Managing chronic diseases can reduce complications and improve outcomes for patients. At Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, in Skokie, Illinois, the team of primary care specialists delivers comprehensive care for multiple chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, allergies, and more. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about chronic disease management.
Chronic disease management is the monitoring, tracking, and treatment of health concerns that last for one year or more. Patients with chronic diseases experience symptoms that can impair their quality of life.
Proper management is essential to slow the progression of chronic diseases and protect your health. Without treatment, many chronic diseases can lead to complications that may disrupt your daily routine and even shorten your lifespan.
The team at Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, manages many chronic diseases, such as:
Diabetes is a condition in which glucose (sugar) builds in your blood and damages your blood vessels. Managing your blood sugar levels helps prevent complications, such as peripheral neuropathy.
Hypertension, or high blood sugar, causes your blood to pump forcefully against your arteries. Over time, high blood sugar can damage your blood vessels.
Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disorder that causes the protective cartilage between your joints to break down. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and other lifestyle changes can help protect your joints.
COPD is a group of conditions that damages the airways in the lungs. Bronchitis and emphysema are two types of COPD that can permanently damage your lung health.
GERD causes your stomach acid to travel back up through the esophagus, leading to pain and burning after eating.
If you have hyperlipidemia, your fat levels are too high. Triglycerides and cholesterol cause fatty deposits to collect in your blood vessel walls, which raises your risk of a heart attack.
CHF occurs when your heart muscle can’t pump blood effectively. Lifestyle changes, a healthy diet, and medication can help reduce the effects of CHF.
When you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to a substance that is usually harmless, such as pollen or certain foods.
Asthma causes your airways to swell and collect mucus. Coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of asthma that can disrupt your life.
Dementia is a progressive condition that primarily affects your memory. It’s usually a sign of an underlying condition, like Alzheimer’s disease.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that causes difficulty getting and maintaining an erection.
Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones. The condition can make you gain weight and feel tired.
The team at Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, also treats other chronic diseases that can diminish your quality of life.
Call Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, today or book an appointment online to learn more about chronic disease management.