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chronic diseaseMedtalk Any condition–eg connective tissue disease, CA, ASHD, HTN, Alzheimer's disease that has a protracted–usually ≥ 6 months clinical course; CDs require long-term therapy; response is suboptimal; return to a state of complete or pre-morbid normalcy is the exception, not the rule Risk factors for chronic disease Cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity. Cf Acute disease.
chron·ic dis·ease(kron'ik di-zēz')
Patient discussion about chronic disease
Q. What is a Chronic disease? Please explain what makes a disease be considered chronic?
Q. Is Diabetes type 2 a chronic disease? I have been diagnosed with Diabetes; does this mean I will always have it from now on?
Q. List 3 chronic diseases that can develop as the result of being overweight?
High blood pressure
Type II Diabetes