How to Create a Flare-Up Plan With Chronic Illness

Disability blogger Alvin Tenador believes that everyone who lives with a chronic condition should have a flare-up plan.

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: What's the difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are different medical conditions, but similar names cause confusion. It's also possible for a person to have both.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, leaving them fragile and more likely to fracture. It often affects the hips, spine, and wrists.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is when protective cartilage wears down between bones, leaving joints sore and stiff. It's the most common form of arthritis, often affecting the hips, hands, and knees.

51 Coping strategies Patient Stories

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Arthritis Symptoms
4 mins
article

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Arthritis Symptoms

Connecting with the World Despite Arthritis
2 mins
article

Connecting with the World Despite Arthritis

I Changed My Mind About Psychotherapy After My Arthritis Diagnosis
4 mins
article

I Changed My Mind About Psychotherapy After My Arthritis Diagnosis

The Daily Struggles of Adult ADHD
3 mins
article
Adam Weitz

The Daily Struggles of Adult ADHD

Anatomy of a Migraine: Steps I Take at Each Phase
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Anatomy of a Migraine: Steps I Take at Each Phase

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Other Migraine Symptoms
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Other Migraine Symptoms

Coping with Chronic Intractable Migraine
5 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

Coping with Chronic Intractable Migraine

5 Ways to Better Understand Your Depression
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

5 Ways to Better Understand Your Depression

6 Things That Motivate Me to Keep Fighting Migraine
4 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

6 Things That Motivate Me to Keep Fighting Migraine

The Power in Being a Mental Health Advocate
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

The Power in Being a Mental Health Advocate

How to Keep Your Dignity When You’re Depressed
3 mins
article
Jonathan Rottenberg

How to Keep Your Dignity When You’re Depressed

6 Memes That Describe My Life with ADHD
4 mins
article
René Brooks

6 Memes That Describe My Life with ADHD

4 Things That Exacerbate My Depression
4 mins
article
Bryce Evans

4 Things That Exacerbate My Depression

8 Things I Wish People Knew About ADHD
3 mins
article
Nerris Nassiri

8 Things I Wish People Knew About ADHD

Goal Setting with ADHD: How I Make Them Stick
5 mins
article
Terry Matlen

Goal Setting with ADHD: How I Make Them Stick

7 Ways I Cope with Low Energy in Depression
5 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

7 Ways I Cope with Low Energy in Depression

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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