Grandville, MI, June 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- It is no secret that the rise in the burden of chronic diseases has important implications for health systems around the world. Chronic diseases have reached global epidemic proportions and now cause more deaths than all other diseases combined. Importantly, it has been recognized that a significant proportion of the burden that accompanies chronic disease can be prevented or minimized through effective management. Scientists at Healzen, Inc., the leading provider of consumer healthcare products and programs in life sciences industry, has been working on a solution for more effective chronic disease management.
Healzen, Inc., recently announced a breakthrough program that amounts to a new paradigm in how Chronic Disease Self-Management is approached. This Patent-Pending program is a consumer healthcare and life sciences industry first. The company reports that the program employs lifestyle modifications and self-help techniques to help adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as obesity, hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and diabetes.
Healzen was intent on giving patients the tools they need to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition, and will result in significant, measurable, and sustainable improvements in health status, self-efficacy, and psychological well-being, along with increasing exercise, reducing fatigue, and enhancing partnership with physicians. Users of the program will find it easy to shift to a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to the building-blocks of the program, it will become second-nature to enjoy healthy eating, walking, improved breathing, all while staying motivated to sustain their new wellbeing.
Traditionally, health systems have been built around responding to acute needs and episodic health problems rather than to chronic conditions. The current and projected incidence of chronic disease means that there is now an urgent need to change how health services are delivered. Almost half of all people with chronic illness have multiple conditions. As a result, new programs must take a great interest in correcting the many deficiencies in current management of chronic diseases. Those deficiencies include:
* Rushed practitioners not following established practice guidelines.
* Lack of care coordination.
* Lack of active follow-up to ensure the best outcomes.
* Patients inadequately trained to manage their illnesses.
During a recent interview, a company spokesperson said this: “Overcoming these deficiencies will require nothing less than a transformation of health care, from a system that is essentially reactive - responding mainly when a person is sick - to one that is proactive and focused on keeping a person as healthy as possible.” He goes on to say: “The adequate management of chronic diseases requires behavioral modifications to break long standing lifestyle patterns that can sustain an individual’s decline in health. The prescriptive nature of traditional interventions for management of chronic diseases fails to support sustainable behavioral change. With our expertise in this industry, Healzen has been able to deliver a solution that will change the way people Manage their chronic diseases in the future.”