogether, but if you enjoy dairy products there are other answers. There are ways to overcome your milk allergy and live as normal as anyone else. This article will show you how to do that. 1 Understand what foods are made from dairy. Anyone who knows what has milk in it can better avoid it. Obviously, milk is not…

postheadericon How to Cope With Adult ADHD

How to Cope With Adult ADHD

Three Methods:Getting StartedChanging Your ActionsUsing Coping StrategiesCommunity Q&A Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that effects 11% of school-aged children in the U.S.[1] 30 to 70% of children who suffer from ADHD will continue to suffer symptoms throughout adulthood. Adult ADHD can wreak havoc in all areas of your life including study, employment, self-care, relationships, friendships, and hobbies.[2] However, there are many things you can do to manage and improve your situation. Method 1 Getting Started 1 Get a proper diagnosis. There are many symptoms of…

postheadericon How to Cope with a Heart Murmur

How to Cope with a Heart Murmur

Five Methods:Adjusting Your Diet and LifestyleTaking MedicationGetting a DiagnosisRecognizing the SymptomsIdentifying the Two Types of Heart MurmursCommunity Q&A A normal, working heart beats at around 100,000 beats each day. Using a stethoscope, your doctor should hear a steady “lub-Dub…lub-Dub” from your heart. A heart murmur refers to abnormal heart sounds that are heard along with a normal heartbeat, such as a faint or loud swishing sound. Heart murmurs are classified into two types: innocent or “harmless” and abnormal. Innocent heart murmurs are not considered serious medical issues, but abnormal heart…

postheadericon How to Cope when Your Child Is Diagnosed with Cancer

How to Cope when Your Child Is Diagnosed with Cancer

You are told that your son or daughter has cancer. You freeze when you hear the words leave the doctors’ mouth, your body goes numb. At first you don’t believe him. “No.” You tell yourself, “No. He just got the papers mixed up with some old person who lived their life to the fullest. Not my child. No.” All you want to do is return to live before those terrible words. However, you know that isn’t going to happen and that you have to put on a brave face and…

postheadericon How to Cope With a Brain Injury

How to Cope With a Brain Injury

Four Parts:Improving Physical SkillsCoping with Emotional StrugglesForming New HabitsTaking Care of Yourself If You are a Care-GiverCommunity Q&A Coping with a brain injury can be very difficult, both for the person who suffered the injury and for those who care about them. If you have suffered a brain injury you may have both physical and emotional challenges to deal with, both of which will probably require care from medical professionals.[1] Part 1 Improving Physical Skills 1 Get physiotherapy. People who have suffered brain injuries often have weakness, stiffness, and reduced…

postheadericon How to Cope with a Child Who Has ADHD

How to Cope with a Child Who Has ADHD

As a teenager who was diagnosed with ADHD and lives with three other ADHD family members, I can tell you that ADHD isn’t as difficult as it seems if you follow these steps. As an initial warning: if you wait too long to do anything, you’re life will be much, much more difficult, trust me. Even if you decide after step two that your child really does not have ADHD, these steps can be very helpful to parents. Ad An editor has suggested that this article be merged with: “How…

postheadericon How to Cope if You Want to Become Anorexic

How to Cope if You Want to Become Anorexic

Three Methods:Improving Your Body ImageChanging Your ThinkingGetting HelpCommunity Q&A Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that can kill you. If you are thinking about becoming anorexic, then seek help from a mental health professional such as a therapist. As you seek help, there are several things that you can do to cope with your feelings.[1] Method 1 Improving Your Body Image 1 Recognize that anorexia is often the result of other negative emotions. The desire to be thin may be a result of anxiety and destructive thinking. It sometimes…

postheadericon How to Cope With a Catheter

How to Cope With a Catheter

If you have had a surgery and need to know how to cope with a catheter, it’s important to realize that you can easily keep it clean and well maintained by following a few easy steps. Your catheter will help you drain fluid and infection from your body, and it will be secured to your body to stabilize it and to avoid accidental removal. 1 Avoid tugging at the catheter, and wear loose clothing that will not get caught on the catheter. 2 Drain your full bag or bulb as…