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.
In order to live your dreams, you need to keep your bike in service. 🏍
This month is all about prostate cancer awareness.
But what is a prostate? This is a gland that sits in the male pelvis and is responsible for producing fluid in semen. As men get older the prostate increases in size and can lead to trouble passing urine.
In some men however the changes in the prostate can be due to cancer. Symptoms that may be experienced include feeling the need to urinate frequently, difficulty passing urine or finding blood in the urine or semen.
These are not always signs of prostate cancer but if you do experience these it’s vital to speak to your GP for a check up. This could include an examination and a blood test.
If you have any concerns or issues pop by and see me in clinic.
As your friend, I wanted to let you know about the dangers of sugar.
I recently picked up this fantastic read by Dr John Yudkin “Pure, White and Deadly” which gives a fascinating insight to the dangers of sugar consumption and its increased use worldwide.
Did you know, there is no physiological requirement for humans to have sugar? This means we can get all of our nutritional needs without having a single spoon of white, brown or raw sugar. More worryingly, if only a small fraction of what is already known about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would be banned.
It certainly has made me rethink my outlook on sugar, and if you’re not one for reading, I’ll be sure to do a summary video soon on drnora.com.
So next time you reach out for that mid afternoon biscuit take a moment to think, ‘what benefit is this having on my body?’ Take care and stay healthy 😘
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
Don’t carry last years baggage into the new year 🛍
With the new year in full swing it’s time to declutter your bag. We’re all guilty of stowing away papers, receipts, tissues, pens, lipsticks💄But when was the last time you had a good clean out?
By going through your purse and removing non-essential items you can not only organise your bag, but also declutter your mind. So that next time you’re looking for your keys they’ll come up straight away.
Begin the new year with a fresh and organised mindset by starting with the everyday small tasks.
For more information and advice on mental health please pop by and see me in clinic.