Chronic conditions are diseases that are long-lasting or recurrent. Some of these conditions are generally not disabling. Others, however, can create significant limitations in a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living. For effective long-term treatment these conditions require chronic care management.

They are the major cause of disability, illness and death in the United States.

Common Chronic Conditions include:

For all ages:
- Sinusitis
- Arthritis
- Orthopedic impairments
- Hypertension
- Hay Fever

For Ages 75+
- Arthritis
- Hypertension
- Hearing impairments
- Heart Disease
- Cataracts

Other chronic conditions include: chronic fatigue syndrome; chronic osteoarticular diseases: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis; chronic respiratory diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma; chronic renal failure; chronic hepatitis; diabetes mellitus; autoimmune diseases: ulcerative colitis, lupus erythematosus; cardiovascular diseases: heart failure, ischemic cardiopathy, cerebrovascular disease; neoplasic diseases; osteoporosis; and cancer.

There are four modifiable heath risk behaviors that play a significant role in much of the illness, suffering and early death related to chronic diseases. They are:

1) Lack of Physical Activity
2) Poor Nutrition
3) Tobacco Use
4) Excessive Alcohol Consumption




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