Studies show that approximately 133 million Americans have at least one chronic disease. With extensive experience diagnosing, treating, and managing chronic diseases, Trazell Johnson, APRN, NP-C, and the team at EMC Walk-In and Wellness, a walk-in primary clinic and wellness center in Phoenix, Arizona, work with you to develop a personalized plan to manage your chronic condition and improve your quality of life. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the support you deserve.
Chronic disease management is any intervention to treat and control ongoing health concerns. Chronic diseases typically last three months or more but can be lifelong. Regular care is essential to prevent long-term conditions from progressing, causing complications, or reducing your quality of life.
At EMC Walk-In and Wellness, the experienced care team works with you to develop an individualized plan to manage your symptoms and improve your health outcomes.
Many chronic diseases can affect your health and well-being, including:
Diabetes occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t use it efficiently. Insulin is a hormone that allows your cells to use glucose (sugar) for energy. Without it, glucose builds in your blood, increasing your risk of stroke, vision loss, heart disease, and other serious health complications.
Hypertension means the force of blood against your artery walls pumps too forcefully. It’s often called a “silent killer” because it rarely causes symptoms. Hypertension can damage your blood vessel walls and increase your risk of stroke, kidney damage, and other health concerns.
Cholesterol is a thick, waxy substance responsible for cell formation and hormone production. While cholesterol is an essential part of the body, too much of it can collect in the artery walls and form plaques that restrict blood flow.
Chronic disease management is crucial for maintaining your health if you have an ongoing health concern. Most chronic diseases advance without proper care, and regular management can significantly reduce your risk of complications. Taking proactive steps now can even minimize your need for costly, invasive treatments in the future.
For example, Type 2 diabetes is often manageable with diet and lifestyle changes. Eating healthy, whole foods and exercising regularly can help control your blood sugar. Without this routine care, your symptoms may progress and require daily insulin injections to manage. Other complications, like stroke, can also arise.
EMC Walk-In and Wellness delivers individualized support for chronic diseases. Your personalized plan may include:
Regular check-ins and screenings can help monitor the progress of your chronic condition and make necessary adjustments to your management plan.
Call EMC Walk-In and Wellness today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.