NHS Lanarkshire responds to rise in cases of syphilis »

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If syphilis is not treated, it will progress and can cause serious damage to the heart, arteries and the nervous system.

Dr Anne McLellan, Lead Clinician for NHS Lanarkshire’s Sexual Health Service, said: “Although the overall number of cases of syphilis diagnosed by the Sexual Health Service in Lanarkshire remains fairly low, we are seeing a definite increase this year. We have particularly seen an increase in heterosexuals aged 20-40 and men who have sex with men, who …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… in erectile dysfunction. The main culprit tends to be atherosclerosis, the condition that narrows arteries and which can result in poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Atherosclerosis causes about half the cases of erectile dysfunction in men over 50. Also, the veins through which the blood leaves the penis may not be working properly, allowing the blood to leave too soon.


Illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can …

Heart Disease »

… these in your current lifestyle.

With atherosclerosis (sometimes called arteriosclerosis) the arteries carrying the body’s blood supply are “furred up” by deposits which results in hardening and narrowing of the arteries. One effect of this can be when the arteries become too narrow and constrict blood flow during exertion with the resulting chest pain commonly known as angina. Another is when the blood flow to the heart is blocked completely, part of it dies or is damaged, …