More than 133 million Americans are living with chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart disease. If you’re one of them, chronic health management can relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life. At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, board-certified family nurse practitioner Elaina Johnson, FNP-C, and the team provide chronic health management to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Cypress, Texas, call the office, walk in, or use the online booking feature today.
Chronic health management provides ongoing medical care for people with long-term, incurable illnesses. A condition is considered chronic if it lasts for three months or longer and fails to improve with conservative treatment.
If you have a chronic illness, chronic health management can improve your quality of life. The team at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic can make recommendations to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and minimize the risk of potentially serious complications.
At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, the team uses chronic health management to treat various conditions, including:
If you have high blood pressure, you’re also more likely to experience a heart attack or a stroke. Fortunately, a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medication, and routine monitoring can significantly lower your risk.
High cholesterol occurs if there are too many fats (or triglycerides) in your blood. Over time, these fats collect and form blockages, making it difficult for your blood to flow. Left untreated, high cholesterol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening cardiovascular event.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects your body’s ability to regulate blood glucose (sugar). Everyone needs some blood sugar, but if your levels are consistently too high, it can result in permanent nerve damage, vision loss, or heart disease.
The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces certain hormones. Various disorders can affect your thyroid’s function, resulting in potentially serious health problems. Anyone can experience a thyroid disorder, but they’re especially common in women.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes your airways to swell and make extra mucus. When combined, these factors make it difficult to breathe and increase the risk of chest pain, wheezing, or a chronic cough.
At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, chronic health management begins with a comprehensive physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals. After gathering the necessary information, the team creates a custom treatment plan that relieves your symptoms, encourages optimal health, and improves your quality of life.
To learn more about chronic health management, make an appointment at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.