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Hyperkinetic disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Hypopigmentation

Albinism affects the production of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes.

HSP (Henoch-Schönlein purpura)

Henoch-Schnlein purpura (HSP) is a rare condition in which blood vessels become inflamed. It typically results in a rash and joint and tummy pain.

Hughes syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), sometimes known as Hughes syndrome, is a disorder of the immune system that causes an increased risk of blood clots.

Hypochondria

Most of us worry about our health from time to time, and some of us have to manage serious medical conditions. But for some people, health worries become overwhelming and a problem in itself.

Hearing tests

Hearing tests are used to assess your ability to hear different sounds and to determine if there are any problems.

Halitosis (bad breath)

Bad breath is a common problem that can affect anyone at any age.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

Head injury, severe

Severe head injuries require immediate medical attention because there's a risk of serious brain damage.

Hip fracture

Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. They're usually caused by a fall oran injury to the side of the hip, but may occasionally be caused by a condition, such as cancer, weakening the hip bone.

Hallux valgus

A bunion is a bonydeformity of the joint at the base of the big toe.The medical name is hallux valgus.

Heart bypass

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.

Herpes zoster virus

Chickenpox is a common illness that mainly affects children and causes anitchy,spotty rash.

Hyperlipidemia - High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.

Herpes simplex virus

Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips oraround the mouth. They're caused by the herpes simplex virusand usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days.

Hip dysplasia (children)

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition where the 'ball and socket' joint of the hips doesn't properly form in babies and young children.

Heart failure

Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), means that the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly. It usually occurs because the heart has become too weak or stiff.

Hearing impairment

Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age oris caused by repeated exposure to loud noises.

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the womb (uterus).

Hernia, femoral

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

Herpes, genital

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes painful blisters on the genitals and the surrounding areas. As genital herpes can be passed to others through intimate sexual contact, it's often referred to as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) .

Haemophilia

Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood's ability to clot. Normally, when you cut yourself, substances in the blood known as clotting factors combine with blood cells called platelets to make the blood sticky. This makes the bleeding stop eventually.

Haemophilus influenzae type b

Haemophilus influenzae type b ( Hib ) is a bacterium that can cause a number of serious illnesses, particularly in young children.

Hair dye reactions

Recently, there have been media reports of women who have experienced serious allergic reactions to hair dye.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism is excessive hair growth in certain areas of the body. It's a problem that mainly affects women.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations are where someone sees, hears, smells, tastes or feels things that don't exist outside their mind.

Hamstring injury

A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh.

Hand pain

Hand pain can be caused by anything from a trapped nerve to an underlying disease such as arthritis.

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common infection thatcauses mouth ulcers andspots on the hands and feet.

Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer. Around 10,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.

Head injury, minor

Minor head injuries are common in people of all ages and rarely result in any permanent brain damage.

Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair thathead licehatch from.

Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints. Most are not serious and can be easily treated. In many cases, you can treat your headaches at home with over-the-counter painkillers and lifestyle changes.

Hearing tests for children

Routine hearing tests areoffered to newborn babies and childrento identify any problems early on in their development.

Heart block

In people with heart block the electrical pulses that control the heart rate are disrupted, causing the heart to beat more slowly. It's a type of arrhythmia, which is a medical term used to describe problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Heart transplant

A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged or failing heart with a healthy heart from a donor who has recently died. It may be recommended when a person's life is at risk because their heart no longer works effectively.

Heart-lung transplant

A heart-lung transplant is a major and rarely performed surgical procedure where a person's diseased heart and lungs are replaced with those of a recently deceased donor.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are two potentially serious conditions that can occur if you get too hot.

Heavy Periods

Some women lose an excessive amount of blood during their period.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that is spread in the poo of an infected person.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis Bisan infection of the liver caused by a virus that's spread through blood and body fluids.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver.If left untreated,it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage tothe liver over many years.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammationof the liver. It's usuallythe result ofa viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking alcohol.

Herbal medicines

Herbal medicines are those with active ingredients made from plant parts, such as leaves, roots or flowers. However, being 'natural' doesn't necessarily mean they're safe for you to take.

Herceptin

Herceptin is the brand name of a medicine called trastuzumab. It's used to treat some types of Breast cancer , oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer .

Hereditary neuropathy with pressure palsies (HNPP)

Hereditary neuropathy with pressure palsies (HNPP) is an inherited nerve disorder that typically causes numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.

Hiatus hernia

A hiatus hernia, or hiatal hernia,is when part ofthe stomach squeezes up into the chest through an opening ("hiatus") inthe diaphragm.

Hernia

A herniaoccurs whenan internalpart of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

Herpes simplex eye infections

Herpes simplex eye infections are a relatively commonand potentially serious type of eye infection.

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, long-term skin condition that causes Abscess and scarring on the skin.

Hyperglycaemia

Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes .

Hip pain in adults

Most cases ofhip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK.

Hip replacement

A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis).

HIV and AIDS

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, and weakens your ability to fight infections and disease. It's most commonly caught by having sex without a condom.

Hoarding disorder

A hoarding disorder is where someone acquires an excessive number of itemsand stores them in a chaotic manner. The items can be of little or no monetary value and usually result in unmanageable amounts of clutter.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a 'treatment' based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself.

Homocystinuria

Homocystinuria (HCU) is a rare but potentially serious inherited condition.

Hookworm infection

Hookworms are parasitic worms that can infect humans in countries with poor sanitation and a warm, moist climate.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment usedto relieve symptoms of the Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) . It replaces hormones that are at a lower level as you approach themenopause.

Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease is an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain.

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it.

Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis is a condition where one or both kidneys become stretched and swollen as theresult of a build-up of urine inside them.

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism are rare hormone disorders caused by the parathyroid glands in the neck producing too little (hypo) or too much (hyper) parathyroid hormone.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness.

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia, or a"hypo",is an abnormally low level of glucose in yourblood (less than four millimoles per litre).

Hypothermia

Hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperaturedrops below 35C (95F). Normal body temperature is around 37C (98.6F).

Hypotonia

Hypotonia isthe medical term for decreased muscle tone.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedureto removethe womb (uterus). You'll no longer be able to get pregnant after the operation.

Hypertensive disorder

Hypertensive disease is characterized by a spike in maximal blood pressure, which is also called systolic pressure, or the rise of minimal pressure (diastolic) above normal values. Usually it is the systolic pressure that rises more so than the diastolic.