Common Chronic Diseases and Their Treatment Options
February 15, 2019
Category: Family Medicine
Tags: Chronic Diseases  

How your doctors in Brandon, FL, can help you stay healthy

There are many common chronic diseases that can affect you at some point in your life. The good news is, there are effective treatments Doctorto help manage chronic diseases. Drs. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers at Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, offer a full range of services to help you feel better.


More About Chronic Diseases

Some of the chronic diseases treated at Biggers Family Medicine include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Obesity

If you are suffering from any of the chronic diseases listed above, your doctors can help manage your symptoms. Here are some examples:



Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects your joints, causing joint destruction, loss of mobility, and pain. Medication is one tool to manage symptoms, both to reduce inflammation and to treat pain. In addition, exercise and physical therapy are often recommended to increase mobility and decrease stiffness. Joint surgery may also be a solution in severe cases.



Cancer is a disease that can affect virtually any area of your body, producing abnormal changes in your body’s cells. There are many causes of cancer including a genetic component, exposure to toxic substances, excessive sun exposure, and other causes. Depending on the type of cancer, surgery may be indicated to remove the precancerous or cancerous tissue, along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Medication may also be suggested to limit the disease spread.



Diabetes is also a chronic disease that causes problems in many body systems including your immune, circulatory, and nervous systems. Diabetes can be managed by controlling blood sugar with medications like insulin and metformin, and by diet modifications.


Need Treatment? Give Us a Call

These are just a few of the many chronic diseases your doctors can treat. For more information about chronic disease management and treatment, call Drs. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers at Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, today at (813) 655-4646!