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Dr Nora

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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

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The misuse of prescription medication is becoming a health emergency in Australia. This week is Preventing Prescription Medication Misuse Week and aims to raise awareness to the public about this serious concern and how to get help.
In Victoria alone...

The misuse of prescription medication is becoming a health emergency in Australia.

This week is Preventing Prescription Medication Misuse Week and aims to raise awareness to the public about this serious concern and how to get help.

In Victoria alone more people die due to prescription medication overdose than on the road.

Which medicines are to blame?

The two main medications: -💊Opioids are commonly use to manage pain, particularly after surgery and end of life care. it can also be used for severe short term painful conditions. Examples include, oxycodone, codeine and fentanyl. -💊Benzodiazepines are a sedative medication, this means they are often prescribed for sleep problems or anxiety. They include diazepam, temazepam and alprazolam. They also have a limited role for short term issues but are not useful for ongoing treatment.

Anyone can become addicted to these medications, particularly if they are using them regularly for a long time. The body will also develop a tolerance which means more is needed to get the same effect.

In a recent survey 90% of Australians could not identify warning signs of opiod dependance.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of abuse or addiction?

- regular or continuous use to cope.

- neglecting responsibilities

- dangerous or risky behaviour

- withdrawal symptoms e.g. craving

- loosing control of substance use

How to get help 🆘

It is important to recognise when your substance use has become a problem and seek medical advice from your General practitioner. There are also a number of great helplines:

📞 Lifeline 13 11 14

📞 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

If you, a friend or a family member are concerned about addiction please come and see me in clinic for further advice and help.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from scriptwise.org.au

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* Undertaking - bad

* On a motorway entrance - extremely dangerous

* With a trailer attached - ಠ_ಠ

I’m so grateful, that my husband wasn’t baited in and just slowed down to avoid an accident. Please take care when driving on the roads today.

For more information on bad drivers and how to report them please visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/register-or-report-to-police/report-a-traffic-incident

Take care and stay healthy x

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It’s National Pain Week Do you suffer from Chronic Pain? You are not alone, an estimated 20% of Australian adults report chronic pain (persistent pain over 3 months). Help is at hand. Pain management is best achieved with a collaboration of multiple...

It’s National Pain Week

Do you suffer from Chronic Pain? You are not alone, an estimated 20% of Australian adults report chronic pain (persistent pain over 3 months). Help is at hand. Pain management is best achieved with a collaboration of multiple disciplines, ranging from the GP to physiotherapists, pain specialists and many others.

Come and visit me today for more advice.

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It’s dry July! Are you drinking more than 2 standard drinks a day or more than 4 standard drinks in one sitting? If so, you’re drinking more than the recommended amount which could lead to long term health problems such a heart and liver problems to...

It’s dry July!

Are you drinking more than 2 standard drinks a day or more than 4 standard drinks in one sitting? If so, you’re drinking more than the recommended amount which could lead to long term health problems such a heart and liver problems to name a few.

Come and see me in clinic today for help on cutting down.

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