Chronic disease is any kind of disease process that continues for extended periods of time. People can be miserable for weeks, months or even years at a time with no relief in sight. For many of the conditions we treat the regular medical world either has difficulty making the diagnosis or has difficulty with finding an effective treatment, let alone a cure.
Here at Vance Medical, we think there's a better way...
Why do people have chronic disease?
Chronic disease can have a number of causes - genetic, dietary, allergies, autoimmune disorders, toxins, chronic infections, and cancer to name a few. Interestingly, many of the symptoms of several different chronic diseases can be very similar, often making diagnosis difficult. In "conventional" western medicine, typically making a diagnosis is the most important thing, hence so many laboratory tests, X-rays, CT scans, etc. Oftentimes, however, chronic diseases can be lumped into one of a few major categories.
How do we treat it?
While there may be many causes for chronic disease, there are some treatments that can work very well for many different chronic diseases. Things that are common in affected areas among many different chronic diseases are decreased oxygen, increased acidity, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation. Because of this, many of the treatments we have work for a variety of different classes of chronic disease.