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Chronic Disease Specialist

Steven Rosenblatt, MD, Family Practice

Integrative Medicine & Cosmetic & Aesthetic Specialist located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & Kamuela, HI

Chronic diseases make up many of the leading causes of death in the United States. Steven Rosenblatt, MD, Family Practice in Kamuela, Hawaii, and the Sawtelle neighborhood of West Los Angeles, California, offers chronic disease management to reduce your risk of developing serious medical problems. Call the office for an appointment today or use the online booking feature at any time.

Chronic Disease

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a long-lasting disease you may have for the rest of your life. Such diseases affect six in 10 adults in the United States. While some are curable, many chronic diseases require life-long management to reduce pain or the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or other medical problems.

Examples of common chronic diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Oral health problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic lung or kidney disease
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Routine disease screening, healthy lifestyle habits, taking medications, and undergoing surgical procedures, if needed, can optimize your health when you have a chronic disease.

What are the common chronic disease risk factors?

While anybody can develop a chronic disease because of their genetic makeup, certain factors increase your risk of experiencing one. Examples include using tobacco, excessive alcohol intake, poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. 

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease.

How does my provider diagnose a chronic disease?

To find out if you have a chronic disease and establish an effective treatment plan, Dr. Rosenblatt reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms. He checks your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.

Dr. Rosenblatt completes a physical examination and might recommend a psychiatric evaluation. He listens to your heart and breathing and may suggest you undergo specific diagnostic tests. 

Examples include urine tests, blood tests, biopsies, tissue swabs, electrocardiogram (EKG), other heart-function tests, or imaging procedures. He might recommend a bone scan, allergy tests, or asthma testing.

What are my chronic disease treatment options?

If you have a chronic disease, help is within reach. Dr. Rosenblatt may suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Smoking or alcohol cessation
  • Dietary supplements
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Allergy shots
  • Asthma inhalers
  • Insulin injections
  • Oral medications
  • Vitamin therapy
  • Surgical procedures

Dr. Rosenblatt personalizes chronic disease treatments to give you the most effective outcome. He can refer out to specialists as needed if you have a serious or life-threatening medical problem.

Don’t live with an untreated chronic disease or its complications when simple treatments are available. Schedule an appointment with Steven Rosenblatt, MD, Family Practice, by phone or book online today.

 

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