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Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Elixir of Youth or a Deadly Poison?

Hormone Replacement Therapy: is it the Elixir of Youth or is it going to kill you? HRT replaces the lack of estrogen that is causing hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms. Older, flawed studies, especially one called “The Women’s Health Initiative Study” back in 2002 scared the living daylights out of doctors and patients alike….However, we now realise that …

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What’s the Difference between the Perimenopause and the menopause?

What’s the Difference between the Menopause and Perimenopause?   Women are born with their full complement of eggs or follicles. At puberty, we start to develop these follicles every month and the dominant one gets ovulated. The perimenopause is when a woman’s ovaries start to produce fewer follicles and oestrogen levels fall. Ovulation can be …

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The Food of Love

I nearly forgot it was Valentine’s Day yesterday. With all the excitement of Carnival and then the come down that is Ash Wednesday I ran down to the corner store, half panicked to buy my husband some chocolates. It got me thinking about how chocolate became the “Food of love” and about other supposed aphrodisiacs, …

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Why Women in T and T Should drive Electric Cars….and it’s nothing to do with being “green”

This blog’s a bit of a departure from the medical. But, I suppose it could be relevant to Womens’ Mental Health everywhere.I finally bought a fully electric car. I have been wanting one for years. That’s why my lovely VW Golf is now a well preserved 16 years old. I know it’s looking good right? …

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Why You May Need To Talk to Your Doctor about Switching your Blue Inhaler

The latest guidance from the Global Initiative for Asthma Control (GINA) 2022 is that your Ventolin or Salbutamol (blue inhaler) is probably not enough and almost no-one should be on this alone. The blue inhaler provides relief only. It does not prevent attacks. Most people need a preventor and a reliver, and traditionally this was …

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Do you think your Period Pain is Abnormal? You might have Endometriosis.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month The endometrium is the lining of the womb. That’s the lining that is shed as a period every month if you are not pregnant. In some women, cells from the lining can seed somewhere outside of the womb causing the endometrium lining to build up where it is not supposed …

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