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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 “diseaseprevention”

Have you had a diabetes risk assessment?This World Diabetes Day I’m encouraging you to come in and check your risk of developing this serious medical condition.
Type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing national problem. 100,000 Australians developed...

Have you had a diabetes risk assessment?

This World Diabetes Day I’m encouraging you to come in and check your risk of developing this serious medical condition.

Type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing national problem. 100,000 Australians developed diabetes in the past year and type 2 diabetes accounts for around 85% of all diabetes. There are over 1 million Australians who have type 2 diabetes.

Early identification and management of people with type 2 diabetes is very important. Thirst, lethargy, change in weight and passing urine frequently are some of the common symptoms of diabetes. Checking your risk for diabetes is simple and quick and can be done with your GP.

If you have any questions or concerns about diabetes or would like to have your risk checked pop by and see me in clinic today.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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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 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.

Some symptoms that you should report to your doctor include, changes in the skin, noticing a lump, pain or nipple discharge. If you are concerned about any of the above or are just unsure of how to examine your own breasts please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

Visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au/

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Planning a getaway?✈️ Know your DVT risks. ⚠️ A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of your body - usually your leg. They can be caused by anything that slows the flow of blood through your body, such as injury, surgery,...

Planning a getaway?✈️ Know your DVT risks. ⚠️ A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of your body - usually your leg.

They can be caused by anything that slows the flow of blood through your body, such as injury, surgery, sitting or lying for a long period and long haul traveling.

Those with blood clotting disorders, who are pregnant or take the contraceptive pill or hormone therapy have an increased risk of developing a DVT.

You may experience symptoms such as swelling, pain and tenderness in your leg. It is vital that you seek medical help immediately as part of the clot may break off and get stuck in the lungs blocking the blood flow. This is known as a pulmonary embolism and is a life-threatening condition.

A DVT is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound scan and is treated with medication that prevents your blood from clotting further whilst breaking down the clot. This treatment may be taken for a few months or sometimes longer on the advice of your doctor.

You can reduce your chances of developing a DVT by getting up and gently exercising your feet and legs regularly. Whilst travelling, it is recommended to drink plenty of water and avoid drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Wearing compression stockings during flights of four hours or longer can also significantly reduce your risk. These stockings apply gentle pressure to the ankle to help blood flow but it is vital they are the appropriate size and worn correctly - your pharmacist can usually help with this.

If you have any concerns, or for more advice, please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 💉

More info: healthywa.wa.gov.au

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The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock! Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped...

The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock!

Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped for.

This year the vaccine has changed for the better, covering more strains of the flu virus. Now children from the ages of 6 months to under 5 years are being offered the flu vaccine for free as they are thought to be ‘super-spreaders’ in the community.

Along with children, the government also provide free vaccines for other medical groups; - All individuals from 6 months of age with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza

- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy

- All aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people from 15 years and over

- All individuals 65 years and older

Adults aged 65 and over will be offered a higher dose of the flu vaccination as they are most at risk of developing complications from flu.

Please note that the vaccine does not contain live flu virus and cannot cause flu.

However, some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours as their immune system responds to the vaccine. While some people may experience mild side effects such as pain, swelling and redness at the injection site, these usually resolve quickly.

Immediate allergic reactions are rare. People who are allergic to egg are no longer excluded from flu vaccines. If you experience any concerning symptoms, please seek medical help.

If you are interested in having your flu vaccine or would like to find out if you’re eligible for the government funded vaccine pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from health.qld.gov.au

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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week! 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...

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week!

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.

How is Coeliac Disease managed?

It is really important that if you are diagnosed with Coeliac disease to avoid any foods that contain gluten. Sometimes seeing a dietician can help too.

If you have any concerns or would like more information, pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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