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most chronic diseases healthcare helps you 

Caring for a person with even a mild disease like fever is hard. And if you start caring for a person with chronic disease, not only is it hard but also overwhelming. Medication, healing exercises, regular check up – there are a lot of aspects of chronic conditions care that require a certain level of expertise. That is why you need professional help. 

A professional chronic illness care nurse specializes in providing medical help to people of all ages. They help the patient take proper medication at the right time, take bath, prepare meals, and so on. Overall, the quality of life increases when you take help from professional health care providers. 

Caregivers also check the health progress of the patient from time of time. If the condition of the patient is off the charts, the caregiver will promptly contact the medical expert. While laypersons can help a patient in other parts of life, they can not do much in the area of medical science. Hence, taking help from professional caregivers feels like the right step to take in such a condition. 

examples of chronic diseases

Chronic meaning in simple language is being long-lasting or recurrent, or both. Chronic diseases, hence, are those diseases that either last long or decades or those diseases that can not be cured. Here is a list of few most common examples of chronic diseases:

1. Diabetes

Diabetes is a very common disease that often accompanies people all their lives. In case of diabetes complications, people develop heart diseases, kidney diseases, blindness, etc. In rare cases, even amputation is needed to stop spreading the disease in the body. Since care is very important in this chronic disease, taking professional help often improves the quality of people’s lives. 

2. Alcohol-related Conditions

Alcoholism deteriorates the quality of people’s lives in many ways. Not only does it affect the patient’s social life, but it also affects their physical and mental health. If alcoholism is not controlled at the right time, people develop high blood pressure, liver cancer, and many other chronic diseases. 

3. Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are those diseases that involve heart and blood vessels. A few examples of common cardiovascular diseases are coronary heart disease, congenital heart, disease, heart attacks, strokes, etc. Chronic disease management becomes necessary in these diseases since most of them are fatal. 

4. Cancer

Cancer is probably the most common chronic disease. If it doesn’t prove to be fatal, cancer surely affects the quality of the patient’s life to a large extent. It is one of those rare diseases where even the treatment procedure is hard to bear for the patient. Hence, it is suggested for the family of patients to take professional help for chronic care management.

A few other examples of chronic diseases that might require chronic diseases care are:

  • Veterans’ care (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Compromised immune system
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

If not controlled at the right time, most of these diseases develop complications. Also, it is overwhelming for a layperson to regularly check the health condition of the patient and give medications at the right time. 

steps to follow 

If you think that you or someone you love is suffering from a chronic disease, we are here to help you. Here is how you can get chronic disease health care:

  1. Get all the diagnostics tests done. The caregivers can only help you when they know the complete picture of your health condition. 
  2. Start your treatment from a medical expert. Caregivers can assist you with your health journey, but you have to get the medications from a doctor only. 
  3. Talk to your doctor about getting chronic disease health care. Your doctor can suggest to you about the possible ways a caregiver can assist you with your health. The doctor can also give special instructions about certain dos and don’ts regarding your health. 
  4. Contact Portea via email or phone. We will discuss your health condition and once we fully understand your health, we will then suggest to you about how our caregiver can help you. 
  5. Make sure you have acquainted your nurse with your doctor. It is essential that the nurse keep updating the doctors about your health. 

With these easy steps, you can get chronic condition care from Portea. And you do not have to worry if you have a problem with any of the above mentioned steps. Just discuss your problem with us and we are available to help you. 

how portea helps? 

Portea provides reliable medical care services that help patients in recovering early. Our expert doctors and nurses provide world-class care at the comfort of your home. 24*7 medical supervision, help with daily chores like bathing and meals, healthy discussion about the condition – there are many aspects of the services that help in the speedy recovery of the patient. 

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Mr. Raj Shekhar

Age 32, Chennai

My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.

Portea has started home infusion of cerezyme 0.8 (cerezyme replacement therapy) of gaucher disease. From past 5years. I have been undergoing ERT at Delhi hospital. But now with the help of Sanofi Genzyme, Portea done our first home infusion of cerezyme. The team which visited our home (Raghvendra sir and pramod) in this thought condition COVID and rainy weather on time and attended us were highly professional. From the very first step till the and of therapy they did everything very well. They took every percuations, share every details with as regarding home infusion of cerezyme , used every necessary equipment (infusion pump) for therapy, monitored us thoroughly. This new intiative for ERT is very nice and impressive. Thank you Raghvendra sir Thanks to portea and Sanofi for this arrangement.

We would like to put on record that we found the services of Nurse Jeesha and Nurse Sridevi to be excellent. They were competent, dedicated and compassionate Nurses who were able to establish a good rapport with the patient and the family caregivers. Your Nursing Supervisor Anthony Michael responded promptly and effectively to our communications. We would be happy to recommend the services of Portea.