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Any disease that lasts more than three months is considered a chronic disease, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Some of the most common chronic diseases are arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes, fibromyalgia, hypertension, obesity, heartburn, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Health problems that last less than three months are typically called ‘acute’.

Chronic diseases are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Many result from poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol abuse, poor diet, inadequate sleep and lack of physical exercise. That’s why Dr. Husain helps patients focus on making the right lifestyle choices for chronic disease prevention. In addition, he offers the latest, most effective, evidence-based medical treatments and solutions, including:

Chronic Disease Treatment

According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the most common chronic diseases or conditions found among elderly adults are:

  • Lung disease
  • Cataracts
  • Osteoporosis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease

According to the latest data from the CDC, the top 10 most common and expensive chronic diseases for healthcare payers to treat include:

  • Alcohol-related health issues
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Stroke

Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment

Some types of chronic kidney disease can be treated, but it depends on the cause. Often, chronic kidney disease has no cure. Treatment usually consists of controlling your symptoms, reducing complications (e.g. hypertension), and slowing the progression of the disease. If kidneys become severely damaged, the patient may require treatment for end-stage kidney disease. Your doctor will attempt to slow or control the cause of your kidney disease. Your treatment options vary, depending on the cause. But kidney damage can continue to worsen even when an underlying condition, such as hypertension, has been controlled.

Chronic Heart Disease Treatment

Chronic heart disease is also known as coronary artery disease. To determine whether you have chronic heart disease, your doctor may do blood tests and diagnostic tests including an electrocardiogram (ECG), an exercise stress test, an echocardiogram, heart scan or angiogram.

Treatment for coronary artery disease usually involves lifestyle changes and, if necessary, drugs and certain medical procedures. Commitment to the following healthy lifestyle changes can go a long way toward promoting healthier arteries:

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise regularly
  • Lose excess weight
  • Reduce stress
  • Take medication

We use various medications to treat chronic heart disease, including:

  • Cholesterol-modifying medications. We reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood, especially the LDL or "bad" cholesterol. These drugs decrease the material that deposits on coronary arteries.
  • Aspirin. We may recommend taking a daily baby aspirin or other blood thinner. This can reduce a tendency to clot, which can prevent obstruction of your coronary arteries. If you've already had a heart attack, aspirin can help prevent future attacks.
  • Beta blockers. These slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure, which decreases your heart's need for oxygen. If you've had a heart attack, beta blockers reduce your risk for future attacks.
  • Calcium channel blockers. We may use these with beta blockers if beta blockers alone aren't effective. We may use them instead of beta blockers if you're not able to take them to improve chest pain symptoms.
  • Ranolazine. This medication is for people with chest pain (angina). It may be prescribed with a beta blocker or in place of a beta blocker for people who cannot take beta blockers.
  • Nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin tablets, sprays and patches control chest pain by temporarily dilating your coronary arteries.
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Along with angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), these drugs reduce blood pressure and may help prevent chronic heart disease from progressing.

Chronic Lung Disease Treatment

Chronic Lung Disease includes:

Asthma – Airways are inflamed, and may occasionally spasm, causing wheezing and shortness of breath. Allergies, infections or air pollution can trigger symptoms.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Defined by an inability to exhale normally, which causes difficulty breathing.

Chronic Bronchitis – A form of COPD with a chronic productive cough.

Emphysema – Lung damage allows air to be trapped in the lungs in this form of COPD. Difficulty blowing air out is its hallmark symptom.

Acute Bronchitis – A sudden infection of the airways, usually from a virus.

Cystic Fibrosis – A genetic condition causing poor clearance of mucus from the bronchi. The built-up mucus causes repeated lung infections.

Pneumonia – An infection of the alveoli, usually caused by bacteria.

Tuberculosis – Slowly progressive form of pneumonia caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Pulmonary Edema – Fluid leaks from the small blood vessels of the lung into the air sacs and the surrounding areas. May be caused by heart failure and back-pressure in the blood vessels. Direct injury to the lung can also cause fluid leaks.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) – A severe, sudden injury to the lungs caused by a serious illness. Victims need life support with mechanical ventilation to survive until their lungs recover.

Pneumoconiosis – This category of conditions is caused by inhaling a substance that damages the lungs. Think black lung disease from inhaling coal dust or asbestosis from inhaling asbestos dust.

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Patient Testimonials

"I rate all aspects of my visit as Excellent. Dr. Ali Husain has a great beside manner. He is concerned with my health and my progress goals in treating my condition. He is very personable and thoughtful. He doesn't rush you from the office like some doctors would and he is very thorough in his evaluation. He lets you know what your status is and what options you have as far as continued treatment. I am very thankful and confident in being treated by doctors like Dr. Ali Husain or his father Dr. Aftab Husain."
-Dennis T.

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