Author: Dr Natasha Andreadis

Choosing the specialist that’s right for you

Choosing a fertility specialists is a very personal decision. It’s important to do your homework. It’s not always a one-size fits all. Discuss what’s important to you and find someone who can best facilitate your needs. These are the things I’d be looking for in my Fertility Specialist (not in any particular order of importance) Good communication Someone who will respond to my emails and calls. Answer all my questions. I accept that they may not be able to get back to me straight away, in the same hour or even day, but they will get back to me....

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The new kid on the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome block: Letrazole

You’ve probably heard of Clomid? One of the most common drugs used in fertility medicine. It’s been around since the 1960s, so we’ve had a lot of experience with this medication. We use it to help women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ovulate and less commonly it’s used to improve men’s sperm counts. It’s time to move over though, Clomid. There’s a new kid on the block called Letrozole. When new drugs arrive on the fertility medicine scene we get a little excited because it doesn’t happen that often, especially when it’s an improvement on existing options. Both of...

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Supplements and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

There’s more to managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) than just the pill. In fact, I rarely start patients on the oral contraceptive pill as a first line treatment. Why? Because women with PCOS don’t suffer from a deficiency in the pill. Also, you can’t be taking the pill if you are trying to conceive. Important issues to address first are diet and making positive changes to daily eating habits. Supplements are used to support dietary changes. Remember, you can’t have a terrible diet and expect miracles by just taking supplements. The changes I recommend are regardless of whether women...

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