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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Posts tagged “depression”

Mindfulness helps to improve our concentration and reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to stress. The key is to focus only on the present moment and not get lost in your thoughts, for example, concentrate on what’s happening around you, what can...

Mindfulness helps to improve our concentration and reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to stress.

The key is to focus only on the present moment and not get lost in your thoughts, for example, concentrate on what’s happening around you, what can you hear or feel. You could get into a habit of doing this every day whilst you’re brushing your teeth.

Researchers have shown that practicing mindfulness helps to reduce anxiety and depression and that when you train your brain to be mindful you are actually changing the structure of your brain.

If you would like more help or information please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 💉

More info: mindful.org

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New Years blues? 😞Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with New Years resolutions, feeling the financial strain or are simply stressed, speaking to someone can help with thinking clearly and achieving realistic goals.
If you or a family member is...

New Years blues? 😞

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with New Years resolutions, feeling the financial strain or are simply stressed, speaking to someone can help with thinking clearly and achieving realistic goals.

If you or a family member is affected by mental health you could be entitled to a mental health care plan under Medicare which allows you to speak with a psychologist.

If you would like more information or help with mental heath please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 😘

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There’s light at the end of the tunnel 🌤

Anxiety, depression, substance misuse and eating disorders are just some of the common mental health problems that affect many of us. In fact over half the population will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives.

Don’t suffer alone. There’s a wealth of help out there, from psychological therapies, support groups, coaching groups, medication and so much more.

If you are concerned about yourself or a friend please seek medical help and pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 😊

Useful resources 🆘 📞 Lifeline 13 11 14

📞 Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

📞suicide call back service 1300 659 467

💻 Headtohealth.gov.au

💻 Sane.org

💻 eheadspace.org.au

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Don’t suffer alone 🆘Up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men experience depression during pregnancy. Anxiety is also a common symptom in expecting parents.
Other symptoms include; panic attacks where your heart is racing, feeling of worry, mood swings,...

Don’t suffer alone 🆘

Up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men experience depression during pregnancy. Anxiety is also a common symptom in expecting parents.

Other symptoms include; panic attacks where your heart is racing, feeling of worry, mood swings, feeling sad, having little or no interest to things that usually bring joy or thoughts of self harm.

Parents who have had a baby recently may also experience feelings of low mood, this affects 1 in 7 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads. These feelings may be present after delivery or may gradually appear over a period of a few weeks or months during the first year of brith.

It is really important that if you or your partner experience any of these symptoms or have any concerns that you seek medical advice. There is plenty of help so you do not need to be alone. Treatment will vary on an individual basis but may include speaking therapies, medication or support groups.

If you have any concerns please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 😊

For further support and advice head to:

panda.org.uk

National Helpline: 1300 726 306

MumSpace.com.au

Headtohealth.gov.au

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Type 1 Diabetes | Everything You Need to Know

From what it is, who it affects, the symptoms and how to best manage it?

SUGAR

First up. Lets talk about sugar, its everywhere. With its popular sweet taste, it’s used in food, drinks and even medicines.

Normally when your body has sugar, it produces insulin which converts the sugar into energy. The problem of course is that if you have too much sugar, too much energy will be produced for you to utilise and it’ll then be stored as fat.

Type 1 diabetes is classed as an autoimmune condition (this means that the body’s immune system which usually helps you fight diseases, actually incorrectly targets insulin producing cells). Because of this, patients who have type 1 diabetes, don’t produce insulin and so sugar simply passes through the body. Which leads to weight loss, tiredness and more severely organ damage.

SYMPTOMS

Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10% of all cases of diabetes and is usually diagnosed in patients under the age of 30.

There are several symptoms but the commonest are:

- Passing urine more - an average person will pass urine 4-7 times in 24 hours, but diabetics may go a lot more, as the sugar is no longer being stored.

- This can then make you feel very thirsty and give you a dry mouth.

- Because of the lack of energy being produced you may end up feeling very tired, always hungry and lose weight.

- Lots of skin infections - such as recurrent boils.

- And also blurred vision, as high sugar levels can cause harm to your blood vessels including those in your eye. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of reversible blindness in Australia.

If you are concerned with any of these symptoms, please speak your doctor for a check up and blood test.

MANAGEMENT

It’s really important that if you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you monitor you blood sugar levels on a regular basis.

How to monitor your blood sugar: https://youtu.be/F-OK6nh6Uk4

Always remember, good levels mean less risk of complications.

COMPLICATIONS

If diabetes is poorly managed there are a number of serious complications.

- Retinopathy which can lead to blindness.

- Kidney Failure which can lead to requiring dialysis.

- High blood pressure

- Depression

- Ulcers on feet

- Heart disease

- Stroke

So it is really important that if you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that you take your medication as described and continue to monitor your blood sugar levels. This will help you reduce your risk of developing any long term complications and lead you to live a happy and healthy life.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man