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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Learning difficulty
Dyslexia Dyslexia is a common type of specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the skills involved in the reading and spelling of words.
Lewy bodies
Dementia Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
Ligament
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.
Limb
Amputation An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm.
Liver
Hepatitis Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation (swelling) of the liver, which can occur as the result of a viral infection or because the liver is exposed to harmful substances such as alcohol.
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.
Local
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Local anaesthetic
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Loop
Intrauterine device (IUD) An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped contraceptive device made from plastic and copper that fits inside the womb (uterus). It used to be called a coil or a loop.
Loss of consciousness
Epilepsy Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits.
Loss of movement
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.
Lung cancer
Cancer Cancer is a group of conditions where the body's cells begin to grow and reproduce in an uncontrollable way. These cells can then invade and destroy healthy tissue, including organs.
Lungs
Asthma Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time.
BCG (tuberculosis) vaccination The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine provides protection against tuberculosis (TB). TB is an infection caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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.
Shortness of breath Sudden shortness of breath, or breathing difficulty, is the most common reason for visiting a hospital accident and emergency department.
Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection. It is spread through inhaling tiny droplets of saliva from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.
Lymphatic system
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.

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