Chronic Disease Management

Family & Primary Care Practices located in Wynantskill, NY

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Wynantskill, NY

If you live with a chronic disease, your health needs careful management to improve your quality of life. Consider partnering with the highly skilled medical team at Wynantskill Family Medicine in Wynantskill, New York. Ritchie J. Parrotta, DO, and Scott M. Parrotta, DO, offer chronic disease management to improve your health and help you feel and function better. To learn more, make an appointment by calling the friendly office staff today or booking online anytime, night or day. 

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease involves any condition that lasts a year or longer that requires medical attention on an ongoing basis. Certain lifestyle habits can play a role in putting yourself at risk for chronic diseases, such as:

  • Using tobacco
  • Eating a poor diet
  • Living a mostly sedentary lifestyle
  • Drinking alcohol excessively

One of the best ways to keep your health on track is to visit Wynantskill Family Medicine for regular preventive screenings and exams. They can detect any early signs of concern and begin treatment, as needed.

What is chronic disease management?

When you visit the Wynantskill Family Medicine team for chronic disease management, they address your symptoms, focus on a diagnosis, and work to reduce the progression of your chronic disease with treatment options. 

As they provide effective treatment, they aim to improve your condition and your quality of life. The team has a personable and hands-on approach as they monitor your progress throughout your treatment. 

Treatments can be adjusted to improve your symptoms along the way. The Wynantskill Family Medicine team can also make recommendations that may call for lifestyle changes to meet your health goals.

What conditions does chronic disease management treat?

Chronic disease management treats several conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer

The list of chronic diseases isn’t limited to what’s above. Your provider at Wynantskill Family Medicine diagnoses your specific condition and develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

What lifestyle changes can I make to play a role in chronic disease management?

You can begin to make improvements to your health by making certain lifestyle modifications — starting with your diet. 

Choose a nutrient-rich diet that includes vegetables, fruit, healthy fats, and lean proteins. It can nourish your body and help it thrive. In addition, add exercise to your daily routine. Scheduling time to be active every day can keep your weight within a healthy range, improve your mood, and help you sleep well — all providing excellent health consequences.

You should also do your best to quit harmful habits, such as drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or using tobacco. As you start to make healthy and positive changes in your life, you have a better chance of reaching your health goals.

To start your improved journey to a healthy body, call the office or book an appointment online today.