Introduction: Chronic Illness


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Chronic Illness: Serious chronic illnesses are a major health issue in modern society. Any illness is called "chronic" if it is long-lasting or even lifelong. The opposite of chronic is "acute", referring to diseases that come on quickly and often do not last long (if they last, they are said to become "chronic"). In the USA, more than 90 million people have a chronic illness, and the top 5 chronic illnesses (heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes) together cause more than two-thirds of all deaths.

Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Chronic Illness group includes:

Misdiagnosis and Chronic Illness: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Chronic Illness, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Statistics and Chronic Illness: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Chronic Illness, prevalence and incidence statistics for Chronic Illness, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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