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postheadericon How to Cope With Scent Sensitivity

How to Cope With Scent Sensitivity

If you are sensitive to scents, you are not alone. More than 2 million people are thought to have scent sensitivities that cause allergic-type reactions and symptoms, or even trigger asthma attacks. You can’t avoid all scents at all times, so learning how to cope with scent sensitivity is key to improving your quality of life. 1 Try to figure out which scents you are sensitive to by keeping a journal to track your symptoms. Write down where you were and what you smelled. This can help you determine what…

postheadericon How to Cope with Sleep Paralysis

How to Cope with Sleep Paralysis

Three Methods:Handling Sleep ParalysisTreating the SymptomsTrying Preemptive TreatmentsCommunity Q&A Sleep paralysis is a condition where people are physically paralyzed at the onset of sleep or upon waking, but mentally awake. It is a disorientating condition that may also cause vivid and terrifying hallucinations. The feeling of total body insensitivity during sleep paralysis is often associated with other symptoms, such as sense of suffocation, decreased heart rate, feeling as though there’s an evil person in the room, or a sense of being dragged around.[1] It may be associated with other sleep…

postheadericon How to Cope With Stigma

How to Cope With Stigma

Six Methods:Asserting Your IdentityTalking about StigmasHelping Others Feel ComfortableGetting HelpEducating YourselfSpreading AwarenessCommunity Q&A Only recently have humans realized that “different” isn’t contagious. And even today, this hasn’t exactly become common sense. Whether the difference results from contact with poison or disease, possession of demons, magic, or evil, mankind’s ignorance has traditionally recommended to stay away. Unfortunately, these deeply rooted prejudices are slow to change and many people’s beliefs have yet to catch up with their empathy and compassion. Whether you’re in a wheelchair, obese, gay, bipolar, blind, or autistic, stigma…

postheadericon How to Cope with Slipped Capital Femoral Epyphisis (SCFE)

How to Cope with Slipped Capital Femoral Epyphisis (SCFE)

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (known simply as SCFE) is the dislocation of the head of the thigh bone. If you are looking to cope with this uncommon condition, here are a few steps you can take. 1 Look for the symptoms of SCFE. If your condition is mild, you will feel pain either in the groin area or in the knee, and you will still be able to support your own weight easily. Rapid swelling often indicates a more serious injury. If the bone is poking through the skin, seek…

postheadericon How to Cope With the Stress of Moving

How to Cope With the Stress of Moving

Three Methods:Staying Organized Before Your MoveTaking Care of YourselfAdapting to Your New LocationCommunity Q&A Moving can be very stressful, whether if you are anticipating or a new opportunity or dealing with difficulties in your life. However, with a little preparation and perspective, you can make the relocation process a little easier for you and your family. In order to make moving less stressful, it’s important to stay organized before you move, take care of yourself during this stressful time, and adapt to your new residence. Coping with the stress of…

postheadericon How to Cope With Sensory Integration Disorder

How to Cope With Sensory Integration Disorder

Two Methods:Tips for ParentsTips for People with SIDCommunity Q&A Many people have never heard of Sensory Integration Disorder (also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Sensory Processing Disorder) but more is being learned about it all the time. It is often found in people with other disorders, especially autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, but also including multiple sclerosis, dyslexia, and Tourette’s Syndrome. If you have it, you may not realise that your aversions to certain stimuli are anything but normal. In fact, many people with Sensory Integration Disorder wonder how other…

postheadericon How to Cope With Overeating

How to Cope With Overeating

Five Parts:Addressing Emotional Reasons for OvereatingEliminating Other Behaviors That Cause OvereatingDeveloping Good HabitsDealing With Overeating In The MomentUnderstanding OvereatingCommunity Q&A We’ve all occasionally overdone it at the holiday table, later regretting that scrumptious second helping of Grandma’s pecan pie. Compulsive overeating, however, is a much more serious condition and the most common eating disorder in the United States.[1] Chronic, rapid consumption of excessive amounts of food can result in overwhelming feelings of regret, helplessness and embarrassment. Worse, overeating can also trigger several serious health complications related to weight gain, notably…

postheadericon How to Cope With the Demands of Your 20s and 30s

How to Cope With the Demands of Your 20s and 30s

During your 20s and 30s life can move at quite a pace! You’re making big decisions about your future, which for most of us means working hard. You may have a relationship or be single, you may be a parent, or could be considering having children. Either way you are bound to be juggling family, relationships and career to some extent. This period of our lives is very exciting but it is also very demanding. We have put together some tips for those in their 20s and 30s that should…

postheadericon How to Cope With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How to Cope With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that manifests itself with abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits. As partially digested food moves from the stomach through the intestines, the intestines squeeze and contract to move the food. With IBS, intestinal movement becomes irregular, causing food to move too quickly or slowly through the digestive system. When the food moves too quickly, the bowel does not have enough time to extract the water and the result is diarrhea. Food that moves too slowly causes the bowel to extract too…

postheadericon How to Cope With Holiday Party Anxiety

How to Cope With Holiday Party Anxiety

You and your family (especially the kids) can get overwhelmed waiting for the day of the Holiday Party. You have to learn how to cope with holiday anxiety (and help others cope with that too.) 1 Sit in a quiet place. Politely, ask everyone else to leave the room for a few minutes and just sit back and clear your mind. Put aside all your thoughts and worries and just concentrate. Turn on some soothing music and breath deeply. 2 Give yourself a break. Treat yourself to a bath, a…