The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that six out of 10 Americans struggle with a chronic disease and four out of 10 Americans have two or more chronic diseases. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a chronic disease to determine if you may be affected and get treatment at the office of Family Health Center in Austin, TX.
What Is a Chronic Disease?
When a disease is chronic, the symptoms reoccur often and regularly. As opposed to an acute disorder which happens once or rarely, chronic diseases can become lifetime conditions.
Signs and Symptoms of a Chronic Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a chronic disease as one that lasts for one year or more and has significant effects on the patient's quality of life. Common signs and symptoms include pain, difficulty with movement, excessive fatigue, and emotional or mood disorders.
How Chronic Diseases Are Treated
Medications are the common treatments for chronic diseases. Other therapies can also provide relief of symptoms, such as monitored physical therapy exercises and lifestyle changes. In some cases, surgery or minimally invasive procedures may be the best course of action. Our Austin, TX family physician will consult you about your symptoms and develop a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
Stay informed about your health and the signs and symptoms of common diseases. Call (512) 459-9889 today to schedule an appointment to discuss and be tested for chronic diseases with Dr. Paul Keinarth, Dr. Kelly Alberda, and their team at Family Health Center located in Austin, TX.