Marfan Awareness Month - February 2017
What is raynaud? Raynaud Syndrome (or Raynaud's) is a condition in which spasms of the arteries cause episodes of reduced blood flow. Typically involving the fingers and less commonly the toes, nose, ears and lips, can turn white and then blue. There are two types; Primary and Secondary. Primary is diagnosed when the symptoms are… Continue reading Raynaud Awareness Month #DownloadYourGloves
#JuvenileArthritisAwarenessMonth July 2016. 💚 What is it? 💚 It is not a disease in it's self, but an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children under 16. There is no known cause of JA, but most research points towards a genetic predisposition. Examples: -Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis… Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month 2016.
#OsteoporosisAwarenessMonth June 2016. 🌿 What is it? 🌿 Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak,fragile and more likely to break. As you get older you start to lose bone density, this is normal, but for some it can lead to osteoporosis and increased number of fractures. 🌞 Who can get it? 🌞… Continue reading Osteoporosis Awareness Month 2016.
#SclerodermaAwarenessMonth June 2016. 🌸 What is it? 🌸 Scleroderma is a rare condition that results in hard, thick areas of skin and sometimes can cause problems with internal organs and or blood vessels. It is caused by the immune system attacking connective tissues. There are also several types of Scleroderma that can vary in severity.… Continue reading Scleroderma Awareness Month 2016.
#MigraineAwarenessMonth June 2016.🌺 What is it? 🌺 Migraines are 'usually' very severe headaches felt as a throbbing pain, all over or on one side of the head. There are several types of migraine, with the main three being; migraine with aura (specific warning signs), migraine without aura (the most common type) and migraine aura without… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month 2016.
#CysticFibrosisAwarenessMonth May 2016. 🌿 What is Cystic Fibrosis? 🌿 Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition where the lungs and digestive system become clogged with sticky mucus. It can cause problems with breathing and digestion from a young age. Eventually the lungs will become increasingly damaged and may stop functioning. Symptoms include; recurring chest infections, salty… Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
#WordIBDDay 19th May 2016. 💜 What is IBD? 💜 IBD is short for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is a term to describe two conditions known as Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD). They are both long term conditions. UC only affects the colon (large intestine) while CD affects the whole digestive system, from the… Continue reading World IBD Awareness Day!
#LupusAwarenessMonth - May 2016 🍥 🌷 What is Lupus? 🌷 Lupus is a condition that can affect many parts of the body and can range from mild to life threatening. There are some types of lupus that affects the skin. Some medication can cause lupus like side effects. However there are severe versions which can… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month
This poem was written by one of our discussion group members and it's trully beautiful how someone can take their illnesses and can put them into something so beautiful. My M.E Storm By Bill Clayton. I can feel the storm clouds forming All around my head I should have stopped my ‘doing’ And rested more… Continue reading My M.E Storm