LIVING WITH LAL-D
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can have a significant impact on your overall health. Read more about living with LAL-D.
Dealing with diagnosis
As someone living with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), it’s natural to have feelings of anxiety (being worried or anxious) about suffering from a rare disease or having to stick to a low-fat diet for the long term.
To improve your relationship with food, it is important to eat consciously. Depending on the characteristics you have or the relationship you have with food, there are different tips to help you.
Healthy eating when dining out
Unfortunately, for those with LAL-D eating fast foods is not an option – processed meats, burgers, fried chicken and fish, along with fries are all off the menu. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat out though, more you need to be a little more selective…
Sports and exercise
Following any exercise, it is important to eat within 30 minutes of finishing, to enable your body to refuel the energy it has just used, and to help to repair any microdamage to the muscles.
Pregnancy and diet
At more than any other time when you are pregnant, you will be considering what you eat and whilst your body needs additional nutrients, vitamins and minerals throughout the whole of your pregnancy, it will need just an extra 350–500 extra calories …
Although many people enjoy drinking alcohol, which can be a large part of their social life, it is important to remember that alcohol can have serious adverse effects on people’s health.
Drug misuse or abuse is the use of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cannabis (marijuana) and cocaine, or the misuse of legal drugs, such as amphetamines and opioid painkillers.