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About hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may...

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About indigestion Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn). Dyspepsia and heartburn may occur...

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About ingrown toenail An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The big toe is often affected, either...

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About lactose intolerance Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in...

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About laryngitis Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). In most cases, it gets better without treatment in about a week. Symptoms of laryngitis...

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About leg cramps Leg cramps are a common and usually harmless condition where the muscles in your leg suddenly become tight and painful. It usually...

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About liver cancer Primary liver cancer is an uncommon but serious type of cancer that begins in the liver. This is a separate condition from...

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About liver disease There are more than 100 different types of liver disease. The liver The liver is the second largest organ in the body....

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta – the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart, down through...

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Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful...

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About acute cholecystitis Acute cholecystitis is swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder. It is a potentially serious condition that usually needs to be treated in hospital....

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About acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment....

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About acute myeloid leukaemia Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means it progresses rapidly and aggressively, and usually requires immediate treatment....

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About acute pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time. The pancreas is a small...

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About Addison’s disease Addison’s disease (also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are...

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at...

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About Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological...

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About anal cancer Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the very end of the large bowel. Symptoms of anal cancer The...

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About anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. It is also known as anaphylactic shock. Signs of anaphylaxis include:...

 Skin / 13 views

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About angioedema Angioedema is the swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, caused by a build-up of fluid. The symptoms of angioedema can affect...

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About ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. The symptoms...

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Introduction Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious mental health condition. People with anorexia have problems with eating. They are very anxious about...

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Introduction Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some...

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About appendicitis Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix. The appendix is a small, thin pouch about 5-10cm (2-4 inches) long. It's connected to...

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About arthritis Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. Types of arthritis The two most common types of arthritis...

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About asthma Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. The severity of these symptoms varies from person...

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About atopic eczema Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of eczema. It mainly affects children, but can also affect...

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three...

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Avian flu, or bird flu, refers to a group of infectious diseases caused by influenza viruses that infect birds and make them ill. One subtype...

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About bacterial vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common yet poorly understood condition, in which the balance of bacteria inside the vagina becomes disrupted. BV...

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About bile duct cancer Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) is a rare but aggressive type of cancer. The bile duct system, or "biliary" system, is made...

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Introduction Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis through regular binges. People who binge eat...

 Mental Health / 19 views

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Introduction Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with...

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About bladder cancer Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue, known as a tumour, develops in the bladder lining. In some cases, the...

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About bone cancer Primary bone cancer is a rare type of cancer that begins in the bones. This is a separate condition from secondary bone...

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About bowel cancer Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer...

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About bowel incontinence Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience...

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About bowel polyps Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the colon (large bowel) or rectum. They are common, affecting 15-20% of...

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The brain is the controller of your body, and stores information, allows you to think and learn, as well as controls vital daily functions, like...

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About brain stem death Brain stem death is when a person no longer has any brain stem functions, and has permanently lost the potential for...

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About brain tumours A brain tumour is a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. It can either be...

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About breast cancer Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer. In 2011, just under 50,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Most...

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About bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is a long-term condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus that can...

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About bronchitis Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), causing them to become irritated and inflamed. The main symptom is...

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Introduction Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition. People who have bulimia try to control their weight by severely restricting the amount...

 Mental Health / 15 views

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About bunions A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus. The...

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About bursitis Bursitis is inflammation and swelling of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac which forms under the skin, usually over the joints,...

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About carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid tumours A carcinoid tumour is a rare cancer of the neuroendocrine system – the body system that produces hormones. The...

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About catarrh Catarrh is a build-up of mucus in an airway or cavity of the body. It usually affects the back of the nose, the...

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About cellulitis Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue. It can be serious if not treated promptly. The...

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About cervical cancer Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). Cancer...

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Chancroid is also known as soft chancre and ulcus molle. It is a bacterial infection caused by called streptobacillus Haemophilus ducreyi. The infection causes painful...

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About chest infections Chest infections are common, especially after a cold or flu during autumn and winter. Although most are mild and get better on...

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About chickenpox Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots...

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Chilblains Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body's extremities, such...

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What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that’s easily cured with antibiotic medicine. It’s one of the most common STDs, and most people who...

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About chronic fatigue syndrome Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long term condition that causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that doesn't go...

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About chronic kidney disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work effectively. CKD does not usually cause symptoms...

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About chronic pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas (a small organ located behind the stomach and below the ribcage) becomes permanently damaged...

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About cirrhosis Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by continuous, long-term liver damage. Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver and prevents the...

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About clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can infect the bowel and cause diarrhoea. The...

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About coeliac disease Coeliac disease is a common autoimmune condition where the immune system in a person’s intestine (gut) reacts when they eat gluten –...

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About cold sores Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They're caused by the herpes simplex virus and...

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About comas A coma is a state of unconsciousness where a person is unresponsive and cannot be woken. It can result from injury to the...

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About common cold A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It's very common and usually clears up...

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Common heart conditions There are many different heart conditions and problems which are collectively called heart disease. It’s always best to discuss your heart condition...

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About congenital heart disease Congenital heart disease is a general term used to refer to a series of birth defects that affect the heart. Types...

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About conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye...

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Pubic lice manifestations are primarily spread through sexual contact. Pets do not play any part in the transmission of human lice. The lice attach to...

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About deafblindness Deafblindness is a combination of sight and hearing loss that affects a person's ability to communicate, access information and get around. It's also...

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About deep vein thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg....

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About dehydration Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it...

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Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses...

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About dental abscesses A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that...

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What is depression? Everyone has spells of feeling down, but depression is more than just spending a few days feeling sad or unhappy. Depression can...

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Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune skin condition linked to coeliac disease. How many people have dermatitis herpetiformis? DH affects fewer people than coeliac disease,...

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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type...

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About diarrhoea Diarrhoea is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you. It affects most people from time to time and is...

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About discoid eczema Discoid eczema is a long-term skin condition that causes skin to become itchy, reddened, swollen and cracked in circular or oval patches....

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About Down's syndrome Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical...

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About dysphagia Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can't swallow...

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About dystonia Dystonia is a medical term for a range of movement disorders that cause muscle spasms and contractions. The spasms and contractions may either...

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About earache Earache is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it's usually only caused by a minor infection and will...

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About earwax build-up Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly,...

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Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where a large outbreak occurred in 2014-15. In June 2016, the outbreak was officially...

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Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg develops outside the womb. This usually happens in one of the fallopian tubes which lead...

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About endometriosis Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb. These...

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About epilepsy Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. Almost one in every 100 people has the condition. Seizures The...

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About erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is a very common...

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About escherichia coli O157 Escherichia coli O157, sometimes called VTEC, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea and kidney failure....

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About Ewing sarcoma Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer. Bone cancer is itself rare, with around 600 cases being diagnosed in the...

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About febrile seizures A febrile seizure is a fit that can happen when a child has a fever. Febrile seizures are also sometimes called febrile...

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Fever is when a human's body temperature goes above the normal range of 36–37° Centigrade (98–100° Fahrenheit). It is a common medical sign. Other terms...

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About fungal nail infection Many people develop a fungal nail infection at some point in their life. It's not usually serious, but can be unpleasant...

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About gallstones Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don't cause any symptoms and don't...

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About gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet). It...

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About gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is a very common condition that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It's usually caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug. It affects...

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This STD is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus affects the skin, cervix, genitals, and some other parts of the body. There...

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About 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...

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About glandular fever Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. It is also known as infectious mononucleosis, or "mono"....

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This sexually transmitted bacterial infection usually attacks the mucous membranes. It is also known as the clap or the drip. The bacterium, which is highly...

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About gout Gout is a type of arthritis in which small crystals form inside and around the joints. It causes sudden attacks of severe pain...

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About gum disease Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. If you have gum disease, your gums...

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About haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus)....

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About hay fever Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life. Symptoms...

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About head lice and nits Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair that head...

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About headaches Many people get headaches regularly, making them one of the most common health complaints. But most aren't serious and are easily treated. In...

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About hearing loss Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Action on...

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The heart is another vital organ. The heart's job is to pump oxygenated blood throughout your body and receive deoxygenated blood back in return. Without...

 Vital Organs / 20 views

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About heart failure a. Weakened left ventricle walls cannot pump enough blood to body b. Blood becomes trapped (“congested”) in left ventricle, causing the ventricle...

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Hepatitis B can permanently damage the liver. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes this STD. It is transmitted through contact with infected semen, blood, and...

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About hiatus hernia A hiatus hernia, or hiatal hernia, is when part of the stomach squeezes up into the chest through an opening ("hiatus") in...

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About high cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made...

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About HIV HIV is a long term health condition which is now very easy to manage. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus targets...

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A person cannot transmit HIV if a viral load cannot be detected in the blood. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, leaving its...

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About Hodgkin lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma is an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout...

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Human papillomavirus is a name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and mucous membranes, such as the throat, cervix, anus, and mouth....

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About Huntington's disease Huntington's disease is an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain. This brain damage gets progressively worse over time...

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About hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes....

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About idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. It's not clear...

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About impetigo Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It's not usually serious and often improves within a...

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Inherited heart conditions An inherited heart disease is one which has been passed on through your parents’ genes. Inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) is an umbrella...

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Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly...

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About iron deficiency anaemia Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where a lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number...

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation. IBS...

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About kidney stones Kidney stones can develop in one or both kidneys and most often affect people aged 30 to 60. They're quite common, with...

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The kidneys are located under the ribcage in your lower back. The job of the kidneys is to filter things like water and salts out...

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About labyrinthitis Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection. It causes a delicate structure deep inside your ear called the labyrinth to become inflamed, affecting your...

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The large intenstine is located in your abdomen and is 1.5 meters in length! The large intenstine is involved in digestion, and receives undigested food...

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About laryngeal cancer Laryngeal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the larynx (voice box). The larynx is part of the throat found at...

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About lichen planus Lichen planus is a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body. Affected areas can include the: arms, legs...

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The liver is located in the upper abdomen, slightly more to the left side. The main job of the liver is to produce bile, which...

 Vital Organs / 25 views

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About loss of libido Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem affecting up to one in five men – and even more women...

 Reproductive Organs / 18 views

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About lung cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every...

 Cancer Types / 16 views

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The lungs are located in your chest and are protected by your rib cage. The lungs take in oxygen which goes into the blood through...

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About lupus Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening....

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About Lyme disease Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in...

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About lymphoedema Lymphoedema is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but usually...

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About malaria Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito...

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Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious, viral skin infection. There are four types: MCV-1, the most common type MCV-2, the most commonly sexually transmitted type MCV-3...

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The pancreas is located in the abdomen, behind the stomach. The job of the pancreas is to produce enzymes necessary for digestion and send them...

 Vital Organs / 15 views

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Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a tiny mite. They burrow into the skin and lay their eggs. A person with...

 Sexually Transmitted Diseases / 18 views

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About sepsis Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Sepsis...

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The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Its main job is to maintain the body's temperature, which means that sweat is created...

 Vital Organs / 21 views

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The job of the small intestine is to digest food. It does this using chemicals, such as enzymes. The small intestine also absorbs nutrients from...

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The stomach receives food from the esophagus and sends it into the small intenstine. The stomach's role in digestion is to break down food and...

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Syphilis is the result of Treponema pallidum, a bacterium. It is transmitted by sexual contact, and the person passing on the infection will have a...

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Trichomoniasis is a common STD that can affect both sexes. However, women are more likely to experience symptoms. The infection is caused by a single-celled...

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About hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may...

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About indigestion Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn). Dyspepsia and heartburn may occur...

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About ingrown toenail An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The big toe is often affected, either...

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About lactose intolerance Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in...

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About laryngitis Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). In most cases, it gets better without treatment in about a week. Symptoms of laryngitis...

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta – the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart, down through...

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Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful...

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About acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment....

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About acute myeloid leukaemia Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means it progresses rapidly and aggressively, and usually requires immediate treatment....

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at...

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About anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. It is also known as anaphylactic shock. Signs of anaphylaxis include:...

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Introduction Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious mental health condition. People with anorexia have problems with eating. They are very anxious about...

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Introduction Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some...

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three...

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Avian flu, or bird flu, refers to a group of infectious diseases caused by influenza viruses that infect birds and make them ill. One subtype...

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Introduction Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis through regular binges. People who binge eat...

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Introduction Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with...

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About bladder cancer Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue, known as a tumour, develops in the bladder lining. In some cases, the...

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About bowel cancer Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer...

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About bowel incontinence Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience...

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The brain is the controller of your body, and stores information, allows you to think and learn, as well as controls vital daily functions, like...

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About brain tumours A brain tumour is a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. It can either be...

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About breast cancer Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer. In 2011, just under 50,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Most...

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Introduction Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition. People who have bulimia try to control their weight by severely restricting the amount...

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About bunions A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus. The...

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About cervical cancer Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). Cancer...

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Chancroid is also known as soft chancre and ulcus molle. It is a bacterial infection caused by called streptobacillus Haemophilus ducreyi. The infection causes painful...

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Chilblains Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body's extremities, such...

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What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that’s easily cured with antibiotic medicine. It’s one of the most common STDs, and most people who...

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About chronic fatigue syndrome Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long term condition that causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that doesn't go...

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Pubic lice manifestations are primarily spread through sexual contact. Pets do not play any part in the transmission of human lice. The lice attach to...

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About deafblindness Deafblindness is a combination of sight and hearing loss that affects a person's ability to communicate, access information and get around. It's also...

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About deep vein thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg....

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About dehydration Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it...

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Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses...

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About dental abscesses A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that...

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What is depression? Everyone has spells of feeling down, but depression is more than just spending a few days feeling sad or unhappy. Depression can...

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Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune skin condition linked to coeliac disease. How many people have dermatitis herpetiformis? DH affects fewer people than coeliac disease,...

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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type...

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About Down's syndrome Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical...

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About dysphagia Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can't swallow...

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Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where a large outbreak occurred in 2014-15. In June 2016, the outbreak was officially...

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Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg develops outside the womb. This usually happens in one of the fallopian tubes which lead...

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About endometriosis Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb. These...

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About epilepsy Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. Almost one in every 100 people has the condition. Seizures The...

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About erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is a very common...

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About escherichia coli O157 Escherichia coli O157, sometimes called VTEC, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea and kidney failure....

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About Ewing sarcoma Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer. Bone cancer is itself rare, with around 600 cases being diagnosed in the...

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About febrile seizures A febrile seizure is a fit that can happen when a child has a fever. Febrile seizures are also sometimes called febrile...

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Fever is when a human's body temperature goes above the normal range of 36–37° Centigrade (98–100° Fahrenheit). It is a common medical sign. Other terms...

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About fungal nail infection Many people develop a fungal nail infection at some point in their life. It's not usually serious, but can be unpleasant...

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About gallstones Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don't cause any symptoms and don't...

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About gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is a very common condition that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It's usually caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug. It affects...

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This STD is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus affects the skin, cervix, genitals, and some other parts of the body. There...

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About 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...

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About glandular fever Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. It is also known as infectious mononucleosis, or "mono"....

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This sexually transmitted bacterial infection usually attacks the mucous membranes. It is also known as the clap or the drip. The bacterium, which is highly...

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About gout Gout is a type of arthritis in which small crystals form inside and around the joints. It causes sudden attacks of severe pain...

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About gum disease Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. If you have gum disease, your gums...

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About haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus)....

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About hay fever Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life. Symptoms...

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About head lice and nits Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair that head...

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About headaches Many people get headaches regularly, making them one of the most common health complaints. But most aren't serious and are easily treated. In...

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About hearing loss Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Action on...

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The heart is another vital organ. The heart's job is to pump oxygenated blood throughout your body and receive deoxygenated blood back in return. Without...

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About heart failure a. Weakened left ventricle walls cannot pump enough blood to body b. Blood becomes trapped (“congested”) in left ventricle, causing the ventricle...

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Hepatitis B can permanently damage the liver. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes this STD. It is transmitted through contact with infected semen, blood, and...

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About high cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made...

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About HIV HIV is a long term health condition which is now very easy to manage. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus targets...

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A person cannot transmit HIV if a viral load cannot be detected in the blood. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, leaving its...

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About Hodgkin lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma is an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout...

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Human papillomavirus is a name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and mucous membranes, such as the throat, cervix, anus, and mouth....

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About Huntington's disease Huntington's disease is an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain. This brain damage gets progressively worse over time...

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About hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes....

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About idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. It's not clear...

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About impetigo Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It's not usually serious and often improves within a...

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Inherited heart conditions An inherited heart disease is one which has been passed on through your parents’ genes. Inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) is an umbrella...

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Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly...

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About iron deficiency anaemia Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where a lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number...

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation. IBS...

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About kidney stones Kidney stones can develop in one or both kidneys and most often affect people aged 30 to 60. They're quite common, with...

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The kidneys are located under the ribcage in your lower back. The job of the kidneys is to filter things like water and salts out...

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About labyrinthitis Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection. It causes a delicate structure deep inside your ear called the labyrinth to become inflamed, affecting your...

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The large intenstine is located in your abdomen and is 1.5 meters in length! The large intenstine is involved in digestion, and receives undigested food...

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About laryngeal cancer Laryngeal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the larynx (voice box). The larynx is part of the throat found at...

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About lichen planus Lichen planus is a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body. Affected areas can include the: arms, legs...

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The liver is located in the upper abdomen, slightly more to the left side. The main job of the liver is to produce bile, which...

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About loss of libido Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem affecting up to one in five men – and even more women...

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About lung cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every...

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The lungs are located in your chest and are protected by your rib cage. The lungs take in oxygen which goes into the blood through...

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About lupus Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening....

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About Lyme disease Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in...

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About lymphoedema Lymphoedema is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but usually...

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About malaria Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito...

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Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious, viral skin infection. There are four types: MCV-1, the most common type MCV-2, the most commonly sexually transmitted type MCV-3...

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The pancreas is located in the abdomen, behind the stomach. The job of the pancreas is to produce enzymes necessary for digestion and send them...

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Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a tiny mite. They burrow into the skin and lay their eggs. A person with...

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About sepsis Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Sepsis...

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The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Its main job is to maintain the body's temperature, which means that sweat is created...

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The job of the small intestine is to digest food. It does this using chemicals, such as enzymes. The small intestine also absorbs nutrients from...

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The stomach receives food from the esophagus and sends it into the small intenstine. The stomach's role in digestion is to break down food and...

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Syphilis is the result of Treponema pallidum, a bacterium. It is transmitted by sexual contact, and the person passing on the infection will have a...

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Trichomoniasis is a common STD that can affect both sexes. However, women are more likely to experience symptoms. The infection is caused by a single-celled...

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