Chronic diseases are long-term diseases that worsen over time. They have many different causes and can affect a person at any stage of their life, although they usually appear as people get older.
Chronic diseases usually start with mild symptoms that slowly get worse until they limit a person’s movement or cause disability. Most chronic diseases eventually cause death. Nearly 60 per cent of all deaths worldwide are the result of chronic disease conditions.
Common chronic disease conditions include:
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- Heart disease
All people are at risk of getting a chronic disease, but there are ways to protect yourself. The best and easiest ways to help prevent chronic disease conditions are:
- Get active: physical activity strengthens the body and the immune system
- Eat well: a healthy diet including fruit and vegetables is an important part of disease prevention
- Quit smoking: smoking is a cause of many chronic disease conditions
- Reduce alcohol consumption: heavy drinking puts a person at higher risk for many chronic diseases
Community Storiesᐋ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᓈᓂᐎᒡ
June 06 2017On May 30, 2017 at a ceremony in Val-d’Or, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay honoured three of our longest serving and most... Read More
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From The Libraryᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐᐦ
Agenda and minutes from Miiyupimaatisium Meeyochimoon (Healthly LIfestyle Network) meetings.
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Affiche présenté au Congrès 2016 - Les pratiques exemplaires du réseau de cancérologie du Québec.