Living with chronic pain affects your emotions as well as your body. Prolonged discomfort can make you feel sad and irritable, and those feelings can make pain worse. Breaking the cycle is challenging, but it will enhance your quality of life. Your daily choices can help you manage your symptoms and feel more joyful. Try these tips for keeping your spirits … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Stay Upbeat When You Have Chronic Pain
If you’re short of breath after climbing a few stairs, you may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It’s a condition that affects almost 7% of adults, and your risk increases as you grow older. A diagnosis of COPD means you have one or a combination of certain lung disorders that make it difficult to breathe. That includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Living with COPD
Getting a restful night’s sleep can be a challenge for any busy adult. That’s especially true when you’re dealing with chronic pain. Some doctors estimate that 50 to 80% of their patients with such conditions often find it difficult to sleep. It can be a self-perpetuating cycle. Pain interrupts sleep, and the lack of sleep makes pain more difficult to bear because your … [Read more...] about The Secret to Sleeping Well with Chronic Pain
If you’re like many adults, you’ve probably imagined what it would be like to be blind, but we tend to take our noses for granted. You might be surprised to learn how much your life could change if you have anosmia. Anosmia is the medical term for loss of smell. It’s becoming more of an issue now because it’s a common symptom of COVID-19. What would you do if you lost … [Read more...] about What Will You Do If You Lose Your Sense of Smell?
Stress is called the silent killer for a reason. From panic attacks to trouble sleeping, a dose of stress can do a number on your health. Yet most of us are so used to managing some stress in our day-to-day lives that we tend to ignore the issue until it’s too late. The good news? For those willing to make a few basic changes, tackling stress can be as simple as updating … [Read more...] about 5 Teas That Reduce Stress And Support Sleep