Chronic Diseases- A Candid Discussion Among Patients and Dr. Gates


Chronic diseases continue to plague and destroy communities.


I seek to enlist those of you who would like to have a broadcast candid discussion about Chronic Diseases with me, and what we can do about them to prevent many of the complications and even death from chronic diseases.


I plan to have a series of discussions about the following subsets of chronic diseases:


1) High blood pressure

2) Diabetes Type II

3) Chronic Pain Syndrome

4) Cancer of breast, prostate, colon, blood, and Lung

5) HIV/AIDS and other selective Infectious Diseases

6) Dementia (Hopefully to be Presented by Mental Health Expert and/or Neurologist)

7) Mental Health Disorders (Hopefully to be Presented by Enlisted Mental Health Expert)

8) Open Topics


I will provide  didactics of basic information about the different types of above listed chronic diseases with illustrations, video demonstrations, and other tools to make it understandable, as well as provide references for additional reading.


I have witnessed too many patients be victimized from substandard medical care and would like to join the fight to prevent early death from manageable Chronic Diseases!


Will You Join Me in this Figjht to Save Our Communities in Health?



High Blood Pressure  is a disease that involves multiple systems with principle devastating effects on the following organs: Heart, Brain, Blood Vessels, and Kidney. Therefore, the principle goal of blood pressure management is to keep the blood pressure in the range of 160/80 and above 90/60. There are different classes of blood pressure medications to achieve this preventative level of blood pressure therapeutic management. The idea of which medications should be chosen must rest in the following: 1) Ability to lower blood pressure to acceptable range, and to provide added benefit to lower risks; 2) Minimal Side effects; 3) COST (cheaper equals better compliance; 4) NO complicated increase in end-organ damage, i.e. kidney, heart, and brain, etc, through medication use.


Written By: Dr. Jackson Gates

Dr. Jackson L. Gates, MD serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices. He has personally diagnosed, treated, and reviewed well over 100,000 combined, clinical and laboratory medicine cases over his community-based medical practice career.

May 30, 2014

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