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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Abcess
Toothache Toothache is pain around the teeth and jaw that is usually caused by dental problems such as tooth decay.
Abdominal aorta
Brain aneurysm An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that's caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall.
Acquired 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.
Adhd
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a type of ADHD.
Tourette's syndrome Tourette’s syndrome is a condition affecting the brain and nervous system (a neurological condition) that is characterised by involuntary, random sounds and movements, known as tics.
Age
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.
Ageing
Falls Everyone can be at risk of having a fall, but older adults are more vulnerable than others. This is mainly due to long-term health conditions that can increase the chances of a fall.
AIDS
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.
Airflow obstruction
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.
Alcohol
Addiction Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something harmful. You can't control how you use whatever you are addicted to and you become dependent on it to get through each day.
Allergic 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.
Alopecia
Balding Alopecia is the medical term that describes a loss of hair and sometimes baldness
Alopecia areata
Alopecia (hair loss) Alopecia is the medical term that describes a loss of hair and sometimes baldness.
Alzheimer's disease
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.
Angina
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.
Angioedema
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.
Ankylosing spondylitis
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.
Antifungal
Athlete's foot Athlete’s foot is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. An itchy red rash develops in the spaces between your toes.
Antiretrovirals
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.
Anxiety
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.
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.
Apathetic
Dementia Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
Arrhythmia
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.
Artificial limb
Amputation An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm.
Asthma
Home oxygen treatment Home oxygen treatment involves breathing high concentrations of oxygen from a cylinder or machine in your home.
Asthma attack
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.
Shortness of breath Sudden shortness of breath, or breathing difficulty, is the most common reason for visiting a hospital accident and emergency department.
Ataxia
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.
Atheroma
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.
Atherosclerosis
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.
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
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.
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.
Atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is a long-term, or chronic, condition.
Atrial fibrillation
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.
Attention
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a type of ADHD.
Autism
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.
MMR MMR is the combined vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Autoimmune condition
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.

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