Women's health

The female body is always changing and will experience a number of stages – from periods, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. And through this journey, a variety of health conditions can affect a woman's body and reproductive organs, such as fibroids and endometriosis.

Our specialists offer advice on how to treat and manage these conditions, as well as risk factors and prevention tips.

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Five great ways to work out from home

Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle but working out at the gym isn’t for everyone.

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Abnormal cervical screening result — what's next?

If you have received an abnormal cervical screening result you may be feeling anxious or have questions.

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How stress affects your health and wellbeing

Stress is something most people face at some time in their lives.

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Miss Michelle Mullan, Oncoplastic Breast Consultant

Michelle Mullan explains what a mastectomy is, when you may need one, and what your options are once the surgery has taken place.

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The importance of cervical screening

A cervical screening is a test offered to women between the ages of 25 and 64 as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

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Five tips to live a healthier and happier life

Small and simple changes to your lifestyle can not only make you healthier, they can also make you happier.

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10 foods to help boost your health

There’s an old saying, ‘you are what you eat’, and as a rule of thumb, if you want to enjoy good health, you should try to eat healthy food.

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The importance of a good night's sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital for our physical and mental health.

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Endometriosis: what is 'normal' and when should you seek treatment?

Endometriosis is a condition that affects one in 10 women.

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Two periods in one month

An adult woman’s menstrual cycle can range in length from 24 to 38 days and in teenage girls it can last even longer.

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Nine useful tips to help prevent migraines

Migraines affect around one in seven people, with women being three times more likely than men to have them.

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Fibroid symptoms

Around one in three women have fibroids. These non-cancerous growths only develop during the reproductive years.

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Six signs you're in perimenopause

Perimenopause is a natural process that occurs in women, where hormonal levels reduce in the run-up to menopause.

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What to expect during menopause

Menopause is a natural part of ageing in women when periods stop and getting pregnant naturally is no longer possible.

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Five diet, exercise and lifestyle tips for a healthy bladder

Conditions that affect bladder function are very common in women in the UK, with over one in three having urinary incontinence.

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How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Around one in 10 women in the UK, aged between 16 and 50, have endometriosis.

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Pelvic organ prolapse: types, symptoms and treatment

Around 40% of women aged over 50 in the UK have a pelvic organ prolapse.

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Seven ways to treat varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that most commonly occur in the lower legs.

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How to stop heavy periods

It can be hard to know if you have heavy periods, medically known as menorrhagia.

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How to manage and treat bunions

A bunion is a bony lump that forms on the knuckle of your big toe.

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Urinary incontinence symptoms and treatments

Urinary incontinence or leakage of urine is extremely common in women, affecting around four in every 10 women in the UK.

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Endometriosis pain

Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue similar to the lining of your womb (endometrium) starts to grow elsewhere.

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Six things you should know about cervical cancer

Every day around eight cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women in the UK.

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What is endometriosis and how is it treated? Mr Mohan Kumar, Consultant Gynaecologist, explains

If you're experiencing pelvic pain, painful periods, and pain during and after intercourse, you might have endometriosis.

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Five reasons you may be sweating a lot

Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down. You may sweat after exercise or when the weather is warm.

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