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What Is A Private GP?

What Is A Private GP?

Given the prevalence of the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K., it can be easy to forget that an increasing number of patients are looking to private healthcare for their needs. This is done for a plethora of reasons including personalised care, convenience and ease of access, and greater choice in who provides services. This is especially the case in private GP services with demand increasing. A significant factor in this shift is due to the rise in NHS GP waiting times getting longer thus delaying addressing healthcare needs.

With respect to the services offered, a private GP is similar to a routine NHS GP. Being a general practitioner, they are often the first step in diagnosing and treating any illness or conditions – whether acute or chronic. The key difference between a private GP and an NHS GP is that private GPs (as the name implies) often work in independently run private clinics and hospitals. Access to such services is also limited with membership, payment, or medical insurance being required – in the case of insurance this is commonly given by an employer through a company-wide insurance plan. This method of access is in contrast to the NHS …

Common signs you need an ENT Doctor

Common signs you need an ENT Doctor

ENT specialists are doctors who are trained in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. In the UK ENT doctors can either be seen directly or via referral from your GP.

These three anatomical areas both support and affect each other’s function which is why ENT consultants are experts in the whole field. This allows them to not only offer prompt and insightful diagnosis, but with their years of experience construct a management plan that treats the whole system.

Due to the technical equipment required, ENT clinics tend to be based in a hospital setting, where many specialists can discuss their findings and carry out scans and tests unique to your ear, nose and throat.

Below we give an idea of the diagnostic support and treatment available from an ear nose and throat special private consultation.

Your ENT appointment

Some patients will present with a clear-cut symptom, such as hearing loss. Others may have more vague symptoms, such as dizziness or vertigo.

Regardless of the apparent complexity, your doctor will want to take a full medical history and examine your head and neck area before proceeding further. After this initial line of inquiry, you will be advised on the best course …

Do You Have Portion Control Issues?

Do You Have Portion Control Issues?

Yes, it’s a thing. We like to think that it’s not, but portion control really is something that can have  a negative effect on our health.

Eating too much is an obvious cause of obesity, and in the case of some foods can result in some specific and unpleasant health effects.

Portion control is an important part of dieting and like anything needs to be practised to become a habit.

If you are about to start on a new diet, then you should find all the information that you can about the subject. Especially if you are purchasing a diet product or course. Check reputable review sites on the web. Reviewsbird.co.uk can be a source for reviews and opinion.

And if you enjoy having your food delivered to your door, then check the latest food delivery reviews before you buy.

Portion control doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to have to weigh all of your food and micromanage every aspect of your eating. Far from it.

Here are some ideas that will help you manage the amount of food that you are eating both throughout the day and at individual meal times.

Limit Carbs

This is an obvious one, …

5 TIPS FOR EXERCISING EVEN WHEN ON A VACATION

5 TIPS FOR EXERCISING EVEN WHEN ON A VACATION

When the  long-awaited summer holidays come knocking and you have difficulty finding ways to get your exercise into your daily routine, what do you do next? Certainly, it’s hard to get your head in the game when you are not getting ahead of your regular gym or class.

Having a vacation is good for the mind, and joining the daily exercise routine is good for the body. But a holiday can be the best time for your workout. You broaden your heart to new ways of moving your body, enjoy and keep your body fit while on holiday by releasing yourself from the schedule.

Want to exercise during vacations? Check third-party review sites like Collected.Reviews to know more about the essential exercise tips for tourists.

Below are 5 tips for exercising even when on a vacation:

1.     Hotel Gym

Find out if you have passes to the gym, if you are staying at the hotel. Most hotels have a gym with treadmills, elliptic, cable cars, and free weights. It might not be your daily gym or exercise, but it’s better than nothing! Opt-in a “Fit-Kit” small travel bag, you could stop for a kettlebell, a dumbbell pair, a jumping rope, …

Why Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Why Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

A Harvard University study found that people who skip breakfast have a 27{cd0a614ac16936a7223e7981dcf05255a59a597dd84646946beaa14738ea886f} higher risk of having a heart attack than those who eat regularly in the morning. But why is breakfast so important? We’ll see right away.

You have also heard, of course, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But have you ever wondered why this is happening? What exactly does this status give it? Here are some of the most important reasons from US-Reviews.

Breakfast, the secret of energy

Breakfast helps you to have energy in the first part of the day, the moment when the body is rested after a good night’s sleep and you have the best chances to give a high yield to whatever you set out to do. You can see list of food companies reviews in US for help.

Morning meal stimulates brain activity

You will focus better because you have just received an important dose of nutrients that stimulate brain activity. Also, starting your daily activity on an empty stomach can lead you, in a few hours, to a state of frustration due to hunger and it is very likely to resort to more consistent and unhealthy …