The immune system is the body's defence against diseases and infections. It attacks organisms and substances that invade the body and cause disease (known as pathogens) through a series of steps called the immune response. In this blog we are going to look at nutrients you can find in foods and drinks that have been proven to help the immune system do its job. Below each nutrient we have listed some foods you might try and add to your diet to help your immune system.
As we get older our sleeping patterns and routines can change making us more likely to wake during the night or early morning. The recommended amount of sleep per night is 7-9 hours. If you lose a night or two of sleep, or sleep poorly, you may feel groggy and irritable. But if this continues, lack of sleep can affect your overall health and put you at risk of serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. But what if you are struggling to sleep?
According to the NHS, 78,000 people in the UK die from smoking. The health risks that smoking comes with are numerous and even if you don’t smoke, if people around you do you can still be exposed to many of those risks too. Here are ten reasons to consider quitting for good.
08 July 2019
Portion control of food doesn't always mean you need to eat small amounts or count how many pieces of food are on your plate. If you are eating too much you may be able to retrain your brain to see a smaller portion as satisfying. Try these simple tricks to keep control of your portion sizes.
Long-term liver damage can cause scarring which is called cirrhosis. Scar tissue on the liver prevents it from working properly. If you have liver cirrhosis it is usually picked up through a routine blood test or checkup, because early-stage cirrhosis of the liver doesn’t usually have any symptoms.
Bowel cancer is cancer that starts in the large bowel. It is also known as colorectal cancer, colon or rectal cancer depending on if it starts in the large bowel (your colon) or rectum. It can spread to other parts of the body or grow into the surrounding organs. Bowel cancer is not the same as anal cancer or small bowel cancer. Most people that are diagnosed with bowel cancer are over the age of 60 but bowel cancer is currently one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the UK.
Private Health Insurance has many benefits. Many people choose to purchase health insurance in order to benefit from greater choice, access to the latest treatments, and shorter waiting times. CS Healthcare ticks all the above and more. Here is a list of just some of the other benefits that come with joining our Society.
Eating well is important for your overall health. A balanced diet ensures your body gets the energy and nutrients it needs to function properly however, certain foods and drinks are particularly good for your heart and the cardiovascular system.
GP24 Advice Line
At CS Healthcare, we are always looking at ways to improve the products and services we offer to our members. We understand that accessing GP services quickly and at a time convenient for you can be challenging. This is why we are pleased to announce we are improving the advice line service that is available to all our members.
CS Healthcare is pleased to announce an exciting change to its eligibility criteria.
Historically, all new members were considered eligible to join CS Healthcare based on their chosen profession. You had to work in the public sector or be a civil servant to become a member. As of August 2019, this eligibility criteria no longer applies. Now everyone can experience award-winning customer service.
CS Healthcare has been providing private healthcare for 90 years and during that time, we’ve discovered there are some medical phrases and terms that cause confusion. 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 are browsing the site.
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.