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5 Habits That Help Your Mental Health

Lifestyle And Mental Health Mental health is something that has become more openly talked about in the recent years. Although it can still be more of…

5 Habits That Help Your Mental Health
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BALANCE AWARENESS WEEK 18th-24th SEPTEMBER 2022…

BALANCE AWARENESS WEEK – 18th – 24th  September – While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—a system in your inner ear that sends signals to your brain to tell you where you are in space—many of us have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance.

Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of the sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s routine tasks virtually intolerable. Everyday life – from getting around your house to grocery shopping—becomes a progressively challenging obstacle course to navigate.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week (BAW) in 1997—to shine a light on invisible balance disorders. When everyone is more aware, we can better understand the vestibular patient experience and be empathetic to those who need our support—family, friends, co-workers, and neighbours. While many balance disorders are incurable, a faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve the quality of life for those who suffer from these invisible chronic illnesses.

Join VeDA this September 18-24, 2022 for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can support people struggling with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance on their journey toward a life rebalanced.

This year’s theme is ‘raising awareness’. Spreading awareness is important so that friends, family, employers, co-workers, and healthcare professionals can better understand vestibular disorders. Meniers hope is that an increase in awareness will help reduce misunderstandings and improve support systems for those with a vestibular disorder.

The aim of the week is to broaden our understanding of vestibular (inner ear) disorders and how they affect people’s day-to-day lives. We’re often told by those affected that their family, friends and colleagues don’t understand what they are going through due to the hidden nature of this disability. Many people haven’t even heard of these conditions and we want to change that.

The Ménière’s Society is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated solely to supporting people affected by dizziness and balance problems caused by vestibular disorders.

They are there to help people with inner ear (vestibular) disorders. They provide essential support and information to enable people to cope positively and get the right diagnosis. They are a voice for sufferers within the medical community and raise awareness for greater public understanding. They work towards a brighter future through investment in vital medical research.

Source: Vestibular Meniers Back Pain Blog UK

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AWARENESS WEEK 13th – 19th SEPTEMBER, 2022…

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and damages the joints and, sometimes, other organs. RA is a chronic and inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints and other areas of the body.

Some people think that Rheumatoid Arthritis is just like any regular arthritis like osteoarthritis, which is caused by normal wear and tears and affects the cartilage in joints. The biggest problem in people getting it mixed up is that quite often people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis quite often develop Osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seems to affect more women than men probably because of the actions of female hormones in their body mechanisms. There is no clear-cut scientific reason why this is so, but some school of thought refers to the nature of women and their role in reproduction.

Most people who start with this disease are aged between 30-60. However, anyone can actually get RA but you find the older have it worse than the younger but that’s just because they have been living with the disease for longer.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AWARENESS WEEK – 13th – 19th September – Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (RAWW) is an annual campaign created by NRAS to raise awareness of the condition and eliminate misconceptions by educating and informing friends, family, and employers of those with RA and the general population about what rheumatoid arthritis truly is.

Since the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) was founded in 2001, one of our key aims has been to increase public understanding and awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as distinct from other forms of arthritis. Whilst we have come a long way, there still remains a significant challenge in clarifying the misconceptions based on RA.

In 2013, NRAS started a campaign called Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (RAAW) to raise awareness of the condition and eliminate these misconceptions by educating and informing friends, family, employers of those with RA and the general population about what rheumatoid arthritis truly is. RA is very different to osteoarthritis (OA) in that it can strike at any age over 16. It is an auto-immune disease, which is a key differentiating factor to OA and means that in addition to joints, it can affect internal organs such as the heart, lungs, and eyes. There are very serious consequences to late diagnosis or lack of targeted appropriate treatment.

Touch Medical Media writes that although there is no cure for RA, early diagnosis and treatment mean that many people affected can go for longer periods without ‘flare-ups’ – sometimes months or years. As Peter C. Taylor notes, “There have been enormous advances in the development of effective treatments for this condition in recent decades and there are now many available medications.” 

Awareness of the condition and catching the signs early are integral to receiving the most effective treatment. NRAS’s aim is to spread greater awareness of what to look out for, so more people seek the right help sooner, and also to dispel myths surrounding RA through their 2022 #RAFactOrFiction campaign (get involved). 

touchIMMUNOLOGY supports Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (RAAW) and its global goal to find better treatments and improve the lives of people with RA. Learn more by delving into the content library of video interviews, conference highlights, journal articles and clinical trial updates.

Source: NRAS Back Pain Blog Touch Medical Media