Chronic illnesses can put you at risk of serious complications that contribute to more long-term health problems, like neuropathy or heart problems. At Prevention Clinics in Clifton and Maywood, New Jersey, Maged Boutros, MD, Ana Urriola, PA-C, and the team provide detailed assessments for chronic diseases and can coordinate your long-term care to prevent complications and ease discomfort. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today. Telemedicine is also available for your convenience.
Chronic disease management is a service you can get from your primary care provider to control symptoms and reduce complications from a long-term illness. Millions of people live with chronic diseases, and while many do not have a cure, individualized care can greatly improve your quality of life.
There are many chronic diseases that can affect your entire body or specific systems. The symptoms of chronic diseases vary greatly, from breathing problems to neuropathy to hives and rashes. However, many chronic diseases can have a significant impact on your well-being by affecting your sleep, concentration, mood, and self-image.
At Prevention Clinics, Dr. Boutros develops a chronic disease management plan with your personal needs in mind. He also invites you in for testing and follow-up visits to adjust your treatment plan to accommodate any changes in your health.
Chronic disease management is available to people with long-term illnesses that put them at risk for health complications or severely disrupt their day-to-day life. Even if a chronic disease goes into remission for periods of time, it’s always best to prepare ahead of time for another flare-up.
Diseases that can benefit from ongoing chronic disease management include:
Chronic diseases, as opposed to acute illnesses, last for at least three months and often worsen over time if you don’t find an effective way to manage them.
Managing a chronic disease can involve multiple strategies that you use simultaneously to control or improve symptoms. These strategies can also help you avoid complications from a mismanaged disease, which can also be long-term health conditions.
Depending on your diagnosis, chronic disease management might involve:
Dr. Boutros offers many personalized suggestions for how to manage your health with a chronic disease, including dietary alterations, medical weight loss, a regular exercise routine, and smoking cessation.
Medications may help ease your discomfort or manage specific effects of a disease, like high blood sugar levels.
Monitoring your condition may be as simple as coming in for follow-ups, or more steps may be necessary. For example, continuous glucose monitoring plays an important role in helping manage diabetes.
Find out what you can expect from chronic disease management by scheduling an appointment at Prevention Clinics. Call the nearest office or book online today.