Today i want to talk on chronic diseases that appear to be nothing to most everyone except for the people diagnosed with them.
There are at least 8 forms of silent chronic diseases that i can think of.
1. Autoimmune Disorders
I.e. Hashimotos hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
4. Chronic fatigue syndrome
5. Irritable bowel syndrome
7. PCOS (polycystic ovarian cyst syndrome)
Now, my grandmother has hyperthyroidism, and my best friend almost like my sister has fibromyalgia. So often i hear them say how people don’t understand, and undermine how they feel because they appear to be fine. When in actuality they are in pain i know fibromyalgia itself is described and known to be almost as if your body was attacking itself. With symptoms such as
- Body aches
- Chronic fatigue
- Bowel problems
- Sensitivity to cold
- Numb fingers and toes
- Lack of concentration
So that one is just for example because the rest are just as bad if not worse. Imagine being a parent, or a full time student and worker, or just living every single day feeling these and even with medication it doesn’t cure anything some days are still so bad medication doesn’t help.
In some of these cases it causes weight gain and infertility. It causes severe depression and anxiety affecting how one feels about themselves.
You never know how that person feels. Being trapped by their own body, some days wanting to go 100 mph while other days you’re barely able to move.
Smile to everyone you see no matter if they smile back you never know what they are going through, or how they are feeling.
Don’t undermine the way people feel because everyone’s body is different and they could be hurting in more ways than they know how to explain!
P.s. if you want to hear more about any of these specifically or would like me to shed light on one please message me and let me know ill be happy to put something together!
#Fibromyalgia #Hypothyroidsm #Pcos #ChronicDiseases #itsok #Tomorrowisanewday #smile
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