Associated Conditions of Chronic Illness


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Chronic Illness, and underlying causes may be causes of Chronic Illness, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Chronic Illness. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Chronic Illness. People with Chronic Illness may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Chronic Illness is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Chronic Illness as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Chronic Illness is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Chronic Illness is listed as a risk factor includes:

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