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Eating Disorders and PCOS Connection

Eating Disorders and PCOS Connection

It is not common to hear women with PCOS(Polycystic ovary syndrome) complain of intense and frequently required food carvings daily. Will not satisfied until they have indulged their sweet tooth. Sometimes these carvings can turn into an episode of eating disorder or loss of control with food only to feel upset with themselves right after.

Here in the article, we will see what women with PCOS should know about an eating disorder.

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating Disorder is something more than overeating which is a distinct medical condition identified by the American Psychiatric Association that is placed in the newest edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of disorders, eating disorder is a most common eating disorder affecting an estimated 2.8 million US adults.

Symptoms of Eating Disorder

  • Frequently having more food than most adults would in similar timing and in similar circumstances. 
  • eating disorder disorders may include three of the following:
    • Eating much fast
    • Eating away feeling full
    • Eating much when not hungry
    • Eating secretly to hide the quantity being eaten
    • Feeling fearful after an eating
    • Feeling very upset by overeating
  • Overeating at least twice a week for three months
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Negative body image
  • Eating disorders

A private gynaecologist most commonly diagnoses PCOS. The consultant gynaeologist will usually assess menstrual patterns and acne.  Some type of tests is conducted to measure the hormone levels, glucose tolerance, fasting insulin levels and related markers.

Eating disorders and PCOS connection

The development of eating behaviour in women with PCOS is not that much surprise. There are many symptoms with PCOS face such as acne, thinning hair, extreme hair growth and weight gain can have a direct impact on their body image and self-esteem and may cause to the development of disorders that include eating disorder. 

Many women with PCOS are disappointed with their diagnosis that is associated with higher weights and predisposition to weight gain. So women with PCOS are often recommended to diet. The symptoms of depression and negative body image connected with several aspects of PCOS like unnecessary facial hair or overweight can add to the urge to diet. 

PCOS is considered to affect up to 18 % of reproductive-aged women. The prevalence of eating complications appears to be higher than among the general population. Women with PCOS described a high incidence of overall eating disorders vs the prevalence among women without PCOS  

Getting treatment for PCOS and eating disorder

Treating PCOS is often treated in an uncoordinated manner with different specialist treating each aspect of the disease. Gynaecologists are generally involved in the treatment of PCOS. People with PCOS may also have an internist for common non-PCOS related medical care.  

In case of a combined diagnosis of PCOS and an eating disorder, there is a better recommendation to concern the private gynaecologist along with dietitian and therapist experienced in treating both eating disorders and PCOS.

If you are facing PCOS and are experiencing symptoms of eating disorders, it’s essential to let your private gynaecologist know and to seek help for your eating problems and PCOS disorders can be fully resolved and managed adequately.

Mrs Sarah Hussain the leading private gynaeologist have the ability to treat PCOS and eating disorder condition of a woman. Book an appointment now.

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Common gynaecology problems in women

Common Gynaecological Problems That Women Faces

Who doesn’t like to maintain good personal hygiene, but sometimes gynaecological issues pop up like an unwanted guest. Some common disorders include ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and many more. Gynaecological disorders affect the reproductive organs such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, external genitalia and breasts of a woman. Even it may affect body sexual functions too. Therefore it is vital to acknowledge the symptoms and act promptly to avoid the complications.  Let us build your general awareness by considering some common gynaecological issues.

Most common Gynaecological disorders

  • PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Woman with this condition may have prolonged or infrequent menstrual cycles. This may also have an increased amount of androgen in women, a male hormone in her body. At this condition, many follicles may appear on the ovaries, which may cause hindrance in releasing the egg. 
    • Causes: One of the most common causes of PCOS is excessive levels of Androgen in the body, genetic causes or because of excess insulin in the body.
    • Symptoms: Woman with PCOS may experience abdominal obesity, acne, even become prone to diabetes, may experience menstrual abnormality or may face infertility issues.
    • Treatment: Doing exercise and yoga to reduce weight will be helpful. Medicines will be prescribed based on the symptoms. 
  • Dysmenorrhoea or painful periods: Pain during the menstrual cycle is called dysmenorrhoea or painful periods. This condition is further divided into two categories primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea. The primary dysmenorrhoea is associated with no pelvic disorders, and secondary dysmenorrhoea is associated with underlying pelvic disorders.
    • Causes: Prostaglandins is the major cause of primary dysmenorrhoea and fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis is the cause for secondary dysmenorrhoea.
    • Symptoms: The primary symptom is women may feel intense abdominal cramping and pain, even there will pian in lower back too.
    • Treatment: Based on the dysmenorrhoea the treatment will be given. The doctor will prescribe painkillers to relieve the pain.
  • Fibroids: These are muscular tumours that form inside the woman’s uterus. These muscular tumours are rarely cancerous and vary in location, size and shape.
    • Causes: When hormones or genetics play havoc may result in fibroids.
    • Symptoms: Will have heavy periods and also have pressure in the lower abdomen, bleeding in between your cycles or pain during sexual intercourse.
    • Treatment: The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and age of the patient. Most of the cases your doctor may recommend surgery. 
  • Endometriosis: When the uterine lining grows outside the uterus or on the other parts may cause this condition.
    • Causes: A woman encounters this problem due to hormonal disturbances, genetic factors, menstrual flow issues or immune system problems. 
    • Symptoms: The symptoms include painful menstrual cramps, spotting between the menstrual cycle or digestive troubles.
    • Treatment: Depending on the severity the doctor will recommend surgery or hormonal therapies, or painkiller medicines.
  • Vaginitis: Women in her reproductive phase may experience this issue which is featured by inflammation in the vagina.
    • Causes: Vaginitis causes due to sexual intercourse, infection, medication, taking antibiotic, hormonal changes or by using spermicidal creams. 
    • Symptoms: Woman with vaginitis will have pain during pee, itching vagina, irritation, Smell foul in vaginal discharge.
    • Treatment: Your private gynaecologist may prescribe pills, gel or cream.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease: In the upper genital tract organ generally this problem occurs which also include pelvic peritoneum, uterus, fallopian tubes, and other parts. 
    • Causes: In general this may occur when the women have multiple sexual partners.
    • Symptoms: Symptoms such as Lower abdominal pain, fever, abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during sexual discharge, vaginal bleeding.
    • Treatment: For this, there will be a course of antibiotic medicines.

A regular visit to your private gynaecologist will make sure that you have better health. Even you ensure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle by having a healthy diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising regularly and also by following safe sex.  

Mrs Sarah Hussain is the leading private gynaecologist in London who deals with the gynea problems. Are you facing any of the gynaecological issues, then book an appointment now. 

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Many Women will be diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancers Annually

Many Women will be Diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancers Annually

What are Gynaecological cancers?

Cancer is often called silent killers; Gynae cancers are uncontrolled cancer and then spreads to abnormal cells that have begun from the reproductive organs. Some of the gynae cancers include cervical cancer, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancers, gestational trophoblastic disease(GTD), ovarian, uterine/endometrial and primary peritoneal cancers. 

Do these cancers preventive? 

These cancers can be identified in the early stages by regular self-examinations and screenings, providing the best way to give the best treatment. Always be aware of your family history for the chances that there is a gene that makes you more likely to grow cancer. Lifestyle preferences like diet and exercise will play a vital role in stopping cancer. 

If you have any doubts or are bothered about something that is happening to you, then its time to see the best private gynaecologist in London.

Cervix Cancer 

Cervical cancer is the other most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. There are two primary cervical cancers: squamous and glandular. Changes in either of these types of cells can result in cervical cancer.  

Cervical cancer symptoms

The symptoms will not be recognised until the cells have turned into cancer cells and have penetrated the deepest parts of the cervix or any of the other pelvic organs. 

Common symptoms involve in cervical cancer

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Bleeding abnormally from the vagina
  • Vaginal odour
  • Experiencing pain
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse

Cervical cancer Prevention 

Continuous screening and a precautionary vaccination can help to get out of this condition early or prevent it completely. A persistent HPV infection creates most of all cervical cancers. Hence, giving the vaccination to young girls before they are sexually active is an important preventive method of pre-cancer and cancer. Screening for HPV virus by smear test or any other signs of cervical cancer is crucial for early detection. 

If you have any concerns about cervical cancer or any other gynaecologic cancer, it would be better to speak to the best private gynaecologist in London, regarding your gynaecologist health. We provide you, fast gynaecologist consultation and treatment to put your mind at rest and let you get on with your life.

Mrs Sarah Hussain is a leading private gynaecologist in London who handle all the gynic related issues. Book appointment now.

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Five Reasons to See a Urogynecologist

Five Signs to See a Urogynaecologist

As per some researches in America women, up to 19 million and female adult population, about 18% receive annual pelvic exams. The number seems to be small who put off seeing a gynaecologist, despite the vital yearly gynaecologist role exams play in maintaining good health. 

The patients often struggle silently with symptoms either they are too embarrassed to talk about or think there is no solution for. But now there are many innovative and successful treatment options available. 

Five signs to see your Urogynaecologist

Urogynaecologists provide personalised, compassionate care for a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Vaginal Dryness: Vaginal walls thinning usually occurs after menopause is known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause which may cause sensations of burning, dryness and pain during intercourse. Even some patients stop having sex after menopause because of the pain. 
  • Urinary incontinence: Once after having a baby or later menopause, patients will undergo urine leakage when they sneeze, laugh, cough or exercise. Lesser estrogen levels or instability in the pelvic floor could be adding factors. There are many non-surgical solutions for this issue. 
  • Vaginal Prolapse: This problem happens when a portion of the vagina fails its standard shape, drooping or falling down into the vaginal canal or outside of it. Prolapse may occur alone or in addition to the bladder, urethra or rectum. These issues are generally related to pelvic support problems which have a range of treatment options for that. 
  • Accidental bowel leakage: Similar to urinary incontinence, some patients undergo faecal incontinence with age. To manage these problems that include dietary changes and exercise, to avoid non-surgical procedures. 
  • Complexities with sex health: Tenacious, repetitive problems with sexual response, desire or orgasm can cause strain on your relationship with your partner, this type of sexual relationship is referred to as poor sexual health. There are treatments available to help this. 

Urogynaecology treatment options are available at Mygynae locations in and around the UK -from Hillford. Talk to our private gynaecologist to check whether you need treatment for the problems that you have observed the above things in you. 

Mrs Sarah Hussain is the leading private gynaecologist in the UK having huge experience in the treatment of gynae problems in women. Book an appointment now if you have any gynaecology issues.

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Myths of PCOS

5 Myths About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Some of the medical issues have the potential to change your life and they once diagnosed. Even though you get diagnosed there is a need to learn as much as possible about them.
PCOS is a natural hormonal condition that affects 10% of the reproductive system of women. Women with PCOS have a hormonal irregularity and metabolism issues that may affect their health. This condition is common among women of reproductive age and can include symptoms such as abnormal menstrual cycle, acne, thinning hair and weight increase.

Myths about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Myth #1: Hair will grow where women don’t want it to grow – Hirsutism one of the most common symptom of PCOS which causes abnormal hair growth in women. All this is due to the excess androgens and can sprout unwanted hair on their upper lip, chin or chest. But not every woman will have this sign. Ethnicity may stimulate a patient to have excess hair.
Myth #2: If you have PCOS you can’t get pregnant. With the hormonal problem affects the ovary’s ability to release an egg to be potentially fertilized for pregnancy. But you can get pregnant both naturally or after fertility treatments such as Follicle-stimulating drugs.
Myth #3: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, then it means you have PCOS. As there are many reasons for the causes of the irregular menstrual cycle, and PCOS is the only one of them. A normal cycle will start from 21 to 35 days. The extreme causes for the irregular cycle are breastfeeding, extreme dieting or overexercising, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids, and thyroid disorders. Even stress can be the one factor. In case your cycle is less than 22 days or more than 34 days long then it is advised to talk to your private gynaecologist. You consultant gynaeologist will conduct some test as per the need so that your private gynaecologist will identify the cause for an irregular cycle.
Myth #4: Women with PCOS is Obese or overweight it’s true which is the symptom too. Despite PCOS does not discriminate and can affect women of all shapes and sizes. Using insulin properly to the body’s inability can lead to overweight gain.
Myth #5: Ultrasound to be diagnosed with PCOS. Due to the presence of multiple follicles or cystic ovaries is not a necessity for being diagnosed with PCOS. A consultant gynaecologist does not have to give you an ultrasound.

By separating fact with myth, you can empower yourself to live a complete, healthy life with PCOS.

Mrs Sarah Hussain is the leading consultant gynaecologist in the UK. She deals with all the gynae issues. If you are facing a PCOS problem, then book an appointment now.

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