A broken leg is visible, therefore it is easily noticeable that the
sufferer is incapable of doing certain activities. However, some medical
issues require conversation to become known. It can be difficult to
comprehend someone's pain if it's not noticeable.
migraines effect about 7 million Americans. A common misconception
concerning migraines is that they are just common headaches. However,
migraines are intense headaches that can cause sensitivity to light and
sound, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision. Migraines are considered
to be chronic when a person suffers 15 or more "headache days" per
Migraines can be debilitating, some people can not walk
while suffering a migraine or even talk correctly. Migraines can be
mysterious as well, "Silent migraines" are when an individual is
suffering from a migraine, with all the symptoms, but with no headache.
Triggers for migraines include, but are not limited to: stress,
artificial lighting, certain foods and drinks, strong odors, and
weather. Treating chronic migraines primarily involves taking medication
that can dull the symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating
disorder that causes chronic pain in the muscles and bones in about 5
million Americans. Along with pain, fibromyalgia commonly causes
fatigue, mood issues, insomnia, and trouble with memory. Fibromyalgia
symptoms usually begin and intensify gradually, but can sometimes be
caused after trauma(physical and psychological), surgery, or infection.
Many sufferers may also have temporomandibular joint disorders,
headaches, rashes, and irritable bowel syndrome. Along with migraines,
there is no cure, only medications to ease symptoms and physical therapy
to help improve the joints.
According to the Just One 2014
campaign for invisible illness awareness week, 1 in 2 Americans suffer
from an unseen chronic illness. That is roughly about 133 million
Being aware of the unseen might be a feat, but its
important to be conscious that not everything, or everyone, is as they
appear. The human body is incredible, and also mysterious. Diseases and
disorders can dramatically impact someone's life whether it's noticeable
or not. There is plenty that can be wrong with the human body. Be sure
to visit your physician regularly to stay on top of your health.
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