Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that could be even dangerous in some cases, where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, which can happen up to even hundreds of times. It also means that the brain, as well as the body, doesn’t get enough oxygen. The problem with this disorder is that some people may not even be aware of the fact they suffer from it, allowing it to cause serious health problems other than disrupting your sleep, which studies have shown how important it really is.
I have always been a scary child, afraid of my own shadow type of kid. One day, I was looking at my hands and noticed a dry skin patch in between my thumb and my fore finger. I picked at the skin and made it peel back. Eewwww!! There was skin underneath my dead skin?! It was disgusting and frightening at the same time. I ran to tell my mother and she took me to the hospital. The doctor explained that I had a skin disease called psoriasis. I immediately freaked out. A skin DISEASE! “Am I going to die?” I asked, the doctor responded with a light-hearted laugh and told me that psoriasis wasn’t a serious disease and that, when the rashes flared, all I needed to do was put hydrocortisone cream on them to stop itching and reduce the dryness of my skin. I knew nothing about this skin disease or why I had it. But I did some research and thought I’d share it with others like me who have never heard of psoriasis or have it and don’t understand it.
What are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether you may need a visit to a Pelvic health and wellness physical therapist?
In the UK over 850,000 people are living with dementia and it's estimated at this point that one in three people will develop it over the years. In the U.S it's estimated that around 5.3 million people are living with this disease. With the recent interest in bringing attention to this disease, many media portrayals of dementia have caught people's attention.
How can a pelvic health and wellness physical therapist help me before a prostate procedure or surgery?
When I was in a small medical college, we were practicing finger pricking to test for diabetes. I remember mine being higher than the rest of the group. The following week, I was sitting in the doctor’s office. They diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes. I was given a prescription for Metformin. I just trusted the doctors, hoping everything would be alright, as long as I stayed on the pills.
I always hate introducing myself to people. Mostly because I do not have a filter. I share way too much way too soon. My story starts like every other story—with an accident. At 16 years old, I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in the soft tissue of my right shoulder. The only reason my doctors discovered it in time was that I hurt myself at work the week before. High school is difficult enough, but to have cancer your junior year? Unbelievable.
I’m just like every other teenager. I wake up in the morning, get ready for school, walk to the bus. The only real difference is that a solid half of my body is on fire the whole time. I’m lucky enough to be part of a selective club. Very exclusive, very secretive. Teenagers with invisible illnesses.
I tell people to shut up if they notice my disability in any way. If I’m checking my blood sugar, butt out. Don’t stare. I caught somebody at Pantheacon staring at me at a workshop once and I stared at her back with a dirty look she took amusement with until she turned away. I’m very discrete about doing what must be done. Don’t give me shit for treating lows, unless you want me to die. Don’t give me shit about the way I need to check my blood sugar. Apparently, some people would like to endanger my health if they complain to me about treating low blood sugar. You, sociopaths, are bullies who do not apologize.
Living a healthy life is something we all want to do. Being healthy really depends on whether or not you’re willing to sacrifice some things to make yourself feel and look better. You can actually make healthier choices in things throughout your everyday life, whether it be eating better foods or exercising more. There are also many vitamins and supplements you can take which cost money, but are totally worth it.