In today’s episode I show you how doctors can easily diagnose lung conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis and lung scarring through the use of spirometry.
To prepare for your test, you will have your height and weight measured along with your age. It is important that prior to your test you do not take any inhalers but bring these with you as we often repeat the test with medication to assess their efficacy.
The test involves putting a tight seal around the mouthpiece and blowing as hard as you can until the beeper sounds. This then formulates a series of numbers and often a graph is shown to compare you against someone of a similar age, height and weight. Your doctor can then analyse these results and let you know your diagnosis.
Which Stethoscope to Buy and Why | A Doctor’s Perspective
They may be a cool fashion statement but stethoscopes have many uses aside from being a physicians right of passage. In today’s episode of Dr Nora, I share with you which stethoscope I used during medical school, GP training and which I use today. I’ll also be going through the pros and cons of the different models as well as sharing with you a few stories from my medical school days.
Breaking news! 🔊🔉 It’s just been announced by the Gold Coast Government that a brand new clinic will be opening for women affected with pain following pelvic mesh insertion.
The pelvic mesh was used to manage pelvic weakness, sometimes as a result of child birth. It has been under the watchful eye of many following claims of pain after insertion which has led to a state enquiry and a class action with an eventual ban. $3 million a year will be injected into a new clinic at the Gold Coast University Hospital with an integrative care approach consisting of specialist doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists.
The clinic is expected to open mid next year and will serve the state.
This is extremely exciting news for women who have been suffering pelvic pain following mesh surgery.
If you or a loved one is affected or wish for more information please pop by and see me in clinic.
Last night our excellent teamwork brought this dummy back to life! 💪🏻 CPR (otherwise know as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is a lifesaving technique used in emergencies in people who have stopped breathing and the heart has stopped beating.
Anyone can learn how to perform CPR and it could help save someone’s life.
If you’re interested in finding out more visit @faae_gc or pop by and see me in clinic.