Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Diseases persist for 3 months or longer and may get worse over time. They tend to occur in older adults and can usually be controlled but not cured. The most common types are:
  • Asthma
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart disease & Stroke
  • High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Lung Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis or Osteopenia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Urinary tract infections
If you have a chronic condition, you can manage it by making regular visits to your general practitioner or specialist, having a healthy lifestyle e.g. eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep, and taking your prescribed medicines as advised.
It is prudent to include the following:
  • Observe a constant evaluation
  • Monitor the progress of your disease and stay vigilant for any signs of additional chronic conditions
  • Manage medication
  • Make lifestyle changes
  • Stop bad habits
These checks can prevent or delay complications and slow the progression of your disease. If you have a chronic illness, you will likely benefit from having a team of health professionals who are involved in your care.
Chronic Disease Management
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