Chronic Disease Day
On 7/10 we spread awareness on Chronic Disease Day to educate and advocate for people who live with a chronic health conditions every day.
A chronic disease is a condition that lasts longer than one year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Seven out of 10 people suffer from a form of chronic disease.
What are a few common chronic diseases?
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Heart Disease
Many, but not all, chronic diseases can be prevented simply by practicing self-care. Improving and practicing a healthy lifestyle can likely reduce getting a chronic disease.