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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

How much salt do you eat? πŸ§‚It’s recommended that we have no more than 5g of salt a day or 2300mg of sodium. However, the average Australian has almost twice that much - a staggering 9g of salt a day. Having an excess of salt leads to serious health...

How much salt do you eat? 🧂

It’s recommended that we have no more than 5g of salt a day or 2300mg of sodium. However, the average Australian has almost twice that much - a staggering 9g of salt a day. Having an excess of salt leads to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke.

Next time you’re in the supermarket take a look at the nutritional label. You want to aim to have foods low in salt which means no more than 120mg of sodium per 100g. High salt foods are considered to have 400mg of sodium per 100g.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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A new week brings new opportunities and achievements πŸ’ͺ Each week, I make a list of the things that I want to achieve. These are tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. This week I am aiming to complete my final exam for the...

A new week brings new opportunities and achievements 💪

Each week, I make a list of the things that I want to achieve. These are tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. This week I am aiming to complete my final exam for the practical management of skin cancer in General Practice. Helping to provide better care for my patients in sunny Queensland.

What are your goals for this week?

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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Everything you Should Know about Flu, Cold and Antibiotics | Doctor Explains

In today’s episode I take you through what symptoms to look out for and how to manage if you have picked up this year’s influenza virus.

Australia, to date, has recorded over 87,000 cases of the Influenza virus this year alone. Usually the flu peaks during the cooler month of August, however, we are seeing a spike much earlier on in the year. It is thought that this is related to very few cases in the proceeding 2 years due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. Now that these are lifted, cases are transmitting through the community at a rapid rate.

INFLUENZA SYMPTOMS

This may commonly present as fever, chills, cough - which may be productive, runny nose or a sore throat. You may be feeling very lethargic and have little energy to carry out tasks.

COMMON COLD

There are plenty of circulating viruses at the moment and the common cold is also one that is prevalent, the symptoms of this tend to be a runny nose, cough, sneezing and less commonly a fever.

DIAGNOSIS

Most cases respond nicely to a little TLC at home, however, if there is any doubt to the diagnosis a trip to the doctor after calling in advance may be an idea. By calling in advance, you are letting the practice know you are unwell and they may offer to either do a telephone consult or place you in isolation away from other patients.

A nasal swab is required to accurately diagnose the influenza virus. Your doctor may also carry out a physical examination to ensure there is no secondary bacterial infection.

TREATMENT

As mentioned, most cases will respond to rest, hydration and simple pain killers to reduce fever if permitted by your medical doctor. To ease a sore throat you may wish to gargle salt water if you are an adult. Simple conservative measures like a warm drink and resting well will often help to manage your symptoms effectively.

If you feel your symptoms have not improved or indeed are getting worse then it is advisable to speak with your local doctor. In some cases, where a patient may be immunocompromised, for example, pregnancy, over the age of 65 or other chronic illnesses, these patients may be at risk of developing a secondary bacterial infection which will respond to oral antibiotics.

ANTIBIOTICS

The common cold and influenza are caused by viruses, this means that antibiotics simply do not work. Unless you have a bacterial infection as mentioned above, they really will not aid your symptoms. In fact they will do more harm that good, you may get side effects from the antibiotics and worse still, you may develop a resistance to antibiotics, so that one day when you really need them, they do not work.

PROTECTION

We have all now been well versed about social distancing and mask wearing if we are unwell. These measures work effectively for the flu virus and common cold. Similarly, if you are sick, it is advisable to stay home from work and avoid infecting others around you. To improve your immune system and reduce the probability of catching the virus, ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. You may also consider getting an influenza vaccine from your local doctor.

CHAPTERS

0.07 Introduction

0:46 Chlamydia

1:35 Chlamydia Symptoms

2:55 Diagnosis

3:46 Chlamydia Treatment

5:45 Gonorrhea

6:18 Gonorrhea Symptoms

8:17 Gonorrhea Treatment

10:26 Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this video and as always if you have any questions or comments please drop me in a line below.

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Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora 💉

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Everything You Should Know About Chlamydia & Gonorrhea | Doctor Explains STIs

In today’s episode of Dr Nora, I take you through what to expect if you have a common sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

As a General Practitioner I am presented with an array of health conditions. However, Sexually Transmitted Infections (or STIs) are becoming a more common presentation.

CHLAMYDIA

Approximately 85–90% of people who are infected show no symptoms at all, making it harder for patients to come forward for testing. However, for those who are symptomatic, symptoms for men include, discharge, pain on passing urine and testicular pain to name a few. For women, they may experience vaginal discharge, pelvic pain and irregular bleeding - such as bleeding in between periods or after intercourse.

If chlamydia is not treated, it can lead to a number of complications. For men it may lead to a condition known as epididymo-orchitis, which presents with pain and swelling of the scrotum. For women it can lead to a condition known as pelvic inflammatory disease and later infertility. In both groups, it may cause reactive arthritis - a condition where joints become inflamed and swollen and conjunctivitis. It is therefore very important to get tested.

Your medical practitioner will either ask you to present a first pass urine of the day or may offer to perform a swab or ask you to collect a swab for yourself.

Treatment includes a 7 day course of oral antibiotics, or if compliance may be an issue, your doctor may give you a one day course of strong antibiotics instead.

It is very important that you carefully follow the aftercare instructions once you have been treated. Following treatment, you should not have intercourse for at least 7 days to prevent infection spreading. You should also contact anyone you had relations with over the past 6 months and not engage in any activity with them until they test negative. This helps to prevent re-infection. Your doctor may ask for you to repeat your test after 4 weeks to ensure that the infection has been fully cleared.

GONORRHEA

Gonorrhea (or ‘the clap’) is another bacterial sexually transmitted infection, although its prevalence is not as high as chlamydia, rates are steadily rising. I am seeing a larger number coming through this year compared to last.

It is frequently found in homosexual males but also younger heterosexual couples. The prevalence is increasing, especially in women.

Most women, around 80% who are diagnosed with vaginal gonorrhea, may not experience any symptoms at all. However, men who are diagnosed with urethral gonorrhea tend to present with symptoms (around 85–90%). For men, symptoms include, penile discharge and pain on passing urine. For symptomatic women, they may experience vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse and pelvic pain.

Just like chlamydia, it is important that gonorrhea gets treated as non treatment can lead to complications. For women, pelvic inflammatory disease and later fertility issues may be a problem and for men, again epididymo-orchitis and less commonly prostatitis (inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland).

Diagnosis takes the form of either a first pass urine or a swab either collected by yourself or the doctor and treatment, if positive generally consists of a short course of an oral antibiotic and an intramuscular injection of a strong antibiotic.

It is recommended that you abstain from intercourse for 7 days post treatment and contact trace any partners over the past 2 months. It is vital to have a repeat test of cure after 2 weeks to ensure that the infection has been successfully treated.

Of course, STIs are considered to be easily preventable and this would be through the form of using barrier contraception such as condoms. If you had a previous infection with either STI and you become re-infected, you will still need to receive treatment as you will not be immune.

CHAPTERS

0.07 Introduction

0:46 Chlamydia

1:35 Chlamydia Symptoms

2:55 Diagnosis

3:46 Chlamydia Treatment

5:45 Gonorrhea

6:18 Gonorrhea Symptoms

8:17 Gonorrhea Treatment

10:26 Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this video and as always if you have any questions or comments please drop me in a line below.

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Health Tips: https://youtu.be/XMzA3l9iT20

Boxercise Workout: https://youtu.be/kbEQPOYTXBA

Full Body Home Workout: https://youtu.be/C05Z7dAOlyY

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora 💉

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Jawline Slimming Without Surgery | Doctor Explains Anti-Wrinkle Injections πŸ’‰

In today’s episode I discuss the techniques that can be used to help slim the jawline and treat Bruxism (teeth grinding) and show a before and after photograph of an example case.

TREATMENT PAD

The patient was shown the before and after pictures instantly using Treatment Pad, an application that can be downloaded on the iOS store.

For more information: https://treatmentpad.com

BRUXISM

Bruxism is a condition that affects a large number of the population. It is commonly referred to a teeth grinding or clenching and can either happen consciously or subconsciously. A number of issues can occur with this, the masseter muscle - one of the main muscles of chewing - located on the side of the jaw becomes larger, giving the jaw a square appearance. Those with bruxism may also complain of ear or temple pain. Bruxism can also contribute to erosion of the surface of the teeth and can lead to fine cracks in the teeth which may need dental treatment.

It is important that if you suspect that you suffer from bruxism that it is correctly diagnosed, as treatment may vary.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

A minimally invasive technique to manage bruxism or slim the jawline is to use anti-wrinkle treatments over the masseter muscles. The net impact of this will relax the muscle and will no longer be overactive, helping to maintain a diamond profile to the jawline. This is temporary in nature and starts to become optimally effective after 3-6 weeks and can last up to 6 months.

Other methods to help with bruxism include a mandibular device from the dentist or seeking the help of a specialist physiotherapist.

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Lip Filler Masterclass Highlights: https://youtu.be/b2W59Ctb9yo

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

CHAPTERS

0.29 Teething Grinding

1:00 Self Examination

3:01 Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

4:42 Anatomy

7:09 Case Study

8:52 Complications

10:00 Other Treatments

10:57 Conclusion

To view more video demonstrations or arrange an appointment: https://drnora.com

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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