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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The eight best foods for healthy skin

When it comes to looking after your skin, what you put into your body is just as important as the way you treat your skin.

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Ovarian cancer: recovering from surgery

If you’re preparing for surgery for ovarian cancer, it’s important to make time to plan for your recovery so you know what to expect.

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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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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 a good night's sleep

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

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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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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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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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Fibroid symptoms

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

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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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Signs and symptoms of the menopause

The menopause is a natural process that marks the time in your life when you stop menstruating.

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What you need to know about anxiety

Most people will experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives.

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Diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Around 7,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, making it one of the 10 most common cancers affecting women.

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Rectovaginal endometriosis

Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of your womb (endometrium) starts to grow elsewhere.

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Female groin pain

The most common causes of female groin pain or discomfort are pulling, straining or tearing one of the muscles or tendons in your groin.

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Hysterectomy Q&A with Mr Andrew Pickersgill

Mr Andrew Pickersgill, Consultant Gynaecologist at Spire Healthcare talks about hysterectomy.

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Severe lower back pain during period

Lower back pain is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome, which affects the majority of women during their periods.

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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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