Chronic diseases have many manifestations, some of which include thyroid issues, weight challenges, autoimmune diseases, and fatigue. Lingering illness can be challenging for patients as well as their physicians, so it's crucial to have a dedicated provider manage your case. Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, specializes in integrative and functional medicine practices that can help you manage or resolve a chronic disease. Dr. Michopoulos has years of experience treating complex issues. To request your appointment today, call the Denver, Colorado office or request an appointment online.
Chronic disease is a medical term that describes long-term health problems that aren't always curable. However, managing and preventing more severe complications is possible when chronic diseases are diagnosed and treated early.
Chronic disease management is a branch of healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating, and managing chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disorders. Participating in chronic disease management with a skilled provider can lower your risk of complications and even premature death.
Not all physicians offer a full suite of chronic disease management services. Fortunately, Dr. Michopoulos specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches to help you address challenging chronic diseases in one place. These offerings save you time and the hassle of seeing various specialists.
A skilled physician providing dedicated care can help you manage the symptoms of many chronic diseases. Dr. Michopoulos offers a wide range of chronic disease management services, including diagnosis and treatment of:
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland responsible for regulating your metabolism and other critical bodily functions. If it produces too little (hypothyroidism) or too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism), you're more likely to experience heart problems and other health complications.
If you're overweight, you're also more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Certain conditions can also make it more challenging to keep weight on. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, addressing underlying issues can help you maintain a healthy weight for your overall health.
Diabetes describes a group of diseases characterized by abnormalities in blood sugar. If your blood sugar levels are too high (hyperglycemia) for an extended time, you risk heart disease, slow-healing wounds, and nerve damage. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs in some forms of diabetes and diabetes treatment.
Hypertension and high cholesterol are two of the most common heart-related health problems. Left untreated, they increase your risk of a heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Lifestyle changes and medication can safely and effectively address both of these problems.
Call the office to request an appointment for chronic disease management with Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO. You can also book online at your convenience.