What is Chronic Disease?
* Chronic disease means any illness that lasts
.. Longer than 1 year
.. Requires Medical Care
.. Limits your Activities of Daily Living
*The Big Ones responsible for most debility and death are:
- Heart Disease (coronary artery disease and high blood pressure)
- Type 2 Diabetes, which usually begins during adulthood
* There are a number of other diseases that meet this definition too:
.. Gout and other types of arthritis
.. Acne and other skin disorders
.. Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression
.. Attention Deficit Disorder
.. Asthma and COPD
.. and many more
*Prevention of these diseases is a Major Focus of Wellivery!
.. Prevention of many diseases IS possible by understanding and adjusting risks
.. If not prevented, the earlier a disease is diagnosed the best
.. This means following a well defined screening schedule as you mature!
*Control of these diseases is our top priority, once they have been diagnosed.
What is Control?
- It means controlling the progression of your current disease
- It means controlling the symptoms of your disease
- It means controlling your risk of getting other chronic disease
- It means controlling side effects of your medicines
How do you ‘get’ control?
- You need a physician-partner to advise, monitor, screen, prescribe, and follow.
- Your physician partner needs to be accessible and affordable.
- You need the most modern technology and medications.
- You need continuous education to learn how to manage your disease.
- You need continuous feedback on how you are doing.
I designed Wellivery to ‘deliver’ these things that I consider essential in the prevention and control of chronic disease.
I am ready to assist you in taking control and reaching a new high point in your personal health!
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