Life is chock full of opportunities to take action and make decisions about how to improve and maintain our health, or be a little naugty and do something that may set us back a step or two. Nurture is often a perfectly capable remedy for many illnesses, discomforts, conditions and symptoms, though it’s no match for the genetic challenges nature can bring about for some. It can happen to seemingly anyone, to wake up one morning and feel like something’s different, and that different feeling progresses a bit more in the coming months and years into something a lot more concerning than aches and pains. For as long as humans will be on this planet, we will continue to have things like disease and illness, conditions and symptoms. Some ebb and flow, others come and go, and some stay around for the duration of a lifespan, wreaking havoc on the person experiencing it. Health conditions like elephantitis or muscular dystrophy can unfortunately be quite painful, uncomfortable and debilitating. Advances in medical research and treatments lead experts closer towards the goal of developing or discovering a cure, though others are just treated as symptoms arise to keep the patient comfortable.
Science plays a huge factor into research, treatment and determining the best course of action for patients. As does the nurture piece of the puzzle. With the volume of administrative duties in the medical industry, as well as the volume of patients seen each day, it’s too easy to feel disconnected and lost in the shuffle when serious health challenges arise. It’s important to document symptoms, frequencies of symptoms, and the severity of symptoms to talk with your medical professional about during doctor or PA visits. Comprehensive and properly accurate diagnosis can make all of the difference of the following days, weeks, months and years in terms of how it’s processed emotionally, mentally and physically. Getting an accurate diagnosis can be clarifying, however scary at first. Nurture is all of the softer skills of how to treat yourself, or to treat loved ones if they are the one that’s been diagnosed with an illness or disease or condition. Gentle movements, eating organic produce, drinking herbal teas, taking nutritional supplements and maintaining a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle are some of the factors that can be very beneficial, though not part of the official prescribed course of action and treatment.
With the advancements in medical and scientific technology, it’s easier than ever to get a DNA test as a means of an early warning system of possible things to come later in life. Knowing more about genes and possibilities of illness and disease can be empowering for many, to take action and research on how best to navigate with certain markers to prevent such health issues, if at all possible. Lifestyle factors play into our overall health in a formative and foundational way, so when combined with the intelligence and information that DNA tests bring about, it proves quite promising for the future for many in terms of health outlooks