chronic pain disorder

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chronic pain disorder

A nonmalignant condition characterised by nonspecific aches and pain, accompanied by chronic anxiety, depression and often drug dependency.

chronic pain disorder

Somatiform pain disorder Pain management A nonmalignant condition characterized by nonspecific aches and pain, accompanied by chronic anxiety, depression and, often, drug dependency. See Pain management.

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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. What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis? I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.

A. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities. The names specify the location. It can be caused by anything, if gonorrhea bacteria will enter the nasal cavities and infect them- that is sinusitis also. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the internal nose. Again can be caused by anything. The way to differentiate- the sinuses are a closed space. If it fills with liquid too much- it’ll hurt.

Q. What is the difference between Infectious diseases and chronic diseases? I would like a clear explanation of the difference between infectious diseases and chronic diseases.

A. Infectious disease are diseases that are caused by a living creature (usually microscopic like germs or viruses but also by larger ones, such as lices).

Chronic diseases are diseases that persists for a long time (usually from several weeks but in many cases years or for life).

Infectious disease can be acute (short-living, such as simple sore throat) or chronic (such as tuberculosis).

Chronic disease may be infectious (such as many infections of the skin, infection of bones etc.) but may also be non-infectious (i.e. not caused by living creature, for example rheumatoid arthritis, diabeted, asthma etc.)

You can read more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infectious_disease and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_disease

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