The term Chronic Disease is used to describe a medical condition that affects a patient for an extended period of time. In some cases, there may be no cure for the condition, but in almost every instance, these conditions and their symptoms can be controlled.
Chronic disease can make life difficult to manage, often forcing those inflicted to give up independence. Managing chronic disease requires strategy to delay health deterioration, improve function, and address problems of daily life. After a thorough evaluation, your provider can provide ways to ease your discomfort and improve your overall health through medication, nutritional plans, exercise, therapy, and referrals to appropriate physician specialists.