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A chronic illness is any disease that lasts longer than 3 months. An estimated 133 million Americans—more than 40% of the population—are affected by a variety of chronic conditions and that number is only expected to rise.
In this compelling episode of The No-Mistake Zone, we meet Lyn, who discovered earlier this year that she had ulcerative colitis. Lyn was in denial about her disease, but with time, careful thought, and the right resources, she's found an excellent specialist and is more effectively managing her symptoms. Next up, Leslie reveals the 3 steps you can take to make sure you're getting the best care for your condition. Don't miss this important episode of The No-Mistake Zone.
what's a chronic illness?
As opposed to acute conditions, such as a sprained ankle or a urinary tract infection, which you recover from quite quickly, chronic conditions are managed for an extended period of time. Chronic conditions include illnesses such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and more.
If you have a chronic condition, your role and responsibility in your own care is so much more significant than if you have an acute condition.
Leslie has more than 30 years of experience partnering with doctors and patients to get the best possible outcomes, and he's developed 3 crucial steps you can take to make sure you're getting the very best care for your condition. Listen now to this important episode, and start feeling better sooner.
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