Chronic Illness Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness does not mean that you cannot live a healthy and happy life. Seeking the right medical care can help you to properly manage your condition so that you can focus on the important things in life. The team at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Menifee, and Temecula, California, has extensive experience helping patients with chronic illness manage their conditions effectively. Call or go online today to schedule your first appointment to learn more.

Chronic Illness Q & A

What is chronic illness?

Many people take their health for granted, assuming that they will continue to stay healthy well into their lives. It is easy to do when you have never experienced a health challenge. However, many people live with a chronic illness that requires ongoing medical care. A chronic illness is a term that is used to describe a medical condition that lasts for a long time. Often, chronic illnesses do not have a cure, and many people live with them for the remainder of their lives. 

There are many different kinds of chronic illness affecting all bodily systems, creating a wide range of symptoms. If you live with a chronic illness, you know just how challenging and stressful it can be. Fortunately, finding the right doctor who is willing to work with you throughout the journey will help you feel better physically and take away a lot of the stress from the situation. 

What are common chronic illnesses?

The term “chronic illness” encompasses countless medical conditions that affect all parts of the body. However, there are some illnesses that occur more commonly, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain cancers
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease

While the presentation and symptoms of these diseases are very different, they all share at least one thing in common: Obtaining expert medical care will exponentially increase your chances of managing your condition and living a full and happy life. 

How are chronic illnesses managed?

Just as there are many different chronic illnesses, so too are there many different methods of managing the illness. If you have a chronic illness, your treatment will depend on which chronic illness you have. While many do not have a cure, it is possible to manage the underlying condition and symptoms. Healthy lifestyle habits such as proper diet, exercise, and stress management can help a lot. In addition, your doctor may advise you to take certain medications. Other treatments are available for many chronic illnesses as well. The team at Grace Family Health will discuss your treatment options with you, helping you get the best care possible. 

To learn how you can manage your illness and take charge of your health, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Grace Family Health.