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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
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Posts tagged “diet”

It’s Exercise Right Week!

Exercise has many beneficial impacts on the body from overall health and well being to the prevention of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

It’s so common to hear ‘I don’t have time for exercise’ but it doesn’t have to start with anything strenuous!

There are many exercises you can do at work, such as going for regular walks, stretching out your arms and legs and eating your lunch away from your desk. Research has shown that with 30 minutes of exercise or activity on most days of the week, the risk of chronic health problems are reduced.

So what are you waiting for, get up and take a walk!

For more useful tips visit http://exerciseright.com.au or come by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Happy Ramadan 🌙 and How to Fast Healthy

Happy Ramadan to all my muslim friends, family and patients who will be fasting. In this video I talk about the benefits and the risks of fasting to make sure you all stay healthy during this blessed lunar month.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

RAMADAN

Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

FASTING

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period.

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Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!My highlight of the week was meeting a lovely new patient today who found me on YouTube/Instagram 👍
I absolutely love it when you all come by and visit after seeing one of my posts, it’s a real pleasure! I look...

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

My highlight of the week was meeting a lovely new patient today who found me on YouTube/Instagram 👍

I absolutely love it when you all come by and visit after seeing one of my posts, it’s a real pleasure! I look forward to bringing you more useful health tips and videos 😄

Though they do say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, be sure to keep your fruit and veggie intake up but do pop in to see me in clinic when needed.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week! Coeliac disease is a serious medical illness that affects 1 in 70 Australians, however 80% who are affected remain undiagnosed.
Coeliac disease mainly affects parts of the small bowel. It happens when the gut reacts to...

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week!

Coeliac disease is a serious medical illness that affects 1 in 70 Australians, however 80% who are affected remain undiagnosed.

Coeliac disease mainly affects parts of the small bowel. It happens when the gut reacts to gluten which is present in foods made from wheat, barley and rye.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms include tummy ache, tiredness and weight loss. You may find that the symptoms disappear if you do not eat foods containing gluten.

How can I test for Coeliac disease?

Your doctor may organise a blood test, however you will need to have eaten a diet containing gluten for at least 6 weeks before the test is performed. Your doctor may also wish to refer you to a specialist for more specific investigations.

How is Coeliac Disease managed?

It is really important that if you are diagnosed with Coeliac disease to avoid any foods that contain gluten. Sometimes seeing a dietician can help too.

If you have any concerns or would like more information, pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Coeliac Awareness Week and the Benefits of Gluten Free

Coeliac disease is something that we hear a lot about, but what is it and should I be worried?

Coeliac disease is a serious medical illness that affects 1 in 70 Australians, however 80% who are affected remain undiagnosed.

Coeliac disease mainly affects parts of the small bowel. It happens when the gut reacts to gluten which is present in foods made from wheat, barley and rye.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms include tummy ache, tiredness and weight loss. You may find that the symptoms disappear if you do not eat foods containing gluten.

How can I test for Coeliac disease?

Your doctor may organise a blood test, however you will need to have eaten a diet containing gluten for at least 6 weeks before the test is performed. Your doctor may also wish to refer you to a specialist for more specific investigations.

Should I be worried if I’m diagnosed with Coeliac disease?

The main treatment is to avoid any food that contains gluten for the rest of your life. Sometimes, advice from a dietician may be helpful.

People who suffer from Coeliac disease have an increased risk of developing thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), developing other immune-related diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes or thyroid problems. There is also an increased risk of developing lymphoma, a type of cancer of the gut later in life, however this is very rare.

It is really important to avoid any foods that contain gluten as you will be free of symptoms and can expect a normal healthy lifespan. Eating a gluten free diet also reduces the risk of developing lymphoma.

I don’t have Coeliac disease but I’ve heard of the gluten free diet, is this good for me?

There are lots of diet trends that emerge everyday. Recently people have wondered if having a gluten free diet will help with the prevention of heart disease, however, a large study conducted in the USA involving researchers from Harvard has shown that gluten does not appear to increase the risk of heart disease. They also found that non-coeliacs that avoid gluten also have a reduced intake of healthy whole grains, which in itself can lead to heart problems. So if you’re unaffected by Coeliac disease its best to stick to a healthy balanced diet.

If you have any concerns or would like more information, pop by and see me in clinic.

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Take care and stay healthy

Dr Nora x

For more information on Coeliac Awareness Week Australia visit https://www.coeliac.org.au/CAW/