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  • Vitiligo: Robert's story

    Robert, 19, was diagnosed with vitiligo (loss of skin colour) when he was eight. He describes how the condition spread, how it first affecte...
  • Sickle cell disease: Rosalind's story

    Rosalind has sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder. She explains how understanding the illness helps her to manage everyday life...
  • Lymphoedema: Philippa's story

    Philippa has primary lymphoedema, a long-term condition that causes swelling in the legs. She describes how she manages it and doesn't let i...
  • Hypertension

    High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it's not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain...
  • Epilepsy: Mark's story

    Mark was diagnosed with epilepsy six years ago. His memory has been affected and his lifestyle has changed, but in some ways for the better...
  • Sciatica

    Dr Rob Hicks explains the causes, symptoms and treatment for different types of sciatica (pain radiating from the lower back along the legs ...
  • Urinary incontinence

    Stress, childbirth and age can all cause incontinence. A urologist gives advice on treatments, including pelvic floor exercises, medication ...
  • Alcohol misuse: David's story

    David has been an alcoholic for 25 years but hasn't drunk for the last four. He describes how his addiction started and the effect it had on...
  • Overactive thyroid gland

    An endocrinologist explains what causes an overactive thyroid gland, leading to over-production of thyroid hormones, and the variety of trea...
  • Mumps

    Mumps is a viral infection and highly contagious. Dr Rupal Shah explains the symptoms and treatment, and the importance of immunisation...
  • Carers: Julie's story

    Julie became a full-time carer when her husband and her mum were both diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. She describes how this affects her ...
  • MS: Jo's story

    Jo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago. She explains how it affects her body, her ability to move around and her family lif...
  • Glandular fever

    An expert explains how glandular fever is caused, how it's passed on, and how to recognise the symptoms...
  • Children with ADHD

    A psychiatrist explains how ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) affects childrens behaviour and the treatments available. See also...
  • Sex during pregnancy

    An expert discusses the myths surrounding sex during pregnancy and reveals what's true and what's not....

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