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Chronic Illness

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6 Books and Films for Navigating Life with Chronic IllnessĀ 

Tess Francke · January 8, 2020

In addition to a network of support, books and films can help those suffering from a condition cope. These resources are tailored to chronic illness sufferers, as they all highlight particular chronic conditions.

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An Asian woman wearing a beige sweater, holding her stomach because her gut bacteria was affected by her medication, such as metformin, PPIs, SSRIs, antibiotics.

How Everyday Medications Can Affect Gut Health

Benjamin Duong · November 20, 2019

Metformin, PPIs, SSRIs, steroids and antibiotics may affect the bacteria of the gut microbiome, according to a study from the Netherlands presented at UEG Week 2019.

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A photo of a chronic illness patient with flowers on their arms and legs to represent healing in MedTruth's Chronic Illness Defined

Chronic Illness Defined: The Spoon Theory and Social Media

Lauren Delisle · October 24, 2019

Chronic illness affects six in 10 adults living in the United States -- a figure that is only expected to increase in coming years. Despite stigmas that stand in the way of societal treatment and comprehensive care methods, holistic and functional practitioners of medicine are working alongside patient advocates to make the world an easier place to live for those coping with chronic illness. Learn more about the movement to make invisible illnesses visible.

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A photo of woman in pain huddled in the city for Chronicon New York to convey underrecognized Chronic Illness Defined by MedTruth.

Chronic Illness Defined: 3 Autoimmune Diseases and Why They Matter

Annie Simon · October 17, 2019

Chronic illness covers a broad assortment of health conditions, but there are some that never get recognition because of the lack of public dialogue. Today, MedTruth recognizes three underrecognized autoimmune diseases.

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A photo for Chronicon Chronic Illness Convention in New York City discussed by group of women in a field.

Chronicon, First-Ever Chronic Illness Conference, Comes to New York

MedTruth Editors · October 9, 2019

On October 28, medical professionals and social influencers will gather to bring visibility to the topic of chronic illness. As one of the most prevalent health conditions the U.S. population, the event is a long-anticipated one. The first-ever chronic illness event, spearheaded by chronic illness advocated Nitika Chopra, is bound to be illuminating and inclusive for all who will be in attendance.

Photo of a girl in a wheel chair who copes with a chronic illness hugging her partner, learning ways to cope with chronic illness.

Seeing Chronic Illness: Symptoms, Stigmas and Solutions

S. Nicole Lane · June 5, 2019

Approximately 133 million people in the United States suffer from a chronic illness according to a report by the National Health Council. By 2020, that number is estimated to hit 157 million. Unfortunately, these large numbers don't mean chronic illness is largely understood or widely acknowledged.

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