Chronic Disease Management in Longview, TX
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CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates in Longview, TX, Dr. Brenda Vozza and her experienced team are dedicated to providing quality preventive care for patients. They encourage annual wellness exams where you can check in on your health, undergo screening for common diseases, and get up to date on any vaccinations. Call or book online to schedule your annual wellness exam today.
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They were kind and great with my mom and was very thorough…we like this aspect because not to many doctors will take the time to spend with there patients…
Always called back within minutes of checking in for appointments! All staff are very caring & courteous! Couldn’t ask for a better doctor! My PA, Marla English-Pickett is absolutely amazing! Never feel like I’m just another patient!
Very caring and takes time to hear you out.
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Vozza. Dr. Vozza is a great doctor and I am glad she is treating me
I saw Dr. Vozza recently to establish care. I was very impressed with everything her office has to offer. From the ease of check in, to the professionalism of the staff (Keke, you're awesome!), I was very pleased. Highly recommend this physician and all of her associates to anyone!
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WHAT IS A CHRONIC DISEASE?
A chronic disease occurs over a long period of time and may range from a couple of months to many years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 40 million Americans are limited in daily life because of chronic diseases. Common chronic diseases include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart disease
HOW CAN I LOWER MY RISK FOR CHRONIC DISEASES?
Some risk factors for chronic diseases (such as age or genetics) are unchangeable. However, you can lower your risk for chronic diseases through positive lifestyle habits, including regular exercise, a healthy diet, and abstinence from tobacco use.
CAN CHRONIC DISEASES BE CURED?
While modern medicine has achieved incredible discoveries, certain diseases are unable to be cured. However, the practitioners at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates believe that all conditions can be managed to allow people to live life to the fullest, even with a chronic disease.
It’s best to avoid chronic diseases in the first place. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease or obesity, often can be prevented through lifestyle changes. It’s important to exercise, eat well, and get enough sleep. Even if you already have a chronic disease, good lifestyle habits can maintain and improve your health and lower the chance of worsening the condition.
It’s also important to maintain close communication with your doctor to ensure that you properly incorporate treatment steps into your daily routine to get the best care for your chronic disease.
CAN I LIVE MY LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH MY CHRONIC DISEASE?
According to the CDC, about half of all adults have a chronic disease. Often, people with chronic diseases are able to enjoy normal activities with a few modifications. The key to living a full life with a chronic disease is to talk to your doctor at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates about the most important things in life for you and how you can modify your treatment so you can continue to do these activities.
Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates works closely with you to manage symptoms of your chronic disease so you can live life more comfortably. Call the practice or book online to schedule an appointment today.
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Chronic Disease Management FAQs
How is a chronic disease different from an acute disease?
Most acute diseases arise or appear quickly and typically last for a short duration, either resolving on their own, or with medical treatment. A chronic disease, on the other hand, is typically long-lasting and is a life condition that must be managed. Examples include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma, lupus and others.
What is involved in chronic disease management?
Chronic disease management often includes daily monitoring and management. This can include health checkups, testing and screenings, health monitoring, medication, coordinated treatment with care providers, patient education, and healthy lifestyle choices.
How can I reduce health risks associated with chronic disease?
The best ways to improve your health and manage chronic disease include regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular checkups, taking necessary medications, getting good sleep, understanding your family medical history, quitting smoking, and reducing or eliminating alcohol intake.