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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 “diseaseprevention”

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 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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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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Free Breast Cancer Screening for Ages 50-74: breastscreen.qld.gov.au
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Free Breast Cancer Screening for Ages 50-74: breastscreen.qld.gov.au

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Are you aged between 15-19 years old? If the answer if yes come and have your free meningococcal vaccine today!
What is the vaccine for❓
The vaccine will help to reduce the rate of meningococcal disease which is a rare but serious infection that can...

Are you aged between 15-19 years old?

If the answer if yes come and have your free meningococcal vaccine today!

What is the vaccine for❓

The vaccine will help to reduce the rate of meningococcal disease which is a rare but serious infection that can invade the body from the throat or nose.

Why is it important❓

Most people affected by meningococcal disease fully recover. However for some people it can lead to long term health complications such as limb deformity and brain damage.

Why should I have it❓

Some of the highest rates of meningococcal disease are amongst those aged between 15-19 and so having a vaccine will help to reduce this rate.

Will it be painful❓

You should expect some discomfort when having the vaccine but this will usually be temporary and you’ll be able to get on with your usual activities.

Where can I have it❓

Book in today for your vaccine which is government funded 💉

Feel free to see me in clinic today if you have any further questions.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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