Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are persistent or recurrent diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases are by far the leading cause of death in the world. A chronic disease is generally one that is hereditary or one that is the result of factors such as poor nutrition, using tobacco or other harmful substances, environmental toxins, or a sedentary lifestyle. Chronic diseases are not commonly contracted from other people as they are not caused by infection.

Examples of Chronic Disease:

     - Obesity                                                           - Arthritis

     - High Blood Pressure                                  - Emphysema

     - High Cholesterol                                         - Metabolic Syndrome

     - Cardiovascular Disease (heart)               - Sleep Apnea

     - Cerebrovascular Disease (brain)            - Migraines
     - Osteoporosis                                               - Alzheimer's Disease
     - Fibromyalgia                                                - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

     - Liver Disease                                              - Cancer

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