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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 an Ulcer

How to Cope with an Ulcer

Three Parts:Seeking Medical TreatmentStaying Healthy and Monitoring your Diet and NutritionTreating Yourself with Home RemediesCommunity Q&A There are a variety of reasons why you might develop an ulcer. Some ulcers are caused by bacteria, while others are caused by too much acid in the digestive tract. Ulcers might also be caused by overuse of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like Tylenol. Regardless of the cause, ulcers can be very painful and potentially life threatening. Coping with an ulcer and managing its pain and symptoms is very important to the healing process….

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 With Anorexia

How to Cope With Anorexia

Three Methods:Helping Yourself Cope with AnorexiaGetting Help from ProfessionalsGetting Help from Family and FriendsCommunity Q&A Anorexia is a serious, life-threatening disease in which an individual may starve him/herself to death due to psychological, cultural, and physical causes. The disease has a higher mortality rate than all other causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Additionally, although the majority of people who suffer from anorexia are female, 10-15% are male.[1] Coping with this disease as a patient takes strength, courage, and endurance, but with the right attitude and support, you…

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 and Deal With Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

How to Cope and Deal With Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Three Methods:Easing Pain and DiscomfortUsing Home RemediesGetting Medical AttentionCommunity Q&A A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by bacteria that infect the bladder and the urinary tract where urine is collected and stored. A UTI is an uncomfortable, painful condition that requires medical treatment. See your doctor right away if you suspect that you have a urinary tract infection. In addition to getting prompt, medical treatment for a UTI, there are several things that you can do to make yourself more comfortable while you wait for the antibiotics to clear…

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…

postheadericon How to Cope if You Wet Yourself in Public

How to Cope if You Wet Yourself in Public

Four Methods:Concealing the AccidentCleaning UpDealing With EmbarrassmentPreventing Future AccidentsCommunity Q&A Wetting yourself in public is far more common than people realize, whether it be situational or a medical. That being said, it can still lead to stress and embarrassment. But there is no need to be stressed! Accidents happen. Efficiently dealing with the situation may seem difficult, but it’s definitely possible. Method 1 Concealing the Accident 1 Use what you have. Find materials on and around you that will make the wet spot less visible. Don’t be afraid to get…

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 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…