Educating Our Patients
At Cedra, we feel patients stay healthier when they stay informed. That’s why educating our patients is a critical step in the management of their chronic illness and helps to improve therapy outcomes and leads to greater patient satisfaction.
We educate you about your medications and supplements, how to manage your side effects, proper nutrition and healthy exercise. When it comes to getting the right treatment covered, we will advocate for you in negotiations with your insurance company and inform you of patient programs and grants.
Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn's is a chronic disease, so this means patients will likely experience periods when the disease flares up and causes symptoms, followed by periods of remission when patients may not notices symptoms at all.
Learn more about Crohn's HERE
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is often caused by a virus. Common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
Learn more about Hepatitis HERE
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that infects cells of the immune system (called CD4, or T Cells).
Learn more about HIV/AIDS HERE
Arthritis is a broad group of conditions that affects the joints of the body. There are many types of arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain in your joints, especially your hands, feet, and knees. It affects joints on both sides of the body and can cause constant or unexpected symptoms. Women are more commonly affected.
Learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis HERE
Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States. As many as 7.5 million Americans live with psoriasis and 80% of those have plaque psoriasis.
Learn more about Psoriasis HERE
Organ transplantation is the surgical removal of an organ from a healthy donor then the surgical transplantation into another person whose organ has failed or was injured. It is lifesaving. Since the organ does not originally belong to the person, the body may handle the organ as foreign and reject it. Medications to prevent rejection are lifelong, complex, and specific to the person.
Learn more about Transplant HERE
Multiple Sclerosis is caused where patches of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord cause damage and can lead to troublesome symptoms. Symptoms range from mild to severe and are often unpredictable. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease likely due to genetic predisposition and environmental influence.
Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis HERE
The human body is composed of trillions of cells. Each cell’s lifespan differs based on their location in the body. Normally cells grow and divide as the body needs them. Old or damaged cells die and new cells take their place. Cancer is a broad word related to many different diseases. In all types of cancer the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. The cells that are old and damaged do not die, and new cells form when they are not needed. This cell division which becomes out of control can grow into a separate mass (a tumor). Cancers of the blood do not typically form tumors. Cancer becomes very severe when it spreads from where it originated to another part of the body. At this point, the cancer is called metastatic.
Learn more about Oncology HERE