Feeling under the weather can be horrible. It affects every part of your life. It’s difficult to focus or feel enthusiastic about things. Most of us just want to crawl back into bed and stay there until we’re back to normal. But for some people, that just doesn’t happen. Long term illnesses can hang around for the rest of our lives. You may have to live with difficult symptoms and the unpleasant side-effects of medication.
Conditions like Anxiety and heart disease don’t just disappear overnight. Both require long-term medication and dramatic changes to your lifestyle. And it can take months or even years to feel any better at all. If you’ve had enough of suffering from the symptoms of your illness, you may be wondering what on earth you can do next, if anything.
The first thing to do is to make an appointment with your specialist doctor. They will be able to look again at your condition and offer advice and alternatives for dealing with the issues that bother you most. They should also be able to advise you about the things you shouldn’t be doing. This could be with regards to alternative therapies, diets, and physical activities. Now you know the do’s and don’t of your condition, you can take the reins again.
Most conditions can be relieved to a degree by simply eating right. What we put into our bodies does have an effect on it. If you’ve had enough of your symptoms, now is the time to put your attention on the foods and drinks you consume each day. Avoid anything that is refined or processed. Sticking to wholesome, natural foods with plenty of water can help your body take in all the nutrition it needs to be well.
Regular exercise helps with a huge number of long-term conditions. Moving the body in every way you are able can protect it from aches and pains as well as loss of mobility. Gentle movements are best Walking is one of the best forms of exercise you can get.
You don’t need to work up a sweat, just be brisk enough to feel warm.
Some conditions don’t come with cures in a pill. But there is always the promise that one day a medicine will be invented. If you’ve ever asked why do people take part in clinical trials, that is usually the answer. The hope that one day a cure will be found motivates many sufferers of long term illnesses to volunteer for trials that will help. It also helps people feel more in control of their illness by giving something back in this way.
Distractions are a great way to keep you mood lifted day to day. Busy social lives and lots of hobbies and interests can help you feel more positive, despite your medical conditions. Meeting people and getting engaged with new products helps keep the mind active in many ways. It’s not always easy to drag yourself out of bed. But when others are relying on you and want to spend time with you, it’s a great motivator. Feel well every day.