Chronic Disease Treatment

Chronic Disease Treatment Services

Chronic diseases encompass a wide range of conditions that are persistent and have long-lasting effects on a patient. The term chronic, as opposed to acute, means that a certain disease has signs and/or symptoms that last more than 3 months. The term “chronic diseases” is sometimes referred to as “non-communicable diseases (NCD)”, although this only means that their cause is not infectious.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are four main types of NCDs:

  • Cardiovascular diseases (stroke, heart attack, heart failure, cerebrovascular disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic respiratory diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma)
  • Diabetes mellitus

Other examples of chronic health conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Osteoarthritis and related osteoarticular diseases
  • Addiction
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Mental illness
  • Autoimmune diseases (Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease)
  • Chronic hepatitis

Chronic diseases (CD) share some similarities and common risk factors:

  • The main focus while approaching chronic diseases is their prevention, in particular early detection by undergoing screening tests. Public education is also effective in reducing mortality rates and increase awareness on health issues. This is especially important with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and obesity.
  • CD may have a significant impact on a person’s lifestyle and/or quality of life, with larger socio-economic consequences because of their complex and costly treatment.
  • They cannot be prevented with vaccines or treated permanently.
  • Because of their long-term effects on a person’s health, patients have diminished mental and/or physical capacity, or may acquire a certain degree of disability (e.g., arthritis and related conditions).
  • CDs are associated with decreased productivity at work, with some patients being unable to work because of their condition (e.g., stroke, diabetes).

Risk factors play an important part in the development of chronic diseases. A risk factor is something that increases the likelihood of getting a disease.

  • Non-modifiable or background risk factors cannot be changed, and can only be controlled or have their effect reduced by making changes in a patient’s lifestyle. For example, cardiovascular diseases become increasingly common with advance age, and men are at greater risk of CVD than pre-menopausal women, while women past the menopause share a similar risk. These factors become important when assessing a patient’s health, and can improve early detection of CD:
    • Sex;
    • Age;
    • Family history.
  • Modifiable or behavioral-risk factors can be diminished or eliminated completely, reducing the chance of getting a chronic disease significantly. For example, smoking is one of the main risk factors for CVD, but within 15 years of quitting, the risk returns to that of a non-smoker. High intake of saturated fat and low intake of fruit are related to increased risk of CVD, while adequate consumption of vegetables and fruit decreases that same risk. When approaching a patient with CD, these factors are as important as the treatment itself.
    • Tobacco use;
    • Physical inactivity;
    • Unhealthy diet;
    • Excessive alcohol use;
    • Hypertension;
    • Obesity;
    • Stress.
  • Cultural and environmental factors:
    • Urbanization;
    • Poverty;
    • Climate pollution.

Providers that provide Chronic Disease Treatment Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Lokman Hekim Health Group
97.83
30 Turkey
The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine
91.22
4 Ukraine
Centrul Diagnostic German
90.85
3 Moldova
International Modern Hospital
88.53
1 United Arab Emirates
Vithas Xanit International Hospital
54.83
6 Spain
Baskent University Hospitals
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Costamed
Not Rated
0 Mexico
Health and Beauty Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi
Not Rated
0 India
KONYA BASKENT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Precision Pain Medicine
Not Rated
0 United States
QC Kinetix Edmond
Not Rated
0 United States
Shemer Medical Center
Not Rated
0 Israel
Vip Urgent Care
Not Rated
0 United States
BIMC Hospital Bali
Not Rated
0 Indonesia
Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-Medico
Not Rated
0 Italy
5dent Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Hungary
Aastha Kidney And Super Specialty Hospital
Not Rated
0 India
Advanced Fertility Services
Not Rated
0 United States
Ajou University Medical Center
Not Rated
0 South Korea