Long term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled and symptoms eased by medication or other therapies. Examples can include arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease, diabetes, epilepsy and high blood pressure.
Getting a long-term diagnosis can be frightening and extremely stressful. It can bring new challenges into your life and new routines to get used to. As different conditions come with different challenges there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to cope, but you may find some of our suggestions helpful.
If you’re diagnosed with a long-term condition, tap into all the support available to you. See : https://www2.hse.ie/services/long-term-illness-scheme/long-term-illness.html