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What is Chronic Illness?

What is Chronic Illness?

Serious chronic illnesses are a major health issue in modern society. Any illness is called "chronic" if it is long ...more »

  • Chronic Illness: Any form of continuing chronic illness.

Chronic Illness: Introduction

Types of Chronic Illness:

Types of Chronic Illness:

Broader types of Chronic Illness:

How many people get Chronic Illness?

Prevalance of Chronic Illness: 90 million people in USA (CDC)
Prevalance Rate of Chronic Illness: approx 1 in 3 or 33.09% or 90 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Chronic Illness?

Deaths for Chronic Illness: 1,634,976 deaths (68.4% of deaths) from top-5 chronic diseases: heart disease, cancers, stroke, COPD, and diabetes (CDC/1999)

What causes Chronic Illness?

Causes of Chronic Illness: see causes of Chronic Illness
Risk factors for Chronic Illness: see risk factors for Chronic Illness

What are the symptoms of Chronic Illness?

Symptoms of Chronic Illness: see symptoms of Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic Illness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic Illness.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Chronic Illness: see treatments for Chronic Illness
Research for Chronic Illness: see research for Chronic Illness

Name and Aliases of Chronic Illness

Main name of condition: Chronic Illness

Other names or spellings for Chronic Illness:

Chronic Illness: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chronic Illness:


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