Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition that has no cure. For many suffering from CF there are many physical and emotional challenges presented by the condition that can leave many feeling isolated, depressed, or restricted for by their illness.
People with CF are living longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before and Share Lawyers has compiled a list of lifestyle support for those with CF.
Diet and Exercise
A fundamental part of slowing the progression of a chronic condition like Cystic Fibrosis is a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is a key to ensuring long-term health and for those with CF including a well balanced diet that includes a higher fat intake and drinking lots of fluids. For a comprehensive view of nutritional support you can consult The Canadian Guide to Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis, which includes general guideline and recipes.
Physical exercise and activity is also a key to overall health. Work with you healthcare team so they can recommend the exercise and activities that best suit you and your needs this can include walking, swimming, hiking, biking, sports, or fitness classes. Keep in mind that staying hydrated is important during vigorous exercise for everyone.
The World Health Organization (WHO) constitution states: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Research has shown that patients with chronic diseases like CF are more likely to develop anxiety and depression. When you’re dealing with a serious medical condition it can not just affect your physical but also your mental state. Depression is very common among patients with CF and its important to remember you are not alone. Work with your medical team to get access to the resources you need like therapy, counselling, medication, or group support.
For many living with CF, constant hospital visits, bills, and medications can not only be a financial burden, but can also make it difficult to work. For more information about federal and provincial resources like tax credits and deductions for those with disabilities visit www.cra.gc.ca/disability.
Having a sense of community is important when you have a chronic condition. Your friends and family who do not have CF are great resources to talk to, but sometimes speaking with someone with first hand experience can make all the difference.
Consider the online groups, webinars, and blog posts supported by Cystic Fibrosis Canada, CysticLife.org, CysticFibrosis.com, SmartPatients.com, or the Jerry Cahill Cystic Fibrosis Podcast to hear stories, tips, and experiences of others with Cystic Fibrosis.
Living your best live with CF does not just include adequate medical care. Having a comprehensive view and access to the lifestyle supports you need are all building blocks to ensure a foundation for a happy and healthy life.
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A note from our long term disability lawyers
Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.
If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.
Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through
We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.
Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf
Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.
If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.
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In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.