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Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop something even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.

Two in three people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their life. It can be mild and last only a few weeks or it can be a lot more severe.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and tendons, which can cause pain and difficulty when you move around. Other possible effects of arthritis are loss of grip and strength.

is a condition that affects the airways, causing them to become inflamed and narrowed when the asthma is triggered, making it difficult to breathe.

Being diagnosed with a health condition or illness can be a worrying and uncertain time.

Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

1 in 3 people in the UK will develop cancer at some stage in their life and it is more common in later life. A healthy diet and lifestyle are key factors in prevention.

COPD is the collective term for some lung diseases that make breathing difficult.

Chronic pain is pain that persists despite medical treatment. This pain lasts for a long time (generally more than 3 months).

There are approximately nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than half of people over the age of 60 years old have a hearing loss, which is usually related to the ageing process.

Dementia is a term used to describe various disorders involving a loss of brain function, such as thinking, memory, reasoning and language.

Diabetes is a health condition where the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. There are 2 types of Diabetes.

Information about types of eating disorder and who can help.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition which causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures.

Flu is an infectious virus and is most common from December to March. There is no cure for flu but you can get a flu vaccination.

Alopecia is a condition that can affect men, women and children. It has no harmful effects to general health but hair loss can be distressing.

A hallucination is a sensory experience that occurs in the absence of an external stimulus. For example hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling or feeling something that isn’t there.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when your arteries become blocked and restrict the blood and oxygen supply to your heart.

If High Blood Pressure is not treated and kept under control, it can cause heart disease or a stroke.

Incontinence can affect all age groups. Incontinence may happen for a number of different reasons. Help is available.

The latest information to help you during the coronavirus.

ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is also sometimes referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It can affect people of any age.

The menopause happens to all women. Support and help is available to help deal with the side effects.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

For many people the main symptom is a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision; sensitivity to light, sound and smells feeling sick and vomiting.

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become weak, fragile and can break easily. It is more common in women than men.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition which affects movements such as walking, talking and writing.

Self care and self management for people with a disability are terms that are used regularly in today’s society, particularly by the NHS and associated health and social care organisations. There are services and benefits that can help too.

Shingles is a common disease which occurs in people who have previously had chicken pox. It can affect anyone.

A stroke occurs when an area of the brain is deprived of its blood supply, causing brain tissue to die. This is usually the result of a clot or burst blood vessel.

There are a range of support groups in Newcastle that help, advise and support people through difficulties including offering emotional support to those people dealing with illness, social isolation, end of life or a long term condition.


The thyroid produces hormones which control the body’s metabolism. These hormones are important in regulating your body’s energy.

Urinary tract infections are the most common infection health problem amongst older adults. They can be painful and uncomfortable, but can be treated easily.

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