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Agoraphobia Symptoms


The severity of agoraphobia can vary significantly between individuals. For example, someone with severe agoraphobia may be unable to leave the house, whereas someone who has mild agoraphobia may be able to travel short distances without problems.The symptoms of agoraphobia can be broadly classified into three types: physical cognitive

Agoraphobia Treatment


A stepwise approach is usually recommended for treating agoraphobia and any underlying panic disorder.The steps are as follows: step one find out more about your condition, the lifestyle changes you can make, and self-help techniques to help relieve symptoms step two enrol yourself on a guided self-help programme step three undertake more

Testicular feminisation syndrome Causes of androgen insensitivity syndrome

Testicular feminisation syndrome

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is caused by a genetic fault that means the body can't respond to testosterone properly. The faulty gene is usually passed on to a child by their mother.Testosterone is the sex hormone produced by the testicles. It controls the development of the usual changes expected in boys, such as penisgrowth and the

Testicular feminisation syndrome Diagnosing androgen insensitivity syndrome

Testicular feminisation syndrome

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is sometimes diagnosed soon after a baby is born, although often it's not noticed until a child reaches puberty.Doctors may suspect AIS based on a child's appearance and sexual development, but some tests will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.Appearance and sexual developmentPartial androgen insensitivity

Hypopigmentation Treatment and support for people with albinism


Albinism itself does not need to be treated, but the associated skin and eye problemsoftendo. Eye problems Many babies with albinism may seem to have severely impaired vision during the first few months of life, but their vision often improves significantly by the time they are a few months old. This is known as delayed vision

Alcohol misuse Treating alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse

The treatment options for alcohol misuse depend on the extent of your drinking and whether you're trying to drink less (moderation) or give up drinking completely (abstinence).This page covers: brief intervention moderation vs abstinence detox and withdrawal symptoms medication for alcohol dependency therapy for alcohol dependency Brief

ARLD Introduction


Alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) refers to liver damage caused by excess alcohol intake. There are several stages of severity and a range ofassociated symptoms.ARLDdoesn't usually cause any symptoms until the liver has been severely damaged. When this happens, symptoms can include: feeling sick weight loss loss of appetite yellowing of the

Alexander technique Introduction

Alexander technique

The Alexander technique teaches improved posture and movement, which is believed to help reduce and prevent problems caused by unhelpful habits.During a number of lessons you're taught to be more aware of your body, how to improve poor posture and move more efficiently.Teachers of the Alexander technique believe this helps get rid of tension in

Rhinitis, allergic Causes of allergic rhinitis

Rhinitis, allergic

Allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen, such as pollen, dust and certain animals.Oversensitive immune systemIf you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system your natural defence against infection and illnesswill react to an allergen as if it were harmful.If your immune system is oversensitive, it will react to

Rhinitis, allergic Diagnosing allergic rhinitis

Rhinitis, allergic

Your GP will often be able to diagnose allergic rhinitis from your symptoms and your personal and family medical history. They'll ask you whether you've noticedany triggers that seem to cause a reaction, and whether it happens at a particular place or time.Your GP may examine the inside of your nose to check for nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are