Adults living with one or more chronic diseases understand how limiting these conditions can be. Chronic disease management can help and is among the services available from the team of practitioners at Apollo Physicians in Sacramento, California. If you’re ready to take a new approach to your health and wellness, call today to schedule a visit or book online with just a few clicks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines chronic diseases as conditions that linger for at least a year, limit your daily activities, and require professional medical treatment. These conditions are a leading cause of time missed from school and work and are also partially responsible for the rising cost of health care.
Common chronic diseases include:
This list is far from comprehensive, representing just a portion of the chronic diseases that affect the lives of as many as six out of every 10 American adults.
Chronic disease management focuses on improving the lives of people with chronic diseases. A highly personalized approach, chronic disease management begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current health and wellness, including lab tests.
Your physician uses this information to help you set goals for your health and create a personalized treatment plan to bring you closer to those goals. This often includes a medication review, which closely examines how the drugs you take work to improve your condition. Very often, updating your drug therapy can bring about impressive improvements.
The focus of chronic disease management is to help you feel better and enjoy your daily life. Your practitioner strives to improve your health and reduce your risk of severe complications, including premature death.
Your choices have an enormous impact on your experience with chronic disease. Making improvements can work wonders to enhance your quality of life.
Nutrition is often the best place to begin. Replacing highly processed foods with fruit, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins will give your body the fuel it needs to thrive. Finding ways to include more physical activity in your day is also a powerful way to improve your health.
You don’t have to embark on a highly restrictive diet or begin an intense daily workout to see results. Making small changes like cooking more meals at home and taking a short walk every day yields solid results.
When you’re ready to get started, call Apollo Physicians to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available.