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Debunking menopause myths

18 Oct 2019

The more we talk about menopause as a society, the more we can aim to support women through this major milestone. Knowing the facts is useful, but with so many conflicting stories in the news around treatments and lifestyle choices, it can be hard to know what to believe.

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The menopause, mood swings and me

17 Oct 2019

Menopause can trigger all sorts of emotional changes, from anxiety to low mood to depression. If you’ve noticed a difference in your mood, it is more than likely to do with a number of factors, including a change in hormones, and the effect of common menopausal symptoms on your lifestyle.

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What are the signs of perimenopause?

16 Oct 2019

Perimenopause loosely translates as ‘around menopause’, which is a vague yet apt description for this undefined period of time that marks the transition to menopause.

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Can diet help manage symptoms of the menopause?

15 Oct 2019

With so much information available around improving your diet with the ‘right’ foods during menopause, it can be hard to make choices that best suit you.

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Why am I dry down there?

14 Oct 2019

Women of all ages and life stages can feel dry down there, it’s a very common symptom during menopause – but it needn’t be something you simply have to put up with. Do you feel a sandpapery-sensation during sex, or discomfort when sitting down for too long?

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What is allergic rhinitis and can air pollution make childhood respiratory allergies worse?

07 Oct 2019

We talk with Ms Romana Kuchai, consultant ear, nose and throat specialist at our clinic, about allergic rhinitis in children, the effects of pollution on allergic rhinitis, and how she treats the condition. 

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Are you SAD?

06 Oct 2019

Most of us tend to feel energetic and cheerful in the summer and overall more tired in the winter, when we eat and sleep more. These changes are usually mild and generally acceptable.

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Get ready for STOPtober!

21 Sep 2019

The month of October has been declared the "quit smoking month" in a drive to encourage as many smokers to give up the habit collectively. This might indeed be another good opportunity for smokers to think about giving up for good.

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How a vulvoscopy can aid episiotomy recovery

20 Sep 2019

During labour, as many as one in seven women have an episiotomy (a surgical cut in the muscle between the perineum and the vagina to allow the baby to exit more easily). Any incisions or spontaneous tears are usually repaired shortly after labour, and then a period of healing takes place.

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