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A: Conditions when qualified medical advice should be sought

  • 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
  • Pancreastitis 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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