Category: Health

14 Posts

  • STIs and Fertility: What You Need To Know

    February 4, 2021 eloiseburt

    There are dozens of STIs out there, all with different symptoms and characteristics. If you find out you have an STI, you’re gonorrhoea-lly want to sort it out quickly, so it is important to get an STI check-up if you develop any symptoms and get treated as soon as possible. If you do develop symptoms, you should avoid having sex without a condom until you have been treated to prevent…

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  • Veganism and Fertility: How does a vegan diet impact your fertility?

    January 22, 2021 eliza

    This month, an estimated 400,000 people are taking part in ‘Veganuary’: a movement in which you go vegan for the month of January. Perhaps, you are thinking of joining them or maybe you are just curious about how a vegan diet will affect your fertility? The vegan diet is often hailed as having many health benefits, but what about when it comes to your fertility… Firstly, what is a vegan…

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  • The Science Behind Stress and Fertility

    November 4, 2020 grace

    On a scale of candlelit bath to the year 2020, how stressed are you feeling right now? It’s been a whirlwind of a year (thankfully it’s nearly over), and one that has required a lot of extra self-care to protect our mental health and wellbeing. But what impact could the stress of this year, on top of all life’s normal stressors, be having on your reproductive health?  In the world…

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  • Living With Endometriosis – What I’ve Learnt Along The Way

    September 29, 2020 Hertility

    My name is Abbie (@cheerfullylive) and in May 2019 I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis after a 9 year battle with pain.  If you aren’t aware, endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere on the body. These cells breakdown and bleed, causing painful periods, as well as possible infertility, fatigue, bowel and bladder problems, as…

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  • Genetic Screening – Answers About Your Genetic Health

    September 1, 2020 eloiseburt

    There are several reasons why you might want to have genetic screening when trying for a baby, and there are a couple of different ways to go about it. Genetic screening can be helpful if you are struggling to get pregnant, or are suffering recurrent miscarriages, or even if you have a genetic condition that runs in your family.  If you know that you have a genetic condition that runs…

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  • Been diagnosed with PCOS – Now What?

    August 31, 2020 meeladah

    Perhaps you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and are now left feeling a bit clueless… Well, welcome to the cysterhood! If PCOS is something you’ve never heard of before, it can sound rather petrifying. Your brain may feel like a battlefield and your emotions are sure to be all over the place, but that’s completely normal. Our go-to has become Google for our own investigations, however, there…

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  • Hormonal Acne: The Culprits Behind Your Skin Stress

    August 31, 2020 zoya

    Maintaining healthy skin isn’t always as simple as skinsperts and bloggers may make it sound. Sometimes no matter how much money you spend in the lotion aisle, or how many fads you try, your dreams of perfect skin don’t come true. Often the culprits behind your skin complaints are your hormones which can cause hormonal acne and other skin stresses. The hormones in our body are balanced very meticulously, so even…

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  • PMS or PMDD? Period Blues and Your Mental Health

    August 30, 2020 grace

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)  has been around as long as we’ve been having periods. But what used to be a taboo topic and often the butt of sexist jokes, is now an active point of conversation among women. With the period-related chat flowing, the door is finally open for researchers to give women the answers we’ve been waiting for, and it’s interesting to see the impact your cycle could be having…

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  • PCOS & a Dermoid Cyst To Top It All Off

    August 30, 2020 Hertility

    Erratic periods I’ve always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with my hormones. Nothing major… but something a little skew-whiff. Since I was a teenager I’ve had erratic periods. They’re on the light side, making me one of the lucky ones, but sometimes they won’t come for months. Once, just after my final exams at university, my period didn’t come for about 9 months. I’ve always been a normal…

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  • Cervical Screening: Have No Fear, Get Your Smear!

    August 30, 2020 zoya

    Turning 25 not only marks the end of your first quarter of a century on earth, but it also calls for a (rather mundane) birthday card from the NHS, reminding you to book in for your cervical screening.   Now you’re ‘of age’, this is going to become something of a routine for you every few years, but just because it’s routine, doesn’t mean we fully understand the ins and outs…

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