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

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

Get support: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: 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). ...Read more

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What is an example of a chronic disease of the nervous system?

What is an example of a chronic disease of the nervous system?

Nervous system dis.: Can be the Brain, such as Epilepsy or Migraines, or the Spinal cord such as Lupus or Polio. ...Read more

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What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

Disease: chronic disease is one that is lasting longer than normal or one you will have for life, but does not necessarily mean you were born with in your genes. ...Read more

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

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

The purpose?: 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. ...Read more

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Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Yes: There are some diseases that could lead to gain weight like thyroid problems and adrenals issues but is not the same kind of obesity epidemic that we see everyday related with bad food choices and lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

It depends: If a person receives proper treatment within several days of contracting lyme disease a person almost always has a complete recovery. However, if it is not treated until someone has had it for weeks or months then it often becomes a chronic disease that can be difficult to fully eradicate even with intensive treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Yes,but will resolve: After growth plates close in adolescence, this condition will heal spontaneously.Most patients if treated conservatively with rest and nsaids will be pain-free within 12 months. This is a self-limiting condition but can last years if not treated appropriately.Some adults who had severe disease in adolescence will continue to have some knee pain (usually with kneeling) many years into adulthood. ...Read more

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