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Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

Who can develop lupus?

A:

Lupus typically affects younger adult women, however anyone in the general population can develop lupus. You should speak with your family physician if you are having symptoms that could be caused by lupus.

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Diagnosing Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How does PCOS affect fertility?

A:

The pituitary gland is affected in PCOS, and this is where the hormones that help reproduction are produced. This causes problems with the eggs being released in the woman's body, plus the ones that may be released may not be well developed and these issues together can cause fertility problems. If you are having symptoms of infertility, you should speak with your doctor to uncover any underlying health issues that could be affecting your fertility.

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Fertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

Is physiotherapy important when pregnant?

A:

You must receive a medical clearance to exercise both alone and with a personal trainer in a high-risk pregnancy.

This includes such things as high blood pressure with pregnancy, multiples, any vaginal bleeding, placenta previa - which can express itself at greater than 26 weeks - an incompetent cervix or any medical condition such as heart or lung disease.

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Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy

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