Chronic Diseases and Conditions
A chronic disease or condition is one that does not end, or that keeps coming back. There are many chronic diseases and conditions; some are very mild and do not affect a person's life much if any, and others can have a serious impact on a person's daily life.
Some chronic conditions can be managed with lifestyle modifications and/or medication, and for some there is no cure. Some chronic conditions are very common, and others are extremely rare. Some are caused by exposure to disease agents or substances, and some are inherited from your parents. There are support groups and research foundations for many chronic conditions.
Here is a list of some of the more common chronic conditions and diseases. If you or someone you know has one of these conditions, click the link for more information.
- Celiac Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Sickle cell disease
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