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Eating disorders are common, yet often go unnoticed, undiagnosed, or untreated. There are many myths about these disorders, the most popular being that they only affect young women and can be easily dealt with.
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol will not do you any physical or psychological harm. However, for some people, social drinking can lead to heavier drinking, which can cause serious health problems.Brought to you by NHS CHoices
Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays a vital part in maintaining a good level of all-round health and fitness and will avoid malnutrition.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Drug addiction is when you become dependent on a drug and it forms a central part of your life. The misuse of drugs can lead to physical dependency or psychological dependency.Brought to you by NHS Choices.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes pain, swelling and inflammation in the joints. Initially, the joints of the hands and feet are affected, but any joint may later become affected.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become thin and weak.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Slips, trips and falls are a very common cause of accidents with hundreds of thousands of incidents reported each year. Falls often result in serious injury, often to bones and joints, and there are many fatalities, particularly among older people and people at work.Brought to you by NHS Choices
A hip replacement involves replacing your hip joint with an artificial version. The hip jointis a ball and socket joint. A hip replacement provides a long-term solution for worn or damaged hip joints, which can cause severe pain and loss of mobility.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Arthritis is a term used to describe a number of painful conditions of the joints and bones. Two of the main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Back pain is a common condition and in the UK, it is the largest cause of work-related absence. Back pain can be very uncomfortable, but it is not usually serious.Brought to you by NHS Choices