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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Male-pattern baldness
Alopecia (hair loss) Alopecia is the medical term that describes a loss of hair and sometimes baldness.
Malignant brain tumours
Brain tumours A brain tumour is a growth of cells in the brain that multiply in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. However, it is not always cancerous.
Measles
MMR MMR is the combined vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Melanin
Vitiligo Vitiligo is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin. The areas affected have little or no melanin.
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.
Memory
Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in mental abilities, such as memory and reasoning.
Dementia Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
Meningitis
MMR MMR is the combined vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Mental health
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic (long-term) mental health condition that is usually associated with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour.
Psychiatry Psychiatry is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. A doctor who works in psychiatry is called a psychiatrist.
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.
Metastasis
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.
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
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.
Milk teeth
Teething A baby’s first teeth (known as milk or deciduous teeth) usually develop while the child is growing in the womb. In most babies, these teeth start to emerge through the gums when they are around six months old.
Mini-stroke
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.
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.
Minor head injuries
Sports injuries Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but sometimes you can injure yourself.
Mixed hearing loss
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.
MMR vaccine
Rubella Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. Rubella is usually a mild infection.
Monophasic
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.
Morning after pill
Emergency contraceptive pill The emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the morning-after pill or post-coital pill, can be used by a woman to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex.
Motor neurones
Motor neurone disease Motor neurone disease is a rare condition that progressively damages the nervous system, causing the muscles to waste away.
Multiple sclerosis
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.
Mumps
MMR MMR is the combined vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Muscle pains
Motor neurone disease Motor neurone disease is a rare condition that progressively damages the nervous system, causing the muscles to waste away.
Muscle spasm
Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy is a general term covering a number neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and coordination.
Muscle stiffness
Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy is a general term covering a number neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and coordination.
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).
Myelin
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.
Myocardial infarction
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 attack A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. Lack of blood to the heart can seriously damage the heart muscle.

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