Chronic Conditions

We Provide Comprehensive Care and Treatment For The Following Chronic Conditions:

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)Diabetes
COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Asthma
Arthritis and more!

A Detailed Explanation of Each Chronic Condition is Listed Below


Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure (HBP) and it is when the force of blood that is in your heart is elevated and there is resistance to it due to narrow arteries. Sometimes HBP doesn’t present any symptoms like headaches, shortness of breath, or fatigue, but it puts you at risk for serious illnesses like heart disease. To manage this chronic condition you should:

  • Check your blood pressure regularly
  • Reduce stress
  • Maintain a healthy diet with reduced salt and avoid alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Take prescription medication


Diabetes occurs when the body can’t produce enough insulin or use the insulin it produces effectively, which causes the blood sugar level to rise. There are three main types of diabetes; with type 1 the body can’t produce insulin, with type 2 the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or utilize it properly which is linked to your diet and exercise, and the third is gestational diabetes which affects women during pregnancy. Diabetes is typically managed with insulin, medications, a healthy diet, and exercise.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that occurs when the airflow from the lungs is obstructed. It develops due to certain respiratory conditions or exposure to lung irritants like smoking. Common symptoms of COPD include:

  • Shortness of breath/ wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, or legs
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss

To manage COPD, you should immediately stop exposure to the irritants like chemical fumes and smoking, get vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia, and clear your airways by staying hydrated. Doctors may prescribe medications like inhalers, ventilation therapies, or surgery in more advanced cases as a course of treatment.


Asthma is a condition that makes it difficult to breathe due to swollen airways that may also fill with mucus. Symptoms vary in intensity from person to person, but you may experience the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Trouble sleeping caused by difficulty breathing
  • Coughing or wheezing attacks

There are long-term asthma control medications like inhaled corticosteroids and combination inhalers, but your doctor will also prescribe quick-relief medications on an as-needed basis such as oral and intravenous corticosteroids for flare-ups. Some allergy medications may also help your symptoms if your asthma is triggered by allergies.


Arthritis refers to joint inflammation and pain typically caused when the cartilage that protects your joints is reduced. There are over a hundred types of arthritis, but they present similar symptoms including pain, a limited range of motion, swelling, and breakdown of cartilage tissue. To ease your symptoms, doctors will suggest:

  •  Painkillers
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

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