Yellow fever is a disease that has a high mortality rate, especially if you get to the late stages of the disease without receiving treatment; that is why yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes and is common in the tropical and subtropical areas of South America and Africa. That is why doctors ask you whether you have visited Africa or South America when they suspect that you may have yellow fever.
28 December 2020
Sports physiotherapy is an essential component of health care. It allows the prevention of injury from strain to tensed muscles. It also offers rehabilitation for patients who have suffered an injury as the result of a sports activity. These injuries include bone fractures, torn ligaments and tendons or muscle pulls. Sports physiotherapy allows athletes to achieve optimum sports performances and levels of fitness without placing their bodies under prolonged strain. Sports therapy also promotes recovery and healthy blood flow following an injury, through massages, stretching, exercises, electrotherapy and acupuncture.
24 July 2020
People who suffer from decreased hearing may often struggle to participate in social situations and may sometimes experience a lower quality of life. They may be reluctant to invest in a hearing aid because they believe that it is obtrusive and that people will judge them unfairly as a result. However, help is certainly at hand in such a situation as the hearing aid of today is a lot more sophisticated and far less obtrusive than its predecessor.
16 March 2020
Bladder prolapse is a relatively common urological condition that typically affects older women and those who have had children. It occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments surrounding the reproductive organs weaken, which leads to the bladder dropping down from its normal position. This lack of support in the pelvic area can lead to painful, uncomfortable or embarrassing symptoms relating to bladder functions, and the extent of the prolapse tends to determine the severity of the symptoms.
10 January 2020
Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is one of those conditions where there is no specific cause known, and where there is no specific cure. However, there is enough known about it to be able to clearly identify symptoms, and understand enough of the triggers to be able to give people practical advice about how best to minimise its effects, and treat it. What is IBS Irritable bowel syndrome occurs in a significant number of people, estimates put it at one in five Australians during their lifetime.
19 November 2019
The average wait time to book a doctor's appointment is 24 hours. Emergency rooms, on the other hand, tend to be expensive, and they give top priority to the more severe cases. So what do you do when you have minor health issues that require treatment in a timely fashion? Well, you visit a walk-in medical clinic. These are minor, conveniently placed clinics that deal with non-life threatening issues. Retail walk-in clinics, for instance, are typically set up inside or next to a large retailer or pharmacy.
29 September 2019
Finding out you're pregnant is possibly one of the happiest moments of your life. But this discovery brings months of worry, too. Is your baby okay? Is he or she getting enough nutrition? What kind of food should you stay away from? How should you sleep? These questions are all too common for new expectant mothers who have never experienced pregnancy before. But apart from these questions, you may have some concerns you want to discuss with your obstetrician too.
22 August 2019
Erectile dysfunction is one of those topics that no man really wants to discuss, but the reality is that 1 million Australian men are affected. It's something that needs to be talked about. With such a high figure, it becomes clear that erectile dysfunction (ED) is something way more prevalent than a small anomaly. Thankfully, if you are struggling with ED, there are many ways that you can get your sex life and confidence back on track.
27 June 2019
In the past, it was relatively common to have your tonsils out if they gave you regular problems. This is less common nowadays. Doctors often prefer to take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to tonsil removal surgery. However, sometimes, doctors recommend that tonsils are removed. If your GP wants to refer your child for a tonsillectomy, then they won't be doing this lightly. Why does your doctor want your child to have surgery?
16 May 2019
Laser prostate surgery aims to alleviate severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. In this excerpt, you will learn what to expect during laser prostate surgery. When should you consider laser prostate surgery? The primary symptoms of an enlarged prostate are the frequent urge to urinate and difficulties when urinating. Once detected, your doctor will recommend a variety of medications to relax prostate muscles and shrink the prostate gland. If the medicine does not relieve the symptoms, then you should consider laser prostate surgery.
19 March 2019