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ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH
WHAT ARE CHRONIC CONDITIONS?
Chronic conditions are medical conditions which last 3 months or longer. Some of these conditions have no cure so you may need to manage these conditions for life. Some of these conditions may cause serious health problems if they’re not properly managed. Common chronic diseases include:
Heart disease and heart failure
High blood pressure
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
HOW ARE CHRONIC CONDITIONS TREATED?
Treatment for a chronic disease focuses on keeping a condition controlled or managed. For hypertension, that means following a long-term plan to maintain normal blood pressure. If you have diabetes, chronic care means keeping levels of blood sugar within an acceptable range.
Chronic care services include our doctors working with you to develop a management plan, providing the support you need to stick with the plan, and routine checkups to be sure you meet your goals.
Chronic care plans include lifestyle changes and medications, when necessary. Changes in diet often make a significant difference. In the early stages of hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, dietary changes may be all you need to stop the condition from worsening. Weight loss and increased physical activity are also important parts of chronic care plans. Please call us for an appointment to discuss how we can assist you in managing your chronic conditions.