Chronic Disease Management
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Chronic diseases are a common problem that affect millions of people across the United States. If you have one or more long-term conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or arthritis, talk to the Innovation Medical Group team about their chronic disease management services.
Frequently asked questions
Chronic disease management provides you with a comprehensive toolkit for reducing the symptoms of long-term conditions and avoiding complications.
Large numbers of people live with one and often multiple chronic diseases, many of which are incurable. These conditions can significantly impact your ability to function in everyday life. You might have limited physical function, so you can’t walk properly. Or your ability to cope might suffer because of depression.
Chronic pain is a common issue for people with long-term diseases. It can often be difficult to manage, requiring a combination of approaches to minimize your symptoms. You could also have problems like fecal incontinence, which makes it hard for you to go out in case you can’t reach a toilet in time.
The medications you take for your chronic disease also need managing. Your provider at Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory can make sure you’re taking the best medication for your condition and not risking unpleasant or dangerous side effects.
Many kinds of chronic diseases require skilled management, but some of the more common ones include:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Thyroid disorders
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Leg ulcers
To varying degrees, all these disorders require careful monitoring and treatment. The Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory team’s experience in chronic disease management reduces the impact of your condition and optimizes your enjoyment of life.
The specifics of your chronic disease management plan vary according to factors like the disorder you’ve got, whether you have other medical issues, your age and general health, and how advanced your disease is. Some of the items that might be in your plan include:
- Regular check-ups
- Routine blood, urine, or other tests
- Diabetic foot checks
- Regular blood pressure measurement
- Support with weight loss
- Eating a nutritious, balanced diet
- Getting regular exercise
- Quitting smoking
- Limiting alcohol and caffeine intake
- Medication management
- Stress reduction
- Physical therapy
- Pain management techniques
- Immunizations against flu, pneumonia, and COVID-19
You might benefit from additional treatments, like Innovation Medical Group Southwest Territory’s hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Your provider can advise you on which treatments are most likely to be beneficial in your case.
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