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Dementia is a broad term for the of brain function in memory loss, in language skills and and emotional problems.
This involves taking out the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial implant. The procedure usually takes 15-20 minutes and is most often performed as a day case.
Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases affecting the eyes, in which the optic nerve becomes damaged. The cause of the damage is often raised pressure within the eye.
Parkinson's disease is a condition affecting the nervous system. It causes muscle tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement that becomes progressively worse over time.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a caused by overgrowth of prostate cells in the central part of the prostate.
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema stop the lungs from working properly, typically causing breathlessness and wheezing.
COPD describes a number of long-term lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. COPD tends to get progressively worse and is most commonly caused by smoking.
The term arthritis means inflammation of the joints, and refers to a group of over 200 diseases of the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional leaking of urine. Urge incontinence is when you have a sudden and urgent need to pass urine that is usually followed by an uncontrollable leak.
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