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Women's Health NHS inform

Details: Each stage presents important and differing opportunities to promote and protect health and wellbeing. Girls and young women (puberty to around 25 years) This is an important stage in life for women and girls, marking the start of menstruation, sexual activity and fertility. Middle and reproductive years (around 25 to 50 years)

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Your community health care services NHS inform

Details: The health team will discuss with you to help you decide which is the best option for you. If you are unable to use these technologies, please let them know. We appreciate how difficult it may be to adapt to these new ways of communication and we are here to help if you have any issues.

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Vertigo causes & treatment

Details: Vertigo is a symptom of several different health conditions such as labyrinthitis and Meniere's disease. Find out how to treat vertigo, what medication is available and …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Self-isolation exemption for

Details: From Monday 9 August, if health and social care workers are exempt from self-isolation, they should follow the advice of the general population outside of work: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. To return to work, there are …

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Leg cramps causes & treatment

Details: Leg cramps can occur for no apparent reason, known as idiopathic leg cramps, or as a symptom or complication of a health condition, known as secondary leg cramps. Causes of secondary leg cramps can include: pregnancy; exercise certain types of medication, such as statins (medicines that help lower cholesterol levels) liver disease

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Work and cancer NHS inform

Details: An employer is only allowed to ask questions about health or disability if they are, or may be, relevant to the person’s ability to carry out particular functions of the job. Many people with cancer don’t consider themselves to be disabled, and if they’re asked in general terms …

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Death of a baby NHS inform

Details: The death of a baby is a deeply traumatic event, it will affect people in different ways and each person’s grief is unique. We hope this section will help you through the first few days, explain what you need to do, and how you may feel.

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Munchausen's syndrome NHS inform

Details: Health professionals can also run a number of clinical tests to check for evidence of self-inflicted illness or tampering of clinical test. For example, the person's blood can be checked for traces of medication that the person should not be taking, but which could explain their symptoms.

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Hyperhidrosis symptoms & treatments

Details: Hyperhidrosis doesn't usually pose a serious threat to your health, but it can sometimes lead to physical and emotional problems. Fungal infections Hyperhidrosis increases the risk of developing fungal infections, particularly on the feet – most commonly fungal nail infections and athlete’s foot.

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Shortness of breath

Details: Sudden and unexpected breathlessness is most likely to be caused by one of the following health conditions. Click on the references at the end for more information about these conditions. A problem with your lungs or airways. Sudden breathlessness could be an asthma attack. This means your airways have narrowed and you'll produce more phlegm

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Contact us NHS inform

Details: NHS inform helpline. If you’re well, but have a question about your health or local NHS services, phone our helpline on 0800 22 44 88. Our helpline is open 7 days a week, from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

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How to eat well NHS inform

Details: To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread your drinking evenly over 3 or more days. If you have one or two heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risks of death from long term

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Genital herpes symptoms & treatments

Details: Talk to your doctor or nurse at the sexual health service, or to your GP about possible treatment options that may suit you. If you're pregnant and find out you have a genital herpes infection, tell your midwife as soon as possible. As there's no screening test for herpes, partners are only advised to …

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High cholesterol

Details: About high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid. It's vital for the normal functioning of the body. Cell membranes, hormones and vitamin D are created by your body using cholesterol. Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have an effect on your health.

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Football NHS inform

Details: Health benefits. Football counts towards your recommended amount of aerobic activity and brings benefits including reducing your risk of certain chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It will help improve your overall cardiovascular health and you should see your endurance increase over time if played frequently.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Details: Information on entitlements to welfare benefits, accessing health and social care and others sources of support for patients and carers are available from Action for M.E. Action for M.E. has a number of booklets that may be useful for people living with CFS/ME, their families and their health professionals.

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Anorexia nervosa symptoms & treatments

Details: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious, potentially life-threatening, mental health condition. People who have anorexia are very anxious about their weight and body shape. They try to keep their weight as low as possible by strictly controlling and limiting what they eat. Many people with anorexia will also exercise excessively.

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Raynaud's phenomenon

Details: Raynaud's phenomenon is the result of over-sensitive blood vessels in the body's extremities. In many cases, no cause is identified, although it's sometimes linked to other health conditions. When your body is exposed to cold temperatures, the extremities, such as your fingers and toes, lose heat.

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Dental abscess symptoms & treatments

Details: having a weakened immune system – this includes people with certain underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, and those having treatment, including steroid medication or chemotherapy Preventing dental abscesses. You can reduce your risk of developing dental abscesses by keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

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Croup NHS inform

Details: Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx). Children with croup have a distinctive barking cough and will make a harsh sound, known as stridor, when they breathe in.

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Fever in adults NHS inform

Details: Fever and underlying health issues. Most fevers aren't in themselves life-threatening, however there are certain times where you may need to seek medical advice. If any of the following apply to you and you have a fever, please contact your GP practice immediately: You are on treatment for immune deficiency

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E-cigarettes NHS inform

Details: The health benefit comes from stopping smoking, not using an e-cigarette. It will be some time until studies will show the long-term impact and any unforeseen risks of using e-cigarettes. More is known about the safety and effectiveness of other stop smoking medications.

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Fibroids symptoms & treatments

Details: Read the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance about hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine fibroids (PDF, 133kb). Non-surgical procedures. As well as traditional surgical techniques to treat fibroids, non-surgical treatments are also available. These are outlined below. Uterine artery embolisation (UAE)

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Pneumococcal vaccine for adults

Details: Public Health Scotland is a proud member of the Vaccine Safety Net and partners with NHS inform to provide reliable information on vaccine safety. The Vaccine Safety Net is a global network of websites, evaluated by the World Health Organization, that provides reliable information on vaccine safety. More about the Vaccine Safety Net

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Joint hypermobility

Details: Symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome. JHS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including: pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles – particularly towards the end of the day and after physical activity. clicking joints. back and neck pain. fatigue (extreme tiredness) night pains – …

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Malignant brain tumour (cancerous)

Details: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made recommendations on the standards of care that brain tumour patients should receive. For more information, see the service guidance for improving outcomes for people with brain and other central nervous system tumours. Driving and travelling

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Scabies symptoms & treatments

Details: Scabies is a skin condition caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei. The intense itching associated with scabies is thought to be caused by the immune system reacting to the mites and their saliva, eggs and faeces. The scabies mite life cycle. A scabies infestation starts when a …

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Benefits of talking therapy NHS inform

Details: Talking therapy for mental health problems. Talking therapies can help if you have: depression. anxiety. an eating disorder. a phobia. an addiction. They're often used if you've been diagnosed with a serious mental health condition, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Talking therapies are commonly used alongside medicines.

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It's OK to Ask NHS inform

Details: It's OK to Ask Patient Leaflet. Our patient information leaflet outlines questions you may want to ask at your next appointment. The leaflet includes a blank space on the back so you can take your own notes. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may …

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Premature babies Ready Steady Baby!

Details: Premature babies are likely to be small and may have health issues. The earlier a baby's born the more health issues they’re likely to have. Why babies are born early. It is not always clear why a baby is born early but some reasons are: there's a preterm rupture of membranes (this is the most common cause)

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