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
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Posts tagged “prevention”

Quit smoking start breathing.Today marks World No Tobacco Day 🚭
If you’re a smoker, why not consider kicking the habit for 24 hours. You might find that you’ll choose not to pick it up the next day.
There’s plenty of reasons to quit.
Smoking has a...

Quit smoking start breathing.

Today marks World No Tobacco Day 🚭

If you’re a smoker, why not consider kicking the habit for 24 hours. You might find that you’ll choose not to pick it up the next day.

There’s plenty of reasons to quit.

Smoking has a number of adverse effects on the body, from heart disease, lung disease to throat cancer.

Luckily there’s a lot of help to break the habit including patches, medication and support. If you would like to find out more feel free to come and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Cancer Research Awareness Week
Thanks to research we now understand more about how to catch cancer early, what causes it and how best to treat it.
You can do many things to get involved in Cancer Research, from fundraising through races, bake sales...

Cancer Research Awareness Week

Thanks to research we now understand more about how to catch cancer early, what causes it and how best to treat it.

You can do many things to get involved in Cancer Research, from fundraising through races, bake sales or garage sales to raising awareness on social media.

In the UK I was a strong advocate for Cancer Research, completing annual fundraising races. Now in Australia, I am honoured to have been certified by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to actively perform skin cancer checks and removals.

With your continued support for research together WE WILL beat Cancer.

If you have any questions or concerns about cancer or simply need some support, please come by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week 🧠Schizophrenia is a medical condition that affects the normal functioning of a person’s brain. Some people do recover and with time some find their symptoms improve, however for many it can be a prolonged illness....

Schizophrenia Awareness Week 🧠

Schizophrenia is a medical condition that affects the normal functioning of a person’s brain. Some people do recover and with time some find their symptoms improve, however for many it can be a prolonged illness. Approximately 1 in 100 people will develop it in their lives.

The symptoms can include confused thinking, delusions and hallucinations such as hearing voices that are not actually there.

We don’t yet fully know what causes Schizophrenia but we know that it could be due to a combination of genetics and possible environmental factors, such as the use of drugs.

Schizophrenia is treated using medication and community support programmes. Treatment is necessary to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms.

If you or a family member are concerned about Schizophrenia or would like more information, please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Visit minetworks.org.au for more useful information.

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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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Today is World Lupus Day.Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints and organs.
What is an autoimmune disease?
Normally, in our bodies our immune system protects us from bacteria and viruses...

Today is World Lupus Day.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints and organs.

What is an autoimmune disease?

Normally, in our bodies our immune system protects us from bacteria and viruses by producing special proteins to fight these off. In a person who suffers from an autoimmune disease, the immune system isn’t able to tell the difference between a foreign invader and the body’s healthy tissue which can cause inflammation.

At least 5 million people are thought to be affected world wide.

Lupus commonly affects women of child bearing age but can also affect children and men.

Lupus can cause a number of symptoms ranging from a facial rash to debilitating fatigue to joint pain. A common myth is that Lupus is contagious and is similar to HIV. This is not the case at all and often understanding of this complex disease is quite limited.

Diagnosis can sometimes be difficult due to the intermittent nature of symptoms. It is best diagnosed with a number of different medical professionals including the General Practitioner.

There is no current cure for Lupus, however it can be managed successfully with treatment. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and preventing long term organ damage.

World Lupus Day aims to promote the impact that Lupus has on people and in turn bring more resources to end the suffering from this disease.

If you are concerned about Lupus or have any further questions, feel free to pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from worldlupusday.org

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