Healthstone Primary Care
Primary Care Practice & Geriatrics located in Weston, FL, Davie, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
A chronic disease diagnosis doesn’t have to mean that you should completely overhaul your life in favor of constant treatment and care. With chronic disease management services from the skilled medical team at Healthstone Primary Care in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, you can learn to manage your chronic disease and improve your quality of life at the same time. To start managing your chronic disease with a personalized treatment plan, call Healthstone Primary or book an appointment online today.
Chronic Disease Management Q & A
What is chronic disease management?
To understand chronic disease management, you first need an understanding of chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are long-term health conditions lasting a year or longer that are often incurable. That being said, you can improve your symptoms and your quality of life with ongoing chronic disease management.
At Healthstone Primary, the team can help you learn to live with your chronic disease with multimodal management strategies. They can also teach you about your disease, its symptoms, and its outlook, so you’re well-informed about your health and your future.
Who needs chronic disease management?
You need chronic disease management if you have a chronic illness that affects your day-to-day life. Management might be as simple as visiting Healthstone Primary regularly for monitoring, or you might need to take steps daily to keep your health in check. Here are a few of the most common chronic diseases:
Diabetes is a condition with several types, all of which result in too much sugar in your bloodstream.
Cardiovascular disease is a term that refers to heart attack, stroke, and other conditions affecting your cardiovascular system. Without treatment, some forms of cardiovascular disease are deadly.
There are many types of arthritis, but they all affect the way your joints function. It makes your joints painful and stiff, limiting your mobility.
Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive body fat. It puts you at a higher risk of other chronic conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.
What does chronic disease management entail?
Managing your chronic disease is an ongoing process that typically involves many steps. Your chronic disease management plan depends largely on the disease you have, any present symptoms, and your current lifestyle.
In order to help you manage your chronic disease, the team at Healthstone Primary might suggest a combination of several of these strategies:
- Regular checkups
- Exercise or physical therapy
- Changes to your diet
- Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or alcohol
- Minimally invasive procedures
The team at Healthstone Primary helps you make managing your chronic disease a part of your regular routine. Soon, following your chronic disease management plan will feel like second nature to you. You may notice that you have more energy, better mobility, and a better outlook in the process.
To find out more about your chronic disease and chronic disease management, call Healthstone Primary, or book an appointment online today.