Chronic diseases, including allergy, asthma and COPD can cause serious health problems for those affected, but they are also a challenge and an economic burden for society. They can have a negative impact on employment, education, consumption and quality of life of both the person affected and of his/her family. Educational performance may decrease, both in the case of a pupil/student and/or when a member of the family is affected by a chronic disease. From an economic perspective, chronic diseases account for a considerable part of the healthcare budget.
In these disease sections you will find more information about:
- What is asthma, allergy, COPD and other diseases
- How do these diseases affect your body and life
- Who gets these diseases
- What is the impact of these diseases in Europe
- And who can help you