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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services in Las Vegas, NV

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Chronic (ongoing) diseases affect six out of 10 adults in the United States. Humanitas Primary Care, Esteban Hennings, MD, a primary care practice, offers chronic disease management to reduce your risk of developing life-threatening complications. Schedule a chronic disease management evaluation by calling the office in Las Vegas, Nevada, or request one online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management at Humanitas Primary Care includes medical evaluations and treatments for common long-term diseases. Properly treating your condition is the best way to avoid a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, organ damage, or other complications.

What are examples of chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases common among adults and some children and teenagers include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Depression and anxiety

Properly managing these or other chronic diseases is the best way to remain as healthy as possible and maximize your life expectancy.

Why might I need chronic disease management?

Factors that may increase your risk of chronic diseases include:

  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Poor nutritional habits
  • Lack of exercise
  • Aging
  • Family history of chronic diseases
  • Smoking
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Ongoing or extreme stress

Routine health screenings at Humanitas Primary Care with Dr. Hennings can detect diseases in their early stages, making them easier to treat.

Is chronic disease management right for me?

At Humanitas Primary Care, the team weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your vital signs. They assess your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and more.

During a medical history review, your primary care specialist asks about your medications, lifestyle habits, personal and family history of diseases, and symptoms.

Dr. Hennings completes a physical exam to detect signs of potential health issues and assess your eyes, throat, breathing, ears, heartbeat, and reflexes. He may also screen your vision and hearing and may order blood tests, heart function tests, asthma or allergy tests, urine tests, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests. 

What does chronic disease management include?

Common ways to manage chronic diseases include making healthy lifestyle changes, taking medications, and seeing another specialist if necessary. Humanitas Primary Care can provide referrals.

It’s also vital to eat nutritious foods, stay active, maintain an ideal weight, get plenty of sleep, and minimize stress. Avoid smoking, drinking in excess, and drug use, and follow up with your primary care provider as directed so they can monitor the effectiveness of your treatment and make changes whenever needed.

Take advantage of exceptional chronic disease management at Humanitas Primary Care, Esteban Hennings, MD, by calling the office or requesting one online today.