Drivers could be fined £1,000 if they don't disclose that they have one of 200 common ailments, from arthritis to lung cancer.

Some of the health conditions drivers must declare to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are unsurprising: muscle-wasting illness, multiple sclerosis and brain haemorrhages.

But some are not so obvious. For example, anorexia, high blood pressure, Caesarian section, bipolar disorder, depression and deja vu.

The list extends to diabetes, motor neurone disease, vertigo, tunnel vision, night blindness, seizures, sleeping disorder narcolepsy, Syncope – a temporary loss of consciousness – and Parkinson’s disease, caused by degeneration of the nervous system.

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And those who fail to disclose their condition face a £1,000 fine, may have their motoring insurance invalidated, and could be prosecuted if involved in a crash.

Mark Tongue, director of vehicle leasing firm Select Car Leasing, said it is vital drivers are aware of the health conditions they are required to tell DVLA.

He said: “These conditions have been identified so that the roads are kept as safe as possible.

“But many drivers may be somewhat surprised by how many medical conditions are notifiable and exactly which they are.

“Some are quite obvious, such as alcoholism, brain injury, strokes and various amputations.

“Others are less so and include some cancers, several hearing problems, arthritis and Asperger syndrome.

“I imagine many women would be surprise to know that having a Caesarean is also on the DVLA’s list.

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“It comes under the category of surgical procedures, but it does not mean they will be stopped from driving.

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“Most of the listed conditions can be taken on the road and driving engaged with perfectly safely.

"But motorists do need to be aware that if they develop a new medical condition they may have to inform the DVLA."

If you need to contact DVLA about a medical condition, you can do so online or by post.

You will then be notified of any restrictions you must abide by.

The DVLA can impose a restriction on driving of up to three years, with a re-examination required after that.