Conditions Finder

More and more people in Norfolk and surrounding areas are living with long term conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. You may have just been diagnosed with a long term condition and want to read some information about what that means for you or you may want some quick information to manage a short term health issue. Either way you will find the information that you need here.

You can search for a range of health conditions in the A-Z listing below. The conditions pages will also link you to the services that NCH&C provide that are related to that condition.

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Deafness
Hearing impairment Hearing impairment, or deafness, is when your hearing is affected by a condition or injury. Some people are born with a hearing loss while others may develop it as they get older.
Rubella Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. Rubella is usually a mild infection.
Deciduous teeth
Teething A baby’s first teeth (known as milk or deciduous teeth) usually develop while the child is growing in the womb. In most babies, these teeth start to emerge through the gums when they are around six months old.
Deep vein thrombosis
Pulmonary embolism A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the pulmonary artery, which is the blood vessel that transports blood from the heart to the lungs.
Dementia
Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in mental abilities, such as memory and reasoning.
Dementia Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
Dental pulp
Toothache Toothache is pain around the teeth and jaw that is usually caused by dental problems such as tooth decay.
Dependent drinking
Alcohol misuse Many people are able to keep their drinking within the recommended limits of alcohol consumption, so their risk of alcohol-related health problems is low. However, for some, the amount of alcohol they drink could put them at risk of damaging their health.
Depression
Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver.
Mental health Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK has a mental health problem at some point, which can affect their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Parkinsons disease Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively more damaged over many years (a progressive neurological condition).
Postnatal depression Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after they have had a baby.
Dermatophytes
Athlete's foot Athlete’s foot is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. An itchy red rash develops in the spaces between your toes.
Diabetes
Abscess An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection.
Fungal nail infection Fungal nail infection is a common problem affecting around three in every 100 people in the UK. Around half of all nail problems are due to a fungal infection.
Diarrhoea
Clostridium difficile (C.diff) Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) are bacteria that are present naturally in the gut of around two-thirds of children and 3% of adults.
Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is an infection of the stomach and bowel. The most common symptoms are repeated episodes of diarrhoea (three or more episodes within the space of 24 hours) and vomiting.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common condition of the digestive system and can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.
Diarrhoeal
Norovirus Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages.
Diastolic pressure
High blood pressure Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Difficulties swallowing
Parkinsons disease Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively more damaged over many years (a progressive neurological condition).
Difficulty swallowing
Gastroscopy A gastroscopy is a medical procedure during which a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the stomach. It is also known as an endoscopy.
Discharge
Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as "the clap".
Discoloured nails
Nail abnormalities Fingernail or toenail abnormalities can tell you a lot about your health. They're often a sign of a fungal nail infection or injury, but can sometimes indicate a more serious underlying disease.
Dizziness
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
Falls Everyone can be at risk of having a fall, but older adults are more vulnerable than others. This is mainly due to long-term health conditions that can increase the chances of a fall.
Dopamine
Parkinsons disease Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively more damaged over many years (a progressive neurological condition).
Drugs
Addiction Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something harmful. You can't control how you use whatever you are addicted to and you become dependent on it to get through each day.
Dtap ipv booster
Pre-school booster The DTaP/IPV (or dTaP/IPV) vaccine boosts your child's protection against four different diseases:diphtheria, tetanus,pertussis (whooping cough), and polio.
Dysphagia
Gastroscopy A gastroscopy is a medical procedure during which a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the stomach. It is also known as an endoscopy.
Parkinsons disease Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively more damaged over many years (a progressive neurological condition).
Dysvascularity
Amputation An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm.

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