Struggling with a chronic illness? You are not alone!
A chronic illness is a condition that typically does not resolve completely and may wax and wane throughout one’s lifetime. Being diagnosed with a chronic health condition like a rheumatologic or endocrine disorder can be traumatic for an adolescent or young adult. Luckily many of these illnesses can be controlled or managed through the use of medications and changes in lifestyle (e.g. nutritional changes and exercise).
We recognize the stress involved in living with a chronic medical condition especially for teens and young adults. We know that stress may worsen medical illnesses and managing stress may improve the course of disease. At AYAM, we partner with you to assist in the management of these conditions. We coordinate with the other medical specialists involved in treatment and through our longstanding patient relationships, we are often able to assist in figuring out the most feasible lifestyle modifications to reduce stress and promote an improvement in quality of life.