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 …
If you are considering or have just undergone breast augmentation surgery, it’s likely that you are thinking about the recovery from the surgery and how it will impact your day-to-day life. Questions such as: Will I be able to shower normally? How soon can I go back to work? How much pain will there be?
The following article is a guide into what to do and what not to do following breast augmentation surgery Without properly researching how to take care of your body post-surgery, it’s possible that you could impact your recovery negatively.
Whilst it may be tempting to sport your fanciest new bra post-surgery, it is important to wear a compression bra because they keep your breasts in place, so the stitches/scars are not disturbed, and they heal properly.
Obviously, when it comes to breast implants, it also means a change in bra size. Whilst this provides an exciting opportunity for a shopping trip to go with your new look, so just make sure you’re wearing your compression bra until you’re fully healed – doing so will ensure that you require as little follow-up as possible.
Following on from this, this also means you should avoid going …
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 …
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.
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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.
This is an obvious one, …
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, …