Friday, 29 September 2017

Are you Chronic? You may be and don't realize it.

The reality of our current approach to health and medicine is that we are living longer with chronic conditions. What use to kill us in a matter of months or years now we live with for decades. Diabetes, AIDS, COPD, and other previously fatal conditions are now routine chronic conditions.

With chronic conditions comes chronic pain, both require life long medications. Its expensive and its till death do us part.

No surprise that many people with chronic conditions and pain usually suffer from one or more diseases and take one or more medication regularly. It is now routine for folks to have 2, 3 even 4 prescriptions. Better living with drugs, as the saying goes.

If you have been diagnosed with an illness that is irreversible, can't be cured, yet is managed by prescription drugs than you are chronic. Part of the growing population for people living with rather than dying from your disease.

The ageing population, the advancements in medical treatment and pharmaceutical means we live longer. We just need to keep taking those meds.

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