Ever walked into a chemist and felt overwhelmed by all of the different medicines and vitamins? This week is all about being Medicine Wise. 💊
Whether you’re taking prescribed medication or over the counter supplements it’s time to question what they are for, how you are taking them and what potential side effects they have. If medicines are not used correctly, serious issues can occur. Each year 230,000 Australians are hospitalised with problems by their medicines. It is vital that your medications are reviewed regularly by your doctor to ensure they are still needed.
So next time your getting a script make sure you’ve got all your information. If you have any concerns or questions please pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
For more information visit nps.org.au/bemedicinewise
3% of Australians suffer from excess sweating (known as hyperhidrosis). That means sweating through your clothes with no apparent reason. This can be distressing and uncomfortable and may affect the armpits, hands, feet or face.
It’s important that if you do suffer from this, you seek the opinion of a medical practitioner to confirm the diagnosis as it may sometimes be related to an underlying medical condition.
Options for treatment include, psychological therapies, over the counter rollers or sprays and prescribed medication or surgery as a last resort.
Antiwrinkle injections have also been found to be effective in treating hyperhidrosis of the under arm area. They work by stopping the sympathetic nerves from stimulating the sweat glands.
You can expect treatment to last from 6-9 months meaning you can have a comfortable summer break. 🌞
For more information or advice please pop by and see me in clinic .
Take care and stay healthy
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
$4.7 million on Endometriosis?…What’s that? 🤔 Well let me explain.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 Australian women and it is when the cells similar to those in the womb grow in other parts of the body. This can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful irregular periods, bowel problems, exhaustion and mental health problems just to name a few.
And here’s the great news! 👏🎉 A National Action Plan for Endometriosis has just been launched in Australia. The government will be putting $4.7 million towards researching better treatment, raising more awareness and understanding over the next 5 years.
The National Action Plan will come as a great relief to a lot of women as Endometriosis is currently under-diagnosed and it will allow patients to access better diagnosis and treatment pathways.
I’m looking forward to being part of this movement.
If you have any questions or are concerned about these symptoms please pop by and see me in clinic.
Schizophrenia is a medical condition that affects the normal functioning of a person’s brain. Some people do recover and with time some find their symptoms improve, however for many it can be a prolonged illness. Approximately 1 in 100 people will develop it in their lives.
The symptoms can include confused thinking, delusions and hallucinations such as hearing voices that are not actually there.
We don’t yet fully know what causes Schizophrenia but we know that it could be due to a combination of genetics and possible environmental factors, such as the use of drugs.
Schizophrenia is treated using medication and community support programmes. Treatment is necessary to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms.
If you or a family member are concerned about Schizophrenia or would like more information, please pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy 😊
Dr Nora x
Visit minetworks.org.au for more useful information.