A lifelong chronic disease can cause frequent pain or increase your risk of life-threatening events like a heart attack or stroke. In Wayne, New Jersey, board-certified family medicine physician Randa Hussein-Badawy, DO, provides individualized chronic disease management at Dr. Badawy Complete Care. To schedule your appointment, call Dr. Badawy Complete Care or book online today.
Chronic disease management is a service available at Dr. Badawy Complete Care that helps you maintain your health while living with any long-term conditions affecting it. Chronic diseases are illnesses that last for at least six months or longer, and many of them remain for the rest of your life.
While many chronic diseases have a lifestyle link, specifically, unhealthy habits, you can have a genetic predisposition to a given chronic disease. Sometimes, environmental factors play a role, such as long-term exposure to a particular chemical at home or in your workplace.
Individualized chronic disease management at Dr. Badawy Complete Care can help you reduce the impact that chronic disease has on your life. Your provider can help you manage multiple chronic diseases at once with consideration of how they interact with each other and how any medications might interact.
You can benefit from chronic disease management for any long-term illness with widespread effects on your well-being. A few of the most common examples of chronic diseases are:
Your blood pressure is the measure of the force of your blood against the walls of blood vessels. Hypertension is high blood pressure, and it puts you at an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Heart disease refers to a collection of conditions that affect the function of the heart. High cholesterol is a common chronic disease that leads to heart disease that Dr. Badawy Complete Care manages.
Diabetes is a condition that affects your metabolism. Insufficient insulin, a hormone, causes sugar levels to rise in your bloodstream, which can damage your organs.
Arthritis is a collection of conditions that decrease joint function and cause pain in your joints.
Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs that causes narrow airways and increased mucus production that inhibits breathing. You might experience breathing problems all the time or in response to particular triggers like allergens or exercise.
Chronic disease management involves a collection of treatments and strategies that help you keep your condition under control. That means fewer symptoms and a lower risk of any possible complications.
Your provider at Dr. Badawy Complete Care evaluates you during regular visits and follow-ups, where they gather information to guide your management of a chronic disease. They create an individualized plan for you that may involve:
For many chronic diseases, your provider monitors you with regular tests, such as blood tests and urinalysis. They can adjust your treatment plan at any time if they detect any unusual changes or if you don’t experience positive results from a specific treatment.
For more information on chronic disease management services and how they can help you, call Dr. Badawy Complete Care or book an appointment online today.