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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

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The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock! Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped...

The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock!

Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped for.

This year the vaccine has changed for the better, covering more strains of the flu virus. Now children from the ages of 6 months to under 5 years are being offered the flu vaccine for free as they are thought to be ‘super-spreaders’ in the community.

Along with children, the government also provide free vaccines for other medical groups; - All individuals from 6 months of age with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza

- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy

- All aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people from 15 years and over

- All individuals 65 years and older

Adults aged 65 and over will be offered a higher dose of the flu vaccination as they are most at risk of developing complications from flu.

Please note that the vaccine does not contain live flu virus and cannot cause flu.

However, some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours as their immune system responds to the vaccine. While some people may experience mild side effects such as pain, swelling and redness at the injection site, these usually resolve quickly.

Immediate allergic reactions are rare. People who are allergic to egg are no longer excluded from flu vaccines. If you experience any concerning symptoms, please seek medical help.

If you are interested in having your flu vaccine or would like to find out if you’re eligible for the government funded vaccine pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from health.qld.gov.au

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It’s Kidney Health Week!Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians are at an increased risk of kidney disease?
90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing symptoms, so most people are unaware that they are affected.
But why are the kidneys so...

It’s Kidney Health Week!

Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians are at an increased risk of kidney disease?

90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing symptoms, so most people are unaware that they are affected.

But why are the kidneys so important?

We are born with 2 kidneys that are vital in maintaining your general health and wellbeing. Your kidneys filter the blood that passes through your body and remove any excess fluid and unwanted chemicals through your urine. Your kidneys are also responsible for regulating blood pressure and activating vitamin D.

What symptoms should I look out for?

Symptoms may include; high blood pressure, a change in the amount and frequency of urine passed, blood in your urine, tiredness, puffiness in your legs and shortness of breath just to name a few.

What is my risk of developing kidney disease?

Patients who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or have a family history of kidney problems are at an increased risk.

Kidney.org.uk have created a fantastic quick & easy test to check your risk of developing kidney disease.

Don’t forget that if you do have any concerns about your kidneys a simple blood test will give you a good idea of how well they are working.

How can I keep my kidneys healthy?

Kidneys love water, so make sure you’re drinking enough to keep yourself hydrated especially in hotter, more humid climates.

Make sure you reduce salty and sugary foods as these can lead to fluid retention.

If you are concerned or have any questions drop by and see me in clinic.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from Kidney.org.au

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Are you getting enough fruit & veg in your diet?Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.
Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! πŸ₯”πŸŒ½πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸ…πŸ‡πŸ₯ Fruit & vegetables...

Are you getting enough fruit & veg in your diet?

Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.

Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! 🥔🌽🥕🥒🍅🍇🥝 Fruit & vegetables contain lots of fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which all help to keep your body healthy and can protect against long term conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

The recommended allowance is different for children and breastfeeding mothers, but you can find more information here: eatforhealth.gov.au

So when you’re out grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up that broccoli!

For more information on healthy eating drop by and see me in clinic today.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from the Heart Foundation.

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Time to get your health back on track? If you’re aged 45 and over and are found to be at high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke you could be eligible to a free 6 month programme to get professional help to start a journey towards a healthy...

Time to get your health back on track?

If you’re aged 45 and over and are found to be at high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke you could be eligible to a free 6 month programme to get professional help to start a journey towards a healthy life.

The programme is aimed to help you make healthy choices and changes in life to reduce your risk of chronic medical problems. You’ll have the choice of phone coaching or small groups and online support is available to all participants.

If you’re interested in finding out more and to check you’re eligible drop by in clinic to see me today!

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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If you’re aged between 45 to 49 years old you may be eligible for a free health assessment to help prevent developing a chronic disease.What does this involve?
A full medical history and examination of your heart, lungs, a blood pressure check and...

If you’re aged between 45 to 49 years old you may be eligible for a free health assessment to help prevent developing a chronic disease.

What does this involve?

A full medical history and examination of your heart, lungs, a blood pressure check and ECG if needed.

The health assessment is for patients who are at risk of developing a chronic disease.

But what is a chronic disease?

This is a condition that has been, or is likely to be present for at least six months, including (but not limited to) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, a mental health condition, arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition.

Drop by my clinic today for your health assessment.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

For more information see the Department of Health’s fact sheet

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare_mbsitem701_703_705_707

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