Chronic Disease Management

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Robbins, NC

When you have a chronic disease, your whole world changes. At North Moore Family Practice, in Robbins, North Carolina, Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, give the community outstanding chronic disease management. The practice provides care and counseling for chronic issues like high blood pressure and diabetes. Each condition is treated with compassion and professionalism to get you the care and treatment you need. To book an appointment with the practice, call the office today, or send the team a message on the website.

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases are medical conditions that don’t have a cure or last for months to years. These problems can occur early in your life or develop as you get older.

Chronic illnesses don’t only take a toll on your physical health, but they also impact your mental well-being. You may feel alone, or like you’ll never be healthy again. The good news is that just about every chronic disease is manageable.

There are several chronic diseases that require long-term maintenance. Some common chronic illnesses include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • COPD
  • Osteoporosis

Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and arthritis are other examples of chronic diseases. Some of these conditions cause chronic pain, while others lead to other chronic health problems. 

According to the CDC, chronic diseases are those that last at least a year of your life and need regular treatment and monitoring. They also affect your functionality and how you live your life.

What causes chronic disease?

Chronic diseases cause about 7 out of every 10 deaths each year. That makes them one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. So what causes these issues?

Many factors go into a chronic disease. Some of these are modifiable, while others are just unfortunate circumstances. Genetics plays a small role in your risk of chronic disease, but most of the risk is on you and your choices.

Lifestyle choices are one of the main risk factors in the development of chronic disease. Smoking, for example, increases your risk of chronic conditions substantially. 

A poor diet and lack of physical activity also make it more likely to end up with a chronic illness, like high blood pressure or diabetes. The same is true for excessive alcohol use. 

How are chronic diseases medically managed?

Chronic diseases can last a lifetime but can be medically managed by North Moore Family Practice. Whether you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or asthma, the team can help improve your health.

The team at North Moore Family Practice helps you understand your chronic disease, so you can make the necessary changes to improve your condition. That includes regular visits with the team and making significant lifestyle changes.

The type of treatment you need is based on the chronic illness you have. For example, if you have diabetes, the team recommends regular blood glucose checks and dietary changes, oral medications, or insulin injections to keep your blood sugar under control.

High blood pressure requires frequent monitoring and oral medications to help keep the numbers normal. The practice provides comprehensive care and counseling to help you manage your disease for a more productive life.

To schedule an appointment with North Moore Family Practice, call the office today or book a consultation on the website.