A-Z Ailments & Issues

The Devon Clinic has brought together Torbay’s leading therapists to treat an array of physical and psychological conditions.

A-Z Ailments & Issues…

 

Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. Read More…

Addiction

Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something, to the point that it may be harmful. Common addictions include alcohol, drugs, and gambling. It is possible to be addicted to anything. Read More…

Agoraphobia

Defined as a fear of places or situations where panic may ensue. Many who have this condition do so as a result of a panic disorder. Read More…

Allergies

An allergy is an adverse reaction the body has to a particular substance in the environment. Most substances that cause allergies are not harmful and do not affect those who are not allergic. Read More…

Anger

Anger is one of human’s basic emotions. Feeling angry is a healthy emotion where most people experience it during times of frustration or when feeling unfairly treated, deceived or attacked. When anger cannot be managed it can become destructive, causing work and personal life to become troubled. Read more…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a generalised mood that can occur without an identifiable triggering stimulus. It is different to fear, which is an appropriate response to a perceived threat. Read More…

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation (swelling) of the joints and bones. The condition can affect anyone at any age. Read More…

Avoidant Personality Disorder

AvDP is characterised by extreme shyness and sensitivity to criticism, and rejection by others, leading to self-imposed social isolation. Read More…

Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition that affects a lot of people at some point during their lifetime. Most cases of back pain are associated with the lower back and pelvis area. Read More…

Compulsive Over Eating

characterised by uncontrollable eating and consequent weight gain. Compulsive overeaters use food to cope with daily conflicts, stress, and emotions. Read More…

Depression

Depression is one of the most widespread and serious psychological disorders. Depression can affect anyone at any time with varying degrees of severity. Read More…

Emetophobia

An overwhelming, intense anxiety leading to vomiting. Emetophobia can be subcategorised into cause and effect such as a fear of becoming nauseated, watching others vomit or vomiting in public. Read More…

Exam Nerves

Exam nerves can be absolutely crippling, whether it’s a driving exam, a school exam or an exam for work/interview. Read More…

Fear of Flying

Fear of flying or Aviophobia is a complex psychological issue. Some may be afraid of commercial flights whilst others are afraid of anything that can fly such as helicopters and drones. Read More…

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and disabling condition affecting the shoulder area. Symptoms often worsen over the years. Read More…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a chronic disorder that affects the digestive system. It causes abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Many find they are sensitive to certain foods and drinks. Read More…

Insomnia

Insomnia is difficulty getting to, or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. Generally, there is a cause for disruption in sleep. Read More…

Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can result from various factors, including physical appearance, socioeconomic status, peer pressure or bullying. Read More…

Migraine

A migraine is a neurological syndrome characterised by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, vomiting, and nausea. Read More…

Obesity

Obesity is on the increase worldwide with some countries having over of their population categorised as obese. The causes of obesity are varied much like the effect(s) it has on the body. Read More…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is an anxiety driven disorder characterised by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry when a task is not done completely or properly. Read More…

Pain Managment

Pain Relief /Management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. Read More…

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that can include sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, anxiety and physical shaking. Panic attacks come on suddenly and generally last several minutes although the after effect make last much longer. Read More…

Phobia

A phobia is an excessive or unreasonable fear of an object, place or situation. phobias are fears of specific thing such as insects, infections, and flying. Social phobia is a fear of social or performance situations. Read More…

Sciatica

Sciatic Neuritis, known as Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression of the sciatic nerve. Anyone can be affected by any area of the body. Read More…

Self Confidence

Self-confidence is an attitude which allows individuals to have positive yet realistic views of themselves and their situations. Read More…

Smoking Cessation

Smoking has long been known to be detrimental to your health as well as those around you. Ceasing to smoke can be a tough journey but the results will prolong your life. Read More…

Sports Motivation

For both elite and amateur athletes, regardless of their sport, the desire for constant improvement is a characteristic that inspires them to be their best. Read More…

Stress

Stress can be defined as the emotional, physiological and psychological effects caused by a build-up of either internally or externally generated mental pressure. Read More…

Tinnitus

The condition Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. Causes can be varied from prolonged exposure to loud noises, a blow to the head and surgery. Read More…

 

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