It is estimated that almost half of all adults in the U.S. have some type of chronic disease or health condition. A chronic disease is one that lasts for at least three months and usually requires proper medical treatment. Depending on the condition you have, treating your chronic disease could include medications, therapies, dietary modifications, or exercising. Dr. Christopher Hughes or Dr. William Musgrave, the skilled doctors at Argyle Family Practice in Argyle, TX, can help you manage your chronic disease.
Types of Chronic Diseases
We diagnose and treat several types of chronic diseases at our office in Argyle. Our experienced physicians can develop a treatment plan to help you manage the symptoms of your disease. Examples of common chronic diseases include:
- Heart disease
Some chronic conditions, such as epilepsy and certain types of cancers, are difficult to prevent. Some have a hereditary component, which means you are at an increased risk if you have family members with the disease. Other chronic diseases sometimes develop due to unhealthy habits, such as tobacco use, a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and other factors. Our doctors can assist you with developing healthier lifestyle habits that could help prevent certain chronic conditions or significantly reduce your risk for developing them.
Treatment for Chronic Disease
Treating your chronic disease depends on the specific condition you have, your symptoms, your overall health, and other factors. Depending on the disease, treatment could include medications, a special diet, exercises to increase strength and flexibility, or surgery. The right treatment can help you manage your disease, as well as its symptoms.
Our doctors can develop a treatment plan and modify it as needed if your condition or symptoms change over time. For diseases such as cancer, the doctors can coordinate with your other medical specialists, such as the oncologist, to map out the best course of treatment for you.
Treating your chronic disease is the best way to keep it under control so symptoms don’t become overwhelming. Our exceptional providers can recommend specific treatment options to help you manage your disease. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hughes or Dr. Musgrave, call Argyle Family Practice in Argyle, TX, at (940) 226-4850.