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.
05 June 2018
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It acts like a protective shell as it is not only waterproof, but it helps protect the body from bacteria, infection and viruses. The outermost layer is called the epidermis, followed by the dermis which is much thicker and subcutaneous fat which forms the bottom layer.
30 May 2018
We all know that exercise has a number of positive effects on the body and can help us get into shape. But what affect does a workout have on our mental wellbeing? The benefits of exercise go beyond your aerobic ability and gaining muscle. Although exercise can help improve your physique, trim your waistline and is believed to even prolong your life; for many people, this isn’t what motivates them to stay active.
If you are wishing to make a claim on your CS Healthcare private medical insurance plan and undergo much-needed treatment, you will need to inform us of the type of treatment you require, including whether you will be regarded an out-patient, a day-patient or an in-patient.
Research has shown that our diet has a big impact on the way we look and feel. Recent studies have also demonstrated that eating certain foods can help to prevent memory loss, provide energy and even boost your IQ. Check out some of these amazing brain boosting superfoods and their effects.
Considering the main responsibilities of the kidney (filtering approximately 200 litres of blood daily and generating the hormones behind red blood cell production and calcium absorption), it is easy to understand why these small organs are vital to your overall health and well-being. Research suggests that up to 60,00 people in the UK die prematurely due to kidney disease annually and there is no cure. With kidney transplants averaging a 5-year wait, it is essential to take steps to reduce the chances of developing kidney-related illness.
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.