Living with acute and chronic conditions and illnesses can be very traumatizing, challenging, and overwhelming for both the patient and the caregiver. But having a team of experts on your side who understand the challenges that come with these conditions and how to provide support can make a huge difference.
We at Clinimed help patients suffering from examples of acute and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, recurring migraines, and many others. We help these patients live a normal life and cope with the situation.
We provide support in the form of treatments, therapies, and counseling. We also offer advice that can improve these patients’ lives.
What is acute?
Many people usually think that “acute” is the same as “severe,” but this isn’t the case. Acute refers to immediate, in other words, something resolvable that is currently happening. The critical part of this concept is “resolvable.” Acute things get treated and go away. The treatment that is provided for a condition that can go away is what is referred to as acute care. Example of an acute injury is a broken bone. The doctor will treat the injury, and it will go away.
The pain present after an injury has occurred, which is usually both sudden and sharp is what is called acute pain, and it needs immediate relief. Acute pain can be applied to diseases too, especially those that can be treated and cured. Cold or a serious sinus infection are examples of acute diseases.
What is chronic?
Chronic is the opposite of acute. Chronic illnesses are persistent and long-lasting. Some of these chronic illnesses are usually expected to be with a patient for their entire life. Sometimes, the cause of a chronic condition can be found and eliminated, while sometimes the cause is unknown.
Examples of chronic illnesses include:
- Recurring migraines-
- High blood pressure
What causes chronic illnesses and conditions?
The causes of these conditions vary with each condition. Sometimes the cause of these chronic illnesses is not discernible. But this doesn’t mean that the cause doesn’t exist; it only means that medical science has not been able to identify it yet. But you can still find that there are treatments available even if the underlying cause of the condition isn’t known.
The most common causes of chronic pain include injuries, surgeries, and traumatic events.