International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Chronic Diseases

A chronic condition may be a human health condition or disease that's persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for quite three months. Common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and a few viral diseases like hepatitis C and purchased immunodeficiency syndrome. An illness which is lifelong because it ends in death may be a terminal illness. it's possible and not unexpected for an illness to vary in definition from terminal to chronic. Diabetes and HIV for instance were once terminal yet are now considered chronic thanks to the supply of insulin and daily drug treatment for people with HIV which permit these individuals to measure while managing symptoms. In medicine, a chronic condition are often distinguished from one that's acute. An acute condition typically affects one portion of the body and responds to treatment. A chronic condition on the opposite hand usually affects multiple areas of the body, isn't fully aware of treatment, and persists for an extended period of your time . Chronic conditions may have periods of remission or relapse where the disease temporarily goes away, or subsequently reappears. Periods of remission and relapse are commonly discussed when pertaining to drug abuse disorders which some concede to fall into the category of chronic condition.

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