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Preventive Care through Well-Woman Screening Provided by Gynaecology London Specialist Dr. Amanda Tozer

Most people see the doctor only when they feel something unusual happening in their bodies. And even then, many seek medical attention only when they are already encumbered by an ailment and are no longer able to function properly. This ought not to be, for many sicknesses can be avoided through early detection and prevention. Dr. Amanda Tozer, a gynaecology London specialist, believes in prevention which is why she offers well-woman screening. Well-woman screening is a regular full check-up that focuses on preventive care. Dr. Amanda Tozer, a gynaecologist London women can trust, conducts a series of tests to determine conditions that might lead to eventual sickness, starting with a full medical history. Patients then undergo examinations, which include: blood tests and full blood count; liver and renal function tests; blood pressure; urinalysis; and breast examination. The body mass index is also taken, as well as glucose and cholesterol levels. Through these, Dr. Amanda Tozer can help determine whether a patient is at risk of a disease and recommends ways of addressing it before problems begin to occur. A change in lifestyle or diet, for instance, can have a huge impact on a patient’s wellbeing. Patients can also consider undergoing other screening tests performed by the gynaecologist London women can rely on, such as human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical smear, mammography, and faecal occult blood test. These tests greatly help in detecting precancerous cells, among other conditions. In addition, bone densinometry helps in detecting mild or severe bone loss by studying bone density; while gynaecological pelvic ultrasound can help in assessing conditions such as ovarian cyst and uterine fibroids. Prevention is still the wisest approach to any medical condition, and Dr. Amanda Tozer is ready to help. For more information about the gynecology London care provided by Dr. Amanda Tozer, please call 0207-034-6240 or visit The London Clinic at 5 Devonshire Place in London. You can find the gynecology London specialist online at https://www.amandatozer.com/.

The Daily Mail posted an article on 50 women who collectively had had 150 failed IVF treatment attempts till they were able to conceive. It was all down to a fertility treatment called Immunomodulation Therapy, costing around £7,000 a cycle. That’s around £2,000 more than conventional fertility treatment.

Immunomodulation Therapy works by flooding your bloodstreams with fatty acids which reduce the ability of the body’s NK cells to produce toxic chemicals.

These toxins can attack and reject the developing embryo as a foreign object.

The fats are about 200 calories a dose.

Administered via a drip usually twice before conception, and then three more times after, the treatment is thought to help the embryo implant and grow normally.

Alongside this, women are also recommended to take steroids, which further suppress the immune system, and blood thinners to prevent blood clots, which also can impede embryos implanting.

In an era of practising ‘evidence based medicine’, the beneficial use of Intralipids in IVF treatment is controversial, mainly because there are no large randomised controlled trials to look at its efficacy. This does not mean, of course, that intralipids should not be used and do not have any benefit. It is becoming ever more apparent that, in some women, their immune system may be the cause of failure of implantation, but it is trying to identify who those women are that is often the problem.

Indeed, whilst the identification of Natural Killer Cells either in blood or in the womb is possible, we do not know if abnormal NK cell levels cause implantation failure or not. However, when treating couples who have had repeated IVF cycle failures, I do not think that women should be denied the option of taking additional, unproven treatments, as long as those treatments do no harm.

The use of intralipids and steroids potentially have significant, if not proven, benefits with minimal risk. Whether or not the immunomodulation therapy resulted in the birth of the babies delivered, the stories are inspiring to those who may feel like their situation is hopeless. There are never any guarantees in IVF treatment, as many couples learn very quickly, and I believe it is not giving false hope but some hope.

Amanda Tozer
Consultant in Reproductive Medicine

Dr Amanda Tozer graduated from The University of Wales College of Medicine in 1990 and went on to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 1997 she commenced a clinical research fellow position at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at Bart’s and The London NHS Trust and went on to subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine and obtained a consultant post at Bart’s in 2004.

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