Question: What illnesses are considered chronic?

What is a chronic or long term illness?

A long-term illness or chronic health condition is any condition lasting six months or longer, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, obesity, diabetes, chronic pain or heart disease.

What are the most costly health conditions?

According to the CDC, heart disease and stroke remain the most expensive chronic diseases for the healthcare system. It causes a third of all deaths in America on a yearly basis and costs the healthcare system $199 billion.

What are long-term medical conditions?

What is a long-term condition? A long-term condition is an illness that cannot be cured but can usually be controlled with medicines or other treatments. Examples of long-term conditions include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, angina, heart failure, and high blood pressure (hypertension).

What are the 10 most common chronic diseases in older adults?

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects 58% of seniors. High cholesterol affects 47% of seniors. Arthritis affects 31% of seniors. Coronary heart disease affects 29% of seniors. Diabetes affects 27% of seniors. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 18% of seniors. Heart failure affects 14% of seniors.More items

What are physical health conditions?

A Long Term Physical Health Condition (also known as a Chronic Condition) is: A health problem that requires ongoing management over a period of years or decades. One that cannot currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of medication and/or other therapies.

What is a long term condition review?

Health checks for people with long-term conditions, eg diabetes, asthma & stroke. If you have one of the following conditions then you will be invited for an annual review or more frequently if necessary. Diabetes.

What are examples of long-term conditions?

A long-term condition is an illness that cannot be cured. It can usually be controlled with medicines or other treatments. Examples of long-term conditions include diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma and some mental health conditions.

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