chronic and acute illness

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Chronic and Acute Illness

Woodlands Functional Family Medicine is here to treat the whole patient, including chronic and acute illness.

Acute illnesses usually develop suddenly and last only a short time, often a few days or weeks.

Chronic conditions develop slowly and so may worsen over an extended period of time, months to years.

Did you forget to let us know about your medical history or a list of recent symptoms? If you suffer from one of these illnesses, come in and we will create a treatment plan.

A short list of these chronic and acute illness conditions

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  • ADD/ADHD:  ADHD, formerly called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. But the symptoms differ from person to person. WebMD: ADHD
  • addictions:  Chronic, relapsing disorders characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. addiction
  • allergies: Allergies happen when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom, or pet dander — or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. As a result, your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. Mayo Clinic
  • anxiety: Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion, but disorders may lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. Anxiety: Medical News Today
  • Asperger and autism spectrum: Distinguished from classic autism, Asperger’s Disorder has less severe symptoms and the absence of language delays. The spectrum may mean being nonverbal, nonspeaking, or having atypical speech patterns, as a result having trouble understanding nonverbal communication, difficulty making and keeping friends, and difficulty maintaining a typical back-and-forth conversational style.
  • Autism Society
  • asthma: A chronic condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus, probably due to a combination of environmental and inherited (genetic) factors.  Mayo Clinic: Asthma
  • autoimmune diseases: A condition in which your immune system reacts as if to a foreign substance. As a result, it mistakenly attacks your body. Healthline: Autoimmune diseases

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  • chronic constipation: Infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Mayo Clinic: chronic constipation
  • chronic fatigue syndrome: A complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. Mayo Clinic: chronic fatigue syndrome

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  • depression: A mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. As a result, depression can interfere with your daily functioning. Mayo Clinic: depression

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  • eczema: A condition that makes your skin red and itchy. Although eczema may be genetic in some people, in others, it may result from an imbalance of bacteria on the skin. Mayo Clinic: Eczema

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  • fibromyalgia: Widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, and memory and mood issues.  Mayo Clinic: fibromyalgia

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  • insomnia: A sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. WebMD: insomnia
  • irritable bowel syndrome: A common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or both. Mayo Clinic: irritable bowel syndrome

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  • lethargy: a state of tiredness, weariness, fatigue, or lack of energy, sometimes accompanied by depression, decreased motivation, or apathy. Wikipedia: lethargy

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  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): A mental health disorder that occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are a person’s attempts to get rid of the obsessions and decrease their distress. International OCD Foundation

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  • toxic exposure: Toxic substances may cause harm to an individual if they enter the body. The most common route of exposure is through inhalation (breathing it into the lungs). CCOHS: toxic exposure

When you come to Dr. Nangrani for acute or chronic illness, you come with confidence that she will treat the full patient. As a result, you gain a trusted doctor and a team of dedicated staff persons who will help see you through the illness.

Woodlands Functional Family Medicine is minutes from Interstate 45 (Houston’s North Freeway). So easy to find, so easy to get to. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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