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Chronic Medical Conditions services offered in Laredo and Zapata, TX

Many people have to change their lives to accommodate chronic medical conditions, but with the right management tools, they can live a happy and healthy life. At Border Clinic, PLLC, Claudia Mercado, MD, and Mario Salinas, DNP, FNP-C, provide customized medical care for chronic conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, and high cholesterol. To schedule an appointment for chronic medical help, call the office in Laredo, Texas, and Zapata, Texas, or book online today.

Chronic Medical Conditions Q & A

What are chronic medical conditions?

Chronic medical conditions are a broad group of conditions that last for 12 months or longer. They need continued medical care, and many require changes to their daily activities. 

Some chronic medical conditions are among the most common causes of disability and death. However, in most cases, you can take steps to prevent chronic conditions before they occur. 

At Border Clinic, PLLC, your skilled provider can also help you manage your current chronic conditions so they won’t hold you back from living your life.

What are the most common chronic medical conditions?

Some of the most common chronic medical conditions include: 

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease

Many chronic diseases are preventable, however, some conditions (such as some types of cancer) are unfortunately unpreventable.

For the most part, taking the right wellness and preventive-care steps can help you avoid serious health consequences (such as nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, or even death). 

How are chronic medical conditions diagnosed?

Most chronic medical conditions are diagnosed during physical exams. Border Clinic, PLLC, offers on-site diagnostic testing, including electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart’s electrical activity, blood tests to check your blood sugar and cholesterol, or hormone testing to look for hormone imbalances, and much more.

You can generally get all the tests you need in the office, including preventive screenings to detect chronic diseases early. 

How are chronic medical conditions prevented?

Your Border Clinic, PLLC, provider evaluates your disease risk factors and performs screening tests. 

If you’re at risk for chronic disease, your provider can help create a customized plan to help you change your lifestyle and reduce your risk. 

They may recommend a reduced-fat / low-sodium diet, regular exercise, and home-monitoring of your blood sugar or weight, and other treatments.

How are chronic medical conditions treated?

Chronic condition treatment varies according to your particular condition, your overall health, and other person-specific factors. In many cases, managing chronic medical conditions includes lifestyle changes, home-monitoring, regular wellness visits, and medication (as needed). 

Your provider can help you find problems that hold you back from good health and then prescribe specific changes so you can optimize your health.

Border Clinic, PLLC, is here to help you be healthy and active. To schedule an appointment for chronic medical help, call the office in Laredo, Texas, or book online today.