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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Eczema
Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance. It can cause red, itchy and scaly skin, and sometimes burning and stinging.
Ed
Combined contraceptive pill The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called the pill. It contains synthetic (artificial) versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
Emollient
Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance. It can cause red, itchy and scaly skin, and sometimes burning and stinging.
Emphysema
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
Encephalitis
Ataxia Ataxia is a condition that causes a loss of physical co-ordination. It is usually caused by damage to a part of the brain called the cerebellum, but it may also result from damage to other parts of the nervous system.
Endocarditis
MRSA MRSA is a type of bacterial infection that is resistant to a number of widely used antibiotics. This means it can be more difficult to treat than other bacterial infections.
Endoscopy
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.
Enuresis
Bedwetting Bedwetting can be a worrying and frustrating, but it's extremely common for children to accidentally wet the bed during the night. The condition will often resolve itself in time.
Epidural anaesthetic
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Every day
Combined contraceptive pill The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called the pill. It contains synthetic (artificial) versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
Excess fluid
Lymphoedema Lymphoedema is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissue. This can lead to pain and a loss of mobility.
Eye problems
Rubella Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. Rubella is usually a mild infection.

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