Chronic Disease Treatment
CHRONIC DISEASE TREATMENT IN WEST COLUMBIA, SC
Chronic disease management
As per the data from the Center for Disease Control, chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths annually and account for 86% of America’s healthcare expenditures. These pervasive conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Heart disease
Further, there are other chronic conditions such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Eating disorders
- Gum disease
As of 2012, approximately half of all American adults suffered from at least one chronic health issue, with one in four adults having two or more chronic diseases. These conditions, unfortunately, can also lead to other severe complications, including kidney failure, disability, and limb amputation.
At Sunset Primary Care, our goal is not only to effectively treat these conditions and manage your symptoms but to prevent them wherever possible. Regular medical visits allow us to identify potential issues while they are still manageable, or sometimes even reversible.
The genesis of chronic diseases often lies in unhealthy behaviors, such as:
- Physical inactivity
- Poor nutrition
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Tobacco use
Modifying these behaviors can significantly decrease your risk of developing chronic diseases. However, understanding what constitutes a healthy diet or an appropriate exercise plan can be challenging. Our medical professionals can provide guidance on the right nutrition and exercise regimen tailored to your needs, helping you maintain a healthy weight and lower the risk of chronic diseases. We can also connect you with programs to assist in breaking unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive drinking.
Choosing Sunset Primary Care for managing your chronic disease can result in a significant improvement in your quality of life. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of a chronic disease, don’t hesitate – schedule an appointment with us today.