How to include a CHRONIC ILLNESS PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans.
For millions of people, chronic illnesses and depression are facts of life. A chronic illness is a condition that lasts for a very long time and usually cannot be cured completely, although some illnesses can be controlled or managed through lifestyle (diet and exercise) and certain medications. Examples of chronic illnesses include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Not only are we aging as a nation, we're also experiencing soaring increases in chronic illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that almost 80% of Americans aged 55+ have at least one chronic condition. And nearly 25% of those 65+ have three or more chronic conditions. This seriously diminishes our quality of life and the security of our finances.
So, in the interest of self-preservation, what "not normal" conditions are the most prevalent? What should you be looking out for, and working hardest to prevent? To put it bluntly, what is making us sickest, what's killing us, and what do we do to avoid it? Let's look at the big ones. Before we do, ''Every time you come to this sight, you should congratulate yourself, because as your own Health Guardian, you are taking your health into your own hands.”