Make sure you keep yourself fully hydrated this coming week as temperatures are expected to rise to 30C 🌞
Protect yourself from the sun at all times by making sure you keep out of the sun from 11am - 3pm ⛱, wear loose clothing 👚, keep in the shade 🕶 and of course carry your water bottle with you at all times💧
If you have any questions feel free to drop in and see me today for more advice on staying safe in the sun.
If you’re aged between 45 to 49 years old you may be eligible for a free health assessment to help prevent developing a chronic disease.
What does this involve?
A full medical history and examination of your heart, lungs, a blood pressure check and ECG if needed.
The health assessment is for patients who are at risk of developing a chronic disease.
But what is a chronic disease?
This is a condition that has been, or is likely to be present for at least six months, including (but not limited to) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, a mental health condition, arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition.
Drop by my clinic today for your health assessment.
Take care & stay healthy 😊
Dr Nora x
For more information see the Department of Health’s fact sheet
It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week. Two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and more than 2000 people die of skin cancer each year.
Most skin cancers are preventable by the use of good sun protection:
- slip on sun-protective clothing 👚
- Slop on SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen ✋️
- Slap on a broad brimmed hat 🎩
- Seek shade ⛱
- Slide on sunglasses 🕶
It’s important to stay out of the sun from 11-3pm as that’s when the sun is strongest. If you need to step out make sure you keep exposure to a minimum and use protective gear.
Getting to know your skin and regularly checking your moles is a great way to notice any changes that you can alert to your doctor. Make sure you see your doctor if notice any change in the colour, size, shape of a mole or if they become itchy or bleed.
Skin checks are simple and easy and are a great way to prevent any long term problems.
Let’s join the #SunSmartGeneration with the Cancer Council Australia 😎