Almost 50% of the general population is inflicted with some type of chronic condition, a mental, physical, or combination of both that impedes functional potential for longer than one year. Chronic problems are the most difficult problems to diagnose and to match effective treatment regimens. The problem must first be unraveled to completely understand the initial onset trigger and the subsequent, often comorbid, problems that arose from further systemic failure in the body, drug interactions, or mental health conditions. Interestingly, a chronic problem diagnosis impairs people even more because they tend to live without hope of recovery or return to normalcy – this is labeled a self-fulfilling prophecy. Reinforcing this is data suggesting that over 65% of people with a chronic problem are clinically depressed. There are numerous chronic problems but the list below reflects the most prevalent in our society.
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Oral health conditions
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic lyme disease
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic liver disorders
- Eating disorders
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophysyndrome (RSD)
- Tobacco-related conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Although many of these diseases are not curable, they can be managed to allow the return of expected functionality and a higher quality of life. Fortunately, the partnership of Dr. Habermann, a mental health practitioner, and the Bicom Optima 34 provides patients with hope of recovery by focusing equally on the mental and physical aspects of the chronic problem. Remember, as a rule for chronic problem, treatment it takes one week of therapy for each year the chronic problem has existed. For example, a 10-year old chronic problem may take 10 weeks of therapy.
Update: Do you suffer from chronic kidney disease like almost 8% of the population does? Recent studies from Bicom practitioners have demonstrated that treatments were an effective means to eliminate symptoms associated with a compromised renal system, reducing the rate and severity of decline.