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Obstetrics & gynaecology

What to expect from a Caesarean section?

A Caesarean section, commonly known as a C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through incisions made in the mother's abdomen and uterus. This method is often employed when a vaginal delivery would put the mother or baby at risk. Understanding what to expect from a C-section can help alleviate concerns and prepare you for the experience. Here to provide a detailed look at this, is leading consultant and obstetrician Ms Eleni Mavrides.

A comprehensive guide to pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is a common concern among women that can have a variety of causes. While it's not uncommon to experience occasional discomfort in the pelvic region, persistent or severe pain should not be ignored. Leading consultant and a trusted specialist in benign gynaecological care, Miss Silvia Carta dives into the various aspects of pelvic pain, its possible causes, and when to seek medical help.

An in-depth guide to infertility: part 1

Infertility is when a couple is unable to conceive after a year or more of regular, unprotected sex. It is estimated that it affects 1 in 7 couples in the UK and can be associated with psychological distress and significant strain to the relationship if prolonged treatment is unsuccessful. In the first article of a two-part series, revered consultant gynaecologist and specialist in fertility Miss Petya Doncheva provides an in-depth guide, explaining the signs of infertility in women, causes and diagnosis.

Bone health and menopause: what’s the connection?

Menopause negatively affects bone health due to a decline in oestrogen levels, which accelerates bone density loss. This increases the risk of osteoporosis, making bones weaker and more prone to fractures. Dr Ashlesha Dhairyawan, an experienced menopause specialist, who is accredited by the British Menopause Society, explores the link between menopause and osteoporosis.

The association between diet and endometriosis / adenomyosis

Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition affecting millions of women worldwide, characterised by the growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. Research has increasingly focused on the role of diet in the development and management of endometriosis. Evidence suggests that a diet high in meat and refined foods is associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, whereas a plant-based diet may have protective effects. Renowned consultant women’s health expert and consultant gynaecologist Mr Mahantesh Karoshi explores the link between the diet and endometriosis/ adenomyosis.

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