Whether you’re a full-time professional with kids and a family or a retiree, chances are you have felt the effects of anxiety before. Mental health professionals say early intervention is key to dealing with anxiety, and its benefits are well worth your time. While high-level anxiety requires attention from a medical professional, milder levels of … Continue reading 4 tips for dealing with anxiety
Symptoms of kidney disease Kidneys are responsible for filtering toxins out of the body and it is vital to take care of them. Millions of Australians are currently living with kidney disease and unfortunately, many don’t realise it. The safest way to establish if kidney disease is present is to visit a qualified doctor, but … Continue reading Symptoms of Kidney Disease
Many women, particularly young professionals or mothers, only visit a GP or doctor if they are unwell or need to have an issue treated. What many women don’t realise is that regular visits to a GP for a general health check-up are an integral part of disease prevention. Early detection of illness and managing health … Continue reading 5 essential reasons women need to visit their GP
Thunderstorm asthma can be triggered by an uncommon type of thunderstorm that can cause grass pollen grains to be swept up in the clouds as a storm forms during grass pollen season. When the moisture is absorbed, the pollen grains burst open and release large amounts of small allergen particles. Because these particles are so … Continue reading Thunderstorm Asthma in Victoria
In Australia, approximately one person develops diabetes every 5 minutes and recent studies have shown that the amount of people who have diabetes has tripled since 1990. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent type and many people living with it don’t actually know they have it. The first step when one suspects they may … Continue reading Diabetes Educator at Encompass Medical Centre
Being the physically furthest thing from our minds, we often ignore our feet. Many people don’t recognise how much their body relies on foot health and foot bio mechanics until something goes wrong and the whole body is suffering detrimental consequences. Anyone who is well versed in general health will know that feet are the … Continue reading When should you visit a podiatrist?
One of the measurements doctors have on file for each patient is BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is a very useful tool that allows the doctor to determine whether there is a good ratio between weight and height and if there is optimal body fat. This is important to doctors because BMI can be used … Continue reading What your BMI can tell you