There are no uniform chronic diseases definition. However, chronic diseases generally refers to diseases which persists for a long time usually three months or more. They are the leading cause of disability and death worldwide. These diseases cannot be prevented by vaccines neither can they be cured by medicines. They also just dont disappear. They can however be managed by medications and other therapies.
Examples of chronic diseases
- Heart diseases
- Chronic lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic kidney disease
Our Lists of chronic diseases
At Medic Drive, we have articles on the various chronic disease which include:
Prevention of Chronic diseases
Most chronic diseases are caused by having the following risk factors. Lowering this risk may help prevent chronic diseases.
- History of tobacco use including second-hand smokers.
- Unhealthy diet that are low in in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
- Physical inactivity (Lack of exercise).
- History of excessive alcohol use.
About the author
Nwasom is a pharmacy graduate and a pharmacist currently practising in the United Kingdom. I have great experience communicating with patients and their family as gained through working as a pharmacist in both the hospital and community pharmacy sector. I love writing so it was a natural thing to try and pass medical and health information on through writing.