58% of the Dutch population has a chronic disease!
Research by the National Institute of Public Health shows that 9.9 million people, therefore, approximately 58% of the Dutch population have a chronic disease or condition.
And it is expected that this percentage will increase in the coming years. We can safely call this a major problem!
But what exactly is a Chronic disease? And does it bother you? You can read more about chronic diseases and complaints below.
What is a Chronic Illness?
Chronic illness is a term that you may have heard more often but may not know exactly what it is. So what exactly is a chronic illness?
Explanation chronic illness:
Someone with a chronic condition suffers from the same condition for a long time. This illness can be physical or psychological. The illness lasts for at least three months or leads to more than three illnesses per year.
Most prevalent chronic diseases.
Especially at a later age, but sometimes also at a young age, people develop chronic diseases. Examples are heart and vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and musculoskeletal disorders. This has a great impact on their physical and mental well-being.
As people get older, the number of people with a chronic disease is also increasing. In addition, more and more people have more than one chronic disease.
It is important to prevent these diseases as much as possible. This results in a better quality of life and prevents unnecessary care.
Many chronic diseases are related to your lifestyle.
Many of the mentioned chronic conditions are related to lifestyle, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and Gut problems.
It is possible to break the trend of the growing number of chronically ill people if many people switch to a healthier lifestyle. This is not only the key to lowering the cost of care, but above all, the quality of life.
Many chronic complaints arise from problems in the intestines. Also complaints, of which the gut is not initially thought of, such as migraine, eczema or depression, are often related to the health situation of your gut.
Fortunately, these health complaints can often be treated very well, through an integrated approach.
Do you want to know if you have a chronic illness? Then contact us!
Treating a chronic illness.
Fortunately, it is possible to fight chronic diseases effectively. At BodySwitch we always first look for the cause of your health problems.
To find out the cause, we conduct an extensive analysis of your complaints. We apply an integrated approach and use specialized laboratory tests (blood and faeces).
We draw up a personal treatment plan based on the results of the research. As a result, we do not combat the symptoms, but the problem is tackled from the core.
This is also the big advantage with BodySwitch. We do not combat the symptoms, but we tackle the problem from the core.
When are you chronically ill?
You are chronically ill if you suffer from the same condition for a long time. This could be a physical or psychological condition.
In addition, the disease lasts at least three months or leads to more than three periods of illness per year.
Would you like to know more about chronic diseases or our treatment?
Do you want to know how you can alleviate your complaints as a result of a chronic condition? Or do you want more information about what BodySwitch can do for you?
Please fill out the contact form below. We will put you in touch with our bodyswitch specialist in your area.
Due to severe migraines, I had to call in sick for a day almost every month. And then it took another day or two before I felt fit again. I have now realized that with the right diet and lifestyle I can do a lot to prevent these attacks. It does take some discipline, but it is very rewarding to me.
Treatment plan for a chronic disease
Step 1: Analysis
We commence the treatment with an extensive analysis. To find out where your chronic health problems come from, we need to have a lot of background information about you. We collect this information by:
- an extensive online questionnaire
- a food diary
- an extensive intake consult
- additional laboratory tests (blood and stool)
By analyzing all available information, we gain insight into the factors that can play a role in causing the complaints.
Step 2: Personal treatment plan
We make a personal treatment plan for you based on the results of the analysis phase. This is based on our four pillars: nutrition, supplementation, exercise and mindset.
Our treatment plan is aimed at tackling the factors that cause the chronic health problems. We provide extensive exercise advice that is specifically tailored to your stamina. The objective of the treatment is that you quickly feel better and fitter and the complaints diminish.
We prefer to work together with the treating physician or specialist, so that in consultation him or her, the best can be offered to the patient.
Step 3: Guidance
The results of your treatment partly depend on your motivation and discipline. Our specialists guide you intensively and pay a lot of attention to coaching and knowledge transfer to ensure the best long term results possible.
We regularly schedule follow-up consultations to monitor progress properly. During these consultations we discuss the interim results with you and, if necessary, we have additional laboratory tests performed. If necessary, we adjust the treatment plan in the meantime.