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Altitude sickness is a common condition that can occur when you climb to a high altitude too quickly.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes.
Memory loss, also called amnesia, happens when a person loses the ability to remember information and events they would normally be able to recall.
Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it.
About one in eight women in the UKare diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages.
Mastitis is a condition which causes a woman's breast tissue to become painful and inflamed. It's most common in breastfeeding women, usually within the first three months after giving birth.
Breast pain, also called mastalgia, affects most women at some point.
Thrush is a yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Both men and women can get thrush, though it is more often associated with women.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causesa tingling sensation,numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest.
Otitis media is aninfectionof the middle ear that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) and a build-up of fluid behind the eardrum.
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child's biological mother, exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the child.
Munchausen's syndrome is a psychological disorder where someone pretends to be ill ordeliberately producessymptoms of illness in themselves.
Mallet finger is an injury to the end of the finger that causes it to bendin the direction ofthe palm.
Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.
Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.
Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.
Retinal detachment A macular hole isa small gap that opens up at the centre of the retina,in an area called the macula.
A magnesium test is used to measure the amount of magnesium in your blood.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.
Malnutrition is a serious condition that occurs when a persons diet doesn't contain the right amount of nutrients.
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare but serious inherited condition.
Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the body's connective tissues a group of tissuesthat maintain the structure of the body and support internal organs and other tissues.
A mastectomy is an operation to remove the breast.
Mastocytosis is a rare condition caused by an excess number of mast cells gathering in the body's tissues.
Mastoiditis is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mastoid bone behind the ear. It's more common in children.
MCADD is a rare genetic condition where a person has problems breaking down fat to use as an energy source.
As medicines are a crucial part of medical treatment, it is important to have a good understanding of them.
Mnire's disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear. It can cause Vertigo , tinnitus , hearing loss , and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear.
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges).
The menopause is when a woman stops having Periods and is no longer able toget pregnant naturally.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the lining that covers the outer surface of some of the body's organs. It's usually linked to asbestos exposure.
Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
Metatarsalgia is the name for pain in the ball of the foot.
MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to a number of widely used antibiotics. This means MRSA infections can be more difficult to treat than other bacterial infections.
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks.
Around 93% of adults in the UK own or use a mobile phone, and they're an essential part of many people's lives. There have been concernsthat the radio waves they produce and receive might be unsafe.
Moles are small coloured spots on the skinmade up ofcells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin.
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that affects the skin. It most commonly affects children, although it can occur at any age.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes. It's also known as Morton's Metatarsalgia or interdigital neuroma.
Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth. Although they're uncomfortable, theyre usually harmless and most clear up by themselves within a week or two.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.
Mucositis is a condition characterised by pain and inflammation of thebody's mucous membrane.
Multiple system atrophy is a disease of the nervous system that leads to premature death. It resultsin parts of the brain and spinal cord gradually becoming more damaged over time.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection that used to be common in children before the introduction of the MMR vaccine.
The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability.
Myasthenia gravis is a rare long-term condition that causes certain muscles to become weak.