Sexual Health – the rise in the popularity of Anal Sex leads to more health problems for women

Recent research indicates a rise in popularity of anal sex; with this increase, more health problems have been reported, especially in women. Medical professionals in the UK have noticed that women are suffering injury and other health complications from this increased sexual activity. This article explores the injuries and health concerns that may result from […]

What comes after childbirth?

Having a baby is often one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Despite all the joy and excitement that a new baby brings, a pregnancy can cause ongoing health concerns for many; the postpartum or postnatal period begins immediately after childbirth as the women’s body, including hormonal levels and the uterus, return to […]

Breast Screening – are the current NHS guidelines good enough for you?

Breast cancer has been identified as the most common cause of cancer in the UK. That’s why regular breast screening is very important for women’s health and their longevity. Early detection of breast cancer via mammography helps improve outcomes and saves lives. New guidelines for Mammography The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recently published […]

Menopause: Act now or miss out

Immediately after attending a seminar regarding numerous benefits of menopause treatment, I called my mum to check whether it was too late for her to begin therapy, I was bitterly disappointed to discover it was. Whilst there is a general understanding of what the menopause is, and how it can dramatically affect women, proper education […]

Making Maternal Mental Health a Priority

Maternal mental health issues can cause significant problems for new mothers and their babies. It’s important to understand why these issues develop, and what can be done to support mothers experiencing them. With early recognition and the right support, maternal mental health issues can be treated. What is perinatal mental health? Perinatal mental health refers […]

Cervical Screening : What you need to know

The cervix is part of the female reproductive system. It is located between the vagina and the uterus (womb) and is often referred to as the neck of the womb. How common is cervical cancer? There are 3200 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed every year in the UK. This means that 9 people are […]

Using fertility app trackers for contraception

In recent times it has become increasingly popular for women to track menstruation on mobile apps. The use of technology to take the guesswork out of tracking is significantly helping women to work out fertile days and also when to use contraception. Although reproductive apps are useful for menstruation tracking, their reliability for contraception use […]

Breast Screening – Not all mammograms are equal

What is mammography? Mammography has been around for decades and is generally used for three reasons: Screening – This is for people at average risk of breast cancer who undergo routine mammography to find cancers that are not yet symptomatic. Surveillance – This refers to women that are at a high risk of breast cancer […]

Varicose Veins assessment at ROC

Unsightly varicose veins are a common long-term condition affecting women and men. They usually occur in the legs or feet, but can happen anywhere. They often run in families and are made worse by pregnancy, and doing a lot of standing. Sometimes weaknesses in the walls of the superficial veins cause them to enlarge, resulting […]

Hormone Health for Women after 40

By Dr Diane Dobb Oestrogen and COVID All women should monitor for changes in our emotional and physical wellbeing from our thirties onwards.  Oestrogen affects every single cell in our bodies, and begins to decline during our mid-thirties. Symptoms can linger into our seventies, and can be individually investigated and treated by clinicians at every […]