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Articles and Features : August 2009

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Sudden hearing loss – what are the causes? Hearing problemsWe live in a world centred on sound and sudden hearing loss is a very frightening and isolating experience that can affect work, relationships and interaction with others. Sudden hearing loss is...
  • Liposuction surgery – what does it involve? Liposuction surgery – what does it involve?Liposuction surgery, also known as lipoplasty, is a method of body sculpting. The surgeon removes excess fat from under the skin to improve the contour and proportions of various parts of your body....
  • Eyesight tests - what can they show me? Sight testMany people think of eyesight tests as a way of checking whether they need glasses, or finding out if their contact lens prescription is still correct. However, eyesight tests can give the first...
  • Baldness: The early signs and prevention man with receding hairlineOn average we have about 100,000 hairs on our head, with the large majority in the 'resting phase' and a small number (about 10%) in the 'growing phase.' Normal, everyday hair loss is about 50-100...
  • How much could laser eye surgery cost? How much could laser eye surgery cost?Laser eye surgery costs vary depending on what type of treatment you have. You can expect to pay in the region of £500 per eye at least and the price can go up to around £2000 per eye. Your choice of...
  • Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work? Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work?Drug and alcohol rehab centres are designed to help people with a dependency problem by isolating them from the sources of their addiction. They are then given medical, psychological and sociological...
  • Bone scans: An overview Bone scanA bone scan is a test that uses radioactive material to show up abnormalities in your bones, such as areas of increased activity that could indicate cancer, or areas with poor blood flow. These tests...
  • Gall bladder removal: The long-term effects GallstonesAround 80% of people who have gall stones have no symptoms and their gall bladder can remain in place unless problems develop. In the remaining 20%, gall stones can cause inflammation and a condition...
  • Symptoms of alcoholism: An overview Alcoholism Most people enjoy a drink, and most of us will have a few too many at some time, such as at Christmas, a wedding or a party. However, the difference between the occasional indulgence and an alcohol...
  • Hair loss products Man looking in mirrorWhen it comes to hair loss there are countless products that claim to cure the condition and restore hair growth, but what are they and do they work?
  • Substance abuse – can it be treated successfully? Substance abuse – can it be treated successfully?Substance abuse is a wide term that describes the abuse of, or dependency on, a variety of substances. These range from traditional 'drugs' such as heroin and cocaine, to less conventional substances...
  • Stomach stapling: What does it involve? ObesityStomach stapling is a surgical procedure that is used if you are severely or morbidly obese and you cannot lose weight using diet and exercise. As the name suggests, stomach stapling literally...