HRT Myth Busters

HRT MYTH BUSTERS

1) If I am on HRT I don’t need contraception on top…… WRONG! Average age of menopause is 51 BUT contraception is needed until aged 55 2) All women get menopausal symptoms ……. WRONG! 25% of women get NO symptoms at all. 75% get some symptoms; a third of these women get severe symptoms. 3) […]

Hayfever and seasonal symptoms

Hayfever and seasonal symptoms

I’m not sure those without Hayfever understand quite how debilitating it can be – like a constant heavy cold, irritated eyes and endless need for tissues. As time has gone on hayfever rates have risen. Typically it starts in adolescence and affects 1:4 adults. More common in those with an allergic history that might include […]

Doctor Ailsa talks about the menopause

Dr-Ailsa-Maguire

HRT has been around since the 1960s. Estrogen only HRT was prescribed for both women with and without a uterus. In the 1970’s, progesterone’s were added to HRT in women who had not had hysterectomies to protect women from womb lining (endometrial) growth thereby greatly reducing their risk of uterine cancer. This combo is still […]

Valuing a doctor patient relationship

Valuing a doctor patient relationship

The relationship between a doctor and their patient has been sacred since time began. It’s a precious moment in time when we share our inner worries and thoughts with a single human. Someone who can listen, advise and keep sacred those feelings without judgement. I’ve always felt the value of this relationship- it extends past […]

New Year, New You?

take care of yourself with Coastal Private GP

It’s hard when we hit New year with the expectation that this year is going to be different and you’re going to lose weight, exercise more or eat your 5 a day. And then you look outside and it’s dark, raining and miserable. Plus, it seems, at least half of us have had the flu […]

So how does having a private GP fit into the NHS?

So how does having a private GP fit into the NHS?

We all know NHS services are stretched. I work in it, and I can see that it’s getting harder and harder to provide the care we all want. 10 years ago, when I started in general practice I knew my patients, could follow them up and support them through illness, sadness and occasionally happy times. […]