Chronic Diseases

What is a Chronic Disease?

A chronic disease lasts for at least three months or more. The majority of these diseases cannot be prevented through vaccinations or cured without proper treatment, and can be brought about by damaging habits such as using tobacco, being inactive or maintaining a poor diet. While chronic diseases most often appear as we age, that doesn't mean these conditions don’t affect younger people as well.

Some of the most common chronic diseases include:

  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertesion
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal issues

 

 

Your physician is here to ensure that you and your family remain healthy and free of chronic diseases that could impact your life for the long term.