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Table 2 Physical Health Needs

From: The role of compassion and ‘Tough Love’ in caring for and supporting the homeless: experiences from ‘Catching Lives’ Canterbury, UK

43 clients indicated they have Physical Health Needs, with the majority stating they suffered from multiple issues.
13 of these clients have noted Chest Pain/ breathing Problems as a symptom
5 clients have noted Circulation Problems/blood clots as a symptom
2 clients have noted dental/teeth problems as a symptom
11 clients noted having Joint Aches & Problems with their Bones and Muscles as a symptom
5 clients noted having Problems with their Feet as a symptom
6 clients noted having Skin & Wound Infections as a symptom
2 clients noted having difficulty seeing/eye problems as a symptom
1 client noted having epilepsy as a symptom
1 client noted having fainting/blackouts as a symptom
4 clients noted having liver problems as a symptom
1 client noted having stomach problems as a symptom
3 clients noted having urinary problems/ infections as a symptom
9 clients noted having other physical health symptoms
Other difficulties mentioned were Hepatitis C, McCune–Albright syndrome, Low Immune System, Pneumonia, Pseudo cyst on Pancreas, a Metal Hip, Asthma & Bronchitis, Torn Ligaments in Knee, Hearing Problems, an Ear Infection, a Damaged Nasal Cavity and Type-2 Diabetes.