Chronic medical conditions

What is a chronic medical condition?

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer and has (or will have) a significant impact on a person's life.

Chronic medical conditions include a range of conditions, syndromes and diseases. Some conditions are stable and well managed, others are degenerative and/or terminal.

Examples:

  • Anaemia
  • Arthritis/Musculoskeletal conditions (fact sheet from Dept. of Health and Ageing)
  • Asthma
  • Auto Immune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Heart Condition
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Crohn’s Disease/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetics (fact sheet from Dept. of Health and Ageing)
  • Glandular Fever
  • Heart Conditions (taken from the Heart Foundation)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Sinusitis
  • Stroke

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