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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”

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/

Know your poop 💩Changes to your bowels, such as colour, presence of blood, consistency and appearance can all be indicators of bowel cancer.
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, where 1 in 13 will develop the disease...

Know your poop 💩

Changes to your bowels, such as colour, presence of blood, consistency and appearance can all be indicators of bowel cancer.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, where 1 in 13 will develop the disease in their lifetime. So it’s important to get to know the signs to help early treatment.

Other signs and symptoms include tummy pain, weight loss and feeling tired with no apparent reason.

If you are concerned about these symptoms it is important that you seek medical help. Diagnosis usually includes blood tests and a colonoscopy which is a camera that is inserted through the back passage by a specialist.

Treatment is on an individual basis but could include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Bowel cancer screening is available for those over 50 and includes sending a stool sample to the laboratory for analysis. By 2020 Australia will have a Bowel Cancer Screening programme for every 2 years for those aged between 50-74.

If you have any further questions or are concerned by any symptoms, come by and see me in clinic.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Facts from bowelcanceraustralia.org

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