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Walking for Fitness with Neuromuscular Disease
For those of you with neuromuscular disease who are still ambulatory, walking may be one of the safest forms of exercise for you. Check with your physician to find out if walking would benefit you and what type of bracing or equipment might best assist you.
Stress Expectation and Change
Broadly defined, there are two types of problems. There are problem that can be changed, fixed, improved, or made better, and problems that cannot. Spending time focusing on unfixable problems can become a major source of stress.
Book Review of Peripheral Neuropathy
What do numbness, shooting, difficulty with balance loss of muscle strength, and loss of bladder control all have in common? Each of these can be symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, as explained in the book Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won’t Stop by Norman Latov.
Handling Grief Over Health Losses
When diagnosed with health problems such as neuromuscular disease, people often experience grief. Learn about the five stages of grief and how they apply to grief over health problems.
Extraordinary Measures Movie Review
The movie Extraordinary Measures was inspired by the true story of a family’s involvement in the search for a treatment for the neuromuscular disease Acid Maltese Deficiency (Pompe disease). This movie shows the power of hope and the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Journaling for Wellness
Journaling can help you to reach greater self-awareness, process emotions, and improve your overall health and wellness. Find out about personal writing in this article.
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
Learn about the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, the most common form of hereditary neuropathy.
Maintaining Self-esteem Despite Differences
Maintaining self-esteem despite the physical disabilities and differences caused by neuromuscular disease can enable one to make a difference in the world.
Neuromuscular Diseases Weekly Newsletter
If you want to know when new articles are posted to the Neuromuscular Diseases site, the Neuromuscular Diseases Weekly Newsletter is for you! This article explains what will be in the newsletter and how to sign up.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Resources
Find out about the many services the Muscular Dystrophy Association provides to people with neuromuscular diseases.
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