Chronic Diseases

Chronic Diseases services offered in San Diego, CA

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in America and can also prevent you from enjoying normal daily routines. Azam Shamani, MD, of A Shamani Inc in San Diego, California, can help improve your health and manage the symptoms of chronic disease. Book a consultation online or by phone today to learn more and to begin a path toward renewed health and wellness.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is the process of helping people with chronic diseases feel and function their best each and every day. A highly individualized process, chronic disease management has the power to not only enhance your quality of life but extend it.


Managing chronic disease isn’t a passive process. Your active participation is the best way to make the most out of chronic disease management, which involves setting goals, discussing your lifestyle in depth, and collaborating with your practitioner on ways to make meaningful improvements. You also share information about how your body responds to treatment.   


Medication management is an important part of the process. Your practitioner assesses your current prescriptions and supplements to determine if alterations need to be made. Very often, people take medications prescribed by more than one physician, which can lead to negative drug interactions.

What conditions fall under chronic diseases?

The medical definition of chronic disease is a condition that lasts for one year or longer, impedes daily activities, and requires ongoing medical care. Some of the more common types of chronic diseases include:


  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis


These are just a few examples of chronic diseases that are prevalent in America. Many people experience more than one type of chronic disease at the same time. 

What can I do to prevent chronic diseases?

According to researchers, most chronic diseases are caused or made worse by a short list of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. When you avoid them, you reduce your risk of chronic disease and make meaningful lifestyle improvements. 


Some of the behaviors that dramatically increase your risk of chronic disease include:


  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Poor nutrition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive alcohol consumption


If any of these apply to your current lifestyle, it makes sense to schedule a physical exam to learn more about your risk level and what you can do to boost your health and lower your risk of developing one or more chronic diseases. 


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