Natural Ways to Fight Inflammation

July 26, 2018

Ask any parent. It is completely heartbreaking to watch a child in pain. The suffering of the young is unbearable. Somehow we expect adults to cope, although it point of fact, pain is as debilitating for them as it is for children. The difference for me as a parent of a daughter with a chronic condition is that pain affects the way they develop and interact with the world. If an adult faces the onset of pain later in life, their personalities and ability to socialize are already formed. Not so with youth. Pain can impair normal progression of self-actualization.

However, and I write this with great emphasis, many children survive in spite of their pain. They become accepting and almost complacent. They do not want to burden their parents with guilt or draw undue attention to something they wish to suppress. It takes skill to be a successful parent to such children. You are not sure if you are doing the right thing. This is from a psychological perspective. From the practical point of view, you can learn to help the child manage his or her pain. No doubt the doctor will prescribe medications and various therapies. This can include biofeedback, hypnosis, better hydration, and exercises to relieve tension and stress.

Even if your child does not have a chronic illness, there will be pain from time to time. You will want to do your best to prevent it and deal with it when it comes. Avoiding too much drama helps. Learn what causes pain from your pediatrician, such as inflammation, over use of muscles and tendons, or poor nutrition. My doctor says that in addition to any prescribed remedy, it is wise to keep your child nourished and hydrated. One of the things suggested for inflammation in particular was a good water filter system like the ones reviewed on this web site in the house to avoid the expense of bottled water. It is easy to install and provides fresh-tasting chemical-free water the entire family will enjoy. Remember the dictum about six to eight glasses a day?

It was some of the best advice I had heard in a long time and something I could do in a flash. I felt good about taking action that would benefit my daughter and everyone else in the house. In addition, my children are in the habit of getting a good night’s sleep. When they wake up, they start the day with some type of liquid. I help them stretch a bit if they are sore. Having a good mattress certainly helps. Don’t overlook this obvious cause of discomfort and pain. Adults aren’t the only ones who suffer from a too hard or too soft mattress. Meanwhile, keep the filtered water flowing.

My Best Advice to Parents Starting This Journey

July 14, 2018

When a teen girl experiences a migraine, her pain manifestations are different. My daughter’s migraine often tends to be severe during her menstruation on. But I came to realize that by keeping constant monitoring of her pain behaviour and triggers.

Parents, like me, who are also experiencing their child’s migraines and are still in early days, guess what? I have some advice for you. These are my observations of dealing with a teenage girl child who gets episodic attacks of a migraine.

These will help:

Understand the triggering reason: If it’s a headache and they are already diagnosed with migraines then start with the very first step. Identify the situations or reasons which trigger a migraine. When my daughter was diagnosed with a migraine, I found out that sleep deprivation was one reason for her pain discomfort. And within days to come, I found out other things too. So, talk to them and understand what provides discomfort to them and followed by a migraine.

Let the school know: Talk to the school authorities and let them know of your child’s condition. I have done that and have spoken to the school administrations that whenever Andrea feels an impending attack, please allow her to take her medications. Often school don’t allow such things if they are not informed in prior. So, make sure you let them know and if necessary, provide the respective prescriptions for the same.

Keep a check on the child’s food habits: Often children who experience a migraine are sensitive to certain foods which in turn trigger migraine. I will advise all the parents that make sure you avoid giving them fatty foods as those are some sensitive foods for a migraine. Also, it’s very important that they don’t skip any meal. Make them drink plenty of water as it is a source of oxygen which is helpful for migraine attacks.

Don’t lose hope: As a mother, I have just one request to you, please don’t lose hope. You are the best thing for your child and also their strength. If you feel low, then it will affect their power to stay strong. Remember, there are lucid days and make those days happy and full of love and laughter.

Our strength as parents is what matters the most until our little ones grow up and start tackling their pain on their own. Andrea Says, Stay fit and fine!