Diseases which last for short periods and are severe are called acute diseases. On the other hand diseases which are long lasting are called chronic diseases. Chronic diseases have drastic long term effects on people’s health. Acute diseases, which ‘ast for a short period, do
not cause bad effects on our health.
Our body get more damaged when we suffer from a chronic disease such as tuberculosis or cancer or heart diseases. We need to take the treatment for a long time and our body organs get affected. Thus, we suffer poor health for a long period.