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Charge Syndrome
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CHARGE is an abbreviation for a list of several features related to the condition… Coloboma (an eye condition), Heart defects, Atresia choanae (a problem behind the nose), growth Retardation, Genital abnormalities, and Ear abnormalities.

Half of children born with the condition have a gene mutation.

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Charge syndrome
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A rare condition which creates patterns of birth defects with a wide range of conditions that can differ from child to child which affects 1 in 150,000 babies a year.

chiari malformation
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A condition where brain tissue extends to the spinal canal which usually occurs when the skull is abnormally small or misshapen which puts pressure on the brainstem and spinal cord obstructing the flow of fluid.

The illness was previously referred to as Arnold-Chiari malformation.

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Cholinergic Urticaria
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A type of hives which is triggered by the rise in body temperature which is usually present when you exercise or sweat.

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cholinergic urticarial
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Cholinergic urticarial, otherwise known as CU, is a type of hives which affects the skin when it is raised by body temperature.

The condition is usually triggered when you exercise or sweat and usually disappears after a few hours without the need of any medication.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Also referred to as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) Chronic Fatigue System can affect anyone although it’s more common in people in their mid-20s and mid-40s.

People with the condition can feel unwell & generally tired. Additional symptoms include muscle pain, dizziness, headaches, sore throat and problems with concentration.

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chronic idiopathic uritcarias
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Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria is a series of itchy red or skin-coloured welts which are usually caused by an allergic reaction from food or a drug.

The welts are called Hives which, in most cases, go away quickly but when they appear on a daily basis for several weeks this is known as Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria.

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chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
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Also known as CIDP, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is a neurological condition which weakens muscles in the legs and arms as a result to damage of the fatty covering that wraps around the nerve fibres known as the myelin sheath.

CIDP is more common in young men and usually starts with tingling or numbness in the toes and fingers.

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chronic lung disease
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A general term for long-term respiratory problems which results from a lung injury in new-born babies.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – also known as               COPD - is the term for a group of lung conditions which can cause breathing problems.

The condition usually affects middle-aged and older people.

Symptoms can include consistent wheezing, frequent chest infections, a persistent cough and increasing breathlessness.

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Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
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Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as CRPS, is usually a result of a severe injury which can trigger persistent and debilitating pain.

The affected area can be extremely sensitive – even the slightest form of physical contact can trigger off agonising pain.

In most cases the pain eventually disappears but in extreme circumstances CRPS never goes away.

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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, also known as CTEPH, is a progressive and rare form of pulmonary hypertension (a type of high blood pressure).

It’s caused by blood clots which don’t dissolve in the lungs and cause scar-like tissue which block or narrows the small blood vessels in the organ.

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chronic traumatic encephalopathy
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Also referred to as CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is caused by a series of head injuries. Signs of CTE can be memory loss, behavioural problems, personality changes, aggression and depression. The signs may not be apparent until years after brain injuries and in some cases conclusive proof of CTE may only be diagnosed in a post mortem.

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Circadian rhythm sleep disorder
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Circadian rhythm disorder, also known as sleep-wake cycles disorder, are problems that occur when your body's internal clock, which tells you when it's time to sleep or wake, is out of sync with your environment. 

Symptoms include Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep),excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty waking up in the morning, sleep loss, depression, stress in relationships, poor work/school performance and the Inability to meet social obligations.

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cirrhosis
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Cirrhosis is when the liver is scarred by long-term damage. The damage can’t be cured and can cause the liver to stop functioning.

If the liver stops working this can be fatal although it can take years for the illness to reach this stage and there is treatment available which can slow down the process.

Around 4,000 people across the UK die from cirrhosis every year and 700 undergo a liver transplant to conquer the condition.

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