When you feel something is wrong, you should always see your GP. Before your appointment, it can be useful to understand your symptoms – this can help you ask the right questions and get you the right treatment.
www.nhsdirect.co.uk – includes a useful health encyclopaedia and a click-through diagnosis for various symptoms in different parts of the body. To speak to someone in person, call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
www.nhs.uk – features an interactive body map covering many symptoms and the possible conditions; includes the Map of Medicine which shows various treatment paths for your symptoms. It also connects you to a wealth of health information and local NHS services.
www.bupa.co.uk/health_information/asp/your_health/factsheets – download useful health fact sheets from BUPA. All are reviewed and approved by relevant healthcare professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, physios and dieticians.