Pain Concern



Last night I was lying in bed thinking as all insomniacs do.

I had a strange thought with regard to the pains we suffer, At the moment I am trying too loose weight so I put less weight upon my joints. I have trouble with this as many of patients with pain have because we are more inactive.

Can we associate pain with loosing weight, we bang our heads against a wall to try and loose it to placate society, who on occasions want everyone to be the same weight likes eggs in a egg box, ok food mentioned again

It is a sad fact that those who suffer like some with our problems find the slimming intervention courses a real problem where exercise come into it,

Now the odd bit of chocolate or digestive biscuit becomes a target for those who are be when trying to get a weight loss by any means. Could it be that those like us cannot help this problem we have, many medications have a clear problem with contr indications.associated with weight, are we starting at larger disadvantage when we try and loose those extra kilo.

Are we making ourselves worse because of it as weight and pain can become strange bedfellows

Enjoy your breakfast

All the best


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There are so many things affecting weight, genetics, metabolism, hormones, food intake, exercise, mood medication and probably loads more.

Yes we are at a disadvantage because our tolerance to exercise is limited, even just eating healthily and within the calories allocated to men and women, will only loose a small amount of weight.

It was discovered a while back that if your diet lacks suffient calories then you will increase your body fat just as much as someone who over eats.

All we can do is try to eat healthily, do as much exercise as we can, including stretches to remain as supple as we can. If we can do this, then we will not deteriorate as fast and there may be slight changes that we notice.

I've lost 8kg since March and I've noticed that my posture has altered, my centre of gravity has altered as a result and this very slight change is causing new back pains in a different bit on my back. I expect it will settle down eventually. Also, I've lost a bit of the fat covering my sacrum and I do believe that this fat was an internal support to my unstable iliac joints. I am getting more pain in these areas too.

So yes, weightloss may be better for my heart, joints and mood, but the price as it decreases is different aches and pains. I hope that these will be acute but I don't know how my brain will differentiate as the mechsnism is faulty, they may end up chronic as well.


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