As our firefighters continue the heroic job of containing bushfires, many people may be affected by smoke.
Signs of smoke irritation include itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing. Those with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma may have worsened symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. If this is you it is very important to continue your prescribed medication and seek medical help.
To reduce your exposure, stay indoors and close the windows and doors. If you are using an air conditioner switch it to recycle or recirculate to reduce the smoke indoors.
If you or anyone around you is concerned by their symptoms please pop by and see me in clinic
Calling all Tradies 🗣️ 🔊 It’s Tradies National Health Month! 💪
You make up 30% of the workforce population and without having your tip top health your work could be compromised.
3 in 5 major workplace injuries involve a trade so it’s time to get serious about your health!
This month is all about raising awareness and keeping you fit and strong. If you have any muscular aches or pains it could be time to see a physiotherapist or if you haven’t had a check up in a while pop by and see me in clinic.
Lets keep the nation’s construction, plumbing and gas works running smoothly!
How much do you know about the medicine you are taking? 💊
If the answer is very little then it’s time to get Medicine Wise!
This week is all about raising awareness of the medicines you and your family could be taking.
If medicines are not used correctly, serious issues can occur, in fact did you know that each year 230,000 Australians are hospitalised with problems by their medicines?
Medicines can either be prescribed or be brought over the counter. It is vital that you have an understanding of why you are on each medicine, how to take them properly and what potential side effects they could have. It is also important that your medications are reviewed regularly by your doctor to ensure that are still needed.
So next time your getting a script make sure you’ve got all information you need.
If you have any concerns or questions please pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy x
Dr Nora 😊
For more information visit nps.org.au/bemedicinewise