Chronic disease is highly prevalent in the U.S. and requires ongoing medical oversight and clinical management.
Vail Medical Center and Weight loss has extensive experience in managing and providing excellent care for disease prevention and chronic illnesses including:
Did you know…
at nearly half of all American adults suffer with at least one chronic disease or illness? Many of those chronic diseases are manageable and even reversible with certain lifestyle changes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that the modification of certain risk-associated behaviors – such as eating, drinking, exercise, and tobacco use – can help manage, prevent or reverse many chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, lung cancer and liver disease.
Yes. Some diseases, such as diabetes, require daily monitoring and health management. However, even if you have a chronic disease for which you haven’t experienced symptoms in many months or years, you still need a practitioner who is aware of your health history and the diseases you suffer with.
If you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, you can expect to build a very close relationship with Vail Medical Center and Weightloss, who will be your advocate and greatest partner on your health journey. You may be frequently screened or tested to determine the extent of your disease, and you may be prescribed medications to help suppress symptoms and disease progression on an ongoing basis. You can also expect to check in with your doctor regularly to ensure that the disease is being adequately managed.
Probably. Vail Medical Center and Weightloss may recommend that you not only take your medications as prescribed, but also modify certain lifestyle habits to lower your risk of complications stemming from chronic disease.