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Prevent Chronic Disease

What is Chronic Disease?

Chronic diseases are health conditions that are characterized as persistent and long lasting versus conditions that are sudden in onset. Chronic diseases develop and worsen over an extended period of time and may or may not have noticeable symptoms. Many people with a chronic disease have some degree of interruption in their daily lives as a result of addressing symptoms, greatly impacting their quality of life. These conditions are rarely curable and are the major cause of death and disability in Texas and the U.S.

Chronic Disease in Angelina County

Below is a list of the top 4 causes of death in Angelina County

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
  4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease


Although these conditions are among the most widespread chronic conditions in the state, East Texas including Angelina County has a higher prevalence of these conditions than the state average.

Reducing the causes or risk factors associated with these conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking is the key to improving the health status of our county and establishing a lifetime of health for Angelina citizens.

For more information including a description and symptoms of the most widespread chronic conditions in Texas, visit www.LongLiveTexans.com
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