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Long Term Health Conditions

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Living with an LTC can be stressful, frightening and difficult to manage at times and it can often impact how you feel, which can then affect how well you manage or don’t manage your long term health condition.

We know that the mind and body are closely linked and learning more about this link can help people to understand and manage their symptoms better.

For many people, stress, anxiety and low mood can make physical symptoms worse, or more difficult to cope with.

NHS Somerset Talking Therapies work with the following conditions:

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) conditions which include: fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Breathing conditions which include: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)asthma bronchiectasis, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypotension, Long COVID.

Diabetes including: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, brittle diabetes.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions which include: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, bone fractures, sarcopenia, back and neck pain lupus, connective tissue disease.

Heart conditions which include: heart failure, coronary heart disease angina, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia valve disease, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, and heart attack.

Skin conditions: psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne, hives, vitiligo.

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