List A: Conditions to seek suitably qualified medical advice

  • Addictions
  • Alcoholism (dependence)
  • Age-related macular degeneration, AMD
  • Anaemia
  • Angina
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis [c.f. arthritic pain]
  • Asthma
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD
  • Autism
  • Blood pressure, high
  • Bronchitis
  • Bulimia
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Circulation, poor [c.f. circulatory problems]
  • Chronic obstructive airway disease, COAD
  • Compulsions (P)
  • Depression [c.f. feeling down or feeling blue] (P)
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Drug addiction (substance abuse)
  • Ear disorders, serious
  • Eating disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Erection problems or erectile dysfunction [c.f. temporary erection problems, temporary erectile dysfunction]
  • Eye disorders, serious
  • Fibroids
  • Fits
  • Frigidity (P)
  • Gall bladder disorder
  • Gall stones
  • Genito-urinary disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Heart disease
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus, HIV
  • Hypertension impotence [c.f. temporary erection problems, temporary erectile dysfunction]
  • Infectious diseases
  • Infertility [c.f. sexual counselling]
  • Insomnia, chronic
  • Jaw joint dysfunction
  • Kidney disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Leukaemia
  • Malignant diseases
  • Mania (P)
  • Multiple sclerosis, MS
  • Malaria
  • Memory problems or memory lapses
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Menstruation, regulation of
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Migraine [c.f. migraine headaches]
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Obesity [c.f. diet, trouble sticking to]
  • Obsessions (P)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overdose
  • Pancreatitis paralysis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate problems
  • Psoriasis [c.f. skin problems]
  • Psychosis (P)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Schizophrenia
  • ‘Senility’
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin disorders, serious
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Suicidal thoughts (P)
  • Thrush, oral [c.f. thrush, vaginal]
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcer, gastric
  • Under-eating
  • Whiplash

Most health practitioners specialise in treating different types of ailments and medical conditions. For example, a counsellor or psychotherapist may treat depression. According to CAP, counsellors and psychotherapists represented by a (P) above can probably treat those listed ailments or medical conditions.

If you are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) or are accredited by a relevant professional or regulatory body, it may be acceptable to mention any of the above conditions, if you are suitably qualified in that specific area.

Please note: This list is not exhaustive and is subject to amendment and updating in line with ASA adjudications and prevailing medical opinion, including Government reports.

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