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November 05, 2012 @ 11:03 PM

Here is another example of how well The New Medicine Foundation's protocol is saving people from severe chronic illnesses.

Here is an excerpt:

"Just to let you know I have lost 27 lbs. and am now off of all medications which included Lexapro, zanex,prilosec.  I did have my hormones balanced with Dr. Pearson and I sleep like a baby.  My joints are no longer hurting.  I am the client with NASH level 3 and I no longer have liver pain.  That in itself is a blessing.  Taking care of the Liver issue is my most critical achievement, as one more level and I would be on the transplant list."

For the full testimonial click below.

http://newmedicinefoundation.com/Testimonials.aspx

Below is more information regarding the chronic illness epidemic.

The National Health Interview Survey found that the percentages of adults now living with multiple chronic diseases has progressively increased for both men and women, for all racial and ethnic demographics, and for most income groups.

The conditions surveyed included heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, cancer, stroke, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and kidney disease.

Now here’s an example of even worse news: very few patients succeed in managing more than one chronic condition at the same time, according to a Colorado study of 29,000 patients reported in ​the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.*

In order to manage their multiple chronic disease issues well, these people have to:

  • eat healthier than they have ever done before
  • exercise more than they want to
  • faithfully take a complex regimen of medications they have been arbitrarily prescribed
  • carefully monitor themselves for achievement of medical treatment goals – often goals imposed upon them by their health care professionals.

But even the patients studied who kept on top of their nutrition, physical activity, medication and self-monitoring activities had trouble maintaining “simultaneous control” over their conditions in the long term, according to this research.

So what is a chronic disease? Let’s think about diabetes as an example. This is a disease that is treatable but not curable. You can live a healthy life with diabetes, but it is a chronic medical problem that has to be managed every day without exception.

The goal is to treat the entire person and the entire disease. While diabetes has an affect on the entire body, it mainly affects the heart, eyes, feet, kidneys and nervous system. Because of this, a health care provider and the patient must work with a team of other health care specialists to ensure that all areas of the body are being addressed. This team includes an eye specialist, a foot doctor, a registered dietitian skilled in diabetes, sometimes a nephrologist (kidney specialist), and an endocrinologist (specialist in hormone problems).

To use a football analogy, the team “quarterback” is usually either an internist or family medicine doctor, or possibly may be an endocrinologist. This person is responsible for making sure all areas of the body are staying healthy. This physician ensures that the person with diabetes is seeing all the specialists needed, getting proper immunizations, taking medications properly, including preventative medications, and making sure the patient is part of this team and actively engaged in the management of this chronic illness.

This is what chronic disease management is all about: the coordination of care, the ability to ensure that all health care workers are communicating to deliver the highest quality care for the individual and to also serve as the individual’s health care advocate, educator and health coach. Research has shown that individuals with a chronic illness who are involved in a chronic disease management program do much better overall. Their disease is better controlled and the quality of that person’s life is improved.

Sources:
http://ethicalnag.org
http://www.news-press.com/article/20121101/NEWS0101/311010012/Chronic-diseases-benefit-from-careful-management?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C%7Cs


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