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Lonely People, what we are about?
Loneliness is a rampant disease, it favours no one and it leaves no one out of its grasp. If you have never heard this before then you must be living in some remote area on our planet. Loneliness has become recognised as the most serious issue facing mankind since the bubonic plague. There are no vaccines for Loneliness and there is no immediate cure; it is worldwide and if affects everyone regardless of race, religion, beliefs, way of life, culture, age or sexual orientation; every single human being on this planet can feel the effects of this heinous issue and all that it can bring to bear.
Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body's extremities – such as the hands, feet and arms – are damaged. The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected. In the UK, it's estimated that almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by some degree of peripheral neuropathy.
As a suffer from this myself I can say that it is not much fun in any way shape or form. At best I can manage a trip to the supermarket and if I take my time (generally about 1-2 hours depending on what I need) at worst I have no desire to leave the house as walking is so painful, it often feels like walking barefoot on glass.
Diseases such as this can have a dramatic effect on people and can lead to isolation because of the inability to get out and about. You can read more about this disease by clicking the link below. The important thing to understand is that you must never give in, fight it all the way and try as much as possible to keep yourself from becoming isolated.
Peripheral neuropathy - NHS
Read about peripheral neuropathy, a term for a group of conditions in which the peripheral nervous system is damaged.
Nearly half of the UK population - around 28 million adults - lives with some form of chronic pain. With chronic pain described as 'a major cause of disability and distress', what exactly is causing so many people to live in constant pain, and how does it impact on their everyday lives?
The textbook definition of chronic pain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is any pain that's been present in any part of the body for a period of three months or longer.
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This is what living with chronic pain is really like
It's very draining to have chronic pain. Two people share their experiences and tips for living with the condition.
It's a real eye-opener when you discover that addictions are not necessarily always drug related. It's the obvious first thought in most people's minds when the word 'addiction' is mentioned, yet there are many more non-drug addictions that people tend to gloss over or don't believe that they are actual things that people can become addicted to.
Please read the article below about a few of the other things that people can become addicted to and have a real problem dealing with them.
When you think about the disease of addiction, images of illicit drugs or empty whisky bottles likely come to mind. But addiction isn’t limited to these substances. In fact, experts have determined that humans can become addicted to anything that has the potential to relieve stress or discomfort.
People are naturally drawn to activities that produce feelings of happiness or euphoria—especially if the gratification is immediate. Shortly after the “high” wears off, feelings of remorse and guilt come flooding in. In an attempt to escape the comedown, people grow dependent on the behaviors or substances that offer relief. Before you know it, you’re locked in the vicious cycle of addiction.
From food to video games, millions have developed dependencies outside of drugs and alcohol. Here’s a look at seven of those unique addictions and the dangers they pose.
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Are These 7 Things Really as Addictive as Drugs? - DrugAbuse.com
People can become addicted to anything that has the potential to relieve stress or discomfort. Learn more about what things we can be addicted to.
Once you have read the full article please come back to this discussion and express your thoughts and feelings on what you have just read and examine your own life habits and discern whether you are suffering from some kind of addiction but never gave any thought to it.
Mental health issues are wide and varied, they can be mild or severe or somewhere in between. Regardless of the issue or severity, almost all mental health issues can lead to a life of solitude and loneliness. This need not be the case as there is a lot of help out there and part of the remit of this site is to guide you towards that help as well as providing a platform for you to sound off on. Read the article below and discover the help that is available and then please comment below or start your own topic to vent your feelings, frustrations, opinions and solutions that you may have discovered. We're here to help:
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Loneliness | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems
Explains loneliness, given practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Domestic violence can lead to a life of solitude and loneliness - the snippet below is from the full article in the shown; it describes more effectively about domestic violence than I could hope to - please do read it and post your ..
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