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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Pain
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.
Pain relief
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Palpitations
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
Panic attack
Shortness of breath Sudden shortness of breath, or breathing difficulty, is the most common reason for visiting a hospital accident and emergency department.
Panic disorder
Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Paralysis
Motor neurone disease Motor neurone disease is a rare condition that progressively damages the nervous system, causing the muscles to waste away.
Passing wind
Flatulence Flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It is more commonly known as ‘passing wind’ or ‘farting’.
Periodontitis
Gum disease Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.
Peripheral arterial disease
Cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for a disease of the heart or blood vessels. Blood flow to the heart, brain or body is reduced because of: a blood clot (thrombosis) or a build-up of fatty deposits inside an artery
Peripheral nervous system
Guillain-Barre syndrome Guillain-Barré (pronounced Ghee-lan Bar-ray) syndrome is a rare but serious condition of the peripheral nervous system. It is named after two of three French doctors who first described the condition in 1916, Georges Charles Guillain and Jean-Alexander Barré.
Persistent cough
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.
Pervasive developmental disorder
Autism and Asperger syndrome Autism and Asperger syndrome are both part of a range of related developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). They begin in childhood and last through adulthood.
Phasic
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.
Phobias
Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Phonological awareness
Dyslexia Dyslexia is a common type of specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the skills involved in the reading and spelling of words.
Physiotherapy
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.
Piles
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.
Pill
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.
Plantar wart
Warts Warts are small, rough lumps on the skin that are benign (non-cancerous). They often appear on the hands and feet.
Plaque
Gum disease Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.
Post-coital 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.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Pregnancy
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.
Contraceptive implants and injections Contraceptive implants and injections are long-acting, effective methods of contraception. They are over 99% reliable in preventing pregnancy.
Contraceptive patch The contraceptive patch (transdermal patch) is a type of contraception that delivers hormones into your body through your skin which stop you getting pregnant.
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.
Progestogen only pill The progestogen-only contraceptive pill is taken by women to prevent pregnancy.
Rubella Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. Rubella is usually a mild infection.
Pressure sore
Pressure ulcers Pressure ulcers, also sometimes known as bedsores or pressure sores, are a type of injury that affects areas of the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when the affected area of skin is placed under too much pressure.
Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers Pressure ulcers, also sometimes known as bedsores or pressure sores, are a type of injury that affects areas of the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when the affected area of skin is placed under too much pressure.
Prostate 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.
Prosthetic
Amputation An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm.
Psoriasis
Fungal nail infection Fungal nail infection is a common problem affecting around three in every 100 people in the UK. Around half of all nail problems are due to a fungal infection.
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychology
Counselling Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems.
Psychotherapy
Counselling Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems.
Mental health Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK has a mental health problem at some point, which can affect their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Pubic lice
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
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.
Pulmonary arteries
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.
Pulmonary embolism
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the body.
Embolism An embolism is a foreign body, such as a blood clot or an air bubble, that travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in a blood vessel, blocking the flow of blood.
Pus-filled
Acne Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.
Pustules
Acne Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

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