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Coronavirus: 15 Tips on How to Avoid 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.

Coronavirus: 15 Tips on How to Avoid It! The outbreak of Covid-19 is causing increased anxieties worldwide. Huge steps are being taken by different governments and international health organisations to try and contain it. But what to do on an individual basis to protect yourself? Daily preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory viruses, including: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20
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Why I became an Acupuncturist and why I am still passionate and enthusiastic about my career 19 years on.

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.

My first experience of acupuncture was when my daughter became ill with a post-viral condition at the age of 15 following about of glandular fever. At a critical point in her schooling, she was permanently tired. She suffered with debilitating migraines and was showing worrying signs of depression. Not much was known about chronic fatigue at the time. There was little support available and she was beginning to fall behind
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Cervical Cancer Screening Update

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’s new in Cervical Cancer Screening! Back in February 2019 we described how the national cervical cancer screening programme was moving away from traditional smear tests to a slightly different method of testing – testing for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Following on from this, a self-sampling kit for HPV testing has now become available. This is an important development, as it means that women who have not been attending
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It is coming: Nutritional Psychiatry. How modern mental health approaches miss on the essential: our diet!

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.

“Healthy Mind in Healthy Body” was a literary quote going around late first and second century AD. Therefore, the concept isn’t new at all. Perhaps in the run after evidence-based medicine, where the benefit of any traditional remedy or approach got challenged, overturned or minimised due to lack of ‘evidence’, doctors focused exclusively on medication as a means to manage symptoms or conditions. It is easier of course for doctor
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Bodystat for Body Composition Evaluation

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.

Whether it is part of a medical or a measure of fitness, Bodystat is the most reliable, accurate and portable Bio-electrical Impedance analysis (BIA) device to deliver your body composition measurements (fat, muscle, and cellular fluid distribution). Bioelectrical impedance analysis has replaced skin fold determination as the main tool to clinically evaluate body composition. Typical BIA measurements include cellular fluid distribution, fat, skeletal muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, and energy
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The Challenges of Menopause and HRT in 2020

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 Have Come A Long Way… The use of HRT has had various highs and lows over the 25 years since Dr Johnston started practicing in the menopause field.  Within the last few years, women have felt freer and more able to speaking publicly about menopause. In particular, the celebrities Lorraine Kelly, Andrea MacLean from Loose Women and Carol Vorderman have openly admitted to their struggles with menopausal symptoms. 
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What are the latest treatments for hay fever?

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 hay fever season fast approaching, I wanted to review this condition and discuss avoidance strategies as well as seeing what common treatment options are available as well as some of the newer options. Allergic to hay? The old nickname of hay fever was coined because symptoms would occur during the hay harvest from May under late summer, but is actually quite misleading, as these symptoms are rarely due to
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House Dust Mite Allergy – the hidden allergen in your home!

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.

Do you wake up in the morning feeling puffy eyed, runny nose, catarrh, sneezing, coughing or wheezing? Is your eczema or asthma out of control in the winter months once the heating has been switched on? Then you could have House Dust Mite (HDM) allergy. What’s the allergen? HDMs are microscopic creatures that live in our homes (e.g. pillows, mattresses, carpets, curtains, rugs, padded furniture, cuddly toys) and feed on
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Let’s look at our poo! Microbiome as a source of health or misery.

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.

Welcome to the new frontier of medicine. It may surprise you to know that you are made up of more bugs than human cells! We have a 100 trillion bugs living in our gut. This is 10 times more than the number of body cells you have in total. These bugs are referred to as The Microbiome. Many people today have several health problems because of modern life. Eating the
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Anal Cancer – Presentation, Risk factors and Prevention

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.

Anal Cancer – Presentation, Risk factors and Prevention Symptoms Patients with Anal cancer may exhibit: Bleeding from lower passage. Pain, itch or feeling of fullness in the area of the anus A mass or growth in the anal canal A discharge of mucus from the anus Loss of bowel control Risk factors Several factors have been found to increase the risk of anal cancer, including: Older age.Most cases of anal
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