Take Care Australia 🇦🇺 This beautiful country is home to many animals that I had never seen before until coming here almost 3 years ago.
It is so sad to see the Bushfires affecting so many people and animals.
Several areas of the country are affected by heavy smoke making air quality very poor. If you are affected be sure to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning on and avoid any vigorous outdoor activity. If you do need to go outside invest in a disposable P2 face mask. These are able to filter out very fine particles from the air when used correctly and can be brought from your local hardware store.
If you suffer from respiratory problems please see your local GP for medication and an action plan.
As many of my Australian patients say “Australia only does things in extremes” and I hope that this extreme is over soon. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
Our French peers coined the term back in the 17th century to express the joy of life, from the seemingly mundane acts of eating breakfast to having a conversation with a companion.
Fast forward into the 21st century and how many of us feel the joy of having a good conversation with a friend? We are often so overwhelmed by the negativity that surrounds us, our thoughts are clouded to the extent that we are not able to appreciate the small things in life.
One of my specialties is sexual health. Did you know that only 34% of young people have ever had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test?
STI rates are increasing in Queensland and you can help reduce this. Testing is simple and easy and could involve a urine test, a swab or a blood test.
It’s important to check for STI’s at least once a year or after each new partner. Treatment is available and depending on the infection it could just mean a course of antibiotics. If left untreated, you’re at risk of spreading it to others but can also lead to long term health effects such as trouble conceiving later in life.
Don’t sit on it, test it!
If you’d like any more information or would like to get tested pop by and see me in clinic.