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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Faecal impaction
Constipation Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools (faeces) as often as you normally do, you have to strain more than usual or you are unable to completely empty your bowels.
Faecal incontinence
Bowel incontinence Bowel incontinence can be extremely upsetting and hard to cope with, but effective treatments are available and a cure possible, so make sure you see your GP.
Constipation Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools (faeces) as often as you normally do, you have to strain more than usual or you are unable to completely empty your bowels.
Fallen arches
Flat feet A person with flat feet has low arches or no arches at all. The arch, or instep, is the inside part of the foot that is usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains flat on the ground.
Family planning
Contraception Contraception is the use of hormones, devices or surgery to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. It allows couples to choose if and when they want to have a baby.
Farting
Flatulence Flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It is more commonly known as ‘passing wind’ or ‘farting’.
FAST
Transient ischaemic attack A transient ischaemic attack (TIA), or 'mini-stroke', is caused by a temporary fall in the blood supply to part of the brain, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause symptoms that are similar to a stroke, although they don’t last as long.
Fatigue
Multiple sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.
Fever
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.
Flu-like symptoms
Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. It leads to inflammation (swelling) of the liver.
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a type of virus that can infect the liver.
Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver.
Food poisoning
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.
Foot
Bunion A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. This joint is known as the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. The medical name for a bunion is hallux valgus.
Frontotemporal dementia
Dementia Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
Frozen shoulder
Back pain Back pain is common and affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back.
Fungal infection
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.
Fungal nail infection
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.

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