Chronic Diseases: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention - Cardiovascular Diseases, Respiratory Diseases And Lung Health, Diabetes, Chronic Conditions Limit Activity

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define chronic diseases as prolonged illnesses that do not resolve spontaneously and are rarely cured completely. According to the CDC, chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, and diabetes account for 70% of all deaths in the United States and almost half of the years of potential life lost before age sixty-five.

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over 3 years ago

It is increasing found that viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are associated and linked to chronic disease.

It may well turn out that such microbes are a fundamental cause of many chronic diseases.

See here for a list of chronic diseases associated / caused by microbes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_diseases_associated_with_infectious_pathogens