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Chronic Conditions Seldom Stop at Just One

07/12/16

  09:17:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 239 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cost savings, Heart, Research, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive care

Chronic Conditions Seldom Stop at Just One

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Chronic health conditions are often closely linked ‒ that is, one existing condition contributes to the development of another. It's a major reason that MedBen WellLiving places such a great emphasis on the ongoing doctor-patient relationship.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all American adults have one or more chronic conditions. One of four adults have two or more conditions.

Multiple studies have shown a connection between diabetes and heart disease, Hypertension also puts individuals at a higher risk for heart disease.

Conversely, too much bad cholesterol raises your odds of developing diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and even asthma may lead to other health problems. Suffice it to say, chronic conditions are seldom isolated occurrences ‒ and as the conditions add up, so does the risk of even more serious, and costly, diseases.

The solution to multiple chronic conditions is to stop them from getting a foothold in the first place... and here, MedBen WellLiving can help. Our program's "physician first" approach encourages members to get wellness exams from the same family doctor every year. These visits also serve as a perfect opportunity to review health history and address the symptoms of a chronic condition before it progresses further ‒ or sows the seeds of additional conditions.

MedBen WellLiving focuses on chronic condition prevention while cultivating a healthier workplace and long-term cost savings. Learn more by contact Vice President of Sales & Marketing at bfargus@medben.com.

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