is a term used to describe the symptoms a person experiences when feeling under pressure or threatened. It is essentially the body responding naturally to a perceived threat by something called the fight or flight response.



are an overwhelming need to avoid any contact with the specific cause of the anxiety or fear. Coming into contact, or even the thought of coming into contact, with the cause of the phobia makes you anxious or panic.


Panic Attacks

are a distressing and debilitating condition that affects a large number of people. They are often misunderstood and can leave the sufferer feeling like they are going insane. Physiologically, they are caused by our primitive 'fight or flight' response

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is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and gender. A person is considered obese if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) - weight in kilograms divided by their height in metres squared - of 30 or more. Obesity can happen when you eat more calories than you burn over a period of time.



involves the end of egg production (ovulation), which occurs as a result of falling levels of the female sex hormone, oestrogen, which regulates menstruation. Treatments are available that can ease menopausal symptoms, which can be severe or distressing.