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Chronic Disease Management

A chronic disease constitutes a medical condition that will always be present in a person’s life. Chronic diseases can range from autoimmune disorders, to heart problems, to chronic pain. Chronic diseases are better managed when a person is well-educated on their own chronic disease, so that they may conduct their lives in a way that will not worsen their chronic condition.

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By Doreen Ventura, MD
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, also known as NSAIDs, are available over-the-counter and are commonly used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation. While these medications are generally considered safe for most people to use as needed, long-term use should be avoided, especially when taking a high dosage. NSAIDs can be particularly harmful for those with certain health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD).

By Nikhil Martis, MD
An estimated 25-55 million people in the United States live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional disorder of the colon that causes a variety of unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS symptoms can develop with little to no warning, causing feelings of anxiety, frustration and social isolation. Identifying what triggers your IBS and developing ways to manage your symptoms can have a significant impact on your health and quality of life. Our Gastroenterologists share tips to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.

By Michelle Winter, MD
If you experience pelvic discomfort, pain during intercourse or have moderate to severe cramping during your menstrual cycle, you may have endometriosis, a condition that impacts up to one in ten women.

By Adelina Hung, MD
Your liver supports many essential bodily functions, so it is important to keep your liver functioning properly. There are several things you can do to keep your liver healthy and reduce your risk of developing liver disease, cirrhosis and cancer, including diet and lifestyle modifications.

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
We understand receiving a COPD diagnosis can be stressful, and while everyone copes differently, the emotions experienced with a diagnosis are often similar among patients. A few of the most common initial and lingering emotions include panic, depression and anxiety. You are not facing your diagnosis alone, and there are several ways to help combat the negative emotions that may accompany COPD. Create an action plan today.

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Knowing your family history and having open, proactive discussions with your physician is crucial to maintaining good health. Hear how a DMG patient survived cardiac arrest and continues to partner with his physicians to keep his heart healthy.

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Learn how the Watchman implant provides patients with an alternative to long-term use of blood thinning medications through a one-time, minimally invasive procedure.

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology

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