The Dietitian's Office

Disease Management

Disease Management services offered throughout Kentucky

Living with chronic disease can affect your daily routines. Working with a skilled disease management practitioners at The Dietitian's Office, serving Kentucky, is a great way to improve how your body feels and functions. Begin today by booking a personalized visit online or by phone.

Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

Chronic disease is a health condition that lasts for one full year or longer and either limits your ability to perform daily activities or requires ongoing medical care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as six out of every ten American adults have a chronic health condition, and four out of ten have two or more forms of chronic disease.


Some examples of chronic disease include:


  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Periodontitis (gum disease)


These are just a few of the conditions categorized as chronic health disorders, and some are managed more easily than others. Your treatment plan differs depending on the severity of your chronic disease and your overall level of health. 

What are the primary causes of chronic disease?

According to researchers, the reasons for most cases of chronic disease comprise a short list of factors. The major risk factors for all types of chronic disease include:


  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor nutrition


Fortunately, these are all factors that you can improve. The Dietician’s Office team is here to help with customized nutrition counseling, health coaching, and more. 

What role does nutrition play in disease management?

Few things impact how your body feels and functions more than the fuel you choose to take in every day. Nutrition is a critical part of preventing chronic health conditions and can improve your quality of life if you’ve already been diagnosed. 


It’s important to note that making small improvements in daily nutrition can yield sizable rewards. Your nutritionist works closely with you to find ways to include more healthy foods in your meals and snacks without making you feel deprived. 


Food is fuel. Food is medicine. But food is also one of the great joys of life, and improving your nutrition can be an exciting and enjoyable journey. 


Your nutritionist is part of a larger team of professionals who manage chronic disease. Your primary care practitioner also plays a role in the process, and it’s vital that you communicate your health history and treatment efforts with everyone on your care team. 


When you’re ready to begin, simply call the office or use the fast and easy online scheduling to check appointment availability.