Causes of Chronic Diseases

Understanding Chronic Diseases: Causes, Prevention, and Management

Chronic diseases are long-term health conditions that persist over an extended period, typically lasting for a year or more. Unlike acute illnesses that have a sudden onset and may resolve relatively quickly, chronic diseases can linger for a lifetime. Some common examples of chronic diseases include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and arthritis.