With more and more of the Australian population being either overweight or obese, many people are trying to lose weight. Unfortunately a lot of diets simply don't work and patients can find it hard to work out how to actually lose the weight and keep it off. Here are some ways the medical team at … Continue reading Get help to lose weight from your GP
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
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
How to stick to your exercise regime When it comes to losing weight, exercise is one of the most important steps to achieve your ideal healthy weight. That being said, lots of people have difficulty with actually staying motivated when it comes to making exercise a habit and this can lead to giving up on … Continue reading How to stick to your exercise regime