Chronic Disease

Family Physician in Bokeelia, FL
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Chronic Disease services offered in Bokeelia, FL

Living with chronic disease can put a damper on the things you love most. Working with a skilled and caring physician like Daniel L. W. Hanley, MD, and the team at Ancuram Family Medicine in Bokeelia, Florida, helps you improve your health and live a rich and fulfilling life, even with one or more chronic health conditions. Call or book today to learn more. 

Chronic Disease Q&A

What is chronic disease?

Chronic diseases are defined as conditions that last for one year or longer and also require continuing medical care and/or limit your daily activities. According to researchers, many people have more than one chronic disease.

These conditions are a serious impediment to both personal health and happiness as well as society as a whole. Experts believe that chronic diseases make up a significant portion of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health expenditures. 

Common types of chronic disease include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma

These are just a few of the chronic diseases common in America and around the world. 

How can chronic disease management help boost my health?

When you work with a medical provider for chronic disease management, you can achieve impressive improvements in how you feel and function each day. The process begins with an assessment of your current health and a discussion about areas you want to improve.

If you take medications for your chronic disease, medication management is important. Your practitioner reviews your current medications to ensure there are no potential negative drug interactions. It may be time to adjust your dosage or try a new option. 

You can make meaningful lifestyle improvements that offer powerful ways to boost your overall health and reduce the effects of chronic disease. You may want to begin with weight management, as needed, improving your nutrition to provide the fuel your body needs to thrive. 

What role does medication management play in chronic disease care?

Chronic disease management strives to prevent negative health outcomes linked to your condition. Every effort focuses on slowing the progression of disease. In many cases, you can even reverse some of the damage caused by your condition(s).

With the support of your health team, embracing healthier habits leads to enhanced quality of life. When you feel good each day, it becomes even easier to take the next steps in your health journey. 

As you navigate chronic disease management, you have the full support of the Adcuram Family Medicine team. When you’re ready to begin, call the office to check appointment availability, or schedule online in just a few clicks.