What are Chronic Conditions?

The health care professionals at North Shore Family Health Team provide programs that can help you to prevent or manage chronic conditions.  But how do you know if you have a chronic condition?

Chronic conditions are conditions that last for an extended period of time (3 months or more).  Some examples are diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic pain.  Many of these chronic conditions can be managed through lifestyle changes such as physical activity, healthy eating and stress management.  However, it can be difficult to change our behaviours for the better especially when we do not have the support we need.

The health care professionals at the Family Health Team guide people through the struggles of chronic disease prevention and management.  We provide this guidance by offering programs that are designed to guide participants towards health changes in a supportive environment.  The participants in these groups make goals, work towards those goals and support one another with these goals!

Do you have a chronic condition or are you caring for someone who does?   Do you feel alone with managing this condition or struggling to manage it?  We may be able to help you!  If you would like more information for these programs, feel free to check out the program section of our website or you can call Andrea at 825-3273 (ext 199).

Andrea Kennedy RD CDE

Posted on May 26, 2017

J.E. Stokes Medical Centre, Schreiber

(807) 824-2934

Aguasabon Medical Clinic, Terrace Bay

(807) 825-3235