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Chronic Disease Management

A Private Medical Practice & Family Medicine and Primary Care located in Arlington, TX

Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Disease Management services offered in Arlington, TX

Living with chronic disease can be challenging, but partnering with a highly skilled medical team can help you feel and function better. Lewis Nyantika, APRN, FNP-C, Maryline Ongangi, APRN, FNP-C, and the team at Primecare Family Practice in Arlington, Texas, offer chronic disease management to help you improve your health and quality of life. Begin today by calling or clicking to schedule a visit.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is the difference between acute and chronic disease?

Acute diseases or conditions develop suddenly and cause immediate symptoms. They often resolve within just a few days or weeks. Some of the acute conditions treated at Primecare Family Practice include:

  • Ear infection
  • Respiratory infections
  • Rash and skin related issues
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries

Chronic diseases are conditions that persist for one year or more. These diseases require ongoing care and often limit your daily activities. 

 

Some examples of chronic disease include:

 

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Some people have more than one chronic disease. Researchers believe that most cases of chronic disease arise due to lifestyle choices like tobacco use, excessive drinking, inadequate physical activity, and poor nutrition. 

 

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is a form of medical care focused on addressing the symptoms of chronic disease. This approach seeks to reduce the progression of chronic disease by implementing healthier habits.

Working with a great primary care provider gives you access to the tools and techniques needed to improve your health and wellness, including aspects of chronic disease. You can also reduce your risk of serious outcomes and feel better during daily routines. 

Chronic disease management is an active process, one that revolves around your participation. Communicating with your practitioner and taking steps to improve your health at home are the best ways to achieve the best possible outcomes.

 

What role do lifestyle modifications play in chronic disease management?

It’s difficult to overstate how much you can improve your experience of chronic disease by embracing lifestyle improvements. In fact, if screening reveals you’re at risk for certain diseases, you can reduce your risk level by changing your routines. 

Begin by making improvements to your daily nutrition. Choose a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, lean proteins, and healthy fats, which nourish your body without causing harm. You can also improve your mood and sleep quality when you get enough exercise.

You should also take steps to move away from harmful habits like heavy drinking and tobacco also help. The more positive changes you make, the better chance you have of reaching your health goals. 

To get started, call the office to book a visit or schedule online at your earliest convenience.

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