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Health Conditions that Affect Driving

Here are some health conditions that may affect your driving. Your doctor will tell you if you are no longer able to drive for medical reasons, and you may need to surrender your licence. Bear in mind that the list is not exhaustive and if you do not feel able to drive then you should not drive, and seek your doctor's advice. For more information about these specific conditions and how they can influence your driving, see DVLA's your health and driving section.

Choose a letter or scroll for the complete list.

Medical Conditions Starting with A

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Addison's disease
  • ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • AIDS
  • Alcohol problems
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amputations
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angioma
  • Angioplasty
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Autistic spectrum disorder

Medical Conditions Starting with B

  • Balloon angioplasty (leg)
  • Benign essential tremor
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Blackouts
  • Blepharospasm
  • Brachial plexus
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain angioma
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain injury (traumatic)
  • Brain tumours
  • Branch retinal vein occlusion
  • Broken limbs
  • Burr hole surgery

Medical Conditions Starting with C

  • Caesarean section
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Catheter ablation
  • Cardiac problems
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Cataplexy
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Chronic aortic dissection
  • Cognitive problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Convulsions
  • Coronary artery bypass or disease
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • CVA
  • Cystic fibrosis

Medical Conditions Starting with D

  • Deafness
  • Defibrillator (Atrial)
  • Defibrillator (Ventricular)
  • Déjà vu
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Diplopia - double vision
  • Dizziness
  • Drug misuse

Medical Conditions Starting with E

  • Eating disorders
  • Empyema (brain)
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy

Medical Conditions Starting with F

  • Fainting
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fits
  • Fractured skull
  • Friedrich's ataxia

Medical Conditions Starting with G

  • Giddiness (recurring)
  • Gilles de la tourettes
  • Glaucoma
  • Global amnesia
  • Grand mal fits
  • Guillain barré syndrome

Medical Conditions Starting with H

  • Head injury
  • Heart attack
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart problems
  • Hemianopia
  • High blood pressure
  • High risk offender
  • HIV
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoxic brain damage
  • Hysterectomy

Medical Conditions Starting with I

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Ischaemic heart disease

Medical Conditions Starting with J

  • Jacksonian epilepsy

Medical Conditions Starting with K

  • Kidney problems
  • Korsakov's syndrome

Medical Conditions Starting with L

  • Labyrinthitis
  • Learning difficulties
  • Left bundle branch block
  • Leukaemia
  • Lewy body disease
  • Limb disability
  • Lumboperitoneal shunt
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma

Medical Conditions Starting with M

  • Macular degeneration
  • Malignant brain tumour
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Manic depressive
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Memory problems
  • Meningioma
  • Monocularity
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction Myoclonus

Medical Conditions Starting with N

  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurological problems
  • Night blindness
  • Nystagmus

Medical Conditions Starting with O

  • OCD
  • Optic atrophy
  • Optic neuritis

Medical Conditions Starting with P

  • Pacemaker
  • Palpitations
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson's disease and syndrome
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Personality disorder
  • Petit mal
  • Pituitary brain tumour
  • Post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotic depression

Medical Conditions Starting with R

  • Renal dialysis
  • Retinal treatment
  • Retinopathy

Medical Conditions Starting with S

  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scotoma
  • Seizures
  • Sight in one eye
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleepiness
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Syncope

Medical Conditions Starting with T

  • Tachycardia
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Transient global amnesia
  • Transient ischamic attack
  • Tunnel vision

Medical Conditions Starting with U

  • Usher's syndrome

Medical Conditions Starting with V

  • Valve disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vision in one eye
  • Visual acuity (reduced)
  • Visual field defect
  • VP shunt

Medical Conditions Starting with W

  • Wolff-parkinson-white

Last updated: Monday 25th July 2011

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