Essay about Symptoms And Treatment Of Chronic Diseases

1657 Words Dec 9th, 2016 7 Pages
Chronic diseases continue to become more prevalent in society, the problems associated with each chronic disease continue to change and advance. Continuous changes in disease processes complicates the treatment and disease management because every patient has a different care plan. This impacts the health profession because these complicated cases require more research and education that doctors and nurses may not have experience with before. The major issue with the rise of chronic diseases is that they are preventable, but more people are engaging in habits that they know can cause these diseases or they do not adhere to doctor’s orders to prevent such diseases. Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Eighty-six percent of all health care spending in 2010 was for people with one or more chronic medical conditions” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). With so much money being spent on the treatment and care of chronic diseases, this can financially damage patients and families. Chronic diseases affect millions of people annually, along with chronic diseases comes the treatment, prognosis and an impact on patients’ finances and changes in their quality of life; the nurse’s role with chronic diseases is promotion and prevention. Chronic disease is becoming more common within society and affecting many more people than years before. Researchers have not identified specific reasons as to why patients develop chronic diseases, but they have identified…

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