How To Improve Your Quality Of Life When You Have A Chronic Illness

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Don’t be shy around your doctor

Though there can be feelings of, “I don’t want to bother my doctor too much,” Munson reminds us that it’s your doctor’s job to communicate with you. “Develop a trusting working relationship with the healthcare provider and express if you have hesitation or resistance to certain treatment options. The relationship with the healthcare provider should be healthy, like any other relationship. Ask your healthcare provider questions about your chronic illness to ease the mind from worrying.” As for days that you know will be challenging, Munson says, “Prepare for those days that are stressful (Lab results, office visits, and procedure days) by scheduling a self-care activity before or after.”

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