People Living With A Chronic Condition

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Many Vermonters manage chronic illness like asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart or lung disease every day. Find health, wellness and self-management information and guidance for people living with chronic illness.

Information for You

Asthma attacks and episodes are serious problems with breathing caused by certain triggers. These triggers can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Vermont had 18 federally-declared disasters in the past 10 years, up over 50% from the preceding 10 years. Most of these disasters were a result of severe storms and flooding.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a large group of lung diseases characterized by airflow obstruction. COPD is often associated with symptoms related to difficulty breathing, but can be present without symptoms.

Once cancer is diagnosed, prompt and thorough medical treatment and complementary care are essential to prolonging a patient’s life, decreasing side effects and improving quality of life.

In Vermont, diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 40,000 adults, and is one of the leading causes of death resulting from a chronic disease.

National studies have shown that air pollution in our homes can be more of a health concern than air pollution outside.

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