August 30, 2016

What is osteoporosis?

In osteoporosis the bones lose their strength and are more likely to break (fracture) often following a minor fall. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 experience fractures, mostly as a result of low bone strength.the wrists, hips and spine are the most commonly affected sites.

What causes osteoporosis?

  • Age - osteoporosis increases as we get older also the risk of fractures increase as we are more prone to falls.

  • Gene...

August 17, 2016

The Hajj 2016 pilgrimage is expected to run from September 9th-14th. A reminder for all planning to attend (or for Umrah) that it is a Saudi visa requirement to have a valid certificate of vaccination against Meningitis ACWY. There are 2 types of vaccine; the conjugate vaccine is effective after 10 days and lasts 8 years and the polysaccharide vaccine also effective from 10 days but only lasts 3 years. Both are single dose vaccines. Unvaccinated pilgrims or those w...

August 11, 2016

Haemochromatosis is a condition where the body stores too much iron and is the most common genetic condition affecting 1 in 200 Australians of European origin.

Iron builds up in the organs and, untreated, can damage the heart, pancreas, liver and joints. There are usually no symptoms in the early stages despite the organs being damaged. When early symptoms occur the most common are fatigue, joint pain and abdominal pain.

Haemochromatosis can easily be tested for with...

August 9, 2016

What is Blood Pressure and why is it important?

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). It is recorded as 2 numbers eg 120/80; the top number, the systolic pressure, occurs as the heart contracts, the bottom, the diastolic pressure occurs as the heart relaxes between beats. Blood pressure varies constantly adjusting to the demands of your body. Consistently raised blood pressure...

August 9, 2016

 What is a fever?

A fever is when the body’s temperature is higher than normal. It is the body’s natural response to infection. Raising the body temperature helps fight off the infection, so it is not always necessary to treat the fever itself. It is common for children to have mild infections that cause fever. The younger the child, the more often they may occur. Infections are very common when children have contact with other children, for example, when they star...

August 9, 2016

 The Australian flu season generally lasts from May to October and we're definitely seeing a steady stream of sufferers coming through our doors. So it is still worthwhile to have the needle. We stock the 2016 Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine which contains:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus – unchanged from 2015

  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus – changed from 2015

  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, Victoria lineage – changed from 2015 in Trivalent...

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