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Hypothyroidism

Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Read more

Indigestion

Indigestion is a word used to describe stomach pain or discomfort after eating. It is not a disease on its own, but a group of symptoms (such as stomach pain, bloating, or a sense of fullness) you feel soon after eating. Read more

Infant colic

Infant colic is ongoing crying without an obvious cause in otherwise healthy babies. It can be very stressful to manage but usually passes by 16 weeks of age. Read more
Influenza

Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection of your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs, but it can affect your whole body. It is a serious viral infection that carries the risk of hospitalisation or even death. Read more

Insomnia

If you have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping for long enough, you may have insomnia. This is a common problem and can be caused by many things. However, there are things you can do to help improve your sleep and there are treatments available if you need them. Read more
Iron supplements

Iron supplements

Easy-to-read medicine information about iron supplements – what are they, how to take iron supplements safely and possible side effects. Read more

Irritable bowel disease

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Kidney disease

Kidney disease

Kidney disease is any disease or condition that affects the function of the kidneys, which is to filter and remove wastes and water from the bloodstream. Read more

Knee arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most is the most common type of knee arthritis. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint. Read more

Liver disease

Liver disease can be inherited or caused by damage to the liver such as from infection, alcohol use and obesity. Over time, damage to the liver causes scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to life-threatening liver failure. Read more
Mammogram

Mammogram

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of your breast tissue. It can show changes and abnormalities in your breasts before anything can be seen or felt. Read more

Melanoma

A melanoma is a malignant tumour (cancer) that occurs in the skin, often appearing as a new spot on normal skin, or developing from an existing mole. Read more

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to serious illnesses including meningitis (inflammation of the brain membranes) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These illnesses can develop quickly over a few hours and can cause serious disability or even death, so it’s important to get medical help immediately. Meningococcal disease can be treated with antibiotics. Early treatment is very important. Don't wait – take action! Read more

Mental illness

Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/ or relates to others. Read more
Nappy rash

Nappy rash

Nappy rash is a red, irritating skin rash in the area covered by the baby's nappy. Read more
Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is a medical term used to describe being too heavy for your height so that your health is affected. Obese children and adults are at much greater risk of acute and long-term health problems. The World Health Organisation describes the worldwide prevalence of obesity as an epidemic. Read more

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting people as they get older. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced movement in the joints and is often called 'wear and tear' arthritis. Read more
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to be thinner and weaker than normal. This means, they can break easily, such as after a small bump or fall. Read more

Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement and coordination. Symptoms of Parkinson’s usually take many years to develop. The first sign of Parkinson's is sometimes a tremor or slowness of movement. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, but its symptoms can be treated with medication, surgery and lifestyle changes. Read more
Prediabetes

Prediabetes

Prediabetes means the amount of glucose, a type of sugar, in your blood is higher than normal and you are at much higher risk of getting diabetes. Read more