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 rick factors and prevention tips.

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Endometriosis: recovering from surgery

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women of reproductive age.

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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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The stages of breast cancer explained

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.

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Q & A

Gary Maytham, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Talking about varicose veins

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Heart disease: everything you need to know

According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK.

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Mythbusting varicose veins: symptoms, causes and treatments

Varicose veins affect up to 20% of men and up to a third of women in the UK.

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Five ways to reduce your risk of a hernia

Hernias happen when an internal part of your body pushes through a weak point in the muscle or tissue that keeps it in place.

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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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What are piles and how do you treat them?

Piles, also called haemorrhoids, are swellings that develop in and around your bottom (anus).

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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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Endometriosis: fertility and pregnancy

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women in the UK and can be a debilitating condition.

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Why regular exercise is vital for your health

Regular exercise is good for you both physically and mentally.

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Hysterectomy: life after surgery

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus).

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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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Bleeding between periods

Bleeding or spotting between periods is also known as intermenstrual bleeding.

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Ask the expert: what are gallstones?

Gallstones form in the gallbladder, which is a pear-sized sac that sits below the liver.

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