Chronic care diagnoses and treats medical conditions that last for three months or longer. Chronic conditions can’t be cured, but with early intervention and a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and medication, it’s possible to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
To ensure each individual receives the care they need, the team at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, always makes time for chronic care consultations. In fact, each office visit lasts at least 30 minutes.
At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, the team uses chronic care to treat various conditions, including:
If your blood pressure is consistently too high, it increases your risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Chronic care can make recommendations to keep your numbers in check, like eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
If you have high cholesterol, it means there are too many fats (triglycerides) in your blood. We all need some cholesterol to survive, but too much, and you’re more likely to experience a heart-related condition. Chronic care can help keep your cholesterol at healthy levels.
Diabetes is a metabolic condition that prevents your pancreas from adequately regulating your blood sugar. Without treatment, diabetes increases your risk of vision loss, heart disease, and nerve damage. Chronic care can educate you on routine blood sugar monitoring, healthy eating, and exercise.
The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces various hormones. If it produces too many or too few hormones, you might experience uncomfortable symptoms like weight loss, itchy skin, or anxiety.
Following an exam, the team can determine the type of thyroid disorder you have and make recommendations for treatment.
Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause your joints to become stiff and swollen. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but some of the most common include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and osteoarthritis.
Anyone who’s been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can benefit from chronic care. You might also benefit if you regularly experience fatigue, joint aches, or an increased appetite and at-home treatments don’t ease your symptoms.
To learn more about the benefits of chronic care, make an appointment at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, by calling the office today.