Latest News

Estrogen during the menstrual cycle – Gynaecology

Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and in smaller amounts by the adrenal cortex. Estrogen during the menstrual cycle Estrogen hormones play an essential role in the ovaries, stimulating egg follicle growth. Estrogen stimulates the growth of the vagina, thickening its wall, increasing its acidity to fight against bacterial infections. It also enhances and maintains…

Over Active Bladder Syndrome – Gynaecology

Overactive bladder syndrome is when the bladder contracts suddenly without you having control and when the bladder is not full. Complex nerve messages are sent between the brain, bladder and the pelvic floor muscles. These tell you how full your bladder is and tell the right muscles to contract or relax at the right time. Over active…

Ovarian Cancer – Gynaecology

Of all the medical conditions that have a tendency to get progressively worse, ovarian cancer is most highly associated with a mortality. Based on the research findings in the SEER 1975-2007 report (The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute), ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women, with…

Management of miscarriage – The Obstetrician

Researcher, Cathy Maker, worked in correspondence with Dr J. Ogden – Department of General Practice, GuysKings and St Thomas School of Medicine, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK – to explore women’s reasons for selecting either expectant or surgical management of first trimester miscarriage and to examine the impact of treatment upon them. A…

Cardiovascular changes, respiratory changes from pregnancy and of sepsis – An overview

An overview of the cardiovascular and respiratory changes that occur from pregnancy and of sepsis Pregnancy induces complex physiologic changes from as early as 5–8 weeks in virtually every organ system, the most important being the cardiovascular and respiratory system as a consequence of mediators like oestrogen, prostacyclin and nitric oxide.* These changes can mask the presence of…

IVF – controlled ovarian hyper stimulation

Dr Gary Swift is a leading Gold Coast fertility specialist who, when suitable, provides reproductive medicine treatment that may involve controlled ovarian hyper stimulation. controlled ovarian hyper stimulation – the objective In women who have irregular periods and do not normally ovulate, the goal is to produce multiple mature follicles and restore normal ovulatory function. The…

IVF – Natural killer cells | Miscarriage

The immune system has become known to play a part in the potential success rate of planned pregnancies through IVF. A women’s immune system has within it, natural killer cells and these cells have been the subject of much ongoing study to know exactly the amount of correlation the presence of natural killer cells has…

IVF – Anti-Mullerian Hormone test

Dr Gary Swift’s practice focuses on gynaecology and fertility treatment and specialises in complex laparoscopic surgical techniques for diseases affecting fertility with a special interest in endometriosis. Dr Gary Swift is also an Obstetrician has helped many couples plan families with the help of current reproductive medicine and technology. When a couple comes to see…

IVF – Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology

IVF – Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology is one of the fertility treatments available through the Dr Gary Swift Clinic. Dr Gary Swift has a Masters degree in Reproductive Medicine, is one of Queensland’s leading IVF experts  and is a part of the team at Queensland fertility Group. IVF is the fertility clinic’s involvement with helping…

Menu