2019, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, fertility, fitness, health & wellness, infertility, IVF, Magazine: Life Healthcare, medication, pregnancy, pregnant, Relax Into Birth Hypnobirthing

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A lifestyle-related disease?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is common in South African women and affects about one in 10 women globally. It is caused by a complex imbalance of hormones in the ovaries.  Charlene Yared West spoke to Life Kingsbury endocrinologist, Dr Jocelyn Hellig and gynaecologist Dr Philip Zinn to find out more about this condition.  So what… Continue reading Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A lifestyle-related disease?

2019, ALL POSTS, Birth Story, Caesarean birth, Care Provider, Charlene Yared West, Empowering Mothers, health & wellness, Home Birth, Hospital Birth, incontinence, Magazine: Life Healthcare, Relax Into Birth Hypnobirthing

Healing from incontinence

Urinary incontinence is common in pregnancy and is reported by about 60 percent of women. For these women, the severity of their condition can increase during the course of their pregnancy, especially peaking in the second and third trimesters. Of these women who experience incontinence in pregnancy, 70 percent go on to resolve the condition… Continue reading Healing from incontinence

2018, ALL POSTS, Baby, Birth Story, Caesarean birth, Care Provider, Dr Jacky Searle, Gynae / Obstetrician, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare, pregnancy

Caesarean birth: Safety is the priority

When planning for your birth, you must consider your options; an attempt at vaginal birth, which may or may not result in an emergency caesarean, or choosing to have a caesarean, also called a Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request. Charlene Yared West spoke to Dr Jacky Searle, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Life Vincent Pallotti about the… Continue reading Caesarean birth: Safety is the priority

2018, Baby, Care Provider, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare, medication, pregnancy, pregnant

Medication & pregnancy

Knowing what medication is safe to take in pregnancy is very important when considering over the counter and prescription medications. There will be times in your pregnancy when you simply don’t feel well – and wonder if it’s safe to take the same medication you took before you got pregnant. Life Healthcare delves a bit… Continue reading Medication & pregnancy

2017, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, fertility, health & wellness, infertility, Magazine: Life Healthcare, pregnancy, pregnant

Dealing with infertility, when he has the problem

It’s not just a women’s issue Struggling to fall pregnant? Usually women are the first to seek help when trying to conceive. However, if the woman has been thoroughly examined and it is not due to her that she is unable to fall pregnant, it falls to the male partner to be tested. According to… Continue reading Dealing with infertility, when he has the problem

2017, ALL POSTS, Care Provider, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Working together to treat a tumour

When it comes to cancer, patient care is a team effort and not the work of a single doctor. Life Healthcare doctors take a multidisciplinary approach and utilise good teamwork between the various specialists, which is crucial to the successful care of cancer patients from detection to treatment and follow-up. Discovering the brain tumour People… Continue reading Working together to treat a tumour

2017, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Heart Health, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Less is more when it comes to salt

Cutting out or reducing sugar intake has become very fashionable over the last few years, but what about salt? Charlene Yared-West makes a strong case for the latter. The recommended daily salt allowance is one teaspoon, but many South Africans are consuming more than that; up to three teaspoons a day because most salt is… Continue reading Less is more when it comes to salt

2016, ALL POSTS, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

To dairy or not to dairy…

Dairy does not agree with everyone, so how do you know if you’re lactose intolerant or if you have a milk allergy?  Some favour dairy and others oppose it vehemently…  The Prevalence towards food allergies worldwide is increasing. Studies show an early introduction to food allergens - before six months - can increase the risk… Continue reading To dairy or not to dairy…

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare, yoga

Yoga: Good for the mind, body and soul

Show aging the door as you slip into your comfy yoga pants and into a yogic posture to ensure your longevity. We all know the feeling… losing keys, forgetting names of people, places and familiar-on-the-tip-of-your-tongue words… Unnerving as it is, we all get to that point, sometimes as young as forty. A recent pilot study,… Continue reading Yoga: Good for the mind, body and soul

2016, Charlene Yared West, health & wellness, Magazine: Life Healthcare

Get kids moving

Unplug yourself from social media, get your trainers on and get the kids moving.  There are 20-million children in South Africa and of those, 60 percent attend under-resourced schools, which often means they have little, limited or no access to physical education. Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for… Continue reading Get kids moving