As the mental health charity Mind explains “There's no medical definition of stress, and health care professionals often disagree over whether stress is the cause of problems or the result of them.” Despite it not being medically defined, stress is widely considered to be our reaction to things and situations that make us feel under pressure or like we’re not in control. Stressful situations are often events that upset us emotionally or give us a lot to think about or do.
If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. Work related back pain is a very common health condition in the U.K, particularly lower back pain. The Health and Safety Executive reports that between 2016-2017 there were approximately 3.2 million days lost to work related back disorders, with an average of 16.5 days lost per case.
Approximately one-in-five people in the UK have a history of some form of lung disease, be it asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or any other long-standing respiratory diseases. Every five minutes, someone dies from a form of lung disease, making it the third biggest killer disease in the UK. In fact, lung diseases are responsible for almost 750,000 annual hospital admissions and while heart disease fatalities have fallen by around 15% in the last decade, lung disease fatalities have remained around the same .
As the second-largest organ in your body, holding approximately 13% of your total blood supply at any one time, your liver is a genuine workhorse and should always be respected. It is required to process more than 13,000 different chemicals and oversee more than 2,000 internal enzyme systems. In short, it’s your body’s very own 24/7 chemical processing plant.
Your heart rate and blood pressure are things that will be measured and recorded during most check-ups with your GP. They do this to check for any abnormalities which could mean that something isn’t quite right with your heart or circulatory system. Here we will go over what these two measurements can mean for your overall health, plus include some helpful links to more information, so you can learn more.
The brain is a powerful organ. It essentially controls everything the body does, and it doesn’t stop working, even while you sleep. It is made up of a lot of different parts, or sections, that each control various things that go on in your body such as movement, speech and digestion. As well as the benefits of regular ‘brain training’ and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking or consuming too much alcohol, the brain can also benefit from getting certain vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients from our diet.
CS Healthcare provides specialist health insurance policies to civil and public servants as well as their dependants. For over 85 years, we've been dedicated to protecting the health of our members and during that time we've built up partnerships with more than 300 hospitals, ensuring our members have access to the best care and treatment.
Proud to be Mutual
We think our Mutual status makes us a little different from many other insurers. We're not answerable to shareholders which means our members remain at the heart of everything we do. As a result, our members continually benefit from the highest standards of service.
CS Healthcare News
Keep up-to-date with all the latest healthcare news and updates from CS Healthcare. We know that looking after your health should be a number one priority, which is why we aim to keep you informed of any breakthroughs in medical care as well as the latest health and wellbeing tips.
Confused? Take a look at our Jargon Buster
Our Jargon Buster is designed to simplify any complicated terms that you may not be familiar with. Make sure you refer back to it any time you're feeling unsure about a word or meaning as you're browsing the site.