Relationships with a Chronic Illness- What I’ve Learned

Being in and maintaining a long lasting and meaningful relationship can be difficult, even for those who don’t have a chronic illness to deal with. I personally avoided getting into a long-term relationship for a long time for a few reasons. I feared the reaction that I would get once I told the person that…

Exercises You Can Do From Home While Chronically Ill

Exercise is important for all people but particularly those who are chronically ill. For an exercise to be successful, you have to desire to want to do it and you have to be motivated to complete it. If the exercise is not done correctly, it won’t be helpful. The first step is to decide your…

How Can You Make the Season Joyful?

No matter how much pain you feel, you want the season to be joyful. This is a time of the year you want to make memories that will last. Having some holiday tasks can be a great way to make this holiday special. Even if you are having a day where your chronic pain is…

New Hypertriglyceridemia cause discovered

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in the U.S. caused by obesity and diabetes. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as coronary heart disease, cardiovascular heart disease, and pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which the triglyceride levels in the blood are elevated to an abnormal level. Aside from obesity…

Normal Cholesterol, but High Triglycerides?

The heart beats an average 2.5 billion times throughout the average lifetime. It pushes millions of gallons of blood to each part of the body. And, when it comes to managing your heart health all of the terminology and treatments are confusing. Most people understand cholesterol, but what about triglycerides? And how is it possible…

7 Triglyceride Lowering Foods

When it comes to combatting high triglyceride levels, switching to a healthy diet is the first and the best course of action. Essential to your body’s functionality, triglycerides are stored in your fat cells and later released for energy in between meals. However, having elevated triglyceride levels can lead to hardening of the arteries or…