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What is Chlamydia?
A bacterial sexually transmitted infection.
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What are the causes of Chlamydia?
Having unprotected sex with an infected person.
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What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?
Pain/Burning when urinating. Bleeding during/after sex/heavier periods. Pain in the lower abdomen. Change in discharge. (Men only: Discharge from tip of penis. Pain in the testicles.)
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What is the treatment for Chlamydia?
A short course of antibiotics. Refraining from sex until symptoms have gone and be given the all clear after a follow-up appointment.
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What is Obesity?
The state of being excessively overweight, through having an excess layer of fat under the skin. If a person has a BMI of over 30 they are classed as obese.
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What are the causes of Obesity?
An energy imbalance e.g. consuming too many calories and not burning them off. Poor diet. Lack of physical activty. Underactive thyroid. Family eating habits.
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What are the treatments for Obesity?
Drawing up a weight loss diet plan. Increasing physical activity. Orlistat, to prevent further weight gain. Appeitite suppresants. Surgery (gastric bands/wire of jaw) in severe cases.
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What is Type 1 diabetes?
A condition where the body does not produce insulin, due to insulin producing cells being destroyed.
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What are the causes of Type 1 diabetes?
Having a virus/other infection, which stimulates the body to destroy the cells. Family History.
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What are the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes?
Feeling extremely thristy. Needing the toilet a lot. Fatigue. Loss of weight/muscle bulk. Blurred vision.
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What are the treatments of Type 1 diabetes?
Insulin therapy rhrough injections or pumps. Changes to diet.
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What is Bulimia Nervosa?
A mental health disorder classed as an eating disorder, characterised by sufferers controlling their weight through restricted food intake and periods of bingeing and purging.
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What are the causes of Bulimia Nervosa?
Low-self esteem. Family History. Puberty. Media influences. Going through a stressful life event e.g. a death in the family.
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What are the symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa?
Fluctuations in weight. Obsessive over food. Bingeing and Purging. Cutting down on food intake. Periods may stop.
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What are the treatments for Bulimia Nervosa?
CBT. Interpersonal Therapy. Antidepressants. Family Therapy. Education with a dietician about healthy diets.
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