But, whatever the disease, the steps you need to take are often similar. Trying to get your head around something like this can be difficult. But, it’s important to remember that your life has not changed because of this. In fact, you’re in a better position for knowing about it. Now, you can get the treatment necessary to live a long life. And, the following pointers should go some way towards helping you.
What you need to do will vary depending on your condition. Often, an operation is necessary to get things under control. If you have the breast cancer gene, for example, a mastectomy may be advised. With heart conditions, a heart bypass may be the best option.
Even after taking this step, you’ll need to return for regular testing. Make sure you know the steps necessary. Following them could save your life down the line.
It’s crucial you stay positive. This is by no means a death sentence, especially if you get the checks necessary. But, it is worth thinking about the future with your condition in mind. It might be worth looking into life insurance at this stage, and making a will. These are necessary steps for anyone, but now is a good time to get to them. Bear in mind that you may be paying extra for life insurance because of your condition. Head to sites like lifeinsurancequote.co to find the best deal. Then, don’t hesitate to sign up. This extra security will be a weight off your mind.
Once you’ve followed the above steps, it’s time to live your life. As mentioned above, nothing has changed apart from your chances. Now you know about your situation, you can prevent it from exploding. In the meantime, live your life. You shouldn’t let your condition hold you back. Some people are hesitant to have children, in case of passing on the gene. But, there’s no reason this should stop you having a family if that’s what you want. It is a consideration, but it shouldn’t be a deciding factor.
Well, I have a G bomb! As a veggie and health nut, I couldn’t believe it. However, it is hereditary. Fortunately, due to modern medical tests and mini surgeries, it is all in control. Next peek see is in 1 year, and you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be there!
GREAT that you’re in tune with this ~ I want my dear gal Resa to be healthy xx
Terrific post! CF is a perfect example of genetic disease.
It’s such a double-edged sword, knowing vs not knowing. Even finding out you have a ‘predisposition’ can feel like a blow, or even a death sentence. These are good tips. It’s a lot to deal with.
Definitely a double edge sword. But I don’t think genetics are always that accurate. All the women in my family, and many of the men, have some form of cancer (women – breast). But we were all tested and don’t have the breast cancer gene which baffles me. I am just waiting to get it anyway.
How crazy is it to realize these genetic bombs can be living or developing inside us for years and years before they make an appearance?! But, I think the biggest thing when it comes to health is having kick ass nutrition, and a positive mind set. Both easier said than done, but 100% effective!
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great post I must say. Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing.
Wow, you expressed that very well Ben!
Thanks for these valuables tips to keep ourselves healthy. I agree with you we should take care about our healthy and tried to cope with health problem as soon as possible.
I just love your work. Keep writing.
So appreciative of the shares! Happy weekend, Michael :)
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