Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What would the difference be??

Sept 30 2013
Through the years, i have slowly been finding out more and more about ME.
Once in doing a search i found this list::
Multiple congenital anomalies. WOW!! SO many?
Why not a list without those with Mental retardation syndromes too?
Recently, in doing some research i found another type of list, Multiple Chronic Conditions!
WHAT WOULD THE DIFFERENCE be between the two??
Congenital VS Acquired?
This has some ideas::
"pose a significant and increasing burden on the health of Americans"
"" Chronic conditions are conditions that last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention and/or limit activities of daily living.3""
"concurrent chronic conditions""
Well, they both sound VERY alike to me!
Ok, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease for a few.
As opposed to, Heart Defects, Lung Defects, Osteopenia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Hemi-Vertebrae Scoliosis.
Drugs that are $6,000 a month.
I was told
"The difference is that "chronic" conditions may exist at the time of birth but they may also acquired later in life. So, a congenital condition may be considered a chronic disease but not all chronic diseases are congenital.
Sounds to me like, More of them, so they are funded.
Hospital systems should have Departments for those with MCA! The PCP has a hard time keeping up with ALL of our issues.

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