Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

A chronic illness is a disease that persists over a long period. Chronic disease can hinder independence and the health of people with disabilities, as it may create additional activity limitations. People with chronic diseases often think that they are free from the disease when they have no symptoms. However, having no symptoms does not necessarily mean that chronic disease has disappeared. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or not, our team at Compassion Medical Wellness can provide you with the care you need to properly manage your illness.

What Is a Chronic Illness?

A chronic illness is a health condition or disease that lasts a long time. Certain such illnesses can develop with age, although this is not always the case. Chronic conditions can include potentially terminal diseases like breast cancer or colon cancer as well as illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Then there are those chronic conditions that cause chronic pain, like arthritis or inflammation. If you feel you may have a chronic illness, contacting our Edmonton office can help.

What Causes Chronic Illnesses?

Chronic illnesses can develop over time due to poor lifestyle habits such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. In some cases, excessive sun exposure without sunblock can also lead to complications like skin cancer. Hypertension can develop due to stress and eventually lead to heart-related issues such as a stroke or heart attack. If you are concerned about your lifestyle and need a bit of guidance to change it, our team can provide you with the advice and direction you need.

How Do We Address Illnesses?

Early diagnosis is essential and helpful in managing chronic diseases. At Compassion Medical Wellness, we provide both annual and periodic medical exams to identify and help manage chronic illnesses. We also offer management services and palliative care to improve patient comfort. If you have already been diagnosed with an illness or think you may be suffering from one, we welcome you to get in touch with our office today.

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Chronic Illness Treatments in Edmonton, Alberta

Living with a chronic illness does not mean your life is over. Finding ways to manage any difficulty or discomfort you feel helps to relieve your worries. Our team at Compassion Medical Wellness Centre is ready to walk you through this today. Schedule your appointment by calling (780) 760-8309. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.