July 2015 -

Metformin supplements lifestyle changes for PCOS

July 30, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: PCOS, Polycystic ovarian disease, Stein Leventhal Syndrome

Patient compliance has often hampered lifestyle change in the management of PCOS but lifestyle changes remain the mainstay of management for these patients. I have always stressed the use of lifetstyle changes in my patients with PCOS and when combining this with Metformin have emphasised the fact that this is the best chance for patients [&hellip…

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Smoking related to Hot Flushes

July 30, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: gynaecologist, hot flushes, smoking

A study has suggested that woman who give up smoking during the menopause, may have fewer and less severe hot flashes than women who continue to smoke. The time since the last cigarette, appears to have a direct relationship with women who had given up smoking for 5 years, being 45% less likely to have [&hellip…

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Salpingectomies routinely?

July 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

You may be aware that we are now routinely offering patients bilateral salpingectomies at the time of hysterectomy. Although this was not recommended in the past, because of worries in hastening the onset of the menopause recent studies have suggested that this should be offered to all patients undergoing routine pelvic surgery. Much like studies [&hellip…

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