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Multiple Chronic Illnesses

Chances are, by the time you reach age 65, you are managing multiple chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven out of 10 deaths in the United States are caused by a chronic illness, making the management of these conditions vital to your health and well-being.

In addition, the medicines you take to manage your condition may interact, causing harmful side effects or preventing you from living a healthy, active lifestyle. In order to ensure your conditions and their medicines are safely managed, it is imperative to see a physician with experience in managing all of your conditions.

Indiana University Health physicians provide comprehensive care coordination for seniors who have multiple chronic illnesses. We work with you to find the medicines and lifestyle changes that work best with all of your conditions.

We work with you to take steps to manage your chronic illness, such as:

  • Regularly seeing your primary care physician to monitor your condition.
  • Taking medicines exactly as prescribed.
  • Following a healthy diet or the diet recommended for your condition.
  • Getting 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
  • Losing weight if your doctor recommends it.
  • Avoiding bad habits like smoking or heavy drinking.

Our physicians have received extensive training in caring for older adults and strive to improve your quality of life through better management of chronic illnesses and medicines. As part of the state’s only nationally ranked healthcare system, our physicians work with leading experts in the fields of cardiology, oncology, primary care and many other specialties to ensure you are receiving care specialized for people 65 or older and personalized to fit your needs.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Multiple Chronic Illnesses Treatment Information

IU Health Geriatrics physicians are experts in managing care for multiple chronic illnesses through the following services:

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Multiple Chronic Illnesses Support Services

Many seniors have multiple ongoing health problems. Learn more about how to treat these problems and how they interact at the following website.