Chronic disease management
Mackay Family Medical Practice is committed to the prevention, early detection and thorough treatment of chronic diseases.
We understand that the diagnosis of a chronic disease can be a confusing and frightening time in a person’s life. Our doctors provide continual support to help you fully understand the issues involved with your illness and how to make the most out of your well-being.
We work with you to help you manage the illness yourself, so you have every chance at being able to live an independent life.
Our doctors aim to reduce the occurrence of chronic disease through preventative medicine, informative health checks and early detection. We offer the knowledge and advice to help patients look after themselves to prevent illness such as diabetes from occurring. We strongly encourage regular health checkups and screening for medical conditions that may otherwise become chronic, as early detection and treatment often results in better health outcomes.
Diabetes occurs when the blood sugar level is too high.
Symptoms can include tiredness, increased thirst and increased urination. However not all diabetics notice their symptoms. The best prevention for diabetes is a check-up with your GP.
Diabetes is a serious condition as it can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure or cause blindness.
Are you a senior and not feeling your best?
Calcium is vital for the development and sustained health of bones and teeth, but even those with a good diet may be at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Don’t wait for a broken bone to investigate your health further. Our GP’s can arrange a bone density test and assess risk factors to determine if you have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Our doctors can provide information, education and treatment for patients who suffer from asthma to help increase the patient’s quality of life.
Asthma symptoms can include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. It is a treatable health condition. With good management, people with asthma may lead normal, active lives.