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Posts tagged “stethoscope”

We live in a world where we are constantly being told of things we need, for example a brand new phone, a shiny car or that new line of make up. If we spend too much time fixating on this we can often get into a negative spiral, taking our focus and...

We live in a world where we are constantly being told of things we need, for example a brand new phone, a shiny car or that new line of make up.

If we spend too much time fixating on this we can often get into a negative spiral, taking our focus and energy away from where it should be.

So how about refocusing on what’s best for you and not the advertisers. You can start by thinking of 1 goal that you want to achieve today and one that you want to avoid. This will help align yourself on what’s good for you and what’s bad for you.

For me, I’d like to talk a walk along the beach and avoid take-away. What are your goals for today?

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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People of instagram 🔇Today I am prescribing you all a healthy dose of positive energy.
If you’re faced with a mountain of work, break it down into smaller manageable sections and give yourself an allocated time for each part. If you’re in the midst...

People of instagram 🔇

Today I am prescribing you all a healthy dose of positive energy.

If you’re faced with a mountain of work, break it down into smaller manageable sections and give yourself an allocated time for each part. If you’re in the midst of a dark cloud celebrate how far you’ve come and how much you’ll achieve once you’re on the other side. If you’re feeling like you need another weekend already, the next one is just around the corner.

When we surround ourselves with positive energy our negative thoughts fade away and what we thought we couldn’t achieve becomes achievable.

So stand tall with me and say “I’ve got this”. 💪

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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How to Take Blood Pressure Manually | Doctor Explains 👩🏼‍⚕️

In this episode, I go back to basics giving you a run through of how to take an accurate manual blood pressure and explain the different Korotkoff sounds.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Everything About Blood Pressure: https://youtu.be/qSyu72UNgYw

Listen to the Heart: https://youtu.be/c96kqgW0aUg

Which Stethoscope to Buy: https://youtu.be/MhvwEGBd8Yo

Medical Review of Apple Watch 4: https://youtu.be/o3lFCO26UA8

WHERE TO BUY

Amazon: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

eBay: http://vtudio.com/a/?e=littmann+classic

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

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How to Listen To Your Heart Using A Stethoscope ❤️🏥 | Doctor Explains

There may be hundreds of songs about it, but the heart has its own song - lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub. Arguably the most important organ in the body, it has two distinctive sounds as a result of the valves closing inside the heart.

In this episode of Dr Nora, I show you the anatomy of the valves, how they contract to make the beautiful noises, where best to listen to them using your stethoscope, what the different areas sound like and a live demonstration on a real life beating heart at rest.

CHAPTERS

Valve Anatomy: 0:50

How to Use Stethoscope: 1:55

Aortic Sounds: 2:42

Pulmonary Sounds: 3:16

Tricuspid Sounds: 4:02

Mitral Sounds: 4:29

COMPANION VIDEOS

Which Stethoscope to Buy: https://youtu.be/MhvwEGBd8Yo

Medical Review of Apple Watch 4: https://youtu.be/o3lFCO26UA8

STETHOSCOPE

Amazon: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

eBay: http://vtudio.com/a/?e=littmann+classic

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

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Medical Features of Apple Watch Series 4 | A Doctor’s Perspective

Find out all about the medical features of the Apple Watch Series 4 and how they can help keep you healthy.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Which Stethoscope To Buy: https://youtu.be/MhvwEGBd8Yo

Doctor Plays 2 Point Hospital: https://youtu.be/N1AT7Mfd0x4

WHERE TO BUY

Amazon: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=apple+watch

eBay: http://vtudio.com/a/?e=apple+watch

HEART RATE

On average the heart pumps blood 60-100 times a minute. The Apple watch monitors the heart function and it does this by using a sensor on the back, for this to work accurately, during setup you need to enter in your height, weight, gender and age. It gives you an alert if your heart rate is too high or too low.

Having a high heart rate - over 100 beats a minute can be a sign of an irregular heart rhythm, otherwise known as an arrhythmia, An example of this is Atrial Fibrillation. This is where the heart pumps quickly in a chaotic manor which can then cause small plaques or clots to break off from vessels causing serious medical conditions such as a stroke or other heart conditions. So with this regard the Apple watch certainly is useful, in fact there has been cases reported of people being correctly diagnosed via the watch for Atrial Fibrillation, prompting them to seek medical attention and potentially saving their lives.

But what about a low heart rate? This is a heart rate under 60 beats per minute, this can be normal in some situations, for example an athlete may have a lower resting heart rate. Similarly some medications or illnesses such as an under-active thyroid can also cause a low heart rate. It is important that you discuss your target heart rate with your medical doctor so that you can accurately use your Apple watch.

People who have an abnormally high or low heart rate may also have symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, lethargy, shortness or breath or fainting. Again if you do have these symptoms despite having a normal heart rate it is important to discuss this with your medical doctor and remember that the Apple Watch doesn’t check for all types of abnormal heart conditions.

ECG/EKG

You may have seen the ECG/ EKG function (electrocardiogram) on TV shows like Scrubs, House, Casualty or Holby City, where we put stickers onto your chest to have a look at the electrical activity of the heart. It helps us to determine any rhythm defects, whether you’ve had a recent heart attack or any structural problems related to having a murmur.

As doctors, this feature has caused us some concern. We worry that it may cause unnecessary anxiety to patients who are not able to understand their readings. However, anxiety aside, there have been reports where it has already helped save peoples lives, which is amazing.

HEART MURMURS

Unfortunately the Apple watch can’t currently detect heart murmurs so, the best way we can check for a murmur still is by speaking to your doctor for an examination of your heart.

PEDOMETER

We’ve all heard of step counts, step count this, step count that, 10,000 steps. We know that by having an active lifestyle, we’ll be healthier.

However, if you’re doing 10,000 steps a day and you’re eating KFC, Burger King, Bob’s Burgers, you’re probably not on the right track to having a healthy lifestyle.

CALORIE COUNTER

This is quite a nice feature of the Apple watch. It does rely on you having to input the correct data during setup - age, gender, height and weight. It will then calculate the amount of calories that you should be burning per day. It uses your heart rate and step count to let you know if you’re on the right track.

FALLS DETECTION

The Apple Watch has a gyroscope and an accelerator and when a hard fall is detected an alert is sent to your watch. You can then press on the screen to say you’re ok, or if you remain immobile and don’t disable the alert after 60 seconds it will call the emergency services. This is particularly useful for certain groups of people, such as epileptics or the elderly.

BREATHING

You’re probably thinking, Dr Nora, we don’t need an app to tell us to breathe and you’re right, thanks to our amazing human body we are natural breathers. But did you know that at rest you may only use up to roughly 70% of your total lung capacity? So by the app reminding you to take a deep breath you’re opening up lung spaces to deliver more oxygen.

STAND REMINDER

The standing feature reminds us to get up and go for a walk, it is also modifiable for wheelchair users. The idea is to get us moving once an hour for 12 different hours in the day. We know that if we sit for prolonged periods of time we feel sluggish, low energy and it can even lead to blood clots in the legs, so by having this useful reminder it certainly helps our general health.

CONCLUSION

As you can see the Apple watch has a number of medical features, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

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