Improving Quality of Life for People with Chronic Conditions
At RWJBarnabas Renaissance we deal with a wide variety of conditions, one of which being chronic diseases. Chronic disease is a disease that persists over a long period of time, typically lasting one year or more. Long-lasting diseases such as this can hinder the independence and health of people with disabilities, as it may create additional limitations in activities. The leading chronic diseases include arthritis, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, cancers such as breast and colon cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, obesity, and oral health problems. Our trusted and experienced staff understand the complexities that chronic conditions can have and seek to improve our patient’s quality of life as much as we possibly can.
The good news for our patients is that chronic disease can be prevented. Dr. Jorge Osorio and his staff at RWJBarnabas like to promote 1) regular participation in physical activity, 2) eating healthy, 3) not smoking, and 4) avoiding excessive alcohol consumption as ways to prevent chronic diseases.
Common risk factors of many of these chronic diseases, which are related to daily life, include:
- Excessive alcohol
- Excessive exposure to sunlight
Chronic conditions we specialize in treating include:
Early diagnosis is important and helpful in managing chronic diseases. If you would like to discuss your health and learn more about positive lifestyle changes, we encourage you to talk to one of our physicians at RWJBarnabas Renaissance today.