Chronic diseases are common and make up some of the leading causes of death. Under the direction of board-certified internal medicine specialist Esteban N Berberian, MD, PA, chronic disease management reduces your risk of severe symptoms and complications. Call his office in Channelview, Texas, today to schedule an appointment or book one online.
Chronic disease management includes lifestyle coaching, medications, and other treatments that help you properly manage chronic (ongoing) diseases and their risk factors. Allowing Dr. Berberian to manage your condition is the best way to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of chronic disease and the risk of developing complications.
Common chronic diseases and their risk factors include:
Dr. Berberian offers several chronic disease management solutions to reduce the unpleasant symptoms and give you the best quality of life possible.
Not all chronic diseases produce symptoms but check with Dr. Berberian for chronic disease screenings if you experience any of the following symptoms. Your symptoms can include:
The sooner you see Dr. Berberian after developing new or unusual symptoms, the better your chance of avoiding chronic disease-related complications.
Dr. Berberian discusses your medical history and symptoms to determine if you have a chronic disease and which one you might have. He checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. He completes a thorough physical exam to look for signs of any chronic diseases.
Dr. Berberian might suggest asthma or allergy testing, blood tests, biopsies, urine tests, or imaging procedures to help achieve a proper diagnosis.
The treatment of your chronic disease will be determined by which chronic disease you have and how severe it is. Dr. Berberian could suggest:
Adopting healthy habits can help you better manage chronic diseases and their complications. Maintain a healthy body weight, eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, and don’t smoke or drink alcohol excessively.
Taking medications can help you control your blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, and other diseases and their risk factors.
Joint injections for arthritis, allergy shots, and other injections can aid chronic disease management.
Dr. Berberian refers you to a specialist if you have a complex medical problem or serious complication.
To learn more about chronic disease management, call Esteban N Berberian, MD, PA, today or schedule an appointment online.