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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 “lifestyle”

It’s Exercise Right Week!

Exercise has many beneficial impacts on the body from overall health and well being to the prevention of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

It’s so common to hear ‘I don’t have time for exercise’ but it doesn’t have to start with anything strenuous!

There are many exercises you can do at work, such as going for regular walks, stretching out your arms and legs and eating your lunch away from your desk. Research has shown that with 30 minutes of exercise or activity on most days of the week, the risk of chronic health problems are reduced.

So what are you waiting for, get up and take a walk!

For more useful tips visit http://exerciseright.com.au or come by and see me in clinic.

Take care and 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/

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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Women’s Health | Free Breast Cancer Screening for Ages 50-74

Are you aged between 50-74? Are you up to date with your breast cancer screening?

If the answer is no to the above then it’s time to get screening.

According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, only half of women in the target age group are taking up their two yearly free mammograms to test for breast cancer.

Breast screening is important for the early detection of breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected the sooner it can be treated with more favourable outcomes. Breast screening also helps to provide women with reassurance following a normal result.

Breast screening is performed using a machine called a mammogram that pushes pressure onto the breasts whilst images are taken. This usually lasts for 10 seconds at a time.

These images are then analysed by a specialist doctor and the results are sent to yourself and your GP. You will then be put on a register to remind you to return every 2 years until the age of 74.

If you have any concerns regarding breast cancer or would like advice on how to check your breasts come and see me in clinic today.

For women who are eligible for a free breast screen visit https://breastscreen.qld.gov.au/

Take care & stay healthy

Dr Nora x

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