Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Green Brook, NJ

With the right chronic disease management, it can prevent chronic diseases from having a major impact on your quality of daily life and wellness. At Anchor Care in Green Brook, New Jersey, Adetutu Ogunmefun, DNP, helps care for you when you have flare-ups, slow down disease progression, and give you recommendations on how to alleviate your symptoms. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a chronic disease, call today or use this website to book an appointment.

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases usually result from your lifestyle, genetics, or environmental factors. They are conditions that last one year or longer. In addition, they cause regular symptoms, limit activities of daily life, and require ongoing medical care. 

Chronic diseases are usually incurable, so you need varying levels of care for them throughout your life.

Common chronic diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Asthma
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism 

Chronic disease management often involves medication reviews, dietary guidelines, and lifestyle changes to avoid adverse effects on your health and quality of daily life. 

What causes chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases can develop due to genetics. If a family member has a chronic disease, there is a higher chance that you’ll develop it as well. However, lifestyle factors can also be a factor in developing chronic disease and its severity. 

The following lifestyle habits can increase the risk of developing a chronic disease:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • A diet low in fruits and vegetables yet high in sodium and saturated fats
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco

Dr. Ogunmefun helps you manage these lifestyle factors while reducing your symptoms and preventing chronic illness from progressing.

What is involved in chronic disease management?

Your chronic disease management plan depends on your condition and its severity. As part of any disease management, you can expect Dr. Ogunmefun to review your medications and check in with your current symptoms.

Dr. Ogunmefun schedules you for regular screenings as part of chronic disease management. This may include blood and urine tests, ultrasounds, or other imaging tests to ensure your current treatment plan is working. These screenings also detect health changes and the potential progression of your condition. 

Dr. Ogunmefun provides lifestyle recommendations that include dietary changes and an activity plan to promote optimal health. If needed, she’ll also help support your efforts to lose weight and make other changes to minimize your chronic disease symptoms.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a chronic disease, call the Anchor Care office in Green Brook, New Jersey, or use this website to book an appointment today.