can reveal significant markers for health or disease in a variety of systems in the body and this may lead to further investigation if anything significant arises from testing.
is the name given to a group of unpleasant symptoms experienced after eating. Complementary health care looks at your relationship with food, diet, possible food sensitivities, how you feel about nourishing yourself and what else in your life you find 'difficult to stomach'.
is an umbrella term for medical conditions caused by a disorder of the endocrine system. These range from diabetes to thyroid disorders to delayed puberty.
often causes no symptoms or immediate problems but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that can affect the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.
are a common disorder associated with stress and anxiety and can range from mild to severe. Primary causes include stress and tension, fear, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, allergies, muscle spasms, postural problems and injury to the head or neck.
is an infectious illness and can be passed on to family and friends; however, most adults exposed to glandular fever have previously already been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (often as a child) and are therefore not at risk of developing glandular fever.
is a fairly common condition in which cells that usually line the womb are found elsewhere in the body. Endometriosis can occur in several places in the body but most commonly occurs in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, the intestines, vagina and the rectum.
is a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the upper layers of the skin. The term "eczema" is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes, redness, swelling, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding
is a pain which be localised around the middle or inner ear. Pain can be caused by disease in the external, middle or inner ear and can occur due to foreign bodies or a mechanical stress.
is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. Dizziness can arise from various medical conditions including ear conditions, brain conditions, cardiovascular disease, anemia or hypoglycaemia.