Tag Archives: women’s health

The age of invisibility

It’s said we disappear as we age. Writer Jane Chelliah examines some of the reasons why and what we can do about it. The invisibility of being an older woman is something I am fighting against. I have reached that stage in life to my horror. My voice has become louder, and I keep thinking ‘mutton’ when I choose new outfits. I am reluctant to say ‘I have reached that ‘age’ because the cloak of invisibility is not always age oriented. I would opine that it is more a subjective experience which can strike women in ‘midlife’, defined as women…

What to do when your GP says ‘No’ to HRT

Women are often given a range of reasons why they can’t have HRT, but are they correct? Dr Naomi Potter sets the record straight.   ‘Too old’, ‘too young’, ‘you have migraines’, ‘you’ve had a clot’ – these are just some of the reason women are given by their doctor as justification for not prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopause symptoms. Many women may sail through menopause with barely a symptom, but for others they can be debilitating. Yet, 44% of respondents to a poll by Harley Street Emporium said they had been turned away when they had…

Oils, lubes and your dry vagina: what really helps?

It might be ‘natural’ but should you use cooking oils to soothe your dry vagina? Women’s Health GP, Dr Shahzadi Harper finds out.   These days there is a plethora of internet sites targeting menopausal women offering a variety of ‘natural’ solutions for the symptoms of menopause – and one of the most prevalent of those although it’s rarely spoken about is vaginal dryness. A dry vagina is an uncomfortable menopause symptom but something that can be hard to pin point as it can present in many ways. It can cause an itching and burning sensation that can make it…

Do You Need A Blood Test To Diagnose Menopause

Do you need to have blood test to diagnose menopause? Gynaecologist Vikram Talaulikar gives you a guide.   When you sit down with your GP and tell them you’re feeling irritable, waking in a pool of sweat every night or feeling like you’re lacking in energy, they may think you’re on the path to menopause. The first thing they might do is ask you to have a blood test to establish your hormone levels, in particular oestrogen and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These days though it’s not considered necessary unless the GP has reason to believe there are other underlying…

Breast cancer and menopause: how can you manage the symptoms

How do you relieve menopause symptoms if you’ve had breast cancer & can’t take HRT? One in eight women in the UK develop breast cancer at some stage in their adult life. The diagnosis can be devastating, but just to add insult to injury it can also mean many women are either plunged into an early menopause because of the treatments or encouraged to go off their HRT because of the risk of a recurrence or new breast cancer. So, on top of having to deal with the cancer itself, there is a host of unwanted and unwelcome symptoms that they…

The O-shot

What is the O-Shot®? The Orgasm-Shot® or O-Shot® is an injection for women directly into the vaginal walls and just below the clitoris, which was developed by Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Vampire Facial and P-Shot, to treat symptoms of female sexual dysfunction such as pain during or after sex, vaginal dryness, decreased sensitivity and associated low libido. It also claims to alleviate stress incontinence and as well as the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus, a long-term dermatological condition affecting the genitals. The O-Shot® is a non-invasive, vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation treatment which uses a patient’s blood to derive Platelet-Rich…

Vikram Sinai Talaulikar

Vikram Sinai Talaulikar, MBBS, MD, MRCOG, PhD Mr. Vikram Sinai Talaulikar is the co-founder of the Menopause Clinic London on Harley Street along side menopause expert, Professor Isaac Manyonda.  He has dedicated his career to helping women with their reproductive problems, in particular those associated with premature menopause. The clinic is dedicated to the provision of world class health care to women during perimenopause and menopause. Vikram Talaulikar is an Associate Specialist at the Reproductive Medicine Unit in University College London Hospital NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University College London. His clinical interests include reproductive…

Professor Isaac Manyonda

Professor Isaac Manyonda,  BSc MBBS PhD MRCOG FICOG (Hon). Professor Manyonda is Lead Clinician and Consultant Gynaecologist at the The Menopause Clinic, in Harley St,  London. He has more  than 25 years’ experience in caring for women with menopausal symptoms and is a member of the British Menopause Society and a certified Menopause Specialist. The clinic is dedicated to the provision of world class health care to women during perimenopause and menopause. It also focuses on premature menopause (premature ovarian failure), with his co-founder and specialist in fertility issues, Mr Vikram Talaulikar taking the lead in those areas. Professor Manyonda…

Dr Unnati Desai

Dr Unnati Desai, founder of the Urban Aesthetix Clinic in Mayfair, is a highly skilled GP who has undertaken extensive post graduate training in aesthetics procedures, dermatology and women’s health. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) and  is actively involved mentoring and appraising doctors and nurses in both General Practice and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr Desai graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 2000 and Nottingham Law School in 2003. She completed her medical training in Birmingham and gained membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006. Shortly afterwards she moved to central London…

ThermiVa

What is ThermiVa? ThermiVa is non-surgical radio frequency (RF) treatment used to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina, this includes both the outer labia and inner vaginal canal. Throughout life, natural processes such as childbirth and aging can cause changes to the vaginal canal which can laxity; As well this, menopause can also cause physical and functional changes such as excessive dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. ThermiVa not only restores the appearance and feel of the vagina, but also with problems such as urinary or stress incontinence and lack of sexual pleasure due to laxity in the vaginal canal. ThermiVa can be…

Mr Onsy Morris

Mr Onsy Morris is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and has been a Gynaecologist for over 40 years. He has spent the last 24 years working as a Consultant at Kingston Hospital. He joined Medical School in 1970 and graduated in 1976. He trained and worked in several major hospitals in the United Kingdom including Teaching Hospitals in Cardiff, Westminster Hospital and Guys and Lewisham Hospitals in London. He also served Queen and Country as a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps for five years before joining Kingston Hospital as a Consultant in 1993.…

Dr Bhavjit Kaur

Dr Bhavjit Kaur is the director and co-founder of the award winning Health & Aesthetic Clinic in Greenwich, London where she focuses on aesthetic procedures. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and is a BCAM appraiser and audit committee member and former mentor for Harley Academy, level 7 training – the body that trains health professionals in how to do aesthetic injectables. She has trained under some of the aesthetic industry’s leaders and makes every effort to keep herself up-to-date with changes and the latest technology. Dr Kaur takes an holistic approach to…

Shirley Nicol

Shirley Nicol, Clinical Director Shirley was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Stirling University where she completed her BSc in dermatology and non-medical prescribing. Her journey led her into medical aesthetics, training to an advanced level of practice.  She is director and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in Clinica Medica in Glasgow where she currently practises, providing a service that is totally client centred. Having dedicated 35 years of her life to healthcare in both senior clinical and commercial roles, she recognises the need to deliver safe and effective treatments to her clients and patients. She ensures she is kept…