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  • If you have a long-term illness or chronic condition, keep your doctor informed about changes in your health and discuss how often you will need check-ups. 
  • Social support can help you maintain your quality of life when you are not well – plan to catch up with friends and family. Support groups can help too.
  • If you feel your condition is overwhelming you emotionally, it is important that you speak to your doctor or another healthcare professional about your feelings.
  • Positive lifestyle factors like a healthy diet, regular exercise and good sleep can help relieve or manage your symptoms.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015