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
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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

Posts tagged “health tips”

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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Gold Coast 2018 Games Doctor | Ep. 4 My Closing Ceremony #GC2018

Thank you GC2018! In this video I share with you my overall experience as a medical doctor in the Athlete’s Village.

With my top tips on how to avoid sports injuries, deal with excessive heat and how the athlete’s take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

COMPANION VIDEOS

Ep. 1 The Interview: https://youtu.be/qG2Jkrv9-Io

Ep. 2 The Uniform: https://youtu.be/jSBIsLWsC6s

Ep. 3 Inside the Village: https://youtu.be/KOrD8JGO20o

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CREDITS

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Kevin MacLeod - Majestic Hills

Let’s Chill - Always Dreaming: https://youtu.be/4mlGLGXXSOw

Men’s Health | Enlarged Prostate Symptoms and Treatments

Did you know that over 600,000 men in Australia are affected with problems with their prostate? With over 30% of men over 50s having problems with their urinary system.

Today’s talk is all about Male’s Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia otherwise known as enlarged prostate - which is part of the male reproductive system.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms you should look out for is any change or difficulty in passing water. Which can be categorised with problems holding your water.

- If you feel like you need to go to the toilet a lot more frequently.

- If you have problems passing water, for example getting the stream going or maintaining the stream, or experiencing any bleeding in the urine stream.

- If you experience dribbling after going to the toilet.

These are very important symptoms to look out for and you should see your doctor as soon as you notice them, as the quicker the symptoms can be managed the better the outcome is.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DOCTOR

You can expect to have a blood test as well as an internal examination. Which is where one gloved lubricated finger is inserted into the back passage to detect an enlarged prostate or suspicious nodules.

TREATMENT

Treatment generally tends to be medication which can be started as soon as you notice symptoms, or alternatively you could be referred to a urologist for further investigations or for surgical treatment.

PREVENTION

The main take away point is that we want to prevent any long term bladder problems, and the way to do that is by raising awareness in the general population and making sure that if you suffer from any urinary problems to come see your doctor as soon as you can. It is a very common problem and your GP can guide you through this.

ABOUT DR NORA

Dr Nora is a GP from London, England. She graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2011. She carried out her postgraduate speciality studies in London and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Dr Nora has a Diploma in Women’s Health & Family Planning.

Her specialties include

Facial cosmetics including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle therapy.

Medical treatment of bruxism and hyperhidrosis using anti-wrinkle injections.

Minor Surgery & Skin Checks

Family planning, including the insertion and removal of intrauterine devices and sub-dermal implants & sexual health screens.

Chronic disease management such as Diabetes and Respiratory Health.

Dr Nora takes a proactive approach to health promotion.

She is also fluent in the Arabic language.

You can view more articles or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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MUSIC

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Letter Box - Hey Sailor

Otis McDonald - In Case You Forgot

Women’s Sexual Health | The Mirena and Copper Coil IUDs Long Term Birth Control

Did you know that I also have F. S. R. H. in the title of my name? Well, that stands for having a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, meaning that I specialise in sexual health and family planning.

In this series I will take you through the different contraception or birth control options that are available to you. Ranging from the short time options, to the long term, the hormonal and the non-hormonal options.

Today I’ll be talking about two long term acting contraceptives which can be used whether or not you’ve had children, are reversible and require one treatment only. The first of which is the intrauterine system (IUS), which in Australia is available as the Mirena. The second is the intrauterine device (IUD), known more commonly as the Copper Coil.

Both these treatments are reversible and can be over 99% effective for birth control, but please note they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

The main difference between these two is the Mirena (IUS) contains the hormones, whilst the Copper Coil (IUD) uses copper.

WHAT ARE HORMONES?

Hormones are used to regulate physiology and behaviour, and the one used by the Mirena is a synthetic hormone for a chemical that is released locally in the womb for birth control.

MIRENA (IUS)

The IUS is a small flexible plastic T. shaped device that fits inside the womb of a lady. It has a cylinder at the bottom which releases a steady amount of hormone every day over a period of up to five years. In Australia, it is available as the Mirena, but in other countries you can find other brands such as Skyla, Jaydess, Liletta, Kyleena as well as the Mirena.

It works by changing the mucus in the cervix making it harder for sperm to move through.

It thins the womb lining, making your periods lighter and reducing the likelihood of the womb accepting a fertilised egg.

It also inhibits sperm from reaching or fertilising your egg.

For women going through their menopause, the Mirena is progestin-releasing which can support Hormone Replacement Therapy.

COPPER COIL (IUD)

An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that’s inserted into your womb (uterus) by a specially trained doctor or nurse.

The IUD works by stopping the sperm and egg from surviving in the womb or fallopian tubes. It may also prevent a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb.

In Australia it’s available as Multiload or Copper T. With Multiload working for up to 5 years and Copper T working up to 10 years.

DIFFERENCES

The main difference between the two is that the Mirena uses a synthetic hormone which can lead to lighter and less painful periods. However, some women do experience adverse side-effects such as headaches, acne and breast tenderness, this can reduce over the first few months depending on your body. The Copper Coil works without hormones so there are less side-effects, however it does often lead to heavier and painful periods especially for the first few months.

TREATMENT

The treatment time takes between 10-20 minutes, it can be uncomfortable. So it is very important to take pain relief such as paracetamol and an anti-inflammatory 30 minutes to an hour beforehand.

As with all invasive treatments, there are risks involved.

- One in 1,000 insertions can perforate the womb, which can cause pain in the lower abdomen or at worst a trip to the hospital for surgery.

- One in 200 times the device may fall out, most likely to happen soon after it’s fitted.

- There is a small risk of getting an infection

PRACTITIONERS

It’s really important that you see an appropriately trained medical practitioner.

At the higher end you can see a Gynaecologist who is a doctor that focuses on women’s reproductive health.

You can also see a Specialist General Practitioner, you can identify one usually by looking for titles in their name (for example, DFSRH means they’d have a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health), alternatively you can ask for accreditation.

Specialist Nurses with additional training and accreditation can also perform the treatment.

Please ensure that you seek an accredited medical practitioner, as this is not a routine procedure.

“Few Australian General Practitioners are trained to insert IUDs”[1], so please make sure you choose carefully.

[1] RACGP Course 90415 – Intrauterine Device Training in General Practice.

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