This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Lifescript.com. Have you ever imagined what it might be like to live in chronic pain? I don’t have to imagine, because I know. While this is a Sponsored Post for Lifescript, I am writing to you from the heart about something I live with day in and day out. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lupus. Thyroid Disease. The pain that comes from living with auto immune diseases. The lifestyle changes associated with it. And now there is a resource at my fingertips. Lifescript provides so much information and help as I maneuver through this unfortunate hand I have been dealt.
What is Lifescript?
Lifescript.com provides medical information, tips and advice that are all written by professional health writers, experts and physicians.
I recently wrote a post about how I was referred for Rheumatoid Arthritis, after having all sorts of issues, swelling and pain during and after my second pregnancy. I began seeing a Rheumatologist and went through tests, many labs, the experimental medicines and different diagnoses. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus are the two most likely scenarios, but I have cross over symptoms (auto immune diseases don’t play fairly!) **There is a difference between arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an auto immune disease and can be controlled to minimize damage to the joints.
All of this leads me to Lifescript. More specifically the Rheumatoid Arthritis Center. When I saw the SITS girls campaign seeking those with Rheumatoid Arthritis to review a company that specializes in providing women information on diseases such as RA, I knew that I wanted to participate. This is a topic I have been wanting to explore more in depth on this blog.
As you can imagine, once my doctor started throwing out diagnoses such as RA and Lupus, I began conducting research. There are a ton of medical sites out there that have bits and pieces of the puzzle, but Lifescript is more comprehensive. Not only does the site provide basic information you need to know about the disease, but also gives information about:
- the treatments available
- how to live life to the fullest
- lifestyle and diet changes that are beneficial
- resources to help you
Even with the amount of research I have already conducted, I am finding a great deal of information I did not already know on Lifescript’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Center.
Did I mention it’s a completely free service?
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center
Lifescript’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center (which is just one of many health centers covering all of the most common health problems for women) features tips, quizzes, recipes and articles – all by professional health writers, experts and physicians. These cover common RA symptoms, foods that compose an anti-inflammatory diet, new RA therapies and more. Please visit the Lifescript Health Center on Rheumatoid Arthritis for more information.
My favorite part is the section devoted to recipes and tips for food and activities to help reduce and improve symptoms. They totally won me over with a yummy recipe for a Cherry-Almond Crumble. It’s like they KNEW I would be visiting! Love cherry-almond anything! Who am I kidding? I love food!
In all seriousness, it is important for me to follow a diet that consists of foods that are anti-inflammatory. Recently the pain has spread to my feet and I know my body is trying to tell me I need to make more changes. I have done some research on the positive results that can come from lifestyle and diet changes, and I am ready to begin exploring these options.
Weight loss is doubly important when you have a disease that attacks your joints. As the medical experts point out in the Healthy Weight loss with RA section of Lifescript, you do not need extra weight on your joints making it worse!
We have certainly come to understand that healthy living and taking care of our bodies is essential. Mental health is an important factor too. I appreciate the fact that they also have a center dedicated to Depression, which, as a loss mother, is another area of concern to me! Be sure to check out this free website here!
If you are looking for information specific to Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll want to read the following posts:
- Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis (in the Treatment Center)
- Stages of RA for the Caregiver – how to help a loved one with RA
- Living with Chronic Pain
Visit www.lifescript.com for useful information on Rheumatoid Arthritis and other prevalent medical conditions related to women’s health. Even if RA is not an issue to you, be sure to check out the site. If you are affected by COPD, Asthma, migraines, depression, pain, diabetes, and many other common issues, this website can be a great resource for you or your loved ones!
This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Lifescript.com.