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Articles and Features : September 2009

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

  • Prostate cancer warning signs Prostate cancer warning signsProstate cancer occurs when one or more of the cells of the prostate begin to multiply at a greater rate than normal, forming a tumour. This may stay localised to the prostate, or may spread to other...
  • All you need to know about alcoholism All you need to know about alcoholismMany people mistakenly believe that alcoholics are only people who need to have a drink in the early morning or are down and outs sitting on park benches drinking cans of lager. While those examples...
  • 3D / 4D Ultrasound – Is it worth the money? 3D / 4D Ultrasound – Is it worth the money?Unlike the traditional 2D ultrasound scan, which creates a blurred, two dimensional image that just lets you make out the shape of your baby, a 3D ultrasound scan produces a much more lifelike three...
  • Hair loss in women: Common causes and effective treatments Telogen effluviumSerious hair loss affects an estimated eight million women in the UK and many more experience a degree of hair thinning. There are a number of factors that can cause hair loss in women but in most...
  • Glaucoma surgery – what's involved? Glaucoma surgery – what’s involved?Emergency glaucoma surgery may be considered for the second form of glaucoma, also called closed angle or acute glaucoma. This arises very quickly, often causing eye pain, which urges people to seek...
  • Persistent rhinitis – how is it treated?` Persistent rhinitis – how is it treated?The treatments available for persistent rhinitis largely depend on what is causing your symptoms. Options include avoiding anything that triggers an attack, or medical treatment such as...
  • Duodenal switch surgery – how does it work? Duodenal switch surgery – how does it work?Duodenal switch surgery works by reducing stomach size at the same time as reducing the length of the digestive tract. The overall effect is to make it difficult to eat large amounts and food,...
  • Should I have a breast reduction operation? Should I have a breast reduction operation?A breast reduction operation, also known as mammoplasty, reduces the size and changes the shape and firmness of a woman's breasts. You may choose to have a breast reduction operation for several...
  • Breast augmentation – UK or abroad? Breast augmentation – UK or abroad?Breast augmentation UK or abroad is a cosmetic operation that you have to pay for yourself – and you could face a bill of between £4000 and £5000 if you opt for a UK private clinic. Going abroad is a...
  • Should I hire a night nanny? Should I hire a night nanny?For many new parents, the first few months with a new baby can be highly traumatic, especially if your baby does not settle well. You do not get the sleep you need to be able to cope with all the...
  • Clear Lens Extraction - Clearly the best Laser eye surgeryIn this article Mr C T Pillai focuses on Clear Lens Extraction, where your natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial implant that guarantees perfect eye sight.
  • Excessive sweating – how is it treated? Excessive sweating – how is it treated?The symptoms of hyperhidrosis can include excessive sweating in the palms, hands, armpits or feet, and can also be accompanied by excessive blushing, which can develop into erythrophobia – a fear of...
  • Presbyopia treatment - what's involved? Presbyopia treatment - what's involved?Presbyopia treatment involves correcting this deterioration in vision, either through wearing glasses or contact lenses, or through surgery. Getting presbyopia treatment right can take a little time...
  • Drug addiction recovery – is it possible? Drug addiction recovery – is it possible?Drug addiction is a compulsive need to seek out and use drugs, even when you know it leads to negative physical, mental and social consequences. A core concept in drug addiction recovery is to...
  • Excessive blushing – what can I do about it? Excessive blushing – what can I do about it?Blushing is a normal physiological response – it happens in normal healthy people and it is thought to have evolved as part of sexual attraction and as a way to establish solid relationships....