What is Abnormal Bleeding?

ABNORMAL … It’s a word that often sends panic racing through our minds and sadly we live in a society where we are always comparing to everyone else. What we do know is that no 2 people are the same, so why do we always compare ourselves to others??? In this context let's put things into perspective, When it comes to bleeding symptoms ask yourself: What is unusual for you? instead of what is ABNORMAL to everyone else. Like many situations in life abnormal bleeding needs to be considered in the same context what is unusual for your cycle in terms of; Length Duration Flow Colour These factors vary from person to person and can also be attributed to by diet, exercise, inherited factors & age. S

TIRED & WORN OUT … Iron supplements and pregnancy

During pregnancy some women find it difficult to meet their iron requirements by diet alone. Some simple signs of this are feeling unusually tired, run down more susceptible to infections. This can indicate that perhaps it is worth chatting to your doctor about this and whether a supplement and blood test might be worth exploring. Sometimes the risk of iron deficiency may be increased by: • vegetarian diets • pregnancies close together • severe morning sickness • poor diet • past history of anaemia. So why is Iron so Important in pregnancy anyway? During pregnancy iron is needed in larger amounts because your blood volume increases and your baby’s blood is evolving too. A Lack of or Low iron

ROAD TO SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL RECOVERY

In today's day and age we live busy lifestyles filled with plans, schedules and obligations. Unfortunately, sometimes that means post surgical recovery is unintentionally overlooked. It is quite easy to over exert yourself if you are feeling better than you had anticipated post surgically. All surgery requires a period of rest & recovery regardless of how badly the house needs cleaning or washing is piling up, your health is your most important asset, the other stuff can wait. The period of time and extent of post surgical recovery varies greatly dependent on the type and nature of the surgery. For some it might be a few days bed rest while for others it may mean intensive ongoing rehabil

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