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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Nutrition & Health Center

Nutrition & Health Coaches located in Union County of NJ, Elizabeth, NJ

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Poor nutrition is one of the key lifestyle factors that increases your risk of developing a chronic disease. Nutrition is also an important treatment for the management of many chronic illnesses. The registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) at Nutrition & Health Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, specialize in chronic disease management. They create personalized nutrition plans and counseling specific to your health needs and goals. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a health condition that lasts a year or more and requires ongoing medical monitoring, limits the ability to manage daily activities, or both. 

Millions of Americans have one or more chronic health conditions. Some of the most common chronic diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Though genetics plays a role in your risk of developing a chronic health issue, your lifestyle matters too. The causes of many of the most common chronic diseases are risky lifestyle behaviors like smoking, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition.  

What is chronic disease management?

Many people with a chronic health condition struggle to manage their disease and their symptoms. Over time, their condition worsens and leads to other health problems that affect their quality of life.

Chronic disease management is an integrated approach to helping those with a chronic disease gain better control over their disease and their health. It includes health screenings, regular check-ups, education, and referrals to specialists like the registered dietitian nutritionists at Nutrition & Health Center.

How does nutrition help with chronic disease management?

What you eat affects your health. Treatment for many chronic diseases includes making changes to your diet. The food and nutrition experts at Nutrition & Health Center specialize in medical nutrition therapy. 

They understand how food affects health and your specific disease. They provide personalized nutrition care plans specific to your needs to help you gain control over your disease, improve your symptoms, and elevate your health. 

Your RDN may design a carb-controlled diet to help you manage your diabetes or teach you how to make a few changes to your usual eating habits to improve blood pressure or lower your cholesterol. 

When designing your nutrition care plan, the experts at Nutrition & Health Center also take into consideration your personal food preferences and lifestyle, as well as any food sensitivities you may have. 

What can I expect during a chronic disease nutrition consultation?

When you visit Nutrition & Health Center for a nutrition consultation to help you manage your chronic disease, you can expect comprehensive and compassionate care. The professionals offer more than just nutrition counseling.

The full-service nutrition practice uses advanced technology to measure your body composition and metabolic rate (calories you burn each day). The practice also uses the Nutritionist Pro™ for nutrient analysis that helps the providers create objective and effective nutritional recommendations. 

Making changes to how you eat isn’t easy. Nutrition & Health Center schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, keep you motivated, and provide the tools you need to improve your health and symptoms.

Call Nutrition & Health Center or book an appointment online today to schedule your chronic disease management nutrition consultation.