Conditions - Private Medical Insurance

Conditions - If you’ve been diagnosed with a health condition you might be looking for more information on how this is typically treated under a health insurance policy. Our information pages will help you find out more.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a range of lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Find out more
  • Aortic Disease

    Aortic disease is a condition of the aorta, the large artery which delivers blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It can take two forms, an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection Find out more
  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a chronic health condition caused by the failure of the body to produce insulin at all or in sufficient quantity, or the body does not react as it should to the hormone Find out more
  • Cancer

    Cancer occurs when cells in the body multiply and grow abnormally and attack body tissue and organs. Find out more
  • Coronary Heart Disease

    Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), or ischaemic heart disease, refers to a condition called atherosclerosis in which the arteries that deliver oxygenated blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked. Find out more
  • Stroke

    A stroke, known medically as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. Find out more
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), is a cardiovascular condition which affects the legs. Find out more
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

    Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a health condition where anxiety is persistent with the sufferer being unable to relax, is restless and suffers from ongoing feelings of trepidation. Find out more
  • Smoking

    As well as having negative health affects, smoking can also increase the cost of your health or life insurance premiums. Find out more
  • Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

    A pre-existing medical condition is any illness, injury, sickness or medical condition that existed before you took out your health insurance policy. Find out more
  • Mental Health (Psychiatric)

    The NHS estimates that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health or psychiatric conditions in their lifetime. These terms refer to an incredibly broad range of issues, including addictions, anxiety, depression and even stress. Find out more
  • Pregnancy

    How does private health insurance treat pregnancy and fertility treatments? Find out more
  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is a common condition which affects millions of people in the UK and causes the body’s joints to become inflamed and painful. Find out more
  • Asthma

    Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the airways - known medically as the bronchi – that carry air in and out of the lungs. It causes them to narrow, become inflamed and obstructed by increased production of phlegm. Find out more
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)

    Around 25% of adults in the UK are thought to suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). Blood pressure readings are determined by measuring and comparing pressure when the heart beats (systolic blood pressure) and when it is at rest (diastolic). Find out more
  • Low blood pressure (Hypotension)

    Low blood pressure, known medically as hypotension, can affect anyone but its impact on your health is usually not serious. Find out more
  • Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of the neurological condition, dementia. It is both an incurable and progressive condition which affects as many as 850,000 people in the UK. Find out more