Jun
06
2017

The Vital Importance of Sleep

Sleep is such as important function for the human body that it can hardly be emphasised enough. Without deep restorative sleep it is hard to heal from chronic ill health, especially if the brain or neurological system is involved. A 2015 study published in “Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology” suggested an association between poor sleep […]

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Dec
16
2015

How To Cope Emotionally With Chronic Illness

Introductory comments by Dr Gupta: I have recently been struck by the tremendous amount of suffering that those with a chronic disease may go through. In addition to the direct effect of the symptoms such as pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression, the additional burden of loss of employment, loss of financial security, isolation, loss […]

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Oct
18
2015

The Pros and Cons of Internet Chronic Illness Support Groups

I have been surprised to find that the internet, and particularly Facebook, now hosts a range of support groups for almost any type of chronic illness. Often there are no admission criteria, so the diagnosis may not have to be made formally for an individual to join a such support group. Instead the members may […]

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