Differentiate between acute and chronic diseases

differentiate between acute and chronic diseases

Acute Diseases Chronic Diseases
1. Acute diseases develop quickly and last for a short period of time. 1. Chronic diseases last for a longer period of time, sometimes even for a lifetime.
2. Acute diseases do not cause long term adverse effects on our health 2. Chronic diseases have drastic long term effects on our health.
3. Example: cold, cough, sore throat, influenza 3. Example: cardio-vascular diseases, tuberculosis, diabetes