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Top Tips From Our Home Doctor Service in Torremolinos to Manage Long-Term Conditions at Home


Home Doctor Service in Torremolinos

Long term conditions are defined as health problems that are incurable, but controllable or manageable. These types of conditions can usually be managed through medication or other holistic therapies. Our home doctor service in Torremolinos has vast experience of helping patients manage their long term conditions and is always on hand to help you manage and control your symptoms. 


Being diagnosed with a long-term condition can be frightening and extremely stressful as it can bring new challenges and lifestyle changes that you'll need to get used to. Each long-term condition is different, and there isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' way of managing them. However, our GP home doctor service in Torremolinos can offer you all the help and advice you need to keep your symptoms under control.


Self-care is key


It's essential to have the confidence, support and information to manage your health at home. Our GP home doctor service will do everything that can to ensure you have all the help you need to do just that, but self-care makes a massive difference to your long-term condition. Make the most of living with your situation by using a range of self-care techniques, rather than trying to avoid the issue or ending up missing out on things because of it. Self-care puts you in control and allows you to steer your life in the direction you want.


Research shows that people who take more control over their long-term conditions feel more able to cope with their health problem, have better pain management, fewer flare-ups and more energy. That's why our GP home doctor service in Torremolinos is so keen to make sure you understand all the self-care techniques available to you and will discuss the appropriate methods for you at your appointment post-diagnosis. 

 

What conditions can we help with?


Our team are committed to helping you live your life to the full, regardless of your long-term condition. That's why our GP home doctor service will provide you with tailored top tips to manage a range of long-term health problems, including: 

  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • COPD
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)

Creating a care plan


We'll work closely with you to create the right care plan for your needs. It's important to think about what you want to gain from your care plan as this can help guide your conversation with our GP home doctor service in Torremolinos. 


Here are some key questions you can ask if you're unsure:

  • Where can I find out about self-help courses for people with my condition?
  • I want to find out more about my condition. Where are the best places to do this?
  • Is there any new equipment that might help me manage day-to-day activities and if so, where can I get it?
  • How or where can I meet other people who have the same condition as me? Is there a local or national support group I can join/use?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes I should make to improve my health?
  • What happens next?


If you would like to know more about managing a long-term health condition, get in touch with our GP home doctor service in Torremolinos today.