Chronic Disease Management: A Focus in General Medicine

When you’re dealing with a chronic disease, you might experience pain and irritation each day. This can impact how you’re able to function and how you succeed during different tasks. You might find yourself missing events due to pain and your chronic disease can often progress and continue to become worse. It’s important that you talk to your provider about chronic disease management and how you can take back your life and start learning to control your chronic disease instead of letting it control you.

Understanding Chronic Disease Management

There are various chronic diseases that could impact your life. These issues are long-term and aren’t usually curable. However, there are often ways to manage your symptoms and avoid pain as often as possible. Common chronic diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Asthma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism
  • Osteoporosis

Management will depend on what your chronic disease is and the severity of your condition. Your provider will examine every aspect of your life and your disease and determine a treatment plan that could work best for you. Most commonly, they will likely recommend lifestyle changes that you can make in your daily life. This could mean adjusting your diet, increasing your exercise, and avoiding certain triggers.

You may also need medication to help manage your pain. In some situations, surgery may be required to help with pain and treat specific issues. It’s important that you understand your management options and that they are typically created to help slow the progression of your disease and help you live the best life possible.

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Make sure you understand what your management options might be. Contact your provider to learn about chronic disease management and how you can start feeling like your best self again each day! Make sure that you’re in control of your chronic disease.

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