Chronic Disease Management

Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care & Adolescent Health in Mesa, AZ

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Chronic Disease Management services offered in Mesa, AZ

As many as six out of every 10 adults in the United States have a chronic disease. Without proper tools to manage your symptoms, having any type of chronic disease can affect your ability to live life to the fullest. Diana Noriega, FNP, of GP Family Care Mesa offers comprehensive chronic disease management to residents of Mesa, Arizona. Call or click the online booking tool to schedule your visit today.  


What are some types of chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a medical condition that limits your daily activities, requires medical attention, and lasts for one year or longer. 

There are many different types of chronic disease, most of which are caused or exacerbated by lifestyle choices and habits, including: 

  • Poor nutrition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Tobacco use or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

 

Some of the more common types of chronic disease include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Asthma
  • Depression

These are just some of the chronic diseases that are common in the US. Working with a skilled practitioner, like Diana Noreiga, FNP, for routine physicals and risk assessment screenings is the best way to prevent chronic disease. 

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management begins once you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease or when screenings show your health is on the borderline for chronic disease. This is a highly personalized process that seeks to bring your health readings closer to normal levels and improve your quality of daily life. 

Medication management plays a role in managing chronic disease. Diana reviews your current medications to determine if those drugs are helping your overall health. Often, people are taking medications prescribed by more than one health provider, and there can be negative interactions among drugs. 

Chronic disease management also involves taking a close look at your lifestyle to identify areas where improvements can be made. Many people are surprised to learn how making just a few changes to their diet and daily activity levels can improve their overall health, including the symptoms of chronic disease.

How can I make the most of chronic disease management services?

The best way to get the most out of chronic disease management is to approach your relationship with your health provider as a partnership. No one has a bigger impact on your quality of life than you, and Diana can only advise and guide your choices.

Taking an active role in your health can pay off in numerous ways. You’ll see almost immediate improvements in how you feel and function each day, and Diana is there to help chart your progress, redirect as needed, and celebrate your accomplishments. 

Managing chronic disease is an interactive process. When you’re ready to begin, call GP Family Care Mesa to book a personalized consultation. Online scheduling is also an option, and telemedicine visits are a possibility.