Almost 52% of Americans have a chronic condition, and many have more than one. At NugaHealth Primary Care in Ellicott City, Maryland, Omobolanle Adenuga, FNP-BC, offers compassionate chronic care for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Chronic care helps you manage your condition, lessen symptoms, and prevent more serious health issues. Call the office or book an appointment online today. Same-day appointments and telemedicine are also available.
Chronic care is the ongoing management of long-lasting medical conditions. At NugaHealth Primary Care, Omobolanle treats all types of chronic conditions from the point of the initial diagnosis throughout the rest of your life.
Chronic care is vital for anyone with a medical condition that’s either incurable or expected to last a year or longer.
The most common conditions requiring chronic care include:
Diabetes happens when glucose (blood sugar) accumulates in your blood because your body has too little insulin or doesn’t use insulin properly. Untreated diabetes leads to nerve damage, blood vessel narrowing, difficulty healing, and other major health problems.
More than 25% of people with diabetes experience neuropathy (nerve damage) when diagnosed with the disease, so it’s important to have chronic care from the time you’re diagnosed to prevent progression.
High blood pressure (hypertension) happens when your blood puts too much pressure on your blood vessel walls. It’s a common health issue for many adults. Untreated hypertension can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Fortunately, chronic care can help you safely lower your blood pressure and maintain it to reduce risk of complications.
Chronic care also covers many other conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory diseases.
Chronic care at NugaHealth Primary Care gives you all the resources you need to manage your condition and feel confident about your health. Omobolanle provides:
More than 27% of American adults have two or more chronic conditions. If you have a diagnosed condition, chronic care can identify the warning signs of other conditions.
NugaHealth Primary Care offers several ways to get the care you need, including in-office visits and telemedicine. The practice offers same-day and urgent care appointments as well.
Your health is in good hands at NugaHealth Primary Care. If you have a chronic condition, call the office or book an appointment online today.