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Online Clinic on GynaecologyOpen 1 to 31 March 2017
If you have any questions about gynaecological issues including menopause, hysterectomy, pregnancy, fertility, menstruation, endometriosis, cervical smears and cervical cancer ask our experts throughout the month of March.See details
ASK THE EXPERT - Older SkinThursday 16th March
Older skin is notoriously difficult to predict and many skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and keratosis can begin during this time. BSF are offering you the unique opportunity to ask your older skin related questions directly to their panel of experts. The team will be able to give advice on conditions, treatment options and tips on self-management. Experts available on Thursday 16th March - but you can post your questions from Monday 13th March.
Myomectomy (fibroid surgery)Written by talkhealth expert Mr Radwan Faraj
A myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes fibroids from the wall of the uterus, without removing the uterus. This is done via a low horizontal (bikini line) incision of the abdomen or a midline incision (vertically) if the fibroids are very large. Read more about what the surgery will involve and potential complications here.
Continence Issues: Catheters and their usessponsored by Coloplast Ltd.
There are many different reasons why you, or someone close to you, may need to pay special attention to managing their bladder. Bladder problems typically take the form of urinary incontinence (leaking urine) and urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder) and can arise from neurogenic disorders such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida. Incontinence and retention can also be age related, or result from an underlying physical disease, caused by a dysfunction in the bladder. For more information...
12 x Bea Hats
Hair loss is a difficult process that can affect self-esteem and make you feel out of place. We have 12 Bea hats (size M) that are not only practical, but also stylish and versatile to give away. These hats can be used to complement your unique style and give you confidence when you need it most. Enter here.
Become a Deeper Sleeper...sponsored by Sealy UK
We know that it’s quality of sleep, not quantity, that our body needs to perform and recover and consistent lack of good sleep can hinder mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, as well as many other brain and physical functions. Find out more here...
10 x Supplements JUST for the over 50s
Prime Fifty is the only specifically designed supplement in the UK just for the over 50s. Based on proper science and a real understanding of nutritional deficiencies as we age, the supplements target the 4 most important aspects of your musculo-skeletal health - Fighting Fatigue, Strong Bones, Healthy Joints and Maintaining Muscle. Enter here.
10 x SwimSeal Protective Ear Drops
Swimming = Ear Infection? Not any more! SwimSeal prevents water becoming trapped, which can lead to painful ear infections such as Swimmer’s Ear. Professionally developed by ENT specialists, just two to three drops of SwimSeal in each ear prior to water exposure creates a natural, water-repellent coating inside the ear canal. Easy and safe for adults AND children!
Vaginal Dryness Survey
Have you ever experienced vaginal dryness? Vaginal dryness is a common condition that will affect many women at some point in their lives. Share your thoughts and experiences of vaginal dryness in our survey created in collaboration with Sylk. We have 4 great prizes to give away, including the star prize of a date night hamper (worth £120!). Complete the survey here.
Innovative ovarian cancer test detects the disease before symptoms are presentBlog written by BMI Healthcare
Ovarian cancer is common in the UK, affecting around 7,000 women each year. It can often be difficult to spot the symptoms, meaning many women are not diagnosed until the disease is in its later stages and has spread to other parts of the body. Read more.
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