Chronic illness and the concept of uncertainty - Chronic illness and laughter

Managing Chronic Illness In The Elderly Managing Chronic Illness In The Elderly

Chronic illness in the elderly is usually inherited, but various lifestyle and environmental factors play a big role in increasing the risk. Factors like smoking, unhealthy diet, no exercise and high consumption of alcohol play a significant role. Besides that there are other lesser known factors like poverty and genetics where the person has no control.More...

 

Types Of Chronic Illness

Types Of Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses are basically of two types. One is acute and the other is short term illnesses. Chronic illnesses also can be long term condition which can become chronic and threatening. Usually chronic illnesses are the kinds that live for a short period of time like flu or chicken pox. However, at this time if the patient does to receive care, the illness can become fatal. More...

 

 

Chronic Illness And Laughter

Chronic Illness And Laughter

There have been many cases of people curing terminal diseases and chronic illness with laughter. While some doctors criticize this method of treatment, scientists from the University of California have proven that laughter helps the cardiovascular system, lowers stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin and increases the body's natural killers cells to fight tumor cells and cells that infected with viruses.More...

 

Athlete And Chronic Illness

Athlete And Chronic Illness

Chronic illness can be devastating for an athlete. But there are many athletes who have managed to overcome chronic illness and earned name and fame for themselves. This is despite still suffering from the chronic illness. Two names stand out and these are two Olympic athletes who had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and want to win gold medals for Olympics.More...

Chronic Illness And Volunteer Work

Chronic Illness And Volunteer Work

Many youngsters are constantly wondering what sort of work or career they should get into. One of the most rewarding jobs is volunteer work but unfortunately many people view it as a stepping stone to further their job prospects. However, volunteer work can be more than that, especially if you like taking care of people and you are qualified doctor or nurse.More...

 

Chronic Illness In Children And Support

Chronic Illness In Children And Support

Usually children get acute illnesses like ear infections or upper respiratory tract infection. However, there are some children who can get chronic illness due to factors like genetics, environment, or both. Some common chronic illnesses in children are asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, obesity, malnutrition, cerebral palsy, mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.More...

 

Positive Living With Chronic Illness

Positive Living With Chronic Illness      Coping with a chronic illness can be extremely difficult and that is why it is important for patients to learn strategies to cope with their condition. Chronic illness can be defined as any illness that stays for a longer period of time and requires medical intervention, including medication and/or surgery. Sometimes, the illness can stay with person for the rest of his life. That is why it is important to have a positive outlook when suffering from a chronic illness.More...

Hospital Dependency In Chronic Mental Illness

Hospital Dependency In Chronic Mental Illness        When it comes to chronic mental illness, it has been seen that the patient gets completely dependent on the hospital. Unfortunately hospital dependency in chronic mental illness can lead to anxiety and the patient can end up displaying increased psychotic behavior when he or she is released or discharged from the hospital. Basically the patient loses his self-confidence and will not be willing to face the outside world.More...

 

 

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