Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Edmonds, WA

Chronic Disease Management

According to the CDC, six out of every ten adults in the United States are living with a chronic disease. In comparison, four in ten adults have more than two chronic diseases. If you’re dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other chronic condition, the team at Puget Sound Medical Associates provides specialized care to residents in the Edmonds, Washington, community. The team offers preventive care and regular check-ups, along with vital treatments, to keep chronic diseases under control. Call the team in Edmonds, Washington, today to schedule an appointment, or send the team a message on the website.

What is chronic disease management?

A chronic disease is any medical condition that lasts over a year and affects your daily activities and how you live your life. Some of the leading causes of death in the United States are chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, along with other health issues that include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis 
  • Asthma
  • Stroke 
  • Chronic kidney disease

Unfortunately, many chronic diseases stick around for life and are difficult to manage on your own. Any of these conditions can severely affect your health and well-being, especially without long-term treatment, making chronic disease management vital.

Chronic disease management involves the team providing medications, preventive care, and lifestyle changes to help keep a chronic medical problem controlled long-term.

Who needs chronic disease management?

Various factors play into your risk for chronic disease, including genetics. If your parents had issues like diabetes or high blood pressure, you’re more likely to have them, too.

Lifestyle factors also play into your chances of chronic disease. For example, smoking and excessive alcohol use increase your risk for specific health issues.

Obesity and poor nutrition also lead to chronic disease. Lack of physical activity is also on that list, causing weight gain and health issues like arthritis and heart disease.

The Puget Sound Medical Associates team offers expert medical management to anyone battling a chronic disease.

What’s involved in chronic disease management?

The team at Puget Sound Medical Associates helps you understand chronic disease so you know how to manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Evaluating your medical history and lifestyle is the first step in chronic disease management. Understanding your health helps the team form a comprehensive treatment plan to get the condition under control.

Medications are one of the ways the team manages chronic disease management. Living with multiple chronic diseases may require more than one medication. The team provides medication management to avoid interactions or side effects.

Lifestyle changes are another way the team helps you manage chronic health problems. Chronic disease management involves helping you quit smoking, lose weight, and learn how to eat healthy foods.

Chronic disease management allows you to prevent chronic conditions from getting worse. It improves your health through preventive care and medication management.

Call Puget Sound Medical Associates today to schedule an appointment with the team or request a consultation on the website.