Does writing help arthritis?
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The following is a description of assistive technology (AT) alternatives that could be used to compensate for some of the difficulties that people with rheumatoid arthritis have in the areas of writing and reading.
The following is a description of assistive technology (AT) alternatives that could be used to compensate for some of the difficulties that people with rheumatoid arthritis have in the areas of writing and reading. These strategies assist in increasing independence and minimizing the stress and joint degeneration associated with reading and writing activities.
In most cases, the first manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis go unnoticed or are confused with other common diseases. Pain with inflammation of the joints in the hands and feet could be considered one of the first warning signs of rheumatoid arthritis. Specialists agree that it is necessary to make society aware of the importance of early diagnosis. This is one of the main milestones to achieve an effective treatment since there is no prevention capacity or effective cure method.
The body speaks. Every disease has its reason
The health benefits of writing about trauma are well documented. Some counseling or psychotherapy theories, such as narrative therapy, incorporate writing into their therapeutic techniques.
Research suggests that writing about trauma can be beneficial because it helps people reevaluate their experiences by looking at them from different perspectives. It is also posited that writing about traumatic events can help relieve the emotional pressure of negative experiences. Although if people have mental health problems, therapeutic writing should be a complementary process, not a replacement for treatment.
On the other hand, what we have known for as long as man has been man and lived in community is that sharing stories of personal suffering can be an educational, healing, inspirational, and extremely valuable experience. It is a strategy that Dr. Jill Parris calls “light therapy”.
Dr. Jill Parris is a psychologist who works with refugees and uses light therapy as an extension of trauma therapy. She conducted a project called: Home Truths: An Anthology of Refugee and Migrant Writing, which paired refugee authors with a writing mentor to develop personal stories about challenging migrant journeys to Australia.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes parts of the intestine to become red and inflamed. It is a chronic condition, which means it lasts a long time or constantly comes and goes.
The exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease is not clear. Most likely it is a combination of genetic, immune and environmental factors that trigger inflammation. Diet and stress can worsen symptoms, but are probably not the cause of inflammatory bowel disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease tends to run in families. However, not everyone with inflammatory bowel disease has a family member who has it. It can occur at any age, but is usually diagnosed in adolescents and young adults.
If you have any of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor will examine you and ask about your symptoms, your medical history, your family’s health and the medications you take.