Saturday, December 5, 2015

Managing Life With Scleroderma (part 2 of 2)

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Even when your activities and your movement would considerably be limited, it is still important that you get a healthy dose of physical activity to keep yourself active. Try to put away a few minutes everyday to do enjoyable activities such as gardening, taking a walk around the neighborhood or playing with grandchildren. Scleroderma may limit your movement but it definitely is not enough to keep you from moving around.

People with this condition would make up all sorts of excuses as not to exercise such as “I’m too weak”, “I’m too old” or “I’m too tired”. While it is true that your condition would limit you, it is also factual that regular exercise keeps you healthy, would relieve stress and would help you manage your condition well. Exercise is one of the best things you can actually do to help you get by your condition and live a life that is still enjoyable despite some given disadvantages.

Understanding Your Condition

In order for you to be in control of yourself, you have to fully understand your condition. Take your doctor’s advice seriously and as much as possible, try to take good care of yourself. If you have any vices or any unhealthy or unwholesome activities, you should think about how it could worsen your condition and how it could affect you. You are different from most people, thus you have to take care of yourself more.

Take note that there is a difference between people with people suffering from disease and people living with some disadvantages. With that, try to take a positive point of view and you should be able to be in good control of your condition and yourself.

Managing Life With Scleroderma (part 1 of 2)

Accepting Changes

Having scleroderma would be a very big challenge for you since from that point where you got it, you will really have to change the way you do things. There are a lot of things you could enjoy doing but since you are limited, you will not be able to do as much anymore. The first step in efficiently managing life with scleroderma is for you to accept the changes. You will never be able to handle your life with scleroderma if you don’t accept the changes in the first place.

Try to think of life with scleroderma as the beginning of a new lifestyle and not as a disadvantage. With that, it is important that you keep doing a lot of activities to make life with scleroderma easier for you. It is understood that accepting the changes that will be brought about by scleroderma would be difficult however, you can manage it easily and a lot of people have done that. It is just a matter of accepting your condition and living by it.

Relating With Other People

For people with scleroderma, it would be difficult for them to relate with other people when signs of it would show. Even some people would completely lose interest in getting up close with other people but in most cases, patients of scleroderma would just be a little less sociable. Considering this, you should be extra careful on how you relate with people even when you have scleroderma. You should still be the person everyone else used to know and liked.

It is important that you still keep up your confidence and not make your condition too much of an issue especially when you are relating with people. As long as you are still able to relate, you still can do it. Scleroderma is just an illness and not something that would completely isolate you from the world around you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mood Swings during Pregnancy (part 2 of 2)

Get Quality Sleep
Sleep is good not only for the body but for the mind as well. When you’re sleeping, your body recharges and at the same time, your mind becomes free from the numerous worries it’s been plagued with. When your pregnant loved one gets enough sleep, she’ll be able to face the next day with greater energy and complacency.

Have Fun
One reason why many women are unhappy during their pregnancies is because of the excessive number of restrictions placed on them. Pregnancy doesn’t make a woman chronically sick. She has an unborn child in her body, yes, but this doesn’t mean she’s dying. The opposite of it, actually, considering that she’s about to give new life to her baby.

Mood swings during pregnancy could simply be a result of boredom. You can, however, easily prevent this from happening just by treating your pregnant loved one to an occasional night out. If the time comes that she’s unable to leave the home frequently then have fun indoors. Schedule in-home movie sessions, reading groups, and invite friends to share an occasional meal.

Communicate Constantly
Constant communication between you and your pregnant partner or loved one is imperative. Even if talking won’t solve your biggest problems, unburdening her worries is relaxing in itself. With constant communication, you’ll also be better able to assure her of your love and affection.

Diet and Exercise
TLC from you will keep her happy, but it won’t keep her body healthy. For that to happen, you need to ensure that your pregnant loved one eats right and has adequate exercise. Consult professionals to know the best diet and exercise regime for pregnant women.

Mood Swings during Pregnancy (part 1 of 2)

Pregnancy, especially for the first time, can be an intimidating and frightening experience for a woman. Pregnant women are prone to mood swings because of the numerous changes occurring within their body. If they think about the other changes that would happen when they finally give birth, this could result to another bout of mood swing. Help your loved one get over their mood swings and enjoy a beautiful pregnancy with the tips below.

No More Stress
Avoid anything that could cause your pregnant loved one to feel stressed. Have her leave work as early as possible but only if she’s amenable to it. Never force her to do anything but of course, you need to convince her as well that certain activities will be off-limits to her due to her condition.

Pregnant women can be exceptionally touchy when it comes to the things that they were once able to do in the past but are now unable to. They know what’s good for them, but they’re having a hard time accept it. In these instances, you can only show your love and support.

Eliminate stress and you eliminate one significant cause for mood swings during pregnancy.

No More Fatigue
Pregnant women tire more easily so it’s important that you advise them to stay away from any activity which could exhaust them. Exhaustion weakens the body and consequently, the unborn baby would feel exhausted, too. Remember: the health of an unborn child relies on the health of the pregnant mother.

Mood swings are a natural result of fatigue. You need only, however, remind them of their child’s health and they are sure to desist from whatever they’re doing.