Living with Chronic Illness Changes To Your Life

Living with chronic illness is overwhelming and it brings with it a whole range of emotions from shock to anger to sadness to grief. Chronic illness can feel like a life sentence because it impacts our lives forever.  The good news, however, is that, while most chronic illnesses do not have cures, they usually can…

Anemia of Chronic Disease

  Certain disease diseases, such as autoimmune forms of arthritis, chronic infections, or fibromyalgia, can interfere with the production of red blood cells.  The result is a condition called Anemia of Chronic Disease or ACD. What is Anemia? Anemia is a disorder where the blood has a lower than normal range of red blood cells….

Getting Quality Sleep despite Arthritis Pain

Patients living with arthritis pain often find themselves struggling with insomnia and other sleep difficulties. In fact, 23% of Americans with arthritis have reported a link between sleep loss and arthritis pain, this according to a study out of the National Institutes for Health.[1] Interestingly, there are very few studies about the link between the…

Coping with Chronic Illness in Marriage

How Managing a Disease Affects Both Partners What no one is ever told about chronic illness is that it will have an effect on marriage. It can take a toll on even the best of relationships. Chronic illness rewrites a relationship and significantly influences issues such as money, work, chores and sex. Managing the way…

Getting More Vitamin D Can Help With Managing Pain

If you are not getting enough Vitamin D in your diet, chances are you will have worsening pain from arthritis and other related pain conditions, including fibromyalgia.  Recent research studies have found a connection between low levels of vitamin D and chronic pain that does not respond to medication. What Research Has Found A 2009…