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How to treat vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy often happens after the menopause. It can also happen to women who breastfeed, take breast cancer medications or have recurrence risk-reducing intervention such as the removal of both ovaries. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include dryness and thinning of the vaginal skin Over the past ten years, a new treatment has been developed and is now used by leading consultant gynaecologists worldwide. Mr Mahantesh, a top consultant gynaecologist based in London, spoke with us and shared with us some ways it can be treated.

The gut-brain connection: how our emotions play a direct role in the health of our digestive system

Have certain situations ever made you feel "sick to your stomach"? How often have you felt "butterflies" or decided to just "go with your gut"? These expressions exist for a reason; they reflect an important connection between our brain and gut, highlighting how sensitive our digestive system is to our emotions such as anxiety, stress and even depression. Professor Owen Epstein, a pioneering professor of gastroenterology, explains more.

How to treat post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome

Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome may appear suddenly as a bout of infection in the stomach and intestines, often as the result of bacteria such as Salmonella that causes food poisoning. Here, one of London's top gastroenterologists Dr Aathavan Loganayagam explains everything you need to know about the condition, including how long it lasts and how it can be treated.

Hysteroscopy: diagnosing abnormalities in the womb

Hysteroscopy is an extremely effective procedure that is carried out using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube featuring a camera. It is often ideal if you're experiencing abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain or fibroids in the womb. We spoke with Mr Sandeep Sharma, a top gynaecologist to discuss more details, what happens during the procedure, some of its risks and if there are any alternatives available.

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