Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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 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 PTSD and Manic Depression

How to Cope with PTSD and Manic Depression

Mental illnesses present an invisible yet enormous challenge to many people around the world. While a diagnosis may initially seem terrible, there are ways to manage your disorders and learn to live a good life. With lots of patience and practice, you will be okay. 1 Tell your doctor if you haven’t already. They will do what’s right for you, and they know how to help you. Make a plan, take a deep breath, and talk to your doctor. If you just can’t bring yourself to talk, write a letter…

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 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 Having Lupus

How to Cope With Having Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease which may affect the whole body. It is called the great pretender because lupus may seem similar to many other illnesses. It may take many years before lupus is diagnosed. Lupus affects all ages but the disease typically peaks in the 15 to 40 year-old age group. It primarily affects women. Lupus is an autoimmune disease which means the body begins to attack itself. The kidneys, heart, lungs and blood systems may all be affected. Hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and the malar…

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…