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May 5, 2020

How to Take Care of Yourself During a Pandemic if You Have a Serious Health Condition

by Guest Author

Content writer at Thrive Global, Elaine Lipworth, explores ways to find joy for those living with serious health conditions during times that demand new levels of resilience.

In the article titled, How to Take Care of Yourself if You Have a Serious Health Condition During This Crisis, Elaine talks to Pacific Neuroscience Institute experts Dr. Santosh Kesari and Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan and explores sleep prioritization, movement, and other methods of self-care.

“COVID-19 has tested all of us, and in many cases it has demanded new levels of strength and resilience. But for those people dealing with serious health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, or any kind of disability, the pandemic has only intensified challenges that were already formidable. These patients often face increased health risks and lowered immunity, which means that formerly straightforward tasks like shopping for food or getting to essential hospital appointments can become overwhelming.

Exerpt from How to Take Care of Yourself if You Have a Serious Health Condition During This Crisis

PNI’s specialists understand how crucial care is for individuals with serious health conditions and for the people who support them.

People, for example, with cancer are going through a lot of stress anyway, dealing with their diagnosis and prognosis; often they have social and financial concerns, too,” Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, a neuro-oncologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, tells Thrive. With COVID-19, he says, all those worries are magnified, as these patients have a higher risk of contracting the virus. It’s crucial that they (as well as those supporting them) take care of themselves.”

Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

Read Elaine’s full article about taking care of yourself during a pandemic.

Last updated: May 5th, 2020