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COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR
Perpetuating factors can be categorized by things we can change or things we can’t change. Some things we have absolutely no control over like weather related migraine, but most perpetuating factors can be better managed.
Perpetuating Factors Include:
Many things can make our pain worse. Coexisting health problems can aggravate pain and other illness, and some things we are doing, or not doing, can add to our misery. If your health problems are not being well managed, if your symptoms seem to escalate or you have new symptoms, inform your doctor. (See communicating). Once we identify coexisting or comorbid conditions, we are able to avoid perpetuating or aggravating factors, and doing this will improve how we feel.
If we understand our co-existing conditions, we can:
The Importance of Managing Co-existing Conditions
“Prompt has turned into late, not by desire, but by condition.”
Coexisting condition = A condition in addition to another. A patient with more than one disorder is said to have coexisting conditions.
Comorbid condition = A condition that occurs more frequently with one certain disease or disorder.
“It's important for each of us to identify how activities, posture, diet, sleep disturbance, and co-existing conditions can make us feel better or worse. Once aggravating factors are identified, it is important to work on how we can control them so we can avoid letting them spill over into our relationships.” (Spring Devotions).