CHRONIC DISEASE


 

What is a chronic disease?

Chronic diseases are long-term conditions that usually progress slowly. Accounting for 63% of deaths, chronic diseases (cardiopathy, cerebrovascular accidents, cancer, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, etc.) are the first and foremost cause of mortality (More information on the WHO website)

CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHRONIC DISEASE

Chronic diseases are often incurable.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A CHRONIC DISEASE

Chronic diseases require long-term, often lifelong care.

Difficulties of treatment

Compliance with treatment means strictly following the prescription. Having the patient swallow medications is not always easy, especially in the long term. Failing to comply is a common cause of treatment failures. An unadministered medication cannot be effective. Therefore, it is necessary to look for solutions to administer treatment with as little demands on the owner as possible. One such solution is injectables.

Medications may have considerable adverse effects, especially in the long term.

 

Examples of chronic diseases

Arthrosis

Atopy

Treatment of chronic diseases should:

Eliminate or reduce pain to relieve the patient and enhance its comfort and well-being (efficacy)

Stop or restrict the progression of the disease and associated lesions

Make it easier to administer the medication

Attempt to prevent and anticipate

Be safe: treatment should not be harmful or as little as possible

Be long-acting if possible

Be combinable with other treatments. Multiple medications are often needed. The chronic disease may also be accompanied by others. Therefore, the medications must be compatible with one another.