Staying Healthy While Working from Home | Hoppers Lane GP

Written by Accredited Practising Dietitian Vicki Foord Source: Who doesn’t love working from home? No communiting, no ironing, no packed lunches and best of all, you get to stay in your pyjamas all day (unless you have a Zoom meeting)! But this can also present a new set of challenges, especially when it comes

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Best Foods to Eat Before and After Exercise | Hoppers Lane GP

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Source: Feeling hungry and tired after your workout? Chances are you may not be having the right nutrition. Just like a car needs fuel, your body needs energy to function and exercise. The amount of energy required is different depending on each individual. The

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How To Support Your Immune System During Coronavirus Outbreak

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Source: With millions of jobs at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, looking after your health would be the furthest thing from your mind. But it is ABSOLUTELY paramount for you to not only look after your health, but also the health of your

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How to help your partner prepare for and recover from a vasectomy

Is your husband or partner undergoing a vasectomy? Surgery, especially reproductive operations, can be nerve wracking and uncomfortable for a lot of men. Choosing permanent contraception is often a joint decision so remaining supportive through the entire process of a vasectomy is important. Here’s how you can support your partner through getting a vasectomy, from

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Couple discussing vasectomy vs tubal ligation

Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligaton

If you are a couple considering permanent contraception, then you have two options; vasectomy and tubal ligation. Some couples find the decision to have no or more children to be difficult and emotional, especially when choosing which partner should undergo the procedure. While every couple is different, we recommend weighing up the pros and cons

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Does a vasectomy hurt?

Does a vasectomy hurt? Considering a vasectomy, but worried about the pain? You are not alone. Many men are initially hesitant about undergoing a vasectomy because of the potential pain and discomfort involved. We have even been asked whether the pain of a vasectomy is comparable to a kick to the testicles! Fortunately, we can

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Vasectomy reversal – what’s the success rate?

Vasectomies are a proven, safe form of contraceptive used by ~50million men worldwide. Many men opt to undergo the procedure due to its low cost, quick turnaround and the fact that it is minimally invasive. However, a small number of men (3 – 6%) eventually undergo what is known as a vasectomy reversal (VR). The

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Can having a vasectomy damage your relationship?

The vasectomy procedure has had a long, interesting and at times tumultuous history. First invented by Sir Astley Paston Cooper in the 1800s, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the vasectomy started to become popular as a method of birth control. This popularisation begot a slew of research and newspaper articles discussing the potentially negative

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