How It Is To Be Sickly During The Pandemic


The coronavirus outbreak has tested the resilience of humanity. Because of this pandemic, almost everybody has been affected. While government and health officials are busy thinking of ways on how to lessen the impact of this pandemic to its people, each of us is looking for ways to survive on our own. We need to learn and survive amidst this lockdown. Though government and private organizations are offering help in one way or another, we still need sustainable ways to help us get through amidst this pandemic, especially for families with low income and for those who have many family members.

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Ways To Manage Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (A Form Of Dysautonomia) Part 1



 We’ve medicalized chronic illness such that, if we talk about our experiences at all, we use the language of medicine. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a type of dysautonomia, is an irregular spike in heart rate that occurs when a patient goes from being laid down and then, standing up. Treatment is prescribed depending on the symptoms, and it is a combination of methods to address cardiovascular dysfunction.

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Facts About Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) – Part 1




Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, a form of dysautonomia, is one rare health condition and as it follows most people all over the world are not well educated about it. But just like any other health ailment, it should be studied, and the details of the said condition should be made well known to the general public. With this, below are some of the facts you need to know about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS.

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Depression and Diabetes A Risk Factor for Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy?



Constant attention to blood sugar levels, dietary restrictions, and feeling like you can’t enjoy what everyone else is eating are just some of the frustrations that those with diabetes experience every day. — Tamara McClintock Greenberg Psy.D.

According to research, people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression as those that do not have the condition. It is not known what the connection is – whether people with diabetes are more likely to develop depression or the other way round. Depression makes it much more difficult to manage the symptoms of diabetes so if you are diabetic and suffer from depression you should reach out. Find a Depression Chat Room or speak to a friend. According to Betterhelp, doing so may be helpful.

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Latest In Multiple Sclerosis: Resistance Training

Multiple sclerosis or MS is a crippling and debilitating chronic disease feared by mostly women from 15 to 60 years old. The medical condition is an autoimmune disease. This means that the cause is unknown. Hence, the only valid explanation that medical doctors can give is that the immune system of the person is attacking the protective sheath of the nerve fibers. This then leads to communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. In the long run, the disease can result in brain atrophy and slowly paralyzes the person.

I’ve been trying to walk a mile every day.  This is not a big deal for many of you, but it’s just the right amount of challenge for me right now. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

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Rare Medical Diseases

The person in your body drags herself to the end of the work day, manages to pour a bowl of cereal for dinner, and leaves the bowl in the sink because washing it feels overwhelming. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Strangely, in this world we live in today, we are faced with a mountain of diseases and illnesses that can plague our doors. You wouldn’t think there would be many rare medical diseases and yet there are quite a few; some are rarer than others but they can all be quite severe at times. It’s a scary world we do live in and sometimes, even with the advances in medicine, it’s not enough. There are still a lot of challenges that our health needs help with. The following are just a few rare medical diseases and hopefully, you will never have to know any more about them than absolutely necessary.

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Medical Terminology

It’s hard coming back when I used to be the person my co-workers went to when they needed a question answered and now I’m struggling with the most basic functions of my job. — Andrea Rosenhaft LCSW-R

Medical terminology often leaves many confused. When you hear the terminology associated with medicine and that field you can honestly listen and have no clue as to what people are saying. You are not alone in this. Understanding medical terminology is not easy, to say the least, and you do need to have well adverse in this area to work within it. So, what is medical terminology and how can someone learn it in today’s world? Continue reading “Medical Terminology”