chronic disease

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chronic disease

a disease that persists over a long period. The symptoms of chronic disease are sometimes less severe than those of the acute phase of the same disease. Chronic disease may be progressive, result in complete or partial disability, or even lead to death. Examples of chronic disease include diabetes mellitus, emphysema, and arthritis. See also acute disease.

chronic disease

Medtalk 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')
Disease of long duration.

Patient discussion about chronic disease

Q. What is a Chronic disease? Please explain what makes a disease be considered chronic?

A. If a disease lasts for a long time or for your life time, it's considered a chronic disease. A person with a chronic disease needs to manage it and treat it all the time.

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?

A. I was a type 2 diabetic for 15 years. I had a gastric bypass, lost a ton of weight and no longer test as a diabetic. But, my doctors say "once a diabetic, always a diabetic." So the tendency is still there and must be addressed always. My problem is not evident but now I have kidney disease and it is attributed to diabetes with complications. Eat right, get exercise and lose weight. I hope you educe your numbers so you won't risk the complications. This is your best goal for now. Diabetes is being constantly researched, so the future looks bright and maybe a cure is on the horizon! Blessings!

Q. List 3 chronic diseases that can develop as the result of being overweight?

A. High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Type II Diabetes

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