Saturday, December 5, 2015

Living With Scleroderma (part 2 of 2)

Try To Be Physically Active

Because illnesses give people who have it some source of negative fatigue and as well as pain or stiffness in some parts of the body, most people would tend to be less active and unmotivated. Unfortunately, to keep your body physically strong and to relieve you of stress, you would have to do some physical exercises to keep you healthy. This does not only make you much healthier but would also make you happier with the many things you can do.

Ask your doctor about some exercises you can do despite your condition. Just think about other things that you can do aside from staying in bed and activities of which you enjoy doing such as gardening, playing with grandchildren and having short walks. Take note that you don’t have to do a complete marathon or very strenuous exercises to keep you healthy, the mere fact of having you moving from time to time is already enough to keep you healthy.

Life With Uncertainty

Possibly, the most difficult part when it comes to life with sclerosis could be that things are very uncertain. There no known cure, you would never know what it could lead or you would never know what could happen next, the bitter part of this is that you are not in control. Considering all that, you should know how to live with your condition and you can do this by getting used to it.

Getting used to your condition would take some time, after a while you should already learn what goals in life you should have and what things you can do. You should also choose not to be a victim of your condition, take note that there is a significant difference between a victim of an illness and a person living with disease. How you live is up to you and that would decide how life would be with your condition.

Living With Scleroderma (part 1 of 2)

Scleroderma would definitely affect your life but you have to be aware that you are still living and that to some extent; you still have great control all over yourself. You may not be able to do a lot of things that you have always enjoyed such as sports, being out on the sun for too long and even doing household chores but if you learn how to manage your life greatly, it is still sure that you will enjoy so much there is that life could offer.

The first step in doing so is to humbly accept the changes that scleroderma will bring about. Have a mindset like “now that I have scleroderma, I will…” and much more. You may not be able to do a lot of things that you have enjoyed before but you still have a good life to live and if you manage it well, you will definitely enjoy it.

Take Control

You must be first aware that you are suffering from something that is quite serious and has no known cure. With that, most people with sclerosis would be less social, would think about their health more and would lose loads of self-confidence. You must not think of these too much, you just have to take care of yourself more. Since you are borne with something such as sclerosis, you just have to take control in order for things to be in tune.

Remember that your illness is just a part of your life and there is a much bigger whole to that. Just have a healthy balance of activities as well as clean living and the most important part of that being control. If you are in good control, life with scleroderma will turn out much easier for you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Help Your Child Cope with Emotional Mood Swings (part 2 of 2)

Literary Therapy
This type of therapy is more helpful for older kids and especially for those who appreciate the value of reading and writing.

Many kids, for instance, have a tendency to question authority and require extra convincing. Literary therapy could work for them if they wish to see substantial evidence that the cure or treatment you’re advocating for is indeed encouraged by “experts” in the field.

These kids may be too young to understand the complexities involved with emotional mood swings, but they’re more than aware of the fact that information found in articles, books, and other research texts hold significant weight.

Literary therapy would also be of greater assistance to you when you look for the best way to help your child cope with and eventually get over his emotional mood swings.

Talk Therapy
Last but not the least, let’s not forget the most inexpensive and yet one of the most effective treatments at all: communication.

Communication prevents any gap from forming between you and your child. Constant communication ensures that you know everything going on with your child and understanding his situation better. Constant communication allows your child to trust you more and feel secure in your love and affection.

Communicate with your doctor. Inform him of your child’s progress and never hesitate to ask for advice.

Communicate with your child’s teachers. Help them understand your child’s mood swings so they, too, can help him get over it.

Communicate with your mutual loved ones because the more love and affection your child receives, the less likely he’ll suffer from mood swings.

Help Your Child Cope with Emotional Mood Swings (part 1 of 2)

It is important to be extra cautious when choosing the right treatment for your child’s emotional mood swings. The wrong decisions can leave invisible scars on your child’s mind and feelings, consequently making his emotional mood swings worse. For best results, it’s important to give non-medicated treatments a chance prior to administering medication for your child.

Behavioral Therapy
Emotional mood swings from your children may simply be a behavioral problem and in such cases, there are various therapeutic treatments available to help your child develop the right behavior and eliminate mood swings.

Mood swings often cause and result to feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, and fear. In worst case scenario, emotional mood swings can force your child to inflict self-harm. Your child needs behavioral therapy in order to determine what causes such actions and how best to prevent it.

This kind of therapy also helps your child understand why he is suffering from mood swings and what he can do in order to think more clearly, feel better, and make smarter decisions in spite of them.

Cognitive Therapy
If emotional mood swings of your child are not a result of an erroneous behavior then perhaps you could address its cognitive aspect and work from there. Some children end up suffering from mood swings simply because they’ve erroneous thinking patterns. Cognitive therapy, however, teaches them to recognize the errors in their thoughts and find ways to improve the pattern and consequently avoid mood swings.

With cognitive therapy, emotional mood swings are lessened in order to make your child more confident and optimistic about interacting with his peers and other people. It will enable him to analyze each and every thing that happens to him without having to resort to mood swings when he finds something he can’t comprehend.