Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Chronic disease can occur at any age and usually begins slowly and develops gradually over time. The most common chronic conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, asthma and arthritis. 

If you have a chronic disease, it is important that you work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan to manage symptoms, prevent complications, and to help improve your overall quality of life.

What are the risk factors of chronic disease?

Some risk factors cannot be changed, such as age, gender, family history, and ethnicity. Other risk factors that are within your control are related to your lifestyle choices and personal habits:

  • poor nutrition;
  • physical inactivity;
  • smoking; and
  • excess alcohol use.

These risk factors can also bring on other associated risk factors such as:

  • high blood pressure;
  • high blood sugar;
  • excess body fat; and
  • high cholesterol.

What can I do to help manage my chronic condition?

For helpful tips and tools on healthy living, view the Passport to Health [PDF | 1.24 MB].

The Health and Community Services Directory [coming soon] also provides information about programs and services available within the PEI health system and in the community that offer support and assistance with managing your illness. 

How do I contact Chronic Disease Prevention and Management? 

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Four Neighborhoods Health Centre
152 St. Peters Road
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 5P8

Telephone:  (902) 368-6171
Fax:  (902) 368-6936 

 

Published date: 
December 29, 2016
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
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PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6130
Fax: (902) 368-6136

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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