Acute And Chronic Illnesses Specialist

Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center -  - A Group Medical Practice

Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Medical Clinic located in in Brooklyn, NY

Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, acute and chronic illnesses can negatively affect your physical and mental health, as well as the quality of your life. At Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center, with two convenient locations in the Midwood and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, the caring team works with people of all ages to effectively diagnose and treat both acute and chronic illnesses. To schedule your appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Acute and Chronic Illnesses Q & A

What are acute and chronic illnesses?

Defining the type of illness you have is the first step toward developing a custom care plan that eases symptoms and encourages healing. Illnesses fall into two separate categories:

Acute illness

An acute illness occurs suddenly, with very little warning. Most acute illnesses respond to conservative measures of care and resolve within a few days or weeks. Common examples of acute illness include the common cold, the seasonal influenza virus, and strep throat.

Chronic illness

Chronic illness develops slowly, over an extended period. There is no cure for chronic illness. Instead, treatment works to manage symptoms and prevent them from getting worse. Common examples of chronic illness include high blood pressure (hypertension), rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.

What causes acute and chronic illnesses?

Acute illnesses usually occur due to a virus or infection. Other common causes of acute illness include accidents, injuries, and the misuse of prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs.

Chronic illnesses commonly develop due to unhealthy lifestyle choices. For example, you’re more likely to experience a chronic illness if you use tobacco, drink alcohol in excess, eat a poor diet, or fail to exercise regularly. Genetic and environmental factors also play a role. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop a chronic illness.

What are some common acute illnesses?

At Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center, the team diagnoses and treats a variety of acute illnesses and conditions, including the following:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Broken bones
  • Influenza
  • Common cold
  • Pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis

Other acute conditions include burns, insect bites, and sports-related injuries.

What are some common chronic illnesses?

At Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center, the team diagnosis and treats a variety of chronic illnesses, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic illnesses can affect your mental health, as well. The team also provides treatment for depression, generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), and bipolar disorder.

What should I do if I think I have an acute or chronic illness?

If you think you have an acute or chronic illness, don’t wait to seek medical help. Following a physical and neurological exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms and goals for treatment, your Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center provider can develop a custom care plan to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

To schedule an appointment at Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center for acute or chronic illnesses, call the office nearest you or book a consultation online today.