September 2011 Newsletter

Womens Health Clinic Newsletter

Welcome to the fourth edition of our newsletter. We aim to regularly bring to your attention any new developments in the clinic and highlight various aspects of womens health which may be of interest to you. We hope you find this helpful and informative.

Menopause

It happens to all of us at some stage but that doesn’t mean it has to get the better of you. Women who feel they are approaching the menopause should take this opportunity to start looking after their health in a more structured way rather than haphazard visits to your doctor for “this and that”. Come to the clinic for a chat about any symptoms you may be experiencing - remember you can still be starting the menopause while having regular periods. Make it a priority to have blood tests once a year to check for diabetes and high cholesterol, a breast examination and cervical smears if needed.

Weight Loss

The dreaded weight issue. We all know the horrendous statistics – 60% of us are overweight or obese. Instead of approaching it from a pounds and kilos perspective why not try the tape measure approach? A woman’s waist measurement should be no more than 32 inches, taken at the level of the belly button. If you are measuring more than 32 inches you are definitely at greatly increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. It is much easier to do something about your weight when you are in the overweight category, as opposed to being obese. If you act now by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your exercise you could lose those extra inches now and protect yourself against weight related health problems in the future.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Do you suffer from crampy abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, diarrhoea or wind? If so you may have IBS, which is a condition of the bowel which is very common in young women. It is partly diet related but can also be associated with stress. Coeliac disease should be out ruled as a cause of your symptoms with a simple blood test. Talk to our doctors about dietary changes and other simple treatments to improve your symptoms.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

This is a hormonal imbalance which is common in young women, especially if they are overweight. Extra male hormone is produced by the ovaries, resulting in irregular periods, acne and facial hair. Blood tests and sometimes an ultrasound scan help to diagnose this condition, which can be controlled with medication. Weight loss can reverse the hormone imbalance so talk to your doctor if you are concerned.

 

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Clinic News

We are delighted to announce that Dr Suzanne Kelleher consultant paediatrician has recently started at the Womens Health Clinic.

  

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Clinic Details

81 Upper Georges Street,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin, Ireland.
T: 230 0556
F: 230 3535
E: clinic.info@womenshealthclinic.ie

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