Drug Rehabilitation

The first step towards any recovery is admitting that there is a problem. Once you reach that stage, why not reach out again…to a drug rehabilitation centre for help.

If you are struggling with drug addiction or alcohol abuse reach out and get the opportunity to free yourself from the grip of addiction.

We understand how addictions can affect and take over your life, a drug rehabilitation program can sound scary but all will have a fully trained team of staff and volunteers, all there to help create a caring and non-judgemental atmosphere for you to open up in.

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continued act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships or health. Users may not even be aware that their behaviour is out of control and causing problems for themselves or others. It is a disease that affects both the brain and behaviour.

The decision to begin a drug rehabilitation program is very brave, and knowing this drug rehabilitation centres will make the admissions process as simple and straight forward as possible. At every centre it is believed that clients and their families deserve to be treated with respect and dignity at what is a difficult time for all involved.

Addictions that can be treated may include: alcohol, Benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, co-dependency, co codamol, codeine, Gambling, Heroin and Opiates, methadone, prescription drugs, sex and love and video games.

Drug rehabilitation can be used to help a person recover from their addictions. With a unique drug rehabilitation program you can feel confident that you have made the right choice for you or a loved one that may be in need of help, with bespoke packages to suit you and your needs. The team will be with you every step of the way from the initial assessment through to the treatment and aftercare for you and your family.

Drug rehabilitation programs often start with an initial assessment, then it will be decided on which bespoke treatments will suit your individual needs from detoxification and rehabilitation then to aftercare and into long term recovery. All of this is carried out in a safe environment, all designed and sometimes actually delivered by those with first-hand experience of addiction.  You will be supported at every stage by professional and empathetic staff.

Each form of drug rehabilitation serves a unique purpose in helping a person reach full recovery; all share the ultimate goal of helping the patient return to a healthy and normal lifestyle.

Any form of drug rehabilitation needs to happen in a safe, comfortable and friendly place. Getting the right accommodation enables the right environment for recovery methods. There will be quality accommodation at a detox and rehabilitation centre. Properties should have 24 hour care solutions in place to help ensure your recovery and care is paramount at any time of the day or night should you need any help.

The National Drug Evidence Centre can provide results of success rates on residential programs with varying degrees of success based on which programs are taken and completed.

Drug rehabilitation centres are happy and available to answer any questions you may have regarding their services in a relaxed and trusting environment.

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Pregnancy Scans

Scans throughout pregnancy

 

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Welcome to the start of parenthood! We understand you’re most likely feeling so many emotions right now and we know how exciting this journey can be and we are here to help you along the way. Starting from as little as £45, there is a range of pregnancy scans that are sure to not only suit your budget but provide you with the assurance and comfort you need as a parent. Whether you’re a first-time parent (or second or third or fourth!) there are specialists in Early Pregnancy Reassurance Scans, Gender Scans as well as 4D packages and much more.

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Early Pregnancy Scans are our most popular, giving you that reassurance and a sneak peek of your little one. Gender Scans allow us to determine the sex of your baby earlier than usual, allowing you to start planning ahead, think of names and nursery themes. 4D scans are simply breath-taking and allow you to not only see your baby’s features but hear their heartbeat and check their wellbeing as well.

Growth and Presentation Scans and Anomaly Scans, giving you that extra peace of mind and to take care of any worry or anxiety you may feel.

All scans include prints for you to take away and cherish, whilst our Gender Scans and 4D packages include a CD or DVD, gifts to take home and a voucher for a newborn photoshoot.

Emsella

What is the Emsella treatment

The Emsella treatment is perfect for any woman who desires a solution for urinary incontinence and an improvement to their quality of life. Emsella is a chair, not any type of chair – it uses high intensity electromagnetic fields which activate motor neurons in the pelvic floor. This treatment is non-invasive; you just need to sit down on the chair and the electromagnetic fields will do their thing.

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How does the treatment work?

  • Before the treatment, the pelvic floor muscles insufficiently support the pelvic organs and affect the bladders control. You may leak whenever you cough or whenever you run or do an activity with or without of any knowledge of doing it (Body aging, childbirth and menopause can all lead to incontinence).
  • During the treatment, the Emsella device will blast the pelvic floor with an electromagnetic field (delivering thousands of contractions per session)effectively stimulating the pelvic floor muscles up from their previous position into a more comfortable and relaxion one.
  • After the treatment, the stimulation has led the pelvic floor to regain control over pelvic floor muscles and bladder. Afterwards you are able to go continue with your daily activities. After the first session, you may be able to feel the improvements already! The results will typically improve when you continue with the sessions for the upcoming weeks.

How long will a session last?

A typical session is around 30 minutes, but you will need to do around 6 sessions – scheduled twice a week for three weeks. A session will cost around £180 to £240; for the whole package, the full cost will be around £1000 to £1440

How does a procedure feel like?

The procedure itself is not painful; the device will actually make you feel tingly and also you’ll be able to feel your pelvic floor muscles contracting during the procedure

Testicular Ultrasound

What is a testicular ultrasound?

A testicular ultrasound is an ultrasound scan that obtains images of the testicles and the surrounding tissue in your scrotum. If you require a testicular ultrasound, you may be referred by your doctor or there are private ultrasound clinics which offer this service.

The testicles are the main reproduction organ in a male located in your scrotum which is the fleshy pouch of tissue that hangs under your penis. They produce sperm and the male sex hormone – testosterone.

If you require an ultrasound, they are proven to be safe as well as painless and a non-invasive procedure. This specific procedure uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs inside your body and helps to detect the problems around the pain of your body part.

Testicular Ultrasound

 

Why do I need to have a testicular ultrasound?                                                                   

A testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method used to diagnose abnormalities in the testicles. You may be recommended by your doctor to have a testicular ultrasound to:

  • Identify a lump in your scrotum or a testicle is solid which may indicate a cyst or even a tumour
  • Decide the outcome of trauma
  • Search for possible testicular torsion. This is a twisted testicle
  • Identify sources of pain or swelling in your testicles
  • Evaluate for varicoceles, which are varicose spermatic veins
  • Assess the causes of infertility
  • Find the location of an undescended testicle


How is the ultrasound performed?

Whether your testicular ultrasound is carried out in the hospital or at a private ultrasound clinic, the same technique will be used. Usually, a testicular ultrasound will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will be as followed.

Firstly you may be asked to get changed into a ‘gown’ that will help the sonographer’s access the area easily to perform the scan. When you then come to have the scan, you will be asked to lie down on your back with your legs spread apart. The procedure will then take place and the sonographer will move the transducer around your scrotum and you will need to lie still until it finishes for accurate results. Once the procedure has finished, the gel used will be wiped off your body and you will be able to carry on with your day normally. You should then wait to receive your results and seek further medical help if needed.

What Is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that is characterised by depigmented spots, which can be distinguished from there darker surroundings. It can affect any age and any sex. It usually has a slowly progressive course but however sometimes it may have a rapidly progressive course. It can affect any part of the skin and can sometimes spread to involve all of the skin on an individual’s body.

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Who Gets Vitiligo?

The onset of vitiligo may often be attributed to physical trauma, illness or emotional stress. Patients with vitiligo often report that factors such as severe sunburn and a severe accident may precede the appearance of vitiligo.

What Causes Vitiligo?

There are many theories that have been hypothesized to explain the causes of vitiligo but unfortunately, nobody knows the exact cause of the disorder. The theories include:

  • Immunity disorders
  • Skin nerve disorders
  • Skin pigment self-destruction
  • All the above theories combined

Types of Vitiligo

There are two types of vitiligo:

  • Non-segmental vitiligo
  • Segmental vitiligo

In rare cases, it is possible for vitiligo to affect your whole body. This is known as complete or universal vitiligo.

Non-segmental Vitiligo:

In non-segmental vitiligo the symptoms of vitiligo often appear on both sides of your body as symmetrical white patches. Symmetrical patches can appear on the:

  • Back of your hands
  • Arms
  • Eyes
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Feet

Non-segmental vitiligo is the most common type of vitiligo as it affects up to 9 out of 10 people with the condition.

Treating Vitiligo

There are many ways that have been tested to treat vitiligo but the most effective treatment is aimed at improving your skins appearance by restoring its colour. However, the effects of the treatment are not usually permanent and it cannot always control the spread of the condition.