As the festive season approaches, it’s usually a time of happiness and joy. However, for others it can be a time of stress, anxiety or loneliness. So look out for any friends and family in need so they too can join in the Christmas cheer.
There’s a lot of support and help out there from online and phone counselling services, to volunteering in a local shelter. Just remember that it’s always important to keep keep a healthy lifestyle including, eating and drinking in moderation to continuing regular exercise.
So if you or a loved one is affected by low mood or other mental health problems and would like more help, please pop by and see me in clinic.
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