Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases are noncontagious, persistent diseases that can be stable or change over time.

Chronic diseases have many different causes. While chronic diseases are usually avoidable, they cannot be definitively cured. It is possible, however, to control the symptoms or the disease's progression.

Are You at Risk?

Chronic Disease Risk Factors

Public Health Agency of Canada has identified three categories of risk factors:  

  • Background risk factors
  • Behavioural risk factors
  • Intermediate risk factors

Background risk factors cannot be changed. You can, however, change your habits and behaviours associated with behavioural and intermediate risk factors to prevent the occurrence of chronic diseases or control their symptoms and progression.

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Resources by Chronic Disease

Cancer

Diabetes

Cardiovascular Diseases (hypertension, stroke)

Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)

Mental Illnesses

Neurological Diseases (multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Obesity

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