Chronic diseases, such as kidney disease, interfere with everyday life. Chronic disease management specialist Andrea C. Beavers, PA-C and our knowledgeable team at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa help you fight the good fight by managing your health holistically to prevent further complications and improve your general well-being.
Take back your life
You are so much more than your disease. Mrs. Beavers helps you regain control through healthy lifestyle adjustments, such as:
- Healthier eating habits
- Stress management
- Supervised weight loss
We’ll help you manage your disease while improving your physical and emotional health.
What is chronic kidney disease?
Our kidneys filter waste from our blood. Chronic kidney disease hampers this crucial system, increasing your risk for anemia, high blood pressure, poor nutrition and more. Other health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, often lead to chronic kidney disease. Mrs. Beavers helps you diagnose and manage kidney disease and other chronic illnesses before they progress.
5 steps to gain control over chronic disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are five basic steps to help someone manage and even prevent chronic illness.
Step 1. Exercise regularly
Aerobic exercise and weight training builds cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance and stamina. According to the National Kidney Foundation®, regular exercise helps people fight kidney disease in many ways as it:
- Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
- Improves sleep
- Increases muscle strength
- Helps maintain healthy weight
Mrs. Beavers creates a customized exercise program to help keep you fit to feel better overall.
Step 2. Manage stress
Stress worsens chronic diseases. Managing chronic illness also causes stress. Don’t go it alone. We help you keep your life in better harmony through meditation techniques and other lifestyle choices.
Step 3. Eat healthier
We offer nutritional guidance to give you a stronger foundation to fight chronic kidney disease. Mrs. Beavers helps you:
- Consume a low-protein diet
- Limit sodium
- Balance your electrolytes, fluids and minerals
We recommend consuming plenty of fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, whole grains, seeds, and nuts, while reducing sugar, fat, and red meat, to keep your body in optimal shape.
Step 4. Don’t smoke
Smoking tobacco slows blood flow to your kidneys and other organs, making it even more difficult to fight kidney disease. If you smoke and wish to quit, we advise you on behavioral changes and programs that can help.
Step 5. Sleep better
Everyone feels better following a full night’s sleep. Studies have also shown poor sleep worsens kidney disease. Mrs. Beavers suggests various ways to improve your sleep, such as:
- Maintain a consistent sleep schedule
- Keep electronic items, such as computers and televisions, out of the bedroom
- Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption in the hours before bedtime
Increasing exercise during the day also helps you get the rest you need at night.
We’ll point the way toward better health
For help managing chronic kidney disease or other chronic conditions, from diabetes and lung disease to heart disease and cancer, contact chronic disease management specialist Andrea C. Beavers, PA-C and our knowledgeable team at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa in Dallas, Texas, to book an appointment today.