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Flashcards in Class 7: Chronic disease and wellness Deck (3)
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what are the top four chronic diseases?

diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer

2

chronic disease

-"impairments of function, development, or disease states that are irreversible or have a cumulative effect"
-diseases of long duration and generally slow progression

3

challenges of chronic disease

-pain
-organizing health priorities
-lifestyle changes
-being disciplined to treatment plan
-diet restrictions
-mental health (depression)
-coping/accepting diagnosis
-isolation
-explaining to friends and family
-organizing of treatment and medication
-deciding when to seek help
-difficulty to maintain relationships
-physical limitations
-maintaining a job