Chronic pain is pain that affects you on an ongoing basis. A condition becomes chronic if symptoms last more than one year. Chronic conditions typically require long-term treatment plans to manage and reduce symptoms. Chronic conditions can range in severity. More severe diseases include cancer and heart disease, while less severe conditions include thyroid disorder, diabetes, and arthritis. However, less severe conditions can also exacerbate if left untreated. Read about the causes, symptoms, and risk factors of specific chronic conditions in this blog section today.