In light of the human and economic costs of chronic pain, as well as evidence that many people who have chronic pain turn to complementary health approaches for relief, NCCIH places a high priority on pain-related research. Researchers in this area face unique challenges: much remains to be understood about the nature of chronic pain and about the best ways of studying its many causes, people’s different responses, and the value of various treatment approaches—complementary and conventional. The ultimate goal is to build an evidence base that can guide pain management decisions tailored to individuals. These decisions often involve combining treatment approaches in cost-effective ways that do the best possible job of helping people minimize pain, carry out everyday activities, and improve their quality of life.
My mother had hep c and I wish your blog had been around a decade ago to help us with the low sodium diet at the time. I am grateful that you’ve taken the time to write out things that seem so simple, but I’ve forgotten. I am now on a low sodium diet, less than 1200mg/day due to a medication I’m on, and eating has become a frustrating endeavor at times. I got so excited the other day when I found Swiss cheese that was only 25mg a slice. My husband looked at me as if I’d lost my mind when I came skipping away from the cheese aisle with an arm full of swiss. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to put this together. It is truly appreciated, and I’ve even called ahead to the restaurant we are having dinner at tonight to see if they preseason their chicken.. Hahaha… It seems so silly, but I’d forgotten that I can simply ask them not to season it. Thank you, again. I cannot seem to say that enough.
The prognosis for pancreatitis depends on many different factors, such as the underlying condition causing pancreatitis, the severity of the pancreatitis, and the patient's age and underlying medical problems. Patients with pancreatitis can experience everything from a brief self-limited illness with a full recovery to severe course of illness that can lead to life-threatening complications and death. If an individual has repeated episodes of acute pancreatitis, they may develop chronic pancreatitis, a lifelong condition that can lead to a decreased quality of life.