My long-term health concerns

I’m beginning to think that the problems with my health, although not life threatening are worse and given the fact that for the last few years I have taken my health in hand, ten minutes around someone ill, catapults me straight into a world of illness that can last for weeks.

I have been ill now for some two weeks and am struggling to get better. I have respiratory problems brought about by a persistent cough and reflux. I believe that my inability to get better quickly is because of a compromised immune system brought about by being premature, reflux problems and having Cerebral Palsy, which doesn’t help.

I take digestive enzymes to help the food that I eat, digest better. I also take acidophilus to help with the gut and L-Glutamine to strengthen my oesophagus. I take Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) that helps with stomach acid. I also take Vitamin C to boost my immune system and a tonic when I need it to help me recover from illness and daily supplements and antioxidants to strengthen my cells. It probably sounds a lot, but without these supplements, I would be constantly ill.

I know that reflux is also something I will constantly have to address. Although I don’t worry about it, I am hoping that all I have had in place over the years has been enough to stop me from developing oesophageal cancer, which can be associated with reflux. From my understanding, it is based on a very small percentage. Not everyone with reflux goes on to develop the disease.

I now wonder whether the supplements and remedies I have taken over the years have helped, even though I’ve struggled to take away the problem at times.


2 May, 2011

6 thoughts on “My long-term health concerns

  1. I agree with Randy. You need to rest. Everything you do is great.

    All the supplements you’re on is great too. You have a great constitution. Keep it up. I think your doing great.

    You may feel bad right now but in the long run you’ll do great.

  2. Keep doing what you are doing – I know it’s hard at times especially in terms of the uncertainties ahead, but I know you are going to be ok 🙂

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