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Treating Erectile Dysfunction just got easier: the 5 days shockwave treatment

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.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot achieve and/or maintain a full erection. Sometimes the penis may become semi-erect but may not be hard enough to have sex. In some cases there is no change to the penis at all. Most men at some point in their lives may be affected by ED on at least one occasion. Common causes for this can be stress, fatigue, and excess alcohol
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ROC Health Set To Expand Its Foothold In The NE Scotland Private Health Market

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.

ROC Clinic Aberdeen – Welcomes all to New Premises! Within the last week we relocated to new enhanced premises.We welcome all visitors and any questions you may have about our services by phone 01224 515 254 or aberdeen@rochealthservices.com, or you can simply just walk in and talk to one of our representatives at reception. ROC is expected to open its new clinic in the Westhill area of Aberdeen on July
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Work-related 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.

We all know what stress is, right? But what is the difference between work pressure and work stress? When does work pressure become stress? Everyone experiences different work pressures on a daily basis, which help motivate us and enable us to perform at our best. But when we experience too much pressure without the opportunity to recover, that is when the scale is tipped towards stress. Stress is not an
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An International Student’s Perspective on ROC Clinic

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.

Coming from California to work and study in London was intimidating at first. Not knowing anyone and taking a leap of faith into the Study Abroad program at my university, I decided that a visit to the UK would enrich my college experience and truly help me understand just how expansive the world really is. The program at my university was filled with people like me, who wanted to explore
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Pharmacogenetics and depression – Taking the guesswork out of treating mood disorders

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.

Antidepressant medication is a commonly used treatment for people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. However, it is estimated that approximately half of patients commenced on such treatment do not notice any improvement in their symptoms, with even less noticing a complete resolution of their symptoms (1). The way in which individuals respond to, and tolerate, different types of such medication is often dependent on a myriad of factors including
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Where are we with the Male Birth Control?

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 decades contraception has fallen to the female in most couples, due to the effectiveness of female contraceptives and the lack of a satisfactory male alternative.  Current reversible methods consist of ‘pulling out’, which is not effective, or using condoms. Condoms, while very effective if used correctly, are not popular with most men as they affect sexual enjoyment. They, of course, still have a major role in prevention of sexually
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Chronic Pelvic Pain in women

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.

Chronic pelvic pain in women is often a debilitating condition resulting in a significant reduction in quality of life in the affected individuals. It is a common presentation in UK primary care, with 38 per 1000 women affected annually—a rate comparable to those of asthma (37 per 1000) and back pain (41 per 1000) (1). There is often a delay in treatment due to the difficulties in diagnosing the condition and
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Mumps outbreaks in the press – What should you know?

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 the focus on measles in the recent months, less attention has been given to the outbreaks of mumps described in the press at several universities in UK. Mumps and Measles usually go ‘hand in hand’ when people talk about the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine/MMR. What is Mumps? Mumps is a viral infection cause by a paramyxovirus. It is highly contagious. It is more common in the winter months and spring, although
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Are your Firmicutes making you fat?

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.

How your gut microbiome may be affecting your weight. The bacteria that live in our gut (more recently termed the “gut microbiome”) are becoming linked increasingly with a number of health conditions ranging from cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disorders to mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. Another condition emerging with possible links to our gut microbiome is that of obesity. Studies as early as 2006 show that the
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Giving Blood Saves Lives

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.

The Blood Transfusion Service always needs blood donors. Donated blood is used to treat critically ill patients who have lost blood through accidents, surgery or chlid birth, and for some chronic medical conditions. Constituents of blood, platelets and plasma, are also used to treat conditions such as clotting disorders. The blood transfusion service works 365 days a year  and needs to have a mix of blood types to meet needs.
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