Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Disease management is one of the key ways physicians can improve quality of life and increase longevity. Chronic disease is often marked by its progressive nature and anything that can slow this rate of progression will greatly improve your life.
What is chronic disease?
Chronic disease is a health condition that is long-term in nature and has been present for more than six months. In most cases, chronic diseases are progressive, meaning that once it is diagnosed, it continues to worsen as time passes.
What are the most common forms of chronic disease?
There are several types of chronic health conditions. Some of the main chronic diseases we treat include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Fatty Liver
What can be done to treat chronic disease?
Chronic disease management can provide substantial relief for the symptoms and actually slow down the progression of the disease. Although it is not a cure, it does relieve the symptoms which will allow you to live a more active lifestyle for many years to come.
Each disease requires individualized treatment protocols that take into account your desires and goals to produce the best outcomes. Often, patients come in with multiple chronic diseases that require delicate management to ensure that one treatment does not negatively impact another of their chronic diseases. Laboratory testing is often needed at regular intervals to assess the progression of the disease.