Examples of Chronic Disease
In Australia the main chronic disease is diabetes. Other common chronic diseases include:
- Heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Crohn diseases of the joints and the bones such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
- chronic disease of the lungs such as asthma and emphysema.
What can you do about it?
Learning to manage the disease yourself is the parament way to achieving maximum health. You can do this by visiting a GP or specialist and by complying with medications or surgeries that might be required.
Changing your lifestyle pattern and getting a GP to formulate a chronic disease management plan is a great way to manage your health. Having a professional plan formulated will give you access to allied health professionals and reimbursement entitlements.
All of our doctors at Toowoomba Medical Centre can formulate a Chronic Disease management plan.