I have never considered myself ’sick’. Ever since I was diagnosed I have always thought Hyperprolactinemia as being merely a ‘condition’ (whatever that means…). I never really wondered more about why – until now. Why did I label it ‘condition’ and not ‘disease’? And maybe more importantly – am I sick? It didn’t take long for Wikipedia to convince me that yes, Hyperprolactinemia is a disease.
“A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs.” Wikipedia
Basically ‘condition’ and ‘disease’ is the same thing. So eight years of denying that I have a disease and considering ‘condition’ to be a milder term, to suddenly being ‘diseased’. You might be thinking “well, I know that!”, but I think it’s more a question about denial than ignorance. I know it’s just a word and doesn’t really change anything but somehow in my head, it does. I think somehow, combined with the lethargy of the medical world (concerning Hyperprolactinemia), I adopted the same ‘laissez fair’ attitude. For years I labeled my diagnosis a ’condition’ unconsciously undermining its significance. Doing myself a disservice and letting it go on for too many years. I never changed my mindset, my lifestyle, my diet, my anything – I just went on as if nothing had happened. But something had happened – I had been diagnosed with a disease.
Those days are over and I hope now to inspire others to NOT make the same mistakes as I did. Primarily because I’m convinced Hyperprolactinemia can be cured without medication. But it requires change. A new direction targeted lifestyle, diet and mindset. But the very first step is to acknowledge the facts. Hyperprolactinemia is a disease. But I’m pretty sure that if something can be medically treated, it can also be naturally cured!