Chronic disease is highly prevalent in the U.S. and requires ongoing medical oversight and clinical management. A chronic disease is any condition or illness that persists long-term but for which there is no medical cure. Examples of chronic diseases include diabetes, heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. Chronic disease management consists of obtaining a definitive diagnosis and creating a treatment plan that will slow progression of the disease and help make symptoms more manageable.
Did you know…
at nearly half of all American adults suffer from at least one chronic disease or illness? Many of those chronic diseases are manageable and even reversible with certain lifestyle changes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that the modification of certain risk-associated behaviors – such as eating, drinking, exercise, and tobacco use – can help manage, prevent or reverse many chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, lung cancer and liver disease.
Yes. You should get a check-up at our clinic every year. However, the types of screenings and exams that you’ll have may vary from year to year depending on your age and health.
Yes. Some diseases, such as diabetes, require monitoring and health management. However, even if you have a chronic disease for which you haven’t experienced symptoms in many months or years, you still need a provider who is aware of your health history and the diseases you suffer with.
Probably. Your doctor may recommend that you not only take your medications as prescribed but also modify certain lifestyle habits to lower your risk of complications stemming from chronic disease.