Tag Archives: IBS

24Oct/16

Women in pain

Recently I gave a talk to a group of female health professionals at the Inspiring Women in Medicine meeting entitled ‘Women in pain’. I spoke about the significant societal problem of women suffering persistent pain, which isRead More…

21Sep/15

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a painful condition, often exquisitely so, located in the vulva, which is the skin surrounding the vagina. Usually unexplained, this troubling condition can arise seemingly from nowhere, interfere with intimate relations and hence attemptsRead More…

22Oct/14

Girls, stress and pain

I have seen a number of teenage girls over the past year who are affected by chronic pain. They are often referred because of recurring headaches or migraines but we discover that there is widespread sensitiveRead More…

28Sep/14

Fibromyalgia in women | #fibromyalgia

I see many women suffering with fibromyalgia. I also see many women who have widespread aches and pains, frequently without an injury, but rather a gradual increase in pain across the body. This maybe fibromyalgia, butRead More…

07Jan/14

Hypermobility – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and gastrointestinal problems

Hypermobility is common and is certainly a feature that we often see in patients at the clinics. Some patients have been diagnosed with hypermobility but do not know what it really means and need clarification, someRead More…

10Dec/13

Uncomfortably numb

Feeling numb can mean that the self has lost its physical presence, or in an emotional sense, feelings have become blunted. These are both different constructs of loss for which we are compelled to seek anRead More…