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Reality Check

In a break from talking about fitness and nutrition, yesterday we took our oldest daughter (who is 7) to the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a procedure where they inserted medicine into her arm.

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Both daughters have been diagnosed this year with a condition known as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). Essentially, their adrenal glands do not function properly with Cortisol production. Although this condition is treatable with daily medication, it is not correctable and therefore lifelong.

It has been a journey learning about this condition, the effects, ramifications, etc. I am thankful that the endocrinologist was able to diagnose their condition and help them. For those who have full health (myself included), it certainly is a reality check to go to a place like CHOP and see the families affected by various conditions, many more severe than what our daughters are challenged with.

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