Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease. Lusine Apikyan, NP, and the team at LA Medical Clinic Inc have specialized training to help you manage your condition. They offer the most up-to-date treatments for chronic disease management with personalized care to individuals living in and around Glendale, California. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or request one online today.

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What is a chronic disease?

Chronic diseases and conditions are some of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. The most common chronic conditions include:

  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

When a condition is chronic, it has no known cure. It’s essential to manage your condition and avoid other potential health risks to maintain your overall health and wellness.

What causes chronic diseases?

Unhealthy lifestyles are to blame for many chronic diseases, and your risk of developing these conditions increases as you age.

The most common causes include:

  • Using tobacco products
  • Consuming too much alcohol
  • A poor diet lacking proper nutrition
  • Lack of exercise or sedentary lifestyles

To reduce your risks of developing chronic diseases, the LA Medical Clinic team recommends behavioral practices like regular daily exercise, eating healthy foods that are low in fat but high in fiber, and losing or maintaining a healthy weight.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic diseases are preventable, controllable, and interrelated; unfortunately, many people have more than one chronic condition at a time. In fact, more than half of older adults currently have three or more chronic conditions.

When you have a chronic condition, the LA Medical Clinic team works closely with you to design a chronic disease management plan to restore your health and reduce your risks of developing other associated chronic health conditions.

This might include:

  • Managing your medications
  • Coordinating your care with specialists
  • Regular blood tests to monitor your condition
  • Providing treatment options tailored to your unique situation
  • Discussing your health in-depth to provide a deeper understanding

The team’s goal is to improve your condition to enhance and preserve your overall health for years to come.

What can I expect from chronic disease management?

When the health care professionals at LA Medical Clinic Inc manage your chronic disease, you can expect a coordinated care approach. This ensures that you receive a whole-body approach to your health care that balances each of your treatments with your other medical concerns.

The team attentively listens to your concerns. They understand the complexity of managing chronic conditions and the importance of involving you in your treatment. When you work with LA Medical Clinic Inc, your needs come first.

Call LA Medical Clinic Inc to learn more about chronic disease management services, or request an appointment online today.