Hormonal imbalance is often brushed off as work stress, common mood swings or a sign of fatigue. A lot of people are unware that this seemingly insignificant condition is a potential gateway to a whole host of other serious problems.
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CIN - Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Cervical squamous cell carcinoma exhibits a well-defined pre-malignant phase which, incidentally, allows for successful management using Pap smear testing.
Basal and parabasal cells form on the basement membrane of the dermis and develop, through a process of differentiation, into flat squamous cells which comprise the squamous epithelium. It is during this process that the carcinogenic process occurs and subsequently is the basis for the cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) staging system.
The first stage of CIN, namely CIN 1, applies when the proliferation of parabasal-like cells is confined to the lower one-third of the epithelium. If the proliferating cells extend into the middle third of the epithelium, they are marked as CIN 2. Once these cells involve the upper third of the epithelium, they are considered to be severe dysplastic lesions (CIN 3). If they replace the entire thickness of the epithelium, they are termed carcinoma in situ.
Cervical squamous cell carcinoma occurs when the proliferating cells gain the ability to invade the stroma.
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There are a several different ways that you can take HRT. Your GP or gynaecologist can help you decide which is best for you and your lifestyle.
Tablets are the most common way to take HRT. The tablets are to be taken once a day and can be either oestrogen-only or combined HRT. The risk of blood clots are higher with tablets than with other forms of HRT.
Skin patches can also be used to take HRT. These are small patches that are stuck to the skin, usually below the waist, and replaced every few days. Patches may be a better option if you don't want to take a tablet every day. They may allow you to avoid some common side effects such as indigestion and they also don't increase the risk of blood clots.
Oestrogen gel can be used to take HRT. It’s applied to the body once a day. Similarly to the patches, gel avoids an increased risk of blood clots. However if you haven't had a hysterectomy you will need to take progestogen separately to reduce your risk of endometrial cancer.
Implants can give HRT by releasing oestrogen gradually over several months before needing to be replaced. A pellet-like implant can be inserted under your skin. But you will need to take progestogen separately too. -
If you would like to discuss HRT and which method of taking it would be best for you, please call 0207 10 11 700 and we can arrange an appointment with one of our consultant gynaecologists. -
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Coffee with a side of uterus anyone 😹
Today I had the pleasure of finally meeting Dr Mahantesh Karoshi, a.k.a @gynaecologist_london 🌸
Dr Karoshi is an OBGYN based in Harley Street who is the most amazing and informative source of #adenomyosis knowledge. Over a coffee we examined a uterus model, drew diagrams on napkins and perused photos of MRI scans... our poor unsuspecting fellow café-goers! 🙈
Between us we’ve got some really exciting plans in the pipeline, all in the name of raising awareness of adenomyosis and hopefully increasing understanding of this complex condition. Watch this space!! 💃🏻
Sometimes ‘cancer research’ may seem like quite an inaccessible concept. You donate money to a charity like ours because you want to help people – but what are those funds actually achieving You don’t know what goes on in the labs, or what kind of progress is - or isn’t - taking place. Well, we want to tell you. Because your fivers and tenners really are making a difference for women of the future. And this is how.
Our UCL research team - led by Professor Martin Widschwendter, Head of the UCL Department of Women’s Cancer - are the ones turning your money into magic; they’re bringing us ever closer to a world wherein fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological and other women-specific cancers. Alongside the revolutionary risk-prediction programme FORECEE, which we posted about last week, the team are leading several other remarkable research projects.
One of them is BRCA PROTECT, purposed for the development of drugs that aim to prevent cancer in women who have inherited a faulty gene (i.e. in BRCA1/2), putting them at extremely high risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
Martin says, “In order to make a substantial change to the understanding of women’s cancer, we must begin to understand why and how women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation develop ovarian and breast cancer. This will then allow us to develop methods of preventing these cancers, so that the women at risk no longer need to have surgery to remove their breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Our ambition is to identify the key mechanisms of cancer development and understand its causes. Then we will be able to test potential ways of preventing these cancers from developing in the first instance.”
This is the kind of work your funds are supporting. And it’s a truly incredible thing. For more information on all the research funded by The Eve Appeal, head to eveappeal.org.uk/our-research.
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What is the relationship between the menstrual cycle and sugar cravings To mark Sugar Awareness Week, we asked our nutritional therapist, Laura Southern, to explain why many women crave sugar at certain times of the month. 🍭🍫🍭🍫 ‘For most women sugar cravings occur about a week before their period starts, but everyone is different so there's no exact time. Often the cravings end once the period has started, or a few days in. The sugar cravings are usually down to changes in our hormones.’ 🍭🍫🍭🍫 ‘Before our periods begin there is a drop in the hormone progesterone and a rise in oestrogen which can cause blood sugar levels to drop. When blood sugar levels drop the brain sends signals to replenish sugar, so cravings occur. There can also be a change in serotonin - 'the happy hormone'. Women who suffer from PMS often have lower serotonin than is optimal. These low levels can cause sugar and carbohydrate cravings because insulin is needed to 'shunt' serotonin from the gut (where it is made) to the brain.’ #sugar #sugarawareness #sugarawarenessweek #health #nutrition #diet #healthy #cravings #sugarcravings #menstrualcycle #mestruation #period #periods #timeofthemonth #PMS #monthlycyle #hormones #progesterone #oestrogen #bloodsugar #serotonin #carbohydrates #londongynaecology #gynaecology #gynae #londongynae
GREATEST THANKS to my gynae, Dr Henry Cheng for the past few months of health advices, care and detailed scans given to both me and Baby Arista development in my womb that led to a smooth and pleasant Natural Delivery of a healthy and pretty baby! 👶🏻🍼 x Even though 24 hrs was very long and ‘tortuous’ in the delivery suite but I do know I’m in your good hands and everything will turn out well as planned! (Really blessed that we made the correct decision to change gynae after my first trimester...) 🙏👨👩👧🤱🏻 x
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It was so wonderful to meet everyone who came along to our #EndoBrunchClub and share our real experiences as a group! 💖 (don’t worry if you missed out, there will be more soon!🙌) during our discussion, we got chatting about the bizarre, frustrating and down-right unhelpful advice we have received from doctors in our time. From the ‘classic’ “how soon can you have a baby” TO the TOTALLY STRANGE “have you tried cous-cous!’ @charlottelouise___ 😱- we’re totally convinced we’ve heard it all! 🤦♀️ WHAT is the strangest/most infuriating thing a doctor has ever said to you I know we’re being lighthearted here 💓 but this is VERY serious. These ludicrous suggestions speak to the void of ignorance encasing this condition. We 👏 have 👏 got 👏 to 👏 change 👏 this 👏. Ignorance in the medical profession is a real problem, just ASK anyone fighting for a gynae referral. 🤷♀️ SHARE in the comments👇💫
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The @thercn is currently hosting an exhibition on women’s health - the wandering womb. Looks fascinating! Topics include menopause, miscarriage and gynaecological cancer. Some interesting facts for you from the @thercn website 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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The Victorian’s considered the menstrual cycle a disease. Shocker! But there is still lots to be done on the stigma about periods.... How do you feel about menstruation Dirty Reassured •
Leeching was prescribed to help with menopausal symptoms. Would you have given consent for treatment like this!
Women were advised against reading novels, going to parties and dancing during the menopause. How times have changed.... Exercise, including dancing, is so beneficial for us all and especially as we get older and our bone density starts to reduce. Ain’t no one stopping me dancing once I start the menopause 💃🏼
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ENART devices: CLINICAL ASPECTS and SUMMARY
The devices is very safe; the impulse times are very short. No pain is felt but the patient is usually aware of a tingling sensation while it works. There are five main criteria:
• colour difference (reddening or pallor);
• sensation (numbness or hyper-aesthesia);
• 'stickiness' in which the machine drags with a magnet like quality as it is drawn over certain tracts of the skin;
• sound changes (the machine begins to chatter electronically when it hits the right zone);
• numerical display readings alter.
Even though it may not coincide with the obvious area of symptoms or pathology, the important point is to treat the asymmetry.
For reasons we do not fully understand, when this is eliminated, recovery will rapidly follow.
A summary of findings in different clinical groups on 50,000 cases from 3,000 Scenar users doctors and other practitioners includes cumulative percentages in which effectiveness is defined as a cure in 66% of cases and some improvement in 33% of cases:
• #Circulatory - 82%;
• #Respiratory - 84%;
• #Gastrointestinal - 93%;
• #Genito-urinary - 89%;
• #Gynae and #Obstetrics - 78%;
• #Musculoskeletal - 79%;
• #Ear and #Mastoid - 82%;
• #Eye and #adnexae - 93%;
• #Mouth/jaw/saliva glands - 91%.
There are remarkably few contraindications, notably heart pacemakers and, after 20 years, a complete absence of negative side-effects. ENART-technology can be used as a valuable addition to other therapies or could be a stand-alone treatment. The extra-ordinary feature is that the same small device can be used to treat the heart of one patient, the knee of the next, the breasts and adnexa of the next - all relying on one small battery as an energy source!
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During my research call with Dr Orr last week, this comment really stuck with me. Endometrial implants can lay dormant and can still be causing lots of pain, even if not yet visible. Some women even go through a laparoscopy to be told ‘we couldn’t find anything’ but that doesn’t mean they don’t have adenomyosis and it doesn’t mean they don’t have endometriosis. It may well mean that the endometrial implants simply haven’t fully expressed yet. 🌸
What I also found interesting is that the prevalence or stage of #endo and/or #adeno does not necessarily relate to pain. Those who are ‘riddled’ may have no symptoms at all, whilst those with only one or two sites might be bed-bound for the majority of the month. No two cases are the same. 🌸
These are complex conditions, with complex diagnoses and complex treatment. Let’s raise further awareness to push for the additional research we desperately need to perhaps make them less ‘complex’. Let’s make them manageable, let’s make them treatable, let’s make them liveable. In the words of Shania; Let’s Go Girls 💪🏼