Chronic Care Management
If you’re one of the more than 133 million Americans living with a chronic illness, chronic care management can minimize your symptoms and provide relief. At Dallas Primary Care, Dr Sani specializes in chronic care management. He regularly works with adults to manage common issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. To make an appointment at the practice in Dallas, Texas, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.
Chronic Care Management Frequently Asked Questions
What is chronic care management?
The chronic condition is a potentially serious health problem that lasts three months or more. Although there is no cure for chronic conditions, early intervention can relieve bothersome symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.
Dallas Primary Care develops chronic care management to meet the needs of each patient. This often involves a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medications, routine checkups, and regular blood work.
What conditions does chronic care management address?
Dallas Primary Care provides chronic care management for a variety of ailments, including:
Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. When your blood sugar is too high for an extended period, it increases the risk of more serious issues, including heart disease, nerve damage, and slow-healing wounds. It also weakens the immune system as we have seen it during Covid pandemic.
High blood pressure (hypertension)
High blood pressure occurs when the force of the blood pumping against the walls of your arteries remains high for hours or even days. Over time, high blood pressure damages the blood vessels throughout your body, increasing your risk of a heart attack or a stroke by clogging blood vessels.
High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
Cholesterol helps build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol can clog blood vessels. If you have high cholesterol, you’re more likely to experience a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular problem.
Joint and back pain
Joint pain is one of the most common chronic disease. This is often the result of arthritis, but it can also occur due to wear-and-tear, a sports injury, or strenuous physical work. Fortunately, minor lifestyle adjustments like exercise and diet modifications can provide significant relief.
The thyroid is a small gland at the base of your neck just beneath the Adam’s apple. It produces hormones responsible for various bodily functions, including your heartbeat and respiratory rate. Some of the most common thyroid-related disorders include Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.
Who can benefit from chronic care management?
Anyone who is living with a chronic illness can benefit from chronic care management. After completing a thorough physical exam, discussing your symptoms, and reviewing your medical history, we can provide a treatment plan for you.
To learn more about chronic disease management, make an appointment today at Dallas Primary Care by contacting our office or by clicking on our online booking tool.