Six in 10 adults in the United States have a chronic health condition, a statistic that’s worrisome because these conditions are the leading causes of death. It’s vital to manage your chronic disease, a task that’s easier when you have the support of Janelle Solomon, NP, at Better Health Management Inc in the Financial District of Manhattan. Janelle offers comprehensive chronic disease management, creating care plans that integrate functional, conventional, and alternative therapies proven to support your ongoing health. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City, New York, office or request an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.
Chronic disease refers to health conditions that can’t be cured with today’s current treatments. After a chronic disease develops, it lasts the rest of your life and gets progressively worse, leading to life-threatening events like heart attacks, strokes, and kidney or liver failure.
Chronic disease management protects your health by providing the consistent care you need to slow down or stop the disease from progressing.
The most common chronic diseases include:
Cancer is also considered to be a chronic disease.
The symptoms you have depend on the disease. Respiratory diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, and liver and kidney disease cause wide-ranging symptoms.
Diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease seldom cause symptoms until they reach an advanced stage.
Better Health Management Inc creates integrative care plans, providing all of the tools you need to ease symptoms and prevent disease progression. Your provider formulates a plan and works alongside you to support your ongoing health and well-being.
Though your long-term plan is personalized to meet your needs, there are several general treatment categories:
One of the most essential parts of chronic disease management involves evaluating your lifestyle habits and recommending changes that promote your health.
For example, people with diabetes need to avoid foods that raise their blood sugar; those with high blood pressure need to lower their salt consumption; and you need to limit protein if you have chronic kidney disease.
Other lifestyle changes that make a significant improvement in chronic health conditions include getting more exercise, losing weight, stopping smoking, avoiding alcohol, and limiting stress.
Some people can manage their chronic disease through lifestyle changes. If not, your provider prescribes the appropriate medication.
Better Health Management Inc offers many alternative therapies that can support chronic disease management. A few examples include peptide therapy and IV infusions.
If you need expert chronic disease management, call Better Health Management Inc or book an appointment online today.