Bruises are also known as contusions. They form when blood vessels rupture and blood seeps into the tissues, usually following a knock to the skin.
Heart problems can have extremely serious consequences, but in many cases adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder that causes an irresistible urge to move the legs.
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is an inability to sustain an erection for sufficient time for satisfactory sexual intercourse to occur. Causes may include both physical and psychological issues.
Cholesterol is a type of fat required for good health. It is a normal component of most body tissues, yet high blood levels can increase the risk of developing health issues (e.g. heart disease).
Because their skin is subjected to constant pressure and friction, people who are confined to a bed or wheelchair are susceptible to bed sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers).
Some people develop chilblains after their skin is exposed to cold or damp conditions.
Haemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed varicose veins located on the rectum or anus.
Tinnitus, a sensation of ringing in the ears or the head, can be extremely annoying. Sometimes the noise is so disturbing that the person cannot sleep or carry on a normal conversation.
Varicose veins affect 20-25% of women and 15% of men.