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Chronic Disease Management

The Difficult Challenge of Chronic Disease

Every day, millions upon millions of  people struggle with chronic illness. In fact Chronic diseases account for 75% of the money we spend in this nation on health care.Chronic Disease Management

Some Chronic Disease Facts:

  • 92% of older adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition

  •  77% of older adults have at least two chronic illness conditions to manage.

  • The Chronic Health Issues: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes account for nearly two thirds of the deaths each year.

  • Nearly all Americans aged 55 or older run the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).

  • Diabetes impacts another 12.2 million Americans aged 60 and older and is dramatically on the rise.

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What is Chronic Disease

A Chronic Disease is a recurrent long term health condition. Chronic illness can be controlled and treated by medical science but not cured.  Even in places plagued by infectious disease, Chronic Disease remains the leading cause  of premature death world wide. They are also among the most preventable diseases. 

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Some Common types of Chronic Illness:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Osteoporosis

Learning to Cope with Chronic Illness

Chronic Disease ManagementChronic or long-term illness and its treatment poses it’s own set of special problems for patients and their families. It is important for you to be aware of these and prepared to deal with this as you progressively learn to manage, and live with your condition.

Dr. Simi has had her own battle with Behcets, a chronic autoimmune disease. Her experience both professionally and as a patient and fellow sufferer, gives her unique perspective and empathy when it comes to chronic illness, it’s management, treatment, and care.

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You’ll need to learn how to:

  • Live with the physical  as well as the emotional impact of chronic illness
  • Learn about your disease, treatment options, and what to expect
  • Establish clear and effective communication with your physician
  • Implement strategies to deal with the emotional impact of your condition
  • Learn strategies for managing your disease effectively
  • Avoid Social Isolation
A Game Plan for Chronic Disease Management

If you are living with Chronic Disease, have recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, or when you need need a winning game plan to manage the symptoms, treatment, and care patients with chronic conditions require, The Center for Healthy Living is here for you.

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