Information for patients about Female Genital Mutilation
Hope Support Support for young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness
Eating disorders are illnesses that stem from both emotional and psychological distress and result in an obsessive relationship with food in terms of over or under eating. Having the ability to control the amount and type of food consumed makes sufferers believe they are coping with their problems and offers a way to block out painful feelings.
The Practice has a GP who specialises in all eating disorders, but most of our clinicians are fairly experienced in this field, and so you should simply book an appointment with any GP if you are concerned.
A person with anorexia nervosa deliberately loses weight. The weight loss may become severe and life threatening. Treatment includes cognitive behavioural therapy, if appropriate, sometimes medication and self help measures.
Anorexia is a serious illness which affects all sorts of people. Although it is regarded as a fairly recent illness, in fact anorexia has been known about since medieval times. However, it is becoming more common all over the world.
For more information see this from patient.info
People with bulimia nervosa have bouts of binge eating. This is followed by self-induced vomiting or other measures to counteract the excessive food intake.
Bulima is a condition where you think a lot about your body weight and shape. It affects your ability to have a ‘normal’ eating pattern. In bulimia you are most likely to be normal weight or above. For more information see the from patient.info
Hope Support offers support for young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. There is a section specifically for students on their website, including the option of online one to one support.
At Knowsley Primary Health we provide comprehensive and confidential sexual health and contraceptive services. Click here for more details, and for links to other resources and services.
- someone to talk to who will listen
- information about the illness or disability of the person you care for
- someone to speak up for you when no one wants to listen
- a break from caring
- help, advice and support for the person you care for
Also known as the ‘kissing disease’ glandular fever is caused by an infectious virus which is passed on by saliva and from coughs and sneezes. Glandular fever causes a flu like illness with temperature, headache, sore throat and swollen glands and can cause a tiredness lasting for some time after first onset.
Glands may swell in the armpits and groin, and diagnosis is confirmed by a blood test. There is no treatment for glandular fever but it can be helped by drinking plenty of water, eating healthily and keeping a good sleep pattern with plenty of rest.