14 Invisible Illnesses You May Not Know About

Invisible illnesses are conditions patients have that are not obvious to others by looking at them. Often people with an invisible illness face a lot of prejudice; others accuse them of faking, lying or exaggerating their illness. People just don't fully understand what patients with invisible illnesses are going through. Just because you cannot see a person's illness doesn't mean they don't have one. Just because a person looks OK doesn't mean that they're feeling OK. Invisible illnesses often have no cure and patients need to take medication for the rest of their lives to help control and manage the symptoms. Here are some of the invisible illnesses that could be affecting your friends and colleagues that you wouldn't know about unless they told you (based on information from bustle.com): MORE: Five diet tips to help you to control fibro flares 1. Cancer: Cancer comes in many different forms and certainly for most cases you wouldn't know a person was being treated for cancer unless they told you. While chemotherapy can often make cancer patients lose their hair, other forms of cancer treatment leave no visible signs. 2. Scleroderma: Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that causes an overproduction of collagen. This can lead to problems with skin thickening, joint pain, and internal organ complications. While many scleroderma patients suffer from obvious facial and body changes, other scleroderma patients will not have any visible signs of the disease or signs that are hard for an untrained eye to spot. 3. Cystic fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a disease where patients have an increased level of mucus in their vital organs. This primarily affects the lungs and pancreas and is life-threatening. Cystic fibrosis leaves patients susceptible to serio
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  1. Mary Monju says:

    To Whom This May Concern:
    Please look up and buy the three books written by a man named Anthony William. He’s written: MEDICAL MEDIUM; MEDICAL MEDIUM FOODS THAT HEAL; MEDICAL MEDIUM THYROID HEALING. I urge you to find these books, on Amazon or at a local bookseller, and read these books because he relates the true cause of FBM and the other silent, invisible diseases listed here, among others. It’s important to realize that he knows what he’s talking about because he gets his information from the highest source out there. It’s also important to realize that he gives guidelines to cures for the diseases listed here, as unbelieveable as it seems. Doctors don’t know everything. Yes, they may provide relief, but that’s for symptoms, not the root cause, and at what cost due to side effects of meds that further cause health problems?! Anthony offers healing side effects and a way to live life again! Isn’t it worth that to investigate and read what he relates, in full, keeping an open mind and a willing though doubtful curiosity to follow through on his recommendations? What do you and anyone else have to lose…but a disease or two…and gain a chance to live a full life again?! Be curious, not condemning, or brushing off a chance to let go of shackles in fear of what you’ll lose by gaining?! Yes! Change will occur! Take it at your pace. It’s your life, your body and health…don’t abruptly stop taking medicines! Wean off of them as you begin to heal. Remember! Your body needs you to connect consciously with it, to accept it, to be with it, to know it’s vulnerable and scared of what it needs…it’s change! So go at your body’s pace, physically, emotionally, mentally, and psychologically….
    Yes! Your body is you, but how out of touch are you, the ego, the so-called conscious mind, with your body?! When was the last time you appreciated your body and thanked it for carrying you all these years and caring for you? When was the last time you cared for it so well?! These books will help you learn how to do just that. Your body thanks you for heeding this message and buying and reading these books. Did you have a full body giant shiver as you read the previous sentence or two? Your body knows. You are the soul, awake yet not aware, (shiver?!) but your body, the animal of the human animal, is aware AND awake! Shiver?!? I’m a student, too. Be observant, pay attention, focus, slow down, think, repeat, now, and take the time to make the time to be, here, now, in each moment, now. That’s all we have, forever!

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