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How to live with a chronic illness?



Maladies chroniques


What is a chronic disease?


Diabetes, asthma, fibromyalgia … Living daily with a chronic illness is far from easy.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is called “chronic disease” in the case of a long-term condition that evolves over time.
It is not always easy to recognize someone with a chronic illness. However, this type of disease is responsible for 17 million deaths worldwide each year 1 . In France, it is estimated that 15 million people (approximately 20% of the population) are suffering from a chronic disease 2 against 30% of the population in Canada 3 .


More or less severe and debilitating depending on the case, it may be diabetes , heart disease, cancer , stroke , ] hypertension , polyarthritis , multiple sclerosis , Crohn’s disease , Alzheimer or Parkinson’s , etc…


1. WHO,
2. Ministry of Health (France),
3. Statistics Canada,





Originally posted 2020-03-28 09:42:56.

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