The CDC defines chronic diseases as health conditions that last for a year or more. These chronic conditions may require ongoing medical attention or limit normal daily activities. In the United States, the leading causes of death and disabilities are health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes . Chronic health conditions are also largely responsible for driving up the cost of health care and putting a strain on health care systems.

What are examples of chronic health conditions?

Public health officials list a variety of chronic illnesses that are common in the United States. Some of these chronic conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Obesity

  • Conditions related to tobacco use

How can you treat chronic health conditions?

Did you know that the symptoms of many chronic health conditions can be remedied through lifestyle changes? That’s right. Many people have been able to lower their cholesterol (a risk factor for cardiovascular disease), regulate their blood sugar, lower high blood pressure, control type 2 diabetes, and improve their quality of life by adding more physical activity, making better food choices and focusing on their mental health.

Chronic disease prevention is one of the many positive outcomes of the health coaching programs offered by dooable health. We commonly work with clients who may be at risk for chronic disease, or are working on chronic disease management with their health care providers. Regardless of the circumstances, we can create a program tailored to the needs of each unique individual.

If you are currently under medical care, we can work with you to create a program based on the recommendations of your doctor. We focus on the whole person, ensuring that your plan makes sense for you. We’ll discover the best diet and exercise programs to fit your lifestyle and you will have access to one-on-one sessions with our certified health coach.

Even if you are not currently experiencing any chronic conditions, what better way to prevent medical conditions than by stepping into a new lifestyle that will offer you health and happiness for years to come. Why not give it a try today?