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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

What is the difference between infectious disease and chronic disease?

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An infectious disease is a disease caused by a biological agent such as a virus, bacteria, fungus, Protozoa or parasite. A chronic disease is a disease that has persisted for a prolonged time such as kidney failure on dialysis, diabetes, COPD .
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Can cardiovascular disease or neurological disease lead to diabetes and eventually cause chronic disease?

It's usually the

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other way around
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Is ulcerative colitis a chronic disease? How is it treated?

Yes

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there are textbooks written on treatment of ulcerative colitis so the answer is too detailed for this forum. You should see a gastroenterologist to review treatment options as not every option will suit each patient.
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Dr. Leto Quarles answered:

Is chronic disease management considered a particular specialty of nursing ?

Yes and no

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Nurses may get specialized training and develop expert-level knowledge and experience in chronic disease management, but there is not one universal certification or national exam for nurses in this area. A good, attentive nurse can be a tremendous ally in managing any chronic health issue!
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Dr. Abby Caplin answered:

how can a person keep a chronic disease from taking over their life and their identity?

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Important question! Healing from chronic illness takes time and focus. But illness is not a person's identity, though society can make it seem so. I say that I am a person living with chronic illness, in my case Crohn's disease, but I am much more than CD. I have learned to be curious about where CD will take me in my life, who I will meet along the way, and appreciate the journey.
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Dr. Sanober Butt answered:

Can you let me know is influenza a genetic or chronic disease?

None of the above

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It is an infectious disease.
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Dr. Abby Caplin answered:

Most chronic disease patients are quite old. How can we create an app?

The purpose?

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It depends on how the app would be helpful to the patient with chronic illness. If you can write back the intention, that would be helpful. There are plenty of people with chronic illness who are not elderly and know how to use apps.
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Can there be an essential difference between non communicable disease and chronic disease?

Yes

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Yes the former can be acute or chronic like acute stress
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Dr. Steven F. Hill answered:

Wondering who will pay bills for our kids if they get sick in their 30s? If chronic disease, will disability kick in?

Depends

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Not really a medical question - whether disabilty will help depends on the illness, side effects, employability and if the disability plans have any money (social security being my thought).
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What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

Ferritin

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Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate
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