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Mental health
If you're having mental health problems, you're not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.
Living with autism
Whatever challenges your child may face, there's a lot you can do to support them and help them reach their potential.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief that can help some people with long-term painful conditions. A TENS machine is asmall, battery-operated device that has leads connected to electrodes
Tuberous sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex, is a rare genetic condition that causes mainly non-cancerous (benign) tumours to develop in different parts of the body. The tumours most often affect the brain, skin, kidneys, heart, eyes and lungs.
Tourette's syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition (affecting the brain and nervous system), characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.
Tay-Sachs disease
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare and usually fatal genetic disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Symptoms usually begin before a baby is six months old. Their development slows down and they gradually lose their ability to move.
Tau protein test
A tau protein test is used to confirm whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is leaking from the brain. CSF is a colourless fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Rett syndrome
Rett syndrome is a rare condition that affects the development of the brain. It can cause severe physical and mental disability that begins in early childhood. The condition affects approximately one in every 10-12,000 females and is only rarely seen in males.
Shingles - Complications
Complications can sometimes occur as a result of shingles. They are more likely if you have a weakened immune system (the body's natural defence system) or are elderly. Some of the main complications associated with shingles are described below.
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare and progressive condition where increasing numbers of brain cells become damaged over time. This is known as neurodegeneration.
Paralysis is loss of the ability to move one or more muscles. It may be associated with loss of feeling and other bodily functions. It is not usually caused by problems with the muscles themselves, but by problems with the nerves or spinal cord the brain uses to control muscles
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