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Chronic Disease Management in Longview, TX

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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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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
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid

Symptoms of chronic diseases vary widely depending on the specific condition but often include persistent or recurring signs that affect one's quality of life. Common symptoms may include fatigue, persistent pain, changes in appetite or weight, difficulty breathing, frequent infections, and fluctuations in mood or cognitive function. Additionally, chronic diseases may manifest as symptoms specific to the affected organ or system, such as joint stiffness and swelling in arthritis, shortness of breath in asthma, or elevated blood sugar levels in diabetes. While symptoms may fluctuate in severity over time, they typically persist for an extended period, often requiring ongoing management and treatment to control the condition and improve overall well-being. Early detection and management of symptoms are crucial for effectively managing chronic diseases and preventing complications.


Chronic diseases are often hard to handle on your own. That's why our team at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.S. offers chronic disease management for patients in Longview, TX. Benefits of this treatment, include:

  • A seamless way to stay up to date on your health
  • Screenings for common diseases
  • Stay on top of any necessary vaccinations
  • Healthy lifestyle plans
  • Increased comfort and function from chronic disease


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.


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.


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.


Don't let chronic disease hold you back any longer. See how we can help you manage your condition today. At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, we know that dealing with a chronic disease like diabetes or arthritis can be exhausting and also get in the way of your ability to live your life to the fullest. Reach out to our office in Longview, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brenda Vozza, so she can develop your customized treatment plan.

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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.

What role do patients play in chronic disease management?

Patients play a crucial role in their own chronic disease management by actively participating in their care, adhering to treatment plans, monitoring their health status, and making informed decisions about lifestyle choices. Patient education and self-management skills are essential components of chronic disease management programs at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A., empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being.

How do lifestyle factors impact chronic disease management?

Lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, stress management, and sleep quality can significantly influence the management and progression of chronic diseases. Making healthy lifestyle choices can help improve symptoms, prevent complications, and enhance overall well-being.

Can chronic diseases be prevented?

While some chronic diseases have genetic or hereditary factors, many are influenced by modifiable risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption. Preventive measures such as vaccination, screening tests, health education, and early intervention can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and improve overall health outcomes.

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