Treatments and Surgery

Healthy Hearing and Dealing with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects many people in the UK, both old and young. While it’s generally considered to be something that happens as a result of aging, there are plenty of things we can do to keep our hearing at optimum levels for as long as possible, as our hearing abilities are determined by noise exposure throughout our lifetimes. Here, we’ve put together a guide on how to protect yourself and your family, and how to prevent hearing issues from occurring.

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Staying active after laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and the US, yet still questions remain over certain aspects of the procedure. For those who have a regular exercise routine, the idea of having to abstain from such activities immediately after the treatment may be off-putting.

Although ‘laser eye surgery’ is a commonly used term and few feel the need to elaborate, there are actually different types of surgery you can have, and this affects your ability to get back into your sport after the surgery. The two main types are LASIK (Laser Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis) and LASEK (Laser-assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis).

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Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

Plastic surgery is not just for the vain. Some people with low self-esteem suffer with psychological issues associated with how they look. But this sort of condition can be hard to prove and so it can be hard to convince doctors that you really ‘need’ plastic surgery in order to get it on the NHS. This means thousands of people could go without plastic surgery that they really do need, and the only way to receive the help would be to go private. This can often be very expensive and many people will not be able to afford it.

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One way around this expense could be to go under the knife in a foreign country. People often think having surgery abroad would be more dangerous than in the UK, but this is not the case everywhere. Different countries have different strengths; with Belgium, Spain and Germany providing very high quality cosmetic surgery. However you do still need to be careful and there are various things to consider. Would you want to go alone or would you want a friend or a family member to go with you? You would probably feel more comfortable having someone with you but this would increase the overall cost. How long do you wish to leave the country for? You must be available to stay for longer if there are any complications. If you have surgery in a far off country you may have to stay longer as the doctor may not deem you fit to travel on such a long flight until weeks after the surgery.

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Big Plastic Surgery Negligence Cases

Firms specialising in clinical negligence, such as Alexander Harris, take on major cases on a regular basis. Clinical, or medical negligence, is an area of the law which can cover a number of personal injuries or illnesses caused or exacerbated by failures in medical care. These failures can occur at the stage of diagnosis, treatment or after-care and can be the fault of individual doctors and nurses or of hospital authorities as an organisation. The sheer range of cases covered by the term medical negligence means that firms dealing with this area need to have a wide range of legal expertise to be able to offer suitable legal support and advice.

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Stretch Marks Prevention

In dermatology stretch mark is known as striae. It appears because of dermis. As time goes it appears thin, but never dissolves totally. Hasty stretching of your skin or excessive weight loss or gain can cause the stretch marks. Normally it accompanies obesity & pregnancy. Stretch marks make you skin’s upper layer ugly & you need to cover up your body consciously all the time. It makes your choice of cloths restricted.

There are various stretch mark prevention options available, like:
Surgical treatment: you can go for some medicated peels & dermabrasion. In modern treatment laser surgery has already opened a new era. You can also choose some over the counter skin treatment options. With a routine healthy diet along with some exercise can also prevent those shameful marks on your body. Adequate water is also very much required. Sometimes lack of proper nutrition results in stretch marks, so to maintain a healthy skin make sure that your diet includes enough vitamin A, C, D (fresh vegetables & fruits, milk, fish etc).

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