A short guide to long-term conditions
From ME to MS, Parkinson's to prostate and depression to dementia, here's a quick guide to the more common long-term conditions and where to find out more about them...
Anxiety and depression
- affects about 4.3 million people in the UK
- This was the theme for last year's men's health week so start here for all the links both on malehealth and elsewhere on the web: 'You talkin' to me'
- affects about 9 million people in the UK including an estimated 3.7 million men.
- Check out 'I'm much happier, truthful and accepting of myself' written by a young man living with the disease .
- For everything you need to know about arthritis visit the website of Arthritis Care.
- affects about 2.6 million people in the UK severely
- Our FAQs on asthma and useful links
- affects about 700,000 people in the UK
- Our FAQs on dementia and useful links
- about 2 million people have been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes
- Our FAQs on diabetes and useful links
- affects around 456,000 people
- Epilepsy Action
- affects around 740,000 people
- Our FAQs on heart disease and useful links
- around 42,500 people in the UK have been diagnosed
- Our FAQs on HIV and useful links
Inflammatory bowel disease
- affects around 180,000 people in the UK
- Our FAQs on bowel problems and useful links
- affects around 85,000 people in the UK
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
- affects around 250,000 people in the UK
- Our background briefing on ME
- Check out 'The consultant told me my illness didn't exist' written by a man with ME.
- ME Association
- Action for ME have produced a booklet about Men and ME.
- The Migraine Action Association estimate that 1 in 8 people in the UK have migraines. People with migraine experience an average of 13 attacks each year. It affects twice as many women as men.
- Migraine Action Association
- affects around 120,000 people in the UK
- Parkinson's Disease Society
- around 150,000 men live with long-term prostate cancer
- Our FAQs on prostate problems and useful links
- exact figures for all the various skin disorders together are difficult to find but it is estimated by the British Association of Dermatologists that 15% of all the patients who see a GP will be seeking help for a skin condition.
- Our FAQs on skin problems and useful links
Page created on June 6th, 2007
Page updated on January 16th, 2010