Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Sugar.

Sugar and IBS

November 07, 2018

I was asked during a recent Live Q&A session for advice on Sugar and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Having heaps of sugar if you have irritable bowel syndrome won't necessarily be great for it. If you've already got irritable bowel syndrome, you'll be feeling a little bit gassy, a bit sore, bloated, all that kind of stuff. And you need to watch what triggers you because everyone has a slightly different profile.

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Chlamydia danger in New Zealand. Test for Chlamydia. Get Chlamydia treatment. See a doctor.

Chlamydia Danger Affecting One in Three New Zealand Women

November 06, 2018

Chlamydia. Not often talked about and often misunderstood. It's becoming a bigger problem in New Zealand. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men have had Chlamydia by the age of 38. Even more frightening is that most people won't even know they have Chlamydia. Worse still, if left untreated, Chlamydia can seriously damage your fertility.

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When my child is sick should I go to a doctor

Should I take my kid to the doctor?

November 01, 2018

When kids are unwell, do you suggest seeing a doctor? My advice would be if you're worried or concerned, then obviously take them to a doctor. Illness in childhood is very common. Fevers are very common in viral illnesses. Children if they're eating and drinking, they might have a runny nose, but they're generally ok.

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Doctor Sash launches UTI testing at home. Test for urinary tract infections. Prescriptions and treatments.

Let's talk about UTI - I'm excited!

October 16, 2018

I want to talk about UTIs. In a minute you’re gonna see why I’m so excited about UTIs. They're one of the most common things I see in clinic every day. They're inconvenient and expensive to deal with. There’s a better way... What if you could test on the spot at home, the minute you think you might have a UTI?

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Test and treat urinary tract infection or UTI.

How to deal with a UTI

October 13, 2018

A sudden burning sensation while urinating... Lower abdominal pain... Running to the toilet every 5 mins... Is it a UTI? Wouldn’t it be handy if you could find out on the spot? We tell you the symptoms to look for. What to do. How to test and the easiest way to see a doctor and get treatment for a UTI.

 

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yeast infections in men and women. how to treat and causes.

Yeast infections in men and women?

September 24, 2018

You may have already experienced a yeast infection. Nearly 75% of women will have experienced a yeast infection at least once. Men can get 'em too. This post seeks to further educate those of you who haven’t already experienced a yeast infection. To help calm the nerves and possibly prepare you for what's to come.

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Bacterial Vaginosis or BV for short. What are the symptoms, risks and what to do about it.

Bacterial Vaginosis: bacterial strike!

September 24, 2018

Vaginal discharge can be met with panic, confusion or paranoia. This post will educate you on one of the most common causes, Bacterial Vaginosis or BV for short. What are the symptoms and risks of BV? What should I do about BV? We answer these questions.

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Gonorrhea in your throat, oral sex, sexual health, STI and STD testing.

Gonorrhea in your throat, an oral dilemma?

August 30, 2018

Can someone be infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from oral sex? The answer simply put...Yes! Many STIs, including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis can be spread through oral sex.

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Crabs, the lice of the nether region

August 12, 2018

The talk of crabs among all sexually transmitted infections and diseases has almost become a long-forgotten tale of myth and legend. Well here’s to bringing back the chat. Today’s post is aimed at informing you on what these pesky groin invaders are and how to combat them!

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Embarrassed of testing for STI/STDs?

August 11, 2018

For many of us, the thought of having to go to a sexual health clinic is as daunting as it is embarrassing, with the need to announce our presence at a clinic, and selling out our privacy to pee in a cup or draw blood. Well, stop hiding and throw away that disguise. We’re here to change that! Assess. Test. Consult. Treat. At-Home. #OwnYourHealth

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SUPER Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Resistant STI

August 10, 2018

SUPER gonorrhea has taken hold as seven new strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) emerged internationally, fuelling fears of an outbreak. Gonorrhea can leave women infertile if untreated. This post helps to better understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise and the precautions that you can take.

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difference between sti and std

The difference between STD and STI

August 09, 2018

A common question when discussing sexual health is “what's the difference between STI and STD?”. They're often confused, and they technically differ. This post will help diffuse the confusion between the two terms. We set the record straight and explain why STD and STI technically differ, and the importance of testing.

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