Chronic diseases account for many of the most costly and prevalent health conditions in our country, and nearly half of the population suffers from at least one chronic condition in his lifetime. Unfortunately, the list of common chronic diseases continues to grow, from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and obesity.
Since these diseases are linked to long-term disability, diminished quality of life, and death, effective prevention and management strategies are of utmost importance. This is why Dr. Shemesh at MindBodySpirit Care offers chronic disease management and prevention services to his patients in Tampa, Florida.
Defining Chronic Disease
A chronic disease is a serious condition that requires ongoing medical attention and poses the risk of other health complications if not controlled and treated. A chronic disease also limits a person’s activities and diminishes overall quality of life. The most common chronic diseases that affect Americans today include the following:
- Heart disease
- Chronic respiratory diseases
These diseases and conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, yet they are among the most preventable of all U.S health problems! Prevention is key.
Preventing Chronic Disease Before It Begins
It’s true that not all health problems can be prevented or stopped, but many certainly can be. This is why Dr. Shemesh is committed to working with his patients to identify their risk factors and make recommendations that will prevent potential chronic diseases from developing. Dr. Shemesh utilizes integrative medicine to evaluate the health of your entire being, including all aspects of your lifestyle. He then suggests lifestyle changes, supplements, and holistic treatments that will improve your health while reducing your risk of chronic diseases in the future.
Managing Chronic Disease After it Develops
If a chronic disease like diabetes or hypertension has already developed, Dr. Shemesh will work closely with you to identify the root causes of your problem and the best treatment to put in place. According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, specific stressors are at the root of every degenerative process, and identifying and removing those stressors is the key to healing. Dr. Shemesh might recommend IV Nutrient Therapy, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, acupuncture, or a number of other holistic and integrative treatment options.
If you don’t want to be one of the 157 million Americans affected by a chronic condition, call MindBodySpirit Care at (813) 935-2272 today to make your first appointment.