Invisible Illnesses: Here’s How To Manage Them
There are fewer things more frustrating than suffering from an invisible illness.
What makes them particularly frustrating for patients is how long it can take to get a diagnosis and more importantly how difficult it can be to get long term solutions that permanently alleviates their symptoms.
Invisible illnesses are many and they include lupus, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, and more. Many autoimmune disorders are actually considered invisible illnesses.
If you suspect or have been accurately diagnosed with an invisible illness, here are a few ways that you can manage your condition.
What Is An Invisible Illness?
An invisible illness is an umbrella term for medical conditions that are not “visible” to others.
With that definition, it is safe to say that most diseases can be categorized as invisible illnesses.
However, what makes them different is that these diseases are often misdiagnosed as other more common conditions – leading to higher rates of misdiagnosis.
Even more concerning however, is that patients rarely get to address the root cause of their illness.
In the event that they do get the right diagnosis, finding solutions that permanently tackle the symptoms is difficult.
Most medical practitioners provide solutions to manage these conditions, but rarely do patients find solutions that permanently stop these symptoms.
What patients need are treatment solutions that investigate the root cause of the illness, and the right medical solutions that will tackle it.
So how can you effectively manage an invisible illness?
Join A Supportive Network
Who better to understand what you are going through than someone going through the exact same thing?
A support group or network could be just what you need to feel seen and validated.
While other people might not completely understand your symptoms, people suffering from similar conditions will fully grasp what you are going through.
They can also help you find qualified professionals or natural remedies that can help you manage your symptoms.
Pick Your Battles
Not everyone will understand what you are going through. Unfortunately, not many people will even want to.
Evaluate your relationships and see who can offer you the support you need. If you feel certain individuals are dismissive of what you are going through, it would be best to avoid speaking about your condition with them.
This is important for your mental health and your overall recovery. You need people in your corner who are willing to try to understand what you are going through and support you accordingly.
Although invisible illnesses might not go away ever, there are several things you can do to manage them.
A lifestyle change is usually needed.
This means changing your diet and looking to find triggers that cause flares.
At Angel Longevity, for example, our doctors will run tests to determine which foods are best for your condition and which foods to completely avoid.
Although this might seem like a small change, it drastically improves the management of the disease. In some cases, changing diet has completely stopped flares.
Patiently evaluate your lifestyle so you can know what your triggers are.
Find The Right Treatment
Managing and coping with invisible illnesses is difficult. However, finding the right treatment support can be the best thing you can do for your health.
The right medical professional will not only get to the root cause of your condition but find holistic ways for you to permanently manage your condition.
At Angel Longevity, we don’t just treat your symptoms – we tackle the real problem causing your symptoms.
Our personalized approach means that your treatment program will be completely unique to you. Not only will this help us find out why you are getting sick, but also how to restore your health.
Are you looking for a qualified and experienced professional? Schedule a consultation here and speak to one of the best health and wellness professionals.
None of the statements on this blog have been evaluated by the FDA.
Furthermore, none of the statements on this blog should be construed as dispensing medical advice nor making claims regarding the cure of diseases. You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.