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Common Chronic Diseases

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Quiz: Do You Understand Common Chronic Diseases?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Chronic diseases are generally defined as conditions that last five or more years.

Explanation:
Chronic diseases are generally defined as conditions that last one or more years, require ongoing medical attention and/or limit activities.
2

There are more than 100 types of arthritis.

Explanation:
Arthritis is one of the most common chronic disease. It’s not one disease – there are more than 100 types of arthritis, which refers to joint pain or joint disease. Common types include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
3

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes one type of lung disease.

Explanation:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which causes increasing breathlessness.
4

With fibromyalgia, there is nothing actually wrong with the joints or muscles, nor is there tissue damage.

Explanation:
This chronic pain problem is often confused with arthritis. With fibromyalgia, there is nothing actually wrong with the joints or muscles, nor is there tissue damage. The cause of fibromyalgia is thought to be the nerves and brain amplifying pain signals.
5

Parkinson’s disease is a common chronic disease that causes the nerve cells in the brain to gradually break down or die.

Explanation:
Parkinson’s disease is a common chronic disease that causes the nerve cells in the brain to gradually break down or die, including the loss of neurons that produce dopamine.