CHRONIC DISEASES UNIT
At LMC we care about patients with common medical conditions to avoid complications and manage them in an integrated self-management program. If you or someone you know is struggling to manage a chronic illness, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program may be able to help. Here are 10 common chronic conditions: 1. DM & Hypertension (high blood pressure) – 58% of older adults were treated for hypertension. 2. High cholesterol - 47% of older adults were treated for high cholesterol, a condition that occurs when your body has an excess of bad fats (or lipids), which can lead to heart disease. 3. Arthritis - 31% of older adults were treated for arthritis – and inflammation of the joints, which causes pain and stiffness and is more common in women. 4. Ischemic heart disease (coronary heart disease) 29% of older adults were treated for ischemic heart. This can cause other complications like blood clots, angina, or a heart attack. 5. Diabetes – 27% of older adults were treated for diabetes – a disease that led to complications such as kidney disease, heart disease, or blindness. Chances of having diabetes increase after age 45. 6. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) – 18% of older adults were treated for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and have an increased risk of developing heart disease or kidney failure. 7. Heart failure – 14% of older adults were treated for heart failure. 8. Depression – 14% of older adults sought treatment for depression. 9. Alzheimer's disease and dementia – 11% of older adults treated for these diseases. 10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 11% of older adults were treated for (COPD), a chronic disease that includes two main conditions—emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
The chronic diseases care model identifies the basic elements of the health care system, which promotes high-quality health service care for patients Fill in the self-care form. Fill in the medication list of the form with all medication and supplements you are using. Conduct monitoring of blood pressure for a period of one week and meal-pair-measurement for diabetics for a period of at least 5 days. Weigh yourself at home or at the self-care point of the center.
CHRONIC DISEASES Package
Annual, consisting of 4 visits every 3 months, the
visit to a family medicine specialist and health educator. Regular laboratory
examinations according to illness and severity will take place 72 hours before
the visit. Added visits on doctor’s
requests. The patient will attend
the center while fasting and according to the disease investigation needed.
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