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Managing Chronic Conditions

Get Extra Support for Your Chronic Condition

Have chronic or ongoing health conditions can be distressing, especially if you are dealing with several health conditions at the same time. HealthCare Partners offers special programs to assist you in managing your conditions over the long-term to keep you as healthy as you can be.

What Is a Chronic Condition?

Some examples of chronic conditions are congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease or kidney failure (CKD), diabetes, asthma, cancer or arthritis.


We empower you to learn as much as possible about your health condition.  Below are a series of short video clips to get you started.

 

What Is a Diabetes?

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high.  There are two major types of Diabetes, type 1 and type 2.  Type 1 is often diagnosed earlier in life and requires the use of insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is more common and usually diagnosed during adulthood.   Both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play a role in diabetes.  If not controlled, sugar can build up in the blood and over time can damage your organs such as eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys. 

If you or a family member are living with diabetes, learn more about staying healthy by clicking on the links below.

 

 

What Is a COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD is one of the most common lung diseases.  It is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe, produces large amounts of mucus, and causes wheezing. ‘Progressive’ means this disease gets worse over time. The term COPD refers to chronic bronchitis or emphysema. While smoking is the leading cause of COPD, other factors may also contribute to the disease, such as long term exposure to lung irritants (such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust).  If you or a family member are living with COPD, learn more about staying healthy by clicking on the links below. 

 

 

What Is a Heart Failure?

Heart failure, commonly referred to as chronic heart failure, or CHF, is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.   If the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood, it cannot meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.  Symptoms include shortness of breath, especially when lying down, swelling of the feet and ankles, or a sudden weight gain.

If you or a family member are living with Heart Failure, learn more about staying healthy by clicking on the links below.