Conditions

  • Acid reflux

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a condition where acid from the stomach leaks out and up into the oesophagus.

  • Acne

    Acne is a skin condition that causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

  • Addiction

    Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take a substance or carry out a particular activity.

  • Agoraphobia

    Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape may be difficult or help unavailable.

  • Alcohol misuse

    Alcohol misuse is when you drink excessively.

  • Allergies

    An allergy is when the body has an adverse reaction to a particular food or substance in the environment.

  • Alopecia

    Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.

  • Altitude sickness

    Altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when you climb to a high altitude too quickly.

  • Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form or dementia.

  • Amnesia

    Memory loss happens when a person loses the ability to remember information they would normally be able to recall.

  • Anaemia

    Anaemia is where a lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.

  • Anorexia nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition in which people keep their body weight as low as posible.

  • Anosmia

    Anosmia is the medical term for loss of the sense of smell.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear.

  • Arm or elbow pain

    Pain in the arm usually happens after an injury or fall, but can be a sign of an underlying condition.

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.

  • Athlete’s foot

    Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the foot.

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

  • Autism

    Autism is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.

  • Back pain

    Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life.

  • Bed sores

    Bed sores or pressure ulcers are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue.

  • Binge eating

    Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis through regular binges.

  • Bladder infection

    Cystitis is inflammation of the blader usually caused by a bladder infection.

  • Bloating

    Bloating is where your tummy feels stretched, puffy and uncomfortable.

  • Blocked nose

    Catarrh is an excessive build-up of thick phlegm or mucus in the airway or cavity of the body.

  • Blood pressure (high)

    High blood pressure means that your blood pressure is continually higher than the recommended level.

  • Blood pressure (low)

    Low blood pressure means that your blood pressure is continually lower than the recommended level.

  • Blushing

    Blushing is the involuntary reddening of the face.

  • Body dysmorphia

    Body dysmorphic disorder is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look.

  • Body odour

    Body odour, or bromhidrosis, is the unpleasant smell that can occur when you sweat.

  • Boils

    Boils and carbuncles are red, painful lumps on the skin.

  • Bowel incontinence

    Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements resulting in involuntary soiling.

  • Brittle bones

    Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.

  • Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs causing them to become irritated and inflamed.

  • Bruising

    Bruises are blush or purple coloured patches that appear on the skin.

  • Bulimia

    Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition.

  • Bunion

    A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe.

  • Candidiasis

    Thrush is a common yeast infection.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.

  • Cartilage damage

    Cartilage damage is a common injury that often involves the knee joint.

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop in the lens of your eye and can cause blurred or misty vision.

  • Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin and the underlying tissue.

  • Chest infection

    Chest infections are common, especially after having a cold or flu.

  • Chilblains

    Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures.

  • Cholestorol (high)

    Cholestorol is a fatty substance that is vital for the normal functioning of the body, but high levels can have an affect on your health.

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome causes persistent exhaustion that doesn’t go away with sleep or rest.

  • Claustraphobia

    Claustraphobia is the irrational fear of confined spaces.

  • Coated or white tongue

    A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonised by bacteria or fungi and dead cells become trapped.

  • Coeliac disease

    Coeliac disease is a digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten.

  • Cold

    A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways.

  • Colic

    Colic is the excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed.

  • Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is a condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye.

  • Constipation

    Constipation means that you are not passing stools regulary or are unable to completely empty your bowel.

  • Contact dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance.

  • Corns and calluses

    Corns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction.

  • Cough

    A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke.

  • Cradle cap

    Cradle cap is the greasy, yellow scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalps of young babies.

  • Cramps (leg)

    Leg cramps are where the muscles in your leg suddenly become tight and painful.

  • Crohn’s disease

    Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.

  • Cystic fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus.

  • Dandruff

    Dandruff is a skin condition that causes dry white or grey flakes of dead skin to appear in the scalp or hair.

  • Dehydration

    Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in.

  • Dementia

    Dementia is not a single illness, but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain.

  • Depression

    Depression is an ongoing condition where you have lasting feelings of sadness, anxiety and hopelessness.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

  • Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you.

  • Diet

    Diet is the kinds of foods that you eat daily.

  • Dislocated shoulder

    A dislocated shoulder usually happens after a heavy fall onto the arm.

  • Dizziness

    Dizziness is a term to describe feeling lightheaded, off balance or feeling that your surroundings are spinning.

  • Drug misuse

    Drug misuse is when you take illegal drugs or when you take medicines in a way not recommended by your GP or the manufacturer.

  • Earache

    Earache is usually caused by a minor infection in the ear and can produce a sharp, dull or burning ear pain.

  • Earwax

    Earwax is a waxy material produced by sebacious glands inside the ear, too much of which can produce a blocked or painful ear.

  • Eating disorders

    Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour.

  • Eczema

    Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

  • End of life care

    End of life care refers to the support and assistance given to people towards the end of their life.

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb is found outside the womb.

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures.

  • Erectile dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction, known and impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection.

  • Eye redness

    A red eye is commonly just a sign or conjunctivitis or another minor eye condition.

  • Fainting

    Fainting is a sudden, temporary loss of consciousness that usually results in a fall.

  • Fatigue

    Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness and lack of energy.

  • Fertility

    Fertility is the ability to produce children and covers many issues for both men and women.

  • Fibroids

    Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow in or around the womb.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

  • Flat feet

    A person with flat feet has low arches or no arches at all.

  • Flattened head (baby)

    Babies sometimes develop a flattened head when they’re a few months old, usually from sleeping on their back.

  • Flatulence

    Flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage.

  • Food allergy

    A food allergy is when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to specific foods.

  • Foot pain

    Foot pain is a common problem and can have a wide number of causes.

  • Frozen shoulder

    Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder.

  • Gastric flu

    Gastroenteritis is a common condition where the stomach and intestines become inflamed.

  • General Health and Wellbeing

    General Health and Wellbeing covers a wide range of factors that make you feel well and healthy.

  • Glandular fever

    Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.

  • Glue ear

    Glue ear is a common childhood condition in which the middle ear becomes filled with fluid.

  • Goitre

    A goitre is an abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump to form in the neck.

  • Gout

    Gout is a type of arthritis where crystals of sodium urate form inside and around joints.

  • Haemophilia

    Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot.

  • Haemorrhoids (piles)

    Haemorrhoids, known as piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the anus.

  • Hamstring injury

    A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh.

  • Hand tendon problems

    Hand tendon problems refer to injuries to the cords of tissues that connect muscles to bones in the hand.

  • Hay fever

    Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen.

  • Headaches

    Headaches are common and are characterised by a constant or sharp ache or pain in the head.

  • Heart health

    Heart health refers to a range of issues that affect the healthy function of the heart.

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning chest pain or discomfort that occurs after eating.

  • Heat rash

    Heat rash is an itchy rash of small, raised spots that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin.

  • Heavy periods

    Heavy periods is when a woman loses an excessive amount of blood during consecutive periods.

  • Heel pain

    Heel pain is a common foot condition that usually occurs when you place weight on your heel.

  • Hip fracture rehabilitation

    Hip fracture rehabilitation refers to treatments to help movement following cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone.

  • Hives

    Hives is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin.

  • Hypermobility

    Joint hypermobility means that some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large amount of movement.

  • Hypertension

    Hypertension means continually high blood pressure.

  • Hypotension

    Hypotension means abnormally low blood pressure.

  • Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine.

  • Indigestion

    Indigestion is pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen.

  • Infertility

    Infertility is when a couple cannot get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

    Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe two diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

  • Influenza (flu)

    Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system that can cause stomach cramps, bloating and diarrhoea.

  • Itching

    Itching is an unpleasant sensation that compels a person to scratch the affected area.

  • Jaundice

    Jaundice is a term used to descibe the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.

  • Kidney stones

    Kidney stones are stone-like lumps that can develop in one or both or the kidneys.

  • Knee pain

    Knee pain is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it.

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection that affects your hearing and balance.

  • Lactose intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

  • Leg ulcer

    A leg ulcer is a chronic sore on your leg or foot that takes more than four to six weeks to heal.

  • Locked neck

    Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common musculoskeletal problem.

  • Long term conditions

    A long term condition cannot normally be cured but its symptoms can usually be controlled and managed with treatment.

  • Lupus

    Lupus is a complex condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms from mild to life-threatening.

  • Malaria

    Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitos.

  • Malnutrition

    Malnutrition is a serious condition that occurs when a person’s diet doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients.

  • ME

    Chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), causes persistent fatigue that doesn’t go away with sleep and rest.

  • Migraine

    Migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head.

  • Morning sickness

    Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

  • Motion sickness

    Motion sickness describes a combination of symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting that occur when travelling.

  • Mouth ulcers

    Mouth ulcers are painful or oval sores that form in the mouth.

  • Multiple sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord and causes symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.

  • Nappy rash

    Nappy rash ocurs when a baby has sensitive skin which becomes red and sore if the nappy is not changed immediately.

  • Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times.

  • Nasal polyps

    Nasal polyps are swellings of the normal nasal lining that occur inside the nasal passages and sinuses.

  • Nausea

    Nausea is a sensation of unease or discomfort in the stomach that often comes before vomiting.

  • Nettle rash

    Nettle rash is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin.

  • Nightmares

    Nightmares occur from dream sleep (REM sleep) and can be linked to stress, trauma or an exisiting mental health condition.

  • Nutrition problems

    Nutritional problems deal with issues related to poor diet and nutritional intake.

  • Obesity

    Obesity describes someone who is very overweight with a lot of body fat.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity.

  • Oral thrush

    Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth.

  • Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff.

  • Overweight

    Overweight is when you are above a weight considered normal or desirable.

  • Palpitations

    Heart palpitations are heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable.

  • Panic disorder

    Panic disorder is where you have recurring and regular panic attacks, often for no apparent reason.

  • Parkinson’s disease (support)

    Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years.

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

  • Pelvic pain

    Pelvic pain is felt below your bellybutton and can come on suddenly and severely, or could be mild and last for months.

  • Periods

    Periods are part of the menstrual cycle when a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days.

  • Phobias

    A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

  • Pins and needles

    Pins and needles is a pricking, burning, tingling or numbing sensation most commonly felt in the arms, legs, hands or feet.

  • Postnatal depression

    Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after having a baby.

  • Pregnancy health and wellbeing

    Pregnancy health and wellbeing relates to all issues a woman experiences during pregnancy.

  • Premature ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation is where a man ejaculates too quickly during intercourse.

  • Premenstrual syndrome

    Premenstrual syndrome is the name given to the physical and behavioural symptoms that can occur two weeks before a woman’s period.

  • Prickly heat

    Prickly heat is an itchy rash of small, raised red spots that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin.

  • Prolapsed disc

    A slipped or prolapsed disc occurs when one of the discs that sit between the bones of the spine is damaged and presses on the nerves.

  • Prostate disease

    Prostate disease is a general term used to describe a number of medical conditions that can affect the prostate gland.

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

  • Repetitive strain injury

    Repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.

  • Respiratory tract infection

    Respiratory tract infections are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

  • Rhinitis (allergic)

    Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergan, such as pollen, dust, mould or flakes of skin from certain animals.

  • Rhinitis (non-allergic)

    Non-allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose that is not caused by an allergy.

  • Scars

    A scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or injury to the surface of the skin has healed.

  • Sciatica

    Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern.

  • Shin splints

    Shin splints is a general term to describe exercise-induced pain in the front of the lower legs or shins.

  • Shoulder pain

    Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal related problem.

  • Shoulder tendon (trapped)

    Shoulder impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm.

  • Shyness (social anxiety disorder)

    Social anxiety disorder is a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations.

  • Sinus headache

    Sinus headaches are a type of headache caused by inflamed sinuses and are felt as a dull, throbbing pain the the upper face.

  • Sinusitis

    Sinuses is inflammation of the lining of the sinuses.

  • Sleepwalking

    Sleepwalking is when someone walks and carries out complex activities while not fully awake.

  • Slipped disc

    A slipped disc occurs when one of the discs between the bones of the spine is damaged and presses on the nerves.

  • Smelly feet (bromodosis)

    Having smelly feet is a common problem caused by a build-up of sweat.

  • Smoking (quitting)

    Quitting smoking is when you have a desire to stop smoking cigarettes.

  • Snoring

    Snoring is where a person makes a snorting or rattling noise when they breathe during sleep.

  • Sperm count (low)

    A low sperm count is defined as having less than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen, often causing fertility problems.

  • Sports injuries

    Sports injuries cover a range of conditions that occur when you are injured whilst playing sport.

  • Sprains and strains

    Sprains and strains are common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.

  • Stammering or stuttering

    Stammering or stuttering is a relatively common speech problem in childhood but can also persist into adulthood.

  • Stomach ache

    A stomach ache is a term often used to refer to cramps or dull ache in the tummy.

  • Stress

    Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

  • Stroke (rehabilitation only)

    A stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition which requires immediate emergency treatment, but for which various options to help post treatment rehabilitation are available.

  • Stye

    A stye is a small, painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid.

  • Sweating (excessive)

    Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively.

  • Tendonitis

    Tendonitis is the inflammation of the strong bands or cords of tissues that attach muscle to bone.

  • Tennis elbow

    Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow.

  • Tension-type headaches

    A tension-type headache is the most common type of headache and the one considered a normal, everyday heaache.

  • Thyroid (overactive)

    Overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, occurs when there is too much thyroid hormone in the body.

  • Thyroid (underactive)

    Underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, means your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.

  • Thyroiditis

    Thyroidism is the term to describe inflammation of the thyroid gland.

  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a term that describes any sound a person can hear from inside the body rather than from an outside source.

  • Tiredness

    Tiredness is a feeling of fatigue and lack of energy.

  • Tongue pain or soreness

    A sore of painful tongue is usually caused by something obvious and visible, but does have less obvious causes thay may need treating.

  • Ulcerative colitis

    Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed.

  • Urinary tract infection

    Urinary tract infections are common and usually pass within a few days, but can be painful and uncomfortable.

  • Varicose eczema

    Varicose eczema is a long-term skin condition that affects the lower legs and is common in people with varicose veins.

  • Varicose veins

    Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins, usually blue or dark purple, that mainly occur on the legs.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo is where you get the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.

  • Warts and verrucas

    Warts are small lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet.

  • Weight loss

    Weight loss is where you have a desire to reduce your body weight.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.