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Falls

 

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury. Falling is more common in older persons, especially if they have a long-term health condition. If you fall and are injured, call 999 for an ambulance.

Fatigue

 

Fatigue is a feeling of constant tiredness or weakness and can be physical, mental or a combination of both. It can affect anyone, and most adults will experience fatigue at some point in their life. According to a new YouGov survey, one in every eight UK adults is constantly fatigued. Another quarter (25%) says they are exhausted “most of the time,” while a third (33%) says they are fatigued “half of the time.”

Febrile seizures

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Fits | Passed out | Twitches

 

When a child has a fever, he or she may experience febrile seizures (febrile convulsions). Between the ages of six months and three years, they are most common. This page explains febrile seizures, including the symptoms, causes, and what to do if one occurs.

Fever in children

Symptoms Include:
Fever

 

A fever is defined as a high body temperature. Fever is defined as a temperature of 38°C (100.4F) or higher in youngsters. A high temperature in your child can be concerning. Fever is fairly frequent and usually goes away on its own.

 

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Febrile seizures

Fibroids

Symptoms Include:
Heavy periods | Painful periods | Tummy ache | Peeing more

 

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that form in or around the uterus (womb). Muscle and fibrous tissue make up the growths, which vary in size. Because they have no symptoms, many women are unaware that they even have fibroids.

 

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Period pain

Fibromyalgia

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Tiredness | Muscle stiffness | Poor sleep | Fatigue

 

Fibromyalgia, commonly known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a chronic pain disorder that affects the whole body. It can affect anyone, although women are far more likely than men to be affected. Between the ages of 30 and 50, it usually manifests. Consult your doctor if you think you have FMS.

Flat feet

Symptoms Include:
Malformation | Pain

 

Flat feet, often known as ‘fallen arches,’ are defined as having low or no arches and pressing almost totally flat on the ground.

Flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly and brachycephaly)

Symptoms Include:
A flat head

 

When babies are a few months old, they may have a flattened head. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Flat-head syndrome is the name for it. If you’re worried about your baby’s head shape, talk to your health visitor or GP.

Flatulence

Symptoms Include:
Flatulence

 

Flatulence, often known as passing wind, is a common occurrence. If you have a lot of wind or it smells bad, there are certain things you can do. It can be a symptom of a health problem in some circumstances.

Floaters and flashes in the eyes

Symptoms Include:
Floaters

 

Dots and lines (floaters) in the eyes, as well as flashes of light, are typical. Usually, they aren’t serious. They can afflict anyone, but they are more frequent in the elderly. Only in limited circumstances should you consult an optician about them.

Flu

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Tiredness | Headache | Sore throat | Fatigue

 

The influenza virus causes flu, which is a contagious sickness. It happens once a year, generally in the winter. It is critical that you protect yourself and others from the flu by assisting in the prevention of the virus’ transmission and, if eligible, receiving the flu vaccine.

 

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Food poisoning

Symptoms Include:
Nausea | Vomiting | Diarrhoea | Tummy ache

 

Food poisoning is an ailment brought on by consuming tainted food. It’s usually not dangerous, and most people recover without therapy within a few days.

 

Related Conditions:
Diarrhoea and vomiting

Foot drop

Symptoms Include:
Foot drop

 

Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes lifting your front foot and toes difficult. It’s usually diagnosed via a physical test that looks at how you walk and examines your leg muscles to see if you have foot drop.

Foot pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling

 

Foot discomfort is a frequent condition that can have a variety of causes. Many conditions that cause foot discomfort are usually self-managed. If you have severe or persistent pain in your feet, you should consult your doctor. Some of the most common reasons for foot discomfort are listed here.

Frozen shoulder

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Stiffness | Reduced movement

 

A frozen shoulder is a painful condition that causes a stiff shoulder, it can last for months or even years. Shoulder exercises, treatments and medicines can be used to treat it.

Fungal nail infection

Symptoms Include:
Discolouration | Abnormal nails | Pain

 

Infections of the nails caused by fungi are very prevalent. They are normally not dangerous, but they can be bothersome and take a long time to heal. Fungal nail infections most commonly affect toenails, although they can also affect fingernails.

 

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Athlete’s foot
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