A failed smear test and the hunt for a missing cervix: an update

A little over a year ago I received a letter inviting me to go for a routine smear test. ‘Inviting’ makes it seem like I was going somewhere to do something fun and exciting; that’s a bit misleading really. Unfortunately, the smear test didn’t go to plan and here’s what happened.

Living with PCOS and coping with the symptoms

AD | Collaborative post It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I even heard about PCOS. If you’d have asked me what it was back then I wouldn’t have even been able to tell you what the letters stood for. If, like me, you don’t know then it stands for polycystic ovary syndrome and it’s a condition that affects how the ovaries work but it does come with quite a few different symptoms.

The reality of needing dentures at 35

I’m not sure I’ve ever really had good teeth. As a child/ teenager I had extra teeth so had to have a few out to make some space and then I also had to have braces while I was in secondary school to help the vampire fangs (that’s what they looked like) and to straighten everything out. I was supposed to wear a retainer after this but I was terrible and forgot most of the time.

What to do when you develop allergies later in life

AD | Paid collaboration with Klarify.me It’s really strange how you can go for a lot of your life without suffering from any allergies whatsoever to them sneaking up on you later in life. You might think rubbing your eyes a bit more every now and again is nothing but maybe it’s developing hay fever or having an allergy to dust. In fact, most allergies can be distinguished at a very early stage in life and it becomes much easier to avoid them. Food allergies, for example, can be found out in babies at a

Things I have learned from COVID-19

AD | Collaborative post When I think back to late February 2020, a global pandemic was not something I ever thought would really happen. We’d heard a few things about something happening but it wasn’t really a threat to us here in the UK at this point, or so we thought. Now a year later, we’re only just about to really come out of lockdown and things are still far from normal. After a whole year I have definitely learned some things from the experience of living through a global pandemic. Home life Before the

10 life-changing tips to deal with allergies

AD | Collaborative post With spring around the corner, spending time in the sun will be everyone’s priority. It’s natural to want to bask in the mild warmth of the season and admire how vibrant the colours are. But, these everyday activities cease to be a part of your reality if you’re sensitive to pollen and other spring elements. Allergies can cause a lot of discomforts and hinder your ability to be productive during the spring season. That’s why we’ve brought you these ten life-changing tips to make sure you never have to compromise on

Signs That You Might Need a Trip to the Orthodontist

AD | Collaborative post Orthodontists are tremendously helpful and can be key in helping you with several scenarios regarding your health. If you think that you might need the help of these professionals, you should reach out to one to find out more about the services that they offer. You Think Your Teeth Have Moved We tend to think of them as being quite solid within our mouths, but our teeth are actually able to move around more than we think. Even if you have undergone orthodontic treatment when you were younger, you could find