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Gut microbiome and your mood.

How your microbiome may be making you a misery guts.

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

It is now apparent that the bacteria living within our gut (the gut microbiome) are essential for our physical wellbeing.  Numerous studies implicate the gut microbiome’s role in maintaining our health through important processes such as developing and modulating our immune system.  Allergies, autoimmune diseases, chronic conditions and even obesity are all thought to result from possible alterations in this environment.   More recently, the role of the gut microbiome
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Mud, Mud Glorious Mud!

How Increasing The Gut Microbiome Diversity Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Future Risk Of Allergies.

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

It is now becoming apparent how important our gut bacteria (or our microbiome) is in shaping our current and future health – no more so than that of our children. Studies show that the marker of a healthy gut bacterial population is diversity – the more types of healthy bacteria that live in our gut, the better equipped our immune system is in its ability to defend against harmful bacteria
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First Trimester Prenatal Screening – Anything New?

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Pregnancy is generally considered an exciting time for prospective parents and their families. However, for many women and their partners, the happiness that comes with a positive pregnancy test is sometimes overshadowed by anxiety regarding the health of the baby, particularly if there is a history of miscarriages or health problems with previous babies. Previously, the majority of expectant parents have relied solely on the traditional methods of ultrasound scans
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Reluctance or Refusal to Vaccinate one of the 10 Threats to Global Health

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

This year April 7th is World Health Day and we should celebrate the achievements in the field of vaccination. However, despite vaccine availability, many refuse or hesitate to be vaccinated despite vaccines being available.   Vaccination is one of the best ways of avoiding disease. It prevents ill-health, death and disability.   With an outbreak of measles across Europe in 2018, it gets us thinking –complacency, inconvenience and lack of
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Stress

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

With it being Stress Awareness Month in April, it is the perfect time to talk about stress, its wide effects on the human body and share some top stress busting tips too. Stress is incredibly common. A survey carried out in 2018 looking at 2000 Brits, from diverse backgrounds and of various ages, found that 37% of us feel stressed at least one day per week, equating to 4 days
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Endometriosis Focus – Be Aware, Know your Options

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK, and 1 in 10 women in the UK are thought to be affected. It can affect any woman of child bearing age.   What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is the name given to the condition where cells which normally line the womb(endometrium) are found elsewhere in the body (deposits). The most common places to find these deposits are around the
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Allergy Focus: Spring is coming – Dreading it?

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

For some hay fever sufferers, they will already be in the midst of allergy season at the moment if they have tree pollen allergies (March-May), but for the rest, spring comes with a sense of dread as the grass pollination season (May-July) begins. You can also be allergic to weed pollens whose season can continue as late as October. Symptoms are due to your immune system in the lining of
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Listen to Your Gut. It May Tell You a Few Things…

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

What is a gut microbiome The bacteria that live within the human colon (or large intestine) are known as the gut microbiota – more recently termed the gut microbiome. It is thought that tens of trillions of microorganisms are present in this microbiome – including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria. This complex ecosystem develops as a result of interaction between the host and the bacteria that are introduced
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Colorectal Cancer – Choosing the Right Screening Test For You

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as ‘bowel cancer’) rates are dropping significantly in the USA (by around 30%)1, however the average rate in the UK has been stable since the 1990s2. What Are the Americans Doing That We Aren’t? The Answer Might Be in Their More Regular Use of Screening. From annual home testing kits for bowel cancer to colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies every 5 to 10 years, screening for colorectal
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Making Smart Decisions – Which Heart Screening Tests You Need, And Which Ones Aren’t Worth the Cost

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

According to the British Heart Foundation, Heart and Circulatory disease cause 26% of all deaths in UK. Coronary Heart Disease is the most common cause of a heart attack, with one hospital visit every 3 minutes. It is estimated that there are 7 million people in UK (3.5 million men and 3.5 million women) living with heart and circulatory problems. In UK, there are more than 30,000 out of hospital
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