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Articles and Features: July 2010

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

  • Private rosacea treatment: what's available? Rosacea treatment - applying creamsEveryone gets red in the face from time to time, either because of heat, exertion or embarrassment. But being very flushed most of the time can be distressing. One possible cause is rosacea, which is...
  • Private gout treatment: what's available? Treatment of gout - painful elbow symptomGout is a disorder of the joints where crystals of uric acid (or urate) collect in the joint space causing pain, inflammation and swelling. Gout affects around 1% of the population. It is most common...
  • Private IBS treatment: what's available? Private IBS treatment - upset stomachIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common of all digestive problems, affecting around one in six people. It is a long-term condition that causes pain, discomfort and bloating in the...
  • Weight loss surgery: is it safe? Weight loss surgeryWeight loss surgery can be an extremely effective strategy for people who are severely overweight. However, there are risks, some minor and some serious, associated with weight loss surgery, and it...
  • Bunion surgery: is it effective? Bunion surgery and non-surgical treatments for beautiful feetA bunion, or hallux valgus, develops when the big toe bends abnormally towards the other toes. This can lead to swelling of the joint, causing pain and redness in and around the big toe, and...