Conditions

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than 3 months.

1 in 4 UK adults suffer with a chronic pain syndrome.

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is caused by damage or dysfunction in one or more nerves, causing pain signals to be sent to the brain.

Around 7 in 100 people in the UK have chronic neuropathic pain.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain that is felt in the muscles and tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

About 1 in 25 people will develop fibromyalgia during their life.

Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a distressing symptom for cancer patients.

CINV is experienced by up to 75% of all cancer patients.

Cancer-Related Appetite Loss

Appetite loss (anorexia) is common for patients with cancer. Changes in appetite may be secondary to the cancer itself or side effects of treatment.

Almost all cancer patients will experience some form of change in appetite.

Epilepsy – Adult/Child

Epilepsy is condition characterised by recurrent, unprovoked seizures.

1 in 100 people have epilepsy in the UK.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, and panic disorder.

About 1 in 20 people in the UK suffer with an anxiety disorder at any specific time.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have poor sleep. This may manifest as difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, early wakening, or sleep that leaves you feeling unrefreshed.

1 in 3 adults may be affected by insomnia.

Depression

Depression is defined by having a persistently low mood and/or loss of pleasure in normal activities for at least two weeks.

Each year, 5 in 100 adults experience a period of depression.

Migraine

Migraines are moderate or severe headaches that are accompanied by other features such as nausea, and sensitivity to lights, noises, and movement.

6 million people in the UK suffer from migraine.

Cluster Headache

Cluster headache is a condition where severe attacks of pain affect one side of the head or face, often around the eye. These occur repetitively over a defined period of time before stopping.

Cluster headache affects 1 in 1,000 individuals over their lifetimes.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the nerves in the brain that help in co-ordinating muscle movements.

1 in 350 UK adults is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition causing patches of inflammation in the gut wall, affecting any part of the gut.

145 in 100,000 adults in the UK are affected by Crohn’s disease.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune condition causing continuous segments of inflammation in the gut wall, affecting the colon and rectum only.

2 in 1,000 adults in the UK are affected by ulcerative colitis.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterised by having recurrent distressing memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event(s).

3 in 100 people may develop PTSD during their life.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition, causing patches of inflammation in the brain and/or spinal cord.

MS affects around 1 in 600 people in the UK.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition where people develop anxiety-producing thoughts (obsessions), which they may attempt to relieve by performing an action (compulsions).

OCD affects 1 in 100 people in the UK.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual.

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