Dr Nora
Dr Nora

 Consultations in all aspects of medicine incl.
  • Facial Cosmetics,
      anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
  • Family Planning,
      sexual health, coil and implant insertions
  • Minor surgery,
      skin cancer checks & removals


 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


Posts tagged “diseaseprevention”

Planning a getaway?✈️ Know your DVT risks. ⚠️ A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of your body - usually your leg. They can be caused by anything that slows the flow of blood through your body, such as injury, surgery,...

Planning a getaway?✈️ Know your DVT risks. ⚠️ A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of your body - usually your leg.

They can be caused by anything that slows the flow of blood through your body, such as injury, surgery, sitting or lying for a long period and long haul traveling.

Those with blood clotting disorders, who are pregnant or take the contraceptive pill or hormone therapy have an increased risk of developing a DVT.

You may experience symptoms such as swelling, pain and tenderness in your leg. It is vital that you seek medical help immediately as part of the clot may break off and get stuck in the lungs blocking the blood flow. This is known as a pulmonary embolism and is a life-threatening condition.

A DVT is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound scan and is treated with medication that prevents your blood from clotting further whilst breaking down the clot. This treatment may be taken for a few months or sometimes longer on the advice of your doctor.

You can reduce your chances of developing a DVT by getting up and gently exercising your feet and legs regularly. Whilst travelling, it is recommended to drink plenty of water and avoid drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Wearing compression stockings during flights of four hours or longer can also significantly reduce your risk. These stockings apply gentle pressure to the ankle to help blood flow but it is vital they are the appropriate size and worn correctly - your pharmacist can usually help with this.

If you have any concerns, or for more advice, please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 💉

More info: healthywa.wa.gov.au

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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 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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