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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IBS
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is passing loose or watery faeces more than three times a day. It affects almost everyone from time to time and is usually nothing to worry about.
Flatulence Flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It is more commonly known as ‘passing wind’ or ‘farting’.
Idiopathic epilepsy
Epilepsy Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits.
Idiopathic late onset cerebellar 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.
Immune system
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.
Impetigo
Blisters A blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper layers of the skin.
Indwelling catheter
Urinary catheterisation Urinary catheterisation is a medical procedure used to drain and collect urine from the bladder.
Infection
Abscess An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection.
Infertility
Chlamydia Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.
Inflammation
Sprains and strains Sprains and strains are a very common type of injury that affect the muscles and ligaments. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue around joints that connect one bone to another. They help to keep the bones together and stable.
Injecting drugs
Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver.
Insulin
Diabetes Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.
Type1 diabetes Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.
Insulin dependent
Type1 diabetes Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.
Intermittent catheter
Urinary catheterisation Urinary catheterisation is a medical procedure used to drain and collect urine from the bladder.
Internal abscess
Abscess An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection.
Intracranial aneurysm
Brain aneurysm An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that's caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall.
Involuntary shaking
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).
Irregular heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
Heart palpitations Heart palpitations are heartbeats that suddenly become noticeable. Your heart may feel like it is pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for just a few seconds or minutes.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is passing loose or watery faeces more than three times a day. It affects almost everyone from time to time and is usually nothing to worry about.
Flatulence Flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It is more commonly known as ‘passing wind’ or ‘farting’.
Irritant contact dermatitis
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.
Ischaemic
Stroke A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Itchy rash
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.
IUD
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.
IUS
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.

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