April 13, 2015

Can you reverse a female sterilization?

The answer to this question is complicated- the short answer is maybe.. and here is the long answer! First let’s look at Tubal Ligation (female sterilization). This procedure is done to prevent pregnancy. There are two tubes (Fallopian tubes) in the womb: at the end of these tubes, the woman’s egg waits for the sperm to fertilize it. In tubal ligation, we simply block these tubes, so that the egg and sperm cannot meet. We do this either by: Sealing the tubes with a clip or a ring Burning (cauterizing) the tubes so that they become blocked with scar tissue…
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Sexual Health
March 10, 2015

Sorry, Beyonce – You’re Wrong!

'Cause he’s taken you for granted and everything you had got destroyed’ – If I were a boy, Beyonce. Ah, yes – common lyrics of many chart-topping female pop tracks that seem to portray men as being sex obsessed, shallow and likely to cheat on women. But, we, at Hello Doctor, are going to explore whether her lyrics have any truth behind them. (more…)
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Women's Health
March 6, 2015

Why do I need a gynae?

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com You’ve never been to the gynaecologist? “I’m shy, I’m too young, I’m healthy so I don’t think I need it..” These are some of the reasons young women give. So, if you’re young and healthy, why DO you need a gynae? The short answer? To keep it that it way. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
January 28, 2015

Health tests for women

One of the keys to continuing good health is early detection of illness – diagnosing a problem early can mean successful treatment and a good outcome. Here is a list of the basic health screens and tests you should have, when to get them and why. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFood & nutrition
October 3, 2014

Beat that menopausal belly fat

Where did I suddenly get this belly? Many women notice an increase in belly fat at or after the arrival of menopause, even if they aren’t actually gaining weight. This is due to decreasing levels of oestrogen which influence the distribution of fat in the body. (more…)
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September 30, 2014

Why people snore and what to do about it

So, you love everything about your partner…except their snoring? Sound familiar? Don’t worry; it’s normal. We’re here to help you get some much-needed sleep by giving you tips on how to stop… (more…)
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Sexual Health
August 13, 2014

Vaginal discharge – What’s normal and what’s NOT!

It’s a topic most ladies are reluctant to talk about- but so important to know! Let’s get you clued up girls! (more…)
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July 29, 2014

Why do women suffer from depression more than men?

Did you know that women are 5 times more likely to develop depression than men? But don’t let that get you down, ladies! We’ll list a couple of reasons why you have a greater risk of developing the blues than your hubby, and some helpful strategies to deal with it. (more…)
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May 24, 2014

Fertility 101: What factors affect female fertility?

As a woman, your reproductive system is made up of the following parts, and they all need to be in working order before you have a chance of falling pregnant. (more…)
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May 4, 2014

Don’t let fertility myths get you down

The answer to falling pregnant may seem obvious, but thanks to all the unfounded and sometimes downright strange information available these days, many women are confused about their reproductive health. (more…)
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