Up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men experience antenatal depression, with anxiety being just as common. This could include symptoms such as panic attacks, persistent, generalised worry, feeling constantly sad or having abrupt mood swings. Sometimes these symptoms continue even after pregnancy and may affect your ability to bond with your newborn.
If you or someone that you know is suffering from these symptoms, it is important to know that there is help, you are not alone. Please pop by and see me in clinic for more information.
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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.
We’ve all heard about the Apple Watch but have you heard of Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a medical condition that affects over half a million Australians. It happens when there is a disturbance of the heart’s electrical system and so it beats out of rhythm. Some patients have no symptoms and others may feel faint, dizzy, short of breath, experience chest pain or feel their heart racing.
Healthcare professionals can detect AF by checking your heart rate, listening to your heart or with the use of an ECG. Those diagnosed with AF are at an increased risk of stroke than the general population. Treatment can include medication or a procedure to correct the heartbeat.
Smart watches, like the Apple Watch can detect an irregular heartbeat and if it has, it’s vital to seek medical help. For my full review on the Apple watch head over to youtube.com/drnora.
If you have any concerns or are worried about your risk of Atrial Fibrillation please pop by and see me in clinic.