Illnesses and conditions

Symptoms, causes and treatments of common illnesses and conditions. Includes injuries, infections and poisoning.

A to Z

Find an illness or condition by name

Blood and lymph

Includes high and low blood pressure and blood poisoning (sepsis)

Brain, nerves and spinal cord

Includes headaches, migraines, strokes and Parkinson's disease


Information on different cancer types and advice on living with cancer

Chromosomal conditions

Conditions related to gene and chromosome development including Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome


Includes type 1 and 2 diabetes, and diabetic retinopathy

Down's syndrome

Learn about Down's syndrome, its causes and living with the condition

Ears, nose and throat

Includes earache, sore throat, vertigo and laryngitis


Includes conjunctivitis and deafblindness


Includes underactive thyroid, overactive thyroid and swollen glands

Heart and blood vessels

Includes heart attacks, heart disease, angina and blood clots

Immune system

Includes allergies, hay fever, HIV and AIDS

Infections and poisoning

Includes colds, flu, norovirus, chickenpox and measles


How to look after burns, cuts, bites, sprains and strains, and head injuries

Kidneys, bladder and prostate

Includes kidney stones, cystitis, urinary tract infections and incontinence

Lungs and airways

Includes coughs, asthma, bronchitis and COPD

Mental health

Includes stress, depression, insomnia and eating disorders


Includes toothache, mouth ulcers, gum disease and dental abscesses

Muscle, bone and joints

Includes sprains, strains and broken bones


Includes obesity, malnutrition and iron deficiency anaemia

Pregnancy and childbirth

Includes miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sexual and reproductive

Includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs), erectile dysfunction and menopause

Skin, hair and nails

Includes acne, psoriasis, ingrown toenails and warts and verrucas

Stomach, liver and gastrointestinal tract

Includes indigestion, diarrhoea, coeliac disease and gastroenteritis