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What is comorbid conditions?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: Other illness...
Co-morbid conditions are other illnesses that increase the chance of complications or delayed recovery from the presenting problem. For example, coexistence of heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes in the same patient.
Intermlngling of conditions can make it harder to treat the disease at hand. For example, diabetes makes it much harder for wounds to heal.

In brief: Other illness...
Co-morbid conditions are other illnesses that increase the chance of complications or delayed recovery from the presenting problem. For example, coexistence of heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes in the same patient.
Intermlngling of conditions can make it harder to treat the disease at hand. For example, diabetes makes it much harder for wounds to heal.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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2 comments
Dr. Donald Hazlett
I guess one could say that co-morbid conditions are cooperating with the morbidity!
Mike Moore
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Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine
In brief: Other stuff
If someone dies of congestive heart failure they may have multiple other diseases (comorbid conditions) that caused it.
For example diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all together.

In brief: Other stuff
If someone dies of congestive heart failure they may have multiple other diseases (comorbid conditions) that caused it.
For example diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all together.
Dr. Daniel Konold
Dr. Daniel Konold
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