Chronic Disease Management

What Are Chronic Diseases?

Chronic diseases are illnesses that require ongoing care and last for a year or longer.

Many chronic diseases are preventable with healthy lifestyle alterations and dietary management, which is also a great way to manage them. Still, you can develop a chronic disease due to other factors like your genetics and environment.

Unfortunately, most chronic diseases are not curable. However, there are ways you can manage them to reduce their overall effect on your wellness, prevent serious complications, and improve your quality of life.

Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness offers all the resources you need to learn about your chronic disease and find a way to manage it effectively.

Cameryn evaluates you with regular appointments so she can build and update your individualized treatment plan according to your diagnosis and personal needs.

What Are Some Of The Most Common Chronic Diseases?

Chronic diseases are diverse. Cameryn specializes in diagnosing and treating issues, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

While integrating treatments for your chronic disease into your care plan, Cameryn considers all aspects of your health, including other diseases you have. Many people have co- occurring chronic diseases that require simultaneous management.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases that Cameryn treats, is a metabolic condition with several types.

Diabetes increases the amount of glucose, or sugar, in your blood, which can have detrimental effects on your organs over time. Insulin, a hormone, normally manages glucose levels.

With diabetes, you either don’t make insulin, or your body can’t use it effectively to control your blood sugar.

What Are Some Common Signs And Complications Of Chronic Diseases?

Chronic diseases can have a widespread impact on your well-being. Taking note of your symptoms helps Cameryn make an accurate diagnosis. She might also suggest blood tests or imaging tests for more definitive answers. 

Your chronic disease may cause:

  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mobility limitations
  • Reductions in strength and endurance
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

By sticking to a personalized treatment plan, you can improve your symptoms and prevent new health complications from developing, such as diabetic neuropathy. 

How Can I Manage A Chronic Disease?

Managing chronic diseases requires a personalized wellness plan with an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. Your chronic disease care plan at Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness might involve:

  • Nutritional guidance and lifestyle changes –
    • A structured and healthy diet plan can make all the difference in how you feel. In many cases, getting the right nutrition reduces the overall effects of chronic diseases like diabetes or obesity. Cameryn can also help you stop smoking, get regular sleep, get more exercise, and make other beneficial changes. 
  • Medications –
    • Some medications help with specific symptoms, while others target the disease mechanism. Cameryn explains how your medications will help you in detail. 
  • In-office treatments like injections and physical therapy can also make a positive difference as part of your chronic disease management plan. \

If you have symptoms of a chronic disease or would like to improve your pre-existing care plan, book an appointment by phone or online at Wasatch Family Women’s Wellness today. 

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