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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Scabies
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom)
Scarring alopecia
Alopecia (hair loss) Alopecia is the medical term that describes a loss of hair and sometimes baldness.
Schizophrenia
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.
Sciatica
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.
Sedation
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Seizures
Epilepsy Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits.
Sensorineural 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.
Serum
Blisters A blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper layers of the skin.
Sexual health
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.
Sexually transmitted infection
Condoms Condoms are a form of barrier contraception. They prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching an egg.
Genital herpes Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. It causes painful blisters to appear on the genitals and the surrounding areas.
Genital warts Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area. Genital warts are the result of a viral skin infection that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as "the clap".
Sexually transmitted infections
Chlamydia Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.
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.
Syphilis Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is usually passed on through having sex with someone who is infected.
Shortness of breath
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
Shoulder pain
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.
Skin abscess
Abscess An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection.
Skin condition
Psoriasis Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. The condition is not infectious and most people are affected only in small patches on their body.
Sleepiness
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).
Slipped disc
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.
Smoking
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.
Smoking-related disease
Smoking (quitting) If you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.
Spasticity
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.
Speech problem
Stammering Stammering, or stuttering, is a relatively common speech problem that occurs in childhood and can persist into adulthood.
Spinal anaesthesia
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Sprains
Sports injuries Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but sometimes you can injure yourself.
STI
Chlamydia Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.
Condoms Condoms are a form of barrier contraception. They prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching an egg.
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.
Genital herpes Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. It causes painful blisters to appear on the genitals and the surrounding areas.
Genital warts Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area. Genital warts are the result of a viral skin infection that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as "the clap".
Syphilis Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is usually passed on through having sex with someone who is infected.
Stomach cramps
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common condition of the digestive system and can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.
Strains
Sports injuries Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but sometimes you can injure yourself.
Stress
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.
Stress incontinence
Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a very common problem and is thought to affect more than 50 million people in the developed world.
Stroke
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
High blood pressure Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
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.
Stuttering
Stammering Stammering, or stuttering, is a relatively common speech problem that occurs in childhood and can persist into adulthood.
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Brain aneurysm An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that's caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall.
Brain haemorrhage A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by bleeding in and around the brain. Subarachnoid haemorrhages account for around 1 in 20 of all strokes in England.
Sugar
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.
Superbug
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.
Supraventricular tachycardia
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.
Surgery
Amputation An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm.
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation". Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Sweat gland
Abscess An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection.
Swelling
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.
Symptomatic epilepsy
Epilepsy Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits.
Syphilis
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom)
Syringe
Blood tests A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.
Systolic pressure
High blood pressure Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.

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