Dr. Nisha Chellam is a Board certified Internist who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine. She believes that diminished health and vitality can be reclaimed by just about any proactive person at any age. Dr. Chellam practices functional medicine in Novi, Michigan where she incorporates Nutrition, Fitness, hormone balance, and permanent weight control. Every week, Dr. Nisha gives you tips on how to take control of your health because YOU are your best doctor.
Monday Feb 01, 2021
Monday Feb 01, 2021
Monday Feb 01, 2021
5 Factors To Fast Track Your Treatment Recovery
We've all heard of some of the miraculous patient recovery stories at one point or another. Cases where patients who were in the last stage of their disease process have not only reversed their disease but in many cases overcome it completely. In fact, after their getting over the disease, they continued to maintain and live a healthy and fulfilling life. Based on research, there were certain similarities found in the patients’ attitudes and their actions that are suggested to have supported their recovery journey. Here are the top 5 qualities that were analyzed to be the most common among those who experienced a transformative treatment and recovery journey:
- Being vigilant and aware
The sooner you catch your disease or condition, the higher are the chances for it's complete and speedy recovery. One way to do this is by taking note of any abnormalities you observe in your body's functioning and taking an action right away. For instance, if you're continuously experiencing tiredness and fatigue that too just by half-day then perhaps you should get it examined by your doctor. Another part of it is keeping yourself aware via credible resources so that you understand what's going on within your body and can ask the right questions to your care providers.
Perhaps, this is the most important factor to determine a speedy recovery. It's because by taking the responsibility of your treatment, you're actually coming on the driver's seat and are committed to doing everything that will help your heal better and faster. Even if it means making some uncomfortable lifestyle changes or anything else. Unlike how patients mostly become dependent on their care providers for their treatment and become obliged to everything they say or act, a patient who has taken accountability for her treatment won't give in until she feels satisfied with her treatment. She will continue asking the right questions and look for options until she finds one that works for her because she has taken control of her body and recovery in her own hands.
Needless to say, nutrition is a big differentiator. In fact, it's a key factor that contributes to your disease condition happening in the first place. What we choose to put into our bodies indefinitely creates an impact on our health, it's a fact known by all. So it's very important to be mindful about it and make healthy dietary choices.
After food and nutrition, living a healthy lifestyle is the second most important factor that impacts the health and wellbeing of a person. Also, plays a crucial role in his/her recovery from any disease. It includes everything right from your workout to your socializing activities or the absence of them. Basically how and where do you choose to spend your time and is it in congruence with what's best for your body or not.
Last but not the least, environment in which you live and breath inevitably impacts your health and wellbeing as well as your recovery journey. So many conditions surface due to someone's unhealthy environment. So many times a disease is majorly found in people in a certain working environment/ region. For example, Asbestos exposure is the number one cause of work-related deaths in the world. This alone shows how important is the external environment is for your health and it is just one example of it. There are so many such examples that will validate this fact.
If you or your loved one is in their recovery journey right now and you are reading this blog, it itself is a proof that you are taking the responsibility of healing well and faster, and doing everything in your hand to get there. Just a last piece of advice, as you continue to make yourself aware and adapt practices that will facilitate your recovery, be patient and give yourself sometime for the positive impacts of your actions to be visible. Because while decline to reach a certain stage in your disease process might be a swift journey however, reversing it and building a sustainable health takes time like anything worth having in life. Because in the end, health is precious and priceless.