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Medical Articles

A comprehensive A to Z collection of medical articles.

Please note that all content on this website (including, but not limited to, copy, images, commentary, advice, tips, hints, guides, observations) is provided as an informational resource only.

It is certainly not a substitute for correct and accurate diagnosis or recommendation or treatment by a medical professional. Please ensure that you obtain proper guidance from your GP or other medical professional. The information provide on this website does not create any patient-medical expert relationship, and must not be used in any way as a substitute for such. 

Shows a man in a white t-shirt with his hand over his mouth; he looks very tired. The words – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) estimates that there are up to 1 in 250 individuals suffering with the condition. 

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A snow covered mountain top with a cloudy and very blue sky. The word – Chilblains – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Chilblains

Small, red and itchy patches on the skin are typically known as chilblains. In most cases, chilblains clear up on their own, but sometimes, a visit to the doctor may be required. 

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A teal and white ribbon on a blue sky background with white clouds. The words – Cervical Cancer – can also be seen

Guide by Condition: Cervical Cancer

The cervix is a part of the female reproductive system. It is a small ring that sits between the vagina and the womb.

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A woman lying down, blowing her nose. She is surrounded by used tissues. The word – Catarrh – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Catarrh

Catarrh is a build-up of mucus in the airways, or in a cavity of the body.

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A night sky – the sun is setting – the words – Bulimia Nervosa – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Bulimia Nervosa

Eating disorders are on the rise, with approximately 2 in 100 women in the UK developing bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.

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A pink ribbon on a white, washed wooden background with the words – Breast Cancer in Women

Guide by Condition: Breast Cancer In Women

Breast cancer is the most common cancer to occur in women. According to the NHS website, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with a form of breast cancer during their lifetime

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A person lying on a sofa clutching her stomach, as though in pain. The words – Bowel Polyps – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Bowel Polyps

Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the bowel, or rectum, or lining of the colon, they can also be referred to as colon polyps.

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A white gloved hand holding an inhaler – the word – asthma – can also be seen

Guide by Condition: Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects airways and lung function.

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A close up of a woman's stomach. Her right hand is pressed against the right side of her stomach, although in pain

Guide by Condition: Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the appendix.

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A man sitting on a sofa; his hand is raised to his head, although stressed. The words – Anxiety and Stress – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Anxiety and Stress

Are you currently experiencing increased feelings of anxiety? Do you find it hard to relax and clear your thoughts? If these symptoms fit your current situation, you might be experiencing what doctors refer to as –...

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A large heart made from lots of small, red glass beads on a dark background. The word – Angina – can also be seen

Guide by Condition: Angina

Angina is where you suffer pain in your chest which is caused by a lack of blood flow to your heart. It is not a heart attack, but could be a warning sign that you are at...

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A close up of a man blowing his nose. The word – Anaphylaxis – can be seen

Guide by Condition: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction in the body caused by a specific trigger, such as an allergy. In comparison to a normal allergic reaction that may display mild symptoms, anaphylaxis can sometimes be life-threatening if not treated...

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A number of red blood cells with the word – Anaemia

Guide by Condition: Anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which there is insufficient haemoglobin and red blood cells in the body, meaning there isn’t enough to meet the body’s requirements to function as it should.

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A picture of a woman's face that has a lot of acne on it. The background is black and has a white word on it saying – Acne

Guide by Condition: Acne

Acne vulgaris is known as a common acne skin condition that can affect people throughout their entire life. Acne is often associated with teenagers, as it can be linked to hormonal changes that happen during puberty. However, adults...

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