18th July 2018 | Posted by Harriet Lewis
Your BMI & Getting Pregnant
A healthy BMI improves your chances of getting pregnant, both naturally and through IVF as extra weight can upset the balance of hormones that affect fertility, such as oestrogen and insulin. Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Pisal speaks to The Mirror about the importance of being a healthy weight when trying for a baby. Read the full article here.
| Posted by Harriet Lewis
What Makes Good Feminine Hygiene?
Good feminine hygiene is important for overall gynaecological health and with a wide array of products available it can difficult to know what’s best to use. In this article, Consultant Gynaecologist Mrs Pisal shares top tips for good feminine hygiene:
Tips to ensure good menstrual hygiene:
- If you use sanitary pads it is important to change them regularly
- If you use tampons ensure that they are not kept in for more than 8 hours
- Don’t forget about tampons. As strange as it might sound it can be easy to forget about tampons We have seen women with retained tampons where they have forgotten the tampon and then presented with irregular bleeding and smelly discharge. They are at risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome.
“There are many feminine hygiene products on the market from soaps to wipes and sprays. Do I need these products?”
There are an increasing number of ‘feminine hygiene’ products on the market. But these products are not necessary. Mild and gentle ‘skin friendly’ soap or just water is enough to clean down below.
“Is having recurrent thrush due to a hygiene problem?”
Frequent washing of the vagina, especially with harsh soaps, will take away the good bacteria and oil from the skin and therefore can increase the risk of infections, especially thrush.
If you have any concerns about your gynaecological health, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0207 10 11 700.
16th July 2018 | Posted by Harriet Lewis
How Effective is the Coil?
Consultant Gynaecologist Miss Meg Wilson speaks to Bustle magazine about the different types of conceptive coil, their effectiveness and their other benefits. Read the full article here.
12th July 2018 | Posted by Harriet Lewis
Probiotics & Vaginal Health
Consultant Gynaecologist, Mrs Pradnya Pisal, & Nutritional Therapist, Laura Southern, speaks to Get the Gloss magazine about the new trend of probiotics for vaginal health. Mrs Pisal highlights the importance of vaginal flora (good bacteria) and how probiotics can be useful for women suffering from recurring thrush and bacterial vaginosis. Laura shares how diet and nutrition can play a role in the balance of vaginal flora and the best food sources of probiotics. Read the full article here.
11th July 2018 | Posted by Harriet Lewis
Understanding Apps for Contraception
Consultant Gynaecologist, Miss Meg Wilson, speaks to Fabulous Magazine about contraception and using apps such as ‘Natural Cycles.’ Read the full article here.