Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. Some examples are Asthma, Heart disease, Arthritis, Kidney disease, HIV/AIDs, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc.
Chronic illness is described as a long-lasting medical condition that is generally progressive. Health complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are examples of lifelong conditions.
Types of Chronic Illness
Chronic diseases are often identified as various health states of the human body and mind like syndromes, disability, and mental and physical diseases including:
- Cardiovascular diseases or heart disease
- Chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) and asthma
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Blood pressure abnormalities or hypertension
- Crohn’s Disease
Apart from these, there are several other types that must get diagnosed and treated by professionals. Such diseases have a serious impact on an individual. At RAiN MedClinic, our medical professionals help you prevent, diagnose and treat such conditions.
Causes of Chronic Illness
The factors that put people at risk are common and most often controllable. Lifestyle, diet, tobacco intake, social, economic, and environmental factors all contribute to the development of the chronic disease. The risk of chronic disease varies with age and gender, managing these common factors help in the prevention of such diseases. Social factors such as socioeconomic status, education level, and race are important risk factors. Most of the chronic conditions are also found to contribute to disease and disability. Social determinants are a major cause of disparities observed in the care for chronic disease. Lack of access and delay in diagnosis or care, result in negative outcomes for patients.
Prevention and Care
We believe that early diagnosis and care help you cope with the condition and live better. We are well equipped with the technology essential for diagnosis and care.
Because most chronic conditions are a result of lifestyle factors, they can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This includes changes in diet, physical activity, striking a balance between professional, personal and social life.
Long lasting conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic illness need regular monitoring and care. Our medical professionals guide you with a treatment plan and follow-ups. This includes vaccinations, medications, monitoring and controlling the condition.
For more information on Chronic Illnesses, visit the Canada Health website.