Chronic diseases are conditions that impact your health for many years. Many common chronic diseases last for the entirety of your life, though the symptoms may fluctuate from time to time. As long as you manage chronic disease with ongoing care, you can avoid severe or even life-threatening complications.
Some chronic diseases affect your metabolism, while others affect cardiovascular function. They can also limit your mobility and cause declines in various body functions. When you first visit Dr. Mohtashami for chronic disease care, you should provide insights on how the disease and its symptoms affect you from day to day and when they started.
To help you manage any chronic disease, Dr. Mohtashami creates an individualized care plan and monitors you with regular follow-up visits where she can update your care plan with consideration to any new developments.
Chronic diseases are common and can appear at any age. Your likelihood of developing one or more of them goes up over time according to your genetic risks as well as lifestyle factors like smoking, long-term alcohol use, or your diet.
Dr. Mohtashami routinely manages common chronic illnesses such as:
Dr. Mohtashami educates you on your diagnosis and can answer any questions you have regarding your outlook. If you require any testing, she interprets the results for you as soon as they become available.
Managing chronic diseases, no matter how many you struggle with, is possible with detail-oriented individualized care. Dr. Mohtashami keeps in close contact with you so she can meet your medical needs as soon as they arise. Depending on the condition you have, your care plan might involve:
You may also require regular testing to evaluate your chronic disease and its effects, such as metabolic risk assessments, blood tests, biopsies, imaging tests, and urinalysis.
If you’re an elderly patient managing multiple chronic diseases and age-related decline in function, you may benefit from geriatric medicine services from Dr. Mohtashami.
For more information on chronic diseases and chronic disease management, call Shiva Mohtashami, MD, or request an appointment online today.