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Chronic Illness

Holistic Medicine Specialist & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in East Northport, NY

Chronic Illness services offered in East Northport, NY

Nearly 60% of Americans now have a chronic disease. At Natural Health Specialists LLC, holistic medicine specialist Christopher J. Fischer, ND, diagnoses and treats the root causes of chronic illness using natural naturopathic approaches, giving you more control over your life and helping you embrace a new future. All appointments are telehealth, providing convenience alongside expert care. Call the East Northport, New York, office or book your appointment online now.

Chronic Illness Q&A

What is chronic illness?

Chronic illnesses are conditions that last three months or longer. Some of the most common chronic conditions among Americans are:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive illnesses
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Obesity

About 6 in 10 Americans have one or more chronic illnesses.

What causes chronic illnesses?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), poor nutrition, tobacco use, lack of exercise, and excessive alcohol intake cause most chronic diseases. Other factors, like mold exposure, viruses, and bacteria, can also contribute.

Nutrition is a particularly prevalent factor in many chronic diseases today. Over time, poor nutrition undermines your digestive health and leads to toxin buildup in the body, ultimately causing chronic illness.

Your individual genetics and environment can influence your risk of chronic disease too. For example, experts believe that people with autoimmune illness may have specific genes that increase their risk of disease, and toxin exposure, nutritional imbalances, hormone imbalance, or other issues then trigger the disease.

One factor that’s increasingly contributing to chronic illnesses is the use of drugs. While it’s true that drugs are necessary treatments for some conditions, there are also many situations in which drugs can cause immune system malfunction or suppression, leading to chronic illness.

How are chronic illnesses treated?

At Natural Health Specialists LLC, Dr. Fischer takes a whole-person (holistic) approach to chronic illness. There are root issues underneath all chronic illnesses, and to heal your body, you need to identify those causes. This commonly involves saliva testing or other types of lab tests.

Dr. Fischer designs a personalized chronic illness management plan using the specific information from your tests. As a naturopathic doctor, he recommends approaches that help your body heal itself from within. 

Common aspects of treatment include nutrition counseling,  lifestyle changes, research-based targeted nutritional therapeutics, and custom herbal formulations.

If you also need prescription medication provided by your medical doctor or other health care professional, Dr. Fischer can identify possible drug interactions and treat any nutrient depletions that long-term drug use may cause. 

Chronic illnesses require ongoing support, and Natural Health Specialists LLC's subscription-based service (6-month commitment required) is a perfect fit. You’ll meet Dr. Fischer once a month (telehealth visits) for personalized long-term care. 

Call Natural Health Specialists LLC or book your appointment using online scheduling today.