Useful Websites

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This page is designed to help you obtain information and support on a variety of medical conditions and topics.

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Abortion: http://www.abortion-help.co.uk/
Action on Elder Abuse (Cymru): http://www.elderabuse.org.uk/cymru/
Acupuncture: http://www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk/ 
Addison’s disease: http://www.addisonsdisease.org.uk/
Afasic: http://www.afasic.org.uk/ 
Agoraphobia: http://www.phobics-society.org.uk/ 
Age UK: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Alcoholism: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/ 
Alzheimer’s disease: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ 
Amniocentesis: http://www.mothersbliss.co.uk/nine/special/amnio.asp
Anaemia: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=19
Anaphylaxis: http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/ 
Aneurysm: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=22
Angina: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/angina.html
Ankylosing spondylitis: http://www.nass.co.uk/questions.htm
Anorexia nervosa: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/anorexianervosa.htm
Anxiety: http://www.anxiety-and-depression-solutions.com/
Aphasia: http://www.aphasia.org/
Apnoea: http://www.sleepmatters.org/
Arthritis: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org
Association of Wheelchair Children: http://www.wheelchairchildren.org.uk
Asthma: http://www.asthma.org.uk/
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: http://www.addiss.co.uk/
Autism: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=41

B

B12 deficiency: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/anaemiab12.htm
Bad breath (Halitosis): http://www.entuk.org/patient_info/throat/bad_breath_html
Baker’s cyst: http://www.dreddyclinic.com/findinformation/bb/bakerscyst.htm
Barium enema: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=44
Bell’s Palsy: http://www.bellspalsy.org.uk/
Blepharitis: http://omni.ac.uk/browse/mesh/D001762.html
Blood Groups: http://www.blood.co.uk/pages/e13basic.html
Blood Pressure: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=203
BMI: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/interactivetools/bmi/default.asp#ResultsSection
Bone marrow: http://www.blood.co.uk/pages/marrow_info.html
Botulism: http://www.seekwellness.com/nutrition/botulism.htm
Breakdown: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/health/healthy_mind/breakdown.shtml
Breast lump: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=64
British Lung Foundation: http://www.lunguk.org
British Heart Foundation: http://www.bhf.org.uk
Bronchiolitis: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=23069034
Bronchitis: http://www.bronchitis-symptoms.com/
Bulimia: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=68
Bunion: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=69
Bursitis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=70

C

Caesarean section: http://www.childbirth.org/section/section.html
Carers Centre: http://www.carers.org/local-centre/bridgend
Carpal Tunnel syndrome: http://www.arthroscopy.com/sp04004.htm
Cataract: http://www.sraj.freeuk.com/cataract.htm
Cellulitis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=92
Cerebral Palsy: http://www.scope.org.uk/
Chlamydia: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/chlamydia.htm 
Chorionic Villus sampling: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=101
Chronic fatigue syndrome: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/cfs.htm 
C.O.A.D: http://www.diseasesdatabase.com/ddb2672.htm 
Cirrhosis: http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/content/diseases/cirrhosis.asp 
Cleft lip & palate: http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/Mosby_factsheets/cleft_lip.html 
Coeliac disease: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/coeliac.html 
Congenital heart disease: http://www.equip.nhs.uk/topics/cardiov/conghd.html 
Congestive heart failure: http://omni.ac.uk/browse/mesh/D006333.html 
Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease: http://www.cjd.ed.ac.uk/
Crohn’s disease: http://www.nacc.org.uk/content/home.asp 
Cushing syndrome:http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/cushingssyndrome.htm 
Cystic fibrosis: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000674/

D

Deaf & Blind: http://www.deafblind.org.uk/ 
Depression: http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/ 
Diabetes: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/ 
Diphtheria: http://www.astdhpphe.org/infect/dip.html 
Diverticulitis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=134
Dog Aid: http://www.dogaid.org.uk/
Domestic Abuse: http://www.allwaleshelpline.org.uk
Door to Door: a travel guide for disabled people http://www.dptac.gov.uk/door-to-door/ 
Down’s syndrome: http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/ 
Drug and substance abuse: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/255/
Dyslexia: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=140
Dysphagia: http://www.ability.org.uk/dysphagia.html 
Dyspraxia: http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk 
Dystonia: http://dystonia.org.uk/

E

Ectopic pregnancy: http://www.ectopic.org/ 
Eczema: http://www.eczema.org/ 
Embolism: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=146
Emphysema: http://www.reutershealth.com/wellconnected/doc70.html 
Encephalitis: http://www.encephalitis.info/Home.asp 
Endometriosis: http://www.endo.org.uk/ 
Epilepsy: http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/ 

F

Febrile convulsions:http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/febrileconvulsion.htm 
Fibroids: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_doctor/fibroids.shtml 
Fibromyalgia: www.fibromyalgia-associationuk.org
Frozen Shoulder: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=168 

G

Gallstones: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=23068740
Gastrectomy: http://omni.ac.uk/browse/mesh/D005743.html 
Gender dysphoria: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=435 
Genital herpes: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/herpesgenitalis.htm 
GERD: http://www.heartburncures.org/Gerd-Symptoms.php
Glandular fever: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/glandularfever.htm 
Glaucoma: http://www.glaucoma.org/ 
Glucose tolerance test: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=177
Glue ear: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=178
Goitre: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=179 
Gonorrhoea: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=516
Giullan-Barre syndrome: http://www.jsmarcussen.com/gbs/uk/uk_index.htm 

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Haemophilia: http://www.haemophilia.org.uk/ 
Hand,foot+mouth:http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/handfootmouth.shtml 
Hay fever: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/hayfever.htm
Heart attack: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/heartattackstatins.shtml
Heart disease:http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/heart/aboutheart_index1.shtml
Heartburn: http://www.bdf.org.uk/leaflets/hrtburn.html 
Hepatitis: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/hepatitisc.htm
Hernia(hiatus):http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=486
Hernia (inguinal): http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/groinhernia.htm
HIV and AIDS: http://www.nat.org.uk/ 
Huntington’s disease: http://www.hda.org.uk/ 
Hyperglycaemia: http://www.diabetesireland.ie/view.asp?ID=276
Hypertension: http://www.bhsoc.org
Hysterectomy: http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/ 

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I CAN: http://www.ican.org.uk/ 
Ileostomy:http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=499
Impetigo: http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/wfhfactsheets/WFHimpetigo.htm 
Infertility: http://ivf-infertility.com/ 
Intra uterine device: http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/-603586513.htm 
Irritable bowel syndrome: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/ibs.html 

J

Jaundice: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/jaundice.shtml

K

Kawasaki disease: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=646
Ketosis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=221
Knock knees: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/knockknees.shtml
Kyphosis: http://www.surgerydoor.co.uk/medical_conditions/Indices/S/scoliosis.htm 

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Lactose intolerance: http://www.lactose.co.uk/
Laparoscopy:http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/talking/tests/fibreoptic_laparoscopy.shtml 
Legionnaire’s disease: http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/ 
Leukaemia:http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/leukaemia1.shtml 
Lichen planus: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=23069057 
Limbless Association: http://www.limbless-association.org/
Lumbar puncture:http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=235 
Lymphoma: http://www.lymphoma.org.uk/ 

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Makaton Vocabulary Development Project: http://www.makaton.org/ 
Malaria: http://www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/224/Malaria.html 
Malignant melanoma:http://www.cancerbacup.org.uk/Cancertype/Melanoma 
Marfan syndrome: http://www.marfan.org/nmf/index.jsp 
Mastectomy: http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/band107/b107-2.html 
Mastitis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=242 
Measles: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/measles.html 
Meniere’s disease: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/menieresdisease.htm 
Meningitis: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=245 
Menopause: http://www.the-bms.org/ 
Mental health: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ 
Mental Health & Wellbeing Services: http://www.grapevines.info/
Migraine: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/migraine.html 
MMR: http://www.mmrthefacts.nhs.uk/
Motability: http://www.motability.co.uk
Motor Neurone Disease: http://www.mndassociation.org 
MRI scan: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/examinations/mriscan.htm 
Multiple sclerosis (MS): http://www.mssociety.org.uk/ 
Münchausen: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/medical_notes/3528517.stm 
Muscular dystrophy: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/ 
Myasthenia gravis: http://www.ability.org.uk/Myasthenia_Gravis.html 

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Narcolepsy: http://www.narcolepsy.org.uk/
National Blind Children’s’ Society: http://www.nbcs.org.uk/ 
National Deaf Children’s’ Society: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/ 
Nephrotic syndrome: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40000676/ 
Neuralgia: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=261 
Neurofibromatosis: http://www.nfauk.org/
Neurological Alliance: http://www.neural.org.uk/ 
Noonan syndrome:http://www.bdfcharity.co.uk/docs/family_patients_area/fp_noonan_1.htm 

O

Obesity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/obesity/index.shtml 
Obsessive compulsive disorder: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=23069002 
Osteoarthritis: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/osteoarthritis.html
Osteomyelitis: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000213
Osteopathy: http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/Therapies/Osteopathy.htm#top
Osteoporosis: http://www.nos.org.uk/ 
Otitis media: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/otitismedia.html 
Ovarian cyst: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=274

P

Paget’s disease: http://www.paget.org.uk/ 
Pancreatitis: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/chronicpancreatitis.htm 
Panic disorder: http://www.psychnet-uk.com/dsm_iv/panic_disorder.htm
Paranoia: http://www.hoptechno.com/paranoia.htm
Parkinson’s disease: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Pelvic inflammatory disease: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=279
Peptic ulcer: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/pepticulcer.htm
Pernicious anaemia: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23068868 
Phenylketonuria: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=489
Phobias: http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/simplepsych/12.html 
Pilonidal sinus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/pilonidalsinus.shtml
Poliomyelitis: http://nelancspoliogroup.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/page8.html 
Post natal depression: http://www.pni.org.uk/
Post Polio Syndrome: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40002385/
Post traumatic stress disorder: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=27000223 
Pre eclampsia: http://www.pre-eclampsia.co.uk/ 
Prostate disease: http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/ 
Psoriasis: http://www.psoriasis-help.org.uk/
Psychotherapy: http://www.wpf.org.uk/ 
Pulmonary embolism: http://www.lunguk.org/pulmonary-embolism.asp?dis=27

Q

Quinsy: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40000961/

R

RNIB: http://www.rnib.org.uk/ 
RNID: http://www.rnid.org.uk/ 
Rabies:http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/vla/science/science-viral-rab.htm 
Raynaud’s phenomenon: http://www.raynauds.org.uk 
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.uk
Repetitive strain injury: http://www.rsi-uk.org.uk/
Restless leg syndrome: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?articleID=502
Reye’s syndrome: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=26739122#header 
Rheumatic fever: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40000571/
Ringworm: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/ringworm.shtml
Rubella: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/germanmeasles.htm 

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SARS: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/ 
Scabies: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/scabies.html 
Scarlet fever: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/scarletfever.htm
Schizophrenia: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info/help/schiz/index.asp
SCOPE: Support for people with Cerebral Palsy: http://www.scope.org.uk/ 
Seasonal affective disorder: http://www.sada.org.uk/ 
Shingles: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/shingles.html 
Sickle cell anaemia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/sicklecell.shtml 
Slapped cheek syndrome: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=424 
Sleep apnoea: http://www.sleepmatters.org/
Snoring: http://www.snoring-clinic.co.uk/ 
Spina bifida & Hydrocephalus: http://www.asbah.org
Spinal Injuries Association: http://www.spinal.co.uk/ 
Squint: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=348 
Stammering Association: http://www.stammering.org/ 
Still birth: http://www.borntoosoon.freeservers.com/angelsa-m2.html
Steps: Support for people with lower limb abnormalities: http://www.steps-charity.org.uk/
Stress: http://www.stress.org.uk/ 
Stroke Association: http://www.stroke.org.uk/ 
Subarachnoid haemorrhage: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=352
Suicide: http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ 
Syphilis: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/syphilis.htm 

T

Talking Point: http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/ 
Tay-Sachs disease: http://www.whonamedit.com/synd.cfm/455.html 
Tennis elbow: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/tenniselbow.html 
Tetanus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/tetanus.shtml
Thalassemia: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/caxton/lsu/database/infosheets/7/6.html 
Thrombosis: http://www.ability.org.uk/Thrombosis.html 
Thyroid: http://www.thyroiduk.org/ 
Tinnitus: http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/ 
Tourette’s syndrome: http://www.tsa.org.uk/ 
Toxic shock syndrome: http://www.ability.org.uk/Toxic_Shock_Syndrome.html
Transient ischaemic attack: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=374
Tremor: http://www.tremor.org.uk
Trigeminal neuralgia: http://www.tna.org.uk/
Trigger finger: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/triggerfinger.shtml
Tuberculosis: http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/tb/menu.htm 
Typhoid fever: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/diseases/typhoid.htm

U

Ulcerative colitis: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23068968/
Ultrasound scan:http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/having_a_baby/pregnancy_tests.shtml#how_scans_work

V

Varicoele: http://www.embarrassingproblems.co.uk/lumpsmen.htm 
Varicose veins:http://www.familydoctor.co.uk/htdocs/varicose/varicose_specimen.html 
Vasectomy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/vasectomy.shtml 
Vertigo: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=390
Vitalise: Essential breaks for disabled and visually impaired people http://www.vitalise.org.uk/ 

W

Warts: http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/warts.html 
Whizz-Kidz: mobility equipment for children http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/ 
Whooping cough: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.aspx?ArticleID=412/

X

X-ray: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/alphaindex.asp?letter=X

Y

Yellow fever: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/diseases/yellowfever.htm 

Z