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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Chronic bronchitis
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the main airways in the lungs that continues for a long period or keeps coming back.
Chronic bronchitis is one form of chronic obstructive pulmonary (lung) disease.
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma as a group are a leading cause of death in the United States.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000119.htm   (520 words)

 Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is defined as pain that overwhelms all other symptoms and may become the problem.
Chronic pain may have started from an initial illness or accident, from which a person has long since recovered, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain, such as arthritis or cancer.
Chronic pain involves all aspects of a person's life, therefore, the most effective treatment includes not only relief of symptoms, but other types of support.
www.montefiore.org /healthlibrary/adult/spine/chronic   (1313 words)

 Dr. Koop - Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease)
Chronic thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland that frequently results in hypothyroidism (lowered thyroid function).
Chronic thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease is a common thyroid gland disorder that can occur at any age, but it is most often seen in middle aged women.
Chronic thyroiditis is most common in women and individuals with a family history of thyroid disease.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/000371.html   (379 words)

 UpToDate Patient information: Chronic cough
Chronic cough is usually defined as a cough that lasts for eight weeks or longer.
Although chronic cough is usually not serious, it can be associated with a variety of unpleasant effects, including physical exhaustion, self-consciousness, insomnia, headache, dizziness, muscle strain, hoarseness, excessive perspiration, and leakage of urine during coughing.
Chronic upper airway cough syndrome secondary to rhinosinus diseases (previously referred to as postnasal drip syndrome): ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
patients.uptodate.com /topic.asp?file=lung_dis/2299   (1960 words)

 Chronic Bronchitis -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation, or irritation, of the airways in the lungs.
Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include a cough that produces mucus (sometimes called sputum), trouble breathing and a feeling of tightness in your chest.
Because chronic bronchitis increases your risk of lung infections, be sure to get a flu shot every year.
www.familydoctor.org /handouts/280.html   (943 words)

 Chronic Pain
Chronic pain should not be confused with acute pain, which is pain that occurs in response to an injury or other painful stimulus, but goes away as soon as the injury heals or the stimulus is removed.
Chronic pain is often relieved by immersing the patient in activities that get his or her mind off the pain, such as a hobby.
Because chronic pain has a negative effect on all aspects of your life, it is important to seek treatment as soon as you recognize that the pain has become chronic.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/c/chronicpain.htm   (1175 words)

 Chronic (medicine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent.
The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development.
A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chronic_(medicine)   (130 words)

 Chronic sinusitis - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic illnesses in the United States, affecting 30 million to 40 million Americans each year.
Chronic sinusitis begins with an inflammation of the mucous membranes in your sinuses — the air-filled passages around your nose and throat.
Chronic sinusitis can be caused by infections of the upper respiratory tract — the nose, pharynx, sinuses and throat — but there are noninfectious triggers too.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/chronic-sinusitis/DS00232   (311 words)

 Pancreatitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chronic pancreatitis does not resolve itself and results in a slow destruction of the pancreas.
Chronic pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes attack and destroy the pancreas and nearby tissues, causing scarring and pain.
The usual cause of chronic pancreatitis is many years of alcohol abuse, but the chronic form may also be triggered by only one acute attack, especially if the pancreatic ducts are damaged.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/pancreatitis   (1870 words)

 Chronic Prostatitis Workshop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a recurrent infection of the prostate.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/CPPS has not been scientifically demonstrated to be primarily either a disease of the prostate or the result of an inflammatory process.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/CPPS needs extensive clinical and basic research studies if progress is to be made toward diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
kidney.niddk.nih.gov /kudiseases/pubs/chronicprostatitis   (1051 words)

 Chronic sinusitis - CNN.com
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic illnesses in the United States, affecting 30 million to 40 million Americans each year.
Chronic sinusitis begins with an inflammation of the mucous membranes in your sinuses — the air-filled passages around your nose and throat.
Chronic sinusitis can be caused by infections of the upper respiratory tract — the nose, pharynx, sinuses and throat — but there are noninfectious triggers too.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00232.html   (1429 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Chronic Bronchitis
Bronchitis is swelling and irritation of the bronchi, the airways that connect the windpipe to the lungs.
Chronic means the symptoms occur year after year for months at a time.
The main symptom of chronic bronchitis is a deep cough that produces a lot of mucus or phlegm from the lungs on most or all days for months at a time.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_cbronch_crs.htm   (568 words)

 Chronic Disease - Home
Chronic diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes—are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable.
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases.
www.cdc.gov /nccdphp   (302 words)

 Chronic Depression
Chronic depression is long-lasting, interferes with daily activities, and causes a loss of interest in things that were normally pleasurable to the patient.
Chronic depression can occur when stresses in a person's environment become overwhelming, such as years of childhood abuse and neglect.
Chronic depression is commonly treated with a combination of drug and psychotherapy.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/d/depression.htm   (1431 words)

 Chronic Bronchitis - WrongDiagnosis.com
Chronic bronchitis, one of the two major diseases of the lung grouped under COPD, is diagnosed when a patient has excessive airway mucus secretion leading to a persistent, productive cough.
An individual is considered to have chronic bronchitis if cough and sputum are present on most days for a minimum of 3 months for at least 2 successive years or for 6 months during 1 year.
In chronic bronchitis, there also may be narrowing of the large and small airways making it more difficult to move air in and out of the lungs.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/chronic_bronchitis/intro.htm   (913 words)

 All about neuropathy and chronic back pain
Chronic pain that results from damage to or pathological changes of the peripheral or central nervous system is called neuropathy.
It is important to note that with neuropathy the chronic pain is not a symptom of injury, but rather the pain is itself the disease process.
As with all forms of chronic back pain, if neuropathy is not appropriately treated, there can be a number of associated problems that lead to a downward cycle for the patient, including depression, sleeplessness, feelings of fear and anxiety, limited social interaction and inability to perform normal daily activities or work.
www.spine-health.com /topics/cd/neuropain/neuropain01.html   (408 words)

 Chronic Cough - Digestion and digestive-related information on MedicineNet.com
In rare occasions, chronic cough may be result of aspiration of foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children).
If chronic cough persists a patient should be evaluated by his or her doctor.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Learn about COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which is primarily two related diseases - chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
www.medicinenet.com /chronic_cough/article.htm   (346 words)

Chronic bacterial prostatitis — In this condition, a bacterial infection causes swelling and inflammation of the prostate.
Chronic prostatitis is very common and affects adult men of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Chronic prostatitis is the reason for up to 25% of office visits to urologists, doctors who specialize in disease of the urinary tract.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/10576.html   (1499 words)

 Chronic glomerulonephritis
Chronic glomerulonephritis is the advanced stage of a group of kidney disorders, resulting in inflammation and gradual, progressive destruction of the glomeruli (internal kidney structures).
Chronic glomerulonephritis occurs when there is slow, progressive destruction of the glomeruli of the kidney, with progressive loss of kidney function.
In about one-quarter of people with chronic glomerulonephritis there is no prior history of kidney disease, and the disorder first appears as chronic kidney failure.
www.healthcentral.com /ency/408/000499.html   (490 words)

 Urban Dictionary: chronic
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Chronic is buds of cannabis (weed) that is extremely potent.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=chronic   (537 words)

 Inflammation (Chronic): Online Reference For Health Concerns
Chronic systemic inflammation is an underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated, age-related diseases.
Chronic inflammation is also involved in diseases as diverse as atherosclerosis, cancer, heart valve dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, congestive heart failure, digestive system diseases, and Alzheimer's disease (Brouqui et al.
Those who suffer from any type of chronic disease may also consider the Inflammatory Cytokine Test Panel in order to identify the specific inflammatory mediator that is causing or contributing to their problem.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-146.shtml   (2184 words)

 Chronic Pain Medical Advice Men's Health Women's Health
Common chronic pain complaints include headache, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself), psychogenic pain (pain not due to past disease or injury or any visible sign of damage inside or outside the nervous system).
Many people with chronic pain can be helped if they understand all the causes of pain and the many and varied steps that can be taken to undo what chronic pain has done.
Clinical investigators have tested chronic pain patients and found that they often have lower-than-normal levels of endorphins in their spinal fluid.
www.chronic-pain.org   (425 words)

 Chronic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up chronic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Chronic (medicine), a persistent and lasting disease or medical condition, or one that has developed slowly
The Chronic, a 1992 album by Dr. Dre
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chronic   (110 words)

 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Solutions
Lloyd's Chronic Fatigue Solution is a blend of carefully selected cell signalling factors; adrenal gland and mesechymal extract.
Mesenchymal extract also has a long history of use for anti-aging; Dr. Niehans (a reputed Swiss endocrinologist) was using it in the thirties to rejuvenate aging cells.
Chronic Fatigue Solution contains a mixture of two patented proteinic extracts combined in a scientific formula to support healthy adrenal functions and maintain homeostasis.
www.chronicfatiguesolution.com   (165 words)

 Home: Enrichment Centers: Healthy Aging: Chronic Illness
If you're newly diagnosed, chances are you feel a little frantic: What's to become of me? If you've had a chronic condition for a while, chances are you feel victimized, perhaps depressed, and no doubt hassled by the medication you have to take and the adjustments you've had to make.
The fact is that almost half of Americans of all ages have some chronic medical condition, and among seniors, the proportion is more than half: Arthritis affects 32 million.
Treating a chronic condition is a process, not a single event.
www.seniornet.org /php/default.php?ClassOrgID=5337&PageID=5541   (739 words)

 Health Care: Chronic Care Subdirectory Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
People with diabetes who have chronic hyperglycemia are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Many chronic diseases and mental disorders that affect adults have their roots in childhood
Low education and income are related to poor health, chronic illness, and depression among Medicare-insured older women
www.ahcpr.gov /populations/chronix.htm   (773 words)

 Dealing With a Health Condition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the symptoms of a chronic illness might go away with medical care, usually a person still has the underlying condition — even though when properly treated he or she may feel completely healthy and well much of the time.
Most people who have a chronic illness don't think of themselves as "having a chronic illness." They think of themselves as having a specific condition — such as asthma, or arthritis, or diabetes, or lupus, or sickle cell anemia, or hemophilia, or leukemia, or whatever ongoing health condition they have.
People living with chronic illnesses find that when they take an active role in taking care of their body, they grow to understand and appreciate their strengths — and adapt to their weaknesses — as never before.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/problems/deal_chronic_illness.html   (2138 words)

 Chronic Pain
No doubt with the prevalence of chronic pain in the United States alone, not to mention internationally, you know someone who suffers from this often debilitating condition, so why not show them you care this Valentine's Day by giving them a surprise gift or two to help make their lives a...
These bones form a line from about your tailbone region to your neck and are a protective tube for the spinal cord as it extends downward from the region of your brain.
Chronic Pain affects all facets of life from the individual to the family.
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