A – Z of Illnesses & Conditions

Help: To find an Illness or Condition . Select a letter from A - Z of Illnesses & Conditions. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.



Cystitis:  Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. Most of the time the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection which is commonly called a urinary tract infection (UTI). A bladder infection can be painful and annoying and it can become a serious health problem if the infection spreads to your kidneys.

Cystitis may also occur as a reaction to certain drugs, radiation therapy or potential irritants such as feminine hygiene spray. Cystitis may also occur as a complication of another illness.

Symptoms of Cystitis: An urgent and often need to urinate; pain or stinging when you urinate; and pain in the bladder. 

The symptoms of cystitis can also be caused by other conditions, so children and men should always see their doctor if they have symptoms of cystitis. Women should see their doctor if they experience the symptoms of cystitis for the first time. They should also return to their doctor if they have cystitis more than three times in one year.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

Health Issues

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey


A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.


UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.