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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

Posts tagged “health tips”

Type 1 Diabetes | Everything You Need to Know

From what it is, who it affects, the symptoms and how to best manage it?

SUGAR

First up. Lets talk about sugar, its everywhere. With its popular sweet taste, it’s used in food, drinks and even medicines.

Normally when your body has sugar, it produces insulin which converts the sugar into energy. The problem of course is that if you have too much sugar, too much energy will be produced for you to utilise and it’ll then be stored as fat.

Type 1 diabetes is classed as an autoimmune condition (this means that the body’s immune system which usually helps you fight diseases, actually incorrectly targets insulin producing cells). Because of this, patients who have type 1 diabetes, don’t produce insulin and so sugar simply passes through the body. Which leads to weight loss, tiredness and more severely organ damage.

SYMPTOMS

Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10% of all cases of diabetes and is usually diagnosed in patients under the age of 30.

There are several symptoms but the commonest are:

- Passing urine more - an average person will pass urine 4-7 times in 24 hours, but diabetics may go a lot more, as the sugar is no longer being stored.

- This can then make you feel very thirsty and give you a dry mouth.

- Because of the lack of energy being produced you may end up feeling very tired, always hungry and lose weight.

- Lots of skin infections - such as recurrent boils.

- And also blurred vision, as high sugar levels can cause harm to your blood vessels including those in your eye. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of reversible blindness in Australia.

If you are concerned with any of these symptoms, please speak your doctor for a check up and blood test.

MANAGEMENT

It’s really important that if you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you monitor you blood sugar levels on a regular basis.

How to monitor your blood sugar: https://youtu.be/F-OK6nh6Uk4

Always remember, good levels mean less risk of complications.

COMPLICATIONS

If diabetes is poorly managed there are a number of serious complications.

- Retinopathy which can lead to blindness.

- Kidney Failure which can lead to requiring dialysis.

- High blood pressure

- Depression

- Ulcers on feet

- Heart disease

- Stroke

So it is really important that if you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that you take your medication as described and continue to monitor your blood sugar levels. This will help you reduce your risk of developing any long term complications and lead you to live a happy and healthy life.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man

How to Test Your Blood Sugar (Glucose) Level at Home 🤔

In this demonstration I’ll be showing you how to use a Glucometer (Glucose Meter) device to measure your blood sugar.

First, put your test strip in your machine.

Then choose your finger.

Get your needle, otherwise know as a lancet.

Prick your finger.

Push the blood.

Place a drop of blood - on test strip.

And Wait for the reading.

WHERE TO BUY

One Touch: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=blood+glucose+device+onetouch

Accu Chek: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=blood+glucose+device+accuchek

THANKS

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, and be sure to view our other videos on diabetes.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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Q&A with Dr Nora | Ep.1 All Your Cosmetic Questions Answered

Join me as I answer all of your cosmetic questions. Sharing my experience on if it really hurts? Has anyone cried? Which are my favourite treatments? And for you students out there what you need to be a cosmetic doctor yourself.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Originally aired live on Friday 6th July 9PM AEST.

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://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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Happy Ramadan 🌙 and How to Fast Healthy

Happy Ramadan to all my muslim friends, family and patients who will be fasting. In this video I talk about the benefits and the risks of fasting to make sure you all stay healthy during this blessed lunar month.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

RAMADAN

Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

FASTING

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period.

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Gold Coast 2018 Games Doctor | Ep. 4 My Closing Ceremony #GC2018

Thank you GC2018! In this video I share with you my overall experience as a medical doctor in the Athlete’s Village.

With my top tips on how to avoid sports injuries, deal with excessive heat and how the athlete’s take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

COMPANION VIDEOS

Ep. 1 The Interview: https://youtu.be/qG2Jkrv9-Io

Ep. 2 The Uniform: https://youtu.be/jSBIsLWsC6s

Ep. 3 Inside the Village: https://youtu.be/KOrD8JGO20o

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

Coyote Hearing - Gameboy

Kevin MacLeod - Majestic Hills

Let’s Chill - Always Dreaming: https://youtu.be/4mlGLGXXSOw