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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Haemorrhagic
Stroke A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Haemorrhoids
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.
Hair loss
Balding Alopecia is the medical term that describes a loss of hair and sometimes baldness
Harmful 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.
Hazardous 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.
Hearing aid
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.
Heart
Angina Angina is a heart condition that is caused when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually occurs when the arteries that supply the heart become hardened and narrowed.
Heart abnormalities
Rubella Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. Rubella is usually a mild infection.
Heart attack
Angina Angina is a heart condition that is caused when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually occurs when the arteries that supply the heart become hardened and narrowed.
Cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It is mainly made by the liver but can also be found in some foods we eat.
Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, around one in five men and one in seven women die from the disease. CHD causes around 94,000 deaths in the UK each year.
Heart failure Heart failure is a serious condition but it does not mean your heart is about to stop working. It describes what happens when the heart is having trouble pumping enough blood around the body and usually occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly.
High blood pressure Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Heart failure
Pulmonary hypertension Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure inside the pulmonary arteries, which are the vessels carrying blood from the right-hand side of the heart to the lungs.
Hereditary ataxia
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.
High blood pressure
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
Heart failure Heart failure is a serious condition but it does not mean your heart is about to stop working. It describes what happens when the heart is having trouble pumping enough blood around the body and usually occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly.
Leg ulcer, venous A leg ulcer is a chronic (long-lasting) non-healing wound on your leg or foot that takes longer than six weeks to heal.
High cholesterol
Cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It is mainly made by the liver but can also be found in some foods we eat.
HIV
HIV and AIDS HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus weakens your ability to fight infections and disease, such as cancer. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection, when your body can no longer fight life-threatening infections.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom)
Hives
Nettle rash Urticaria (also known as hives, welts or nettle rash) is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin. The rash can be limited to one part of the body or spread across large areas of the body.
HPV
Warts Warts are small, rough lumps on the skin that are benign (non-cancerous). They often appear on the hands and feet.
Human papilloma virus
Warts Warts are small, rough lumps on the skin that are benign (non-cancerous). They often appear on the hands and feet.
Humanistic
Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is a type of therapy used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions. It involves talking to a trained therapist, either one-to-one, in a group or with your wife, husband or partner.
Hyperactivity
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a type of ADHD.
Hyperlipidemia
Cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It is mainly made by the liver but can also be found in some foods we eat.
Hypertension
High blood pressure Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Hysteroscopic sterilisation
Female sterilisation Female sterilisation is an effective form of contraception that permanently prevents a woman from being able to get pregnant.

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