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
Vision is among the primary senses of human beings. Poor vision hinders your ability to perform basic tasks such as reading, walking and typing. Certainly, the eyes are delicate and require lots of care. You can have perfect eyesight during early childhood but ruin it as you grow up. Prolonged exposure to lots of light, electronic screens and dirt. In such cases, you need to undergo a comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist.
27 January 2019
Runners often complain of knee pain, but it is not an unavoidable consequence of running. If you work on your running form, wear appropriate shoes and take steps to strengthen your leg muscles, you will hopefully be able to run without pain for many years. Take a look at these three top tips to keep your knees healthy. 1. Run With Good Form Many people assume that everyone knows how to run, but mastering correct running form is actually something that takes practice.
20 December 2018
In Australia, there are two ways that people with Medicare can be billed after visiting a doctor. You can be asked to pay the medical fee,s which you will claim back through Medicare. The other method is when the medical centre has bulk-billing services. Bulk billing is a system where the doctor bills Medicare directly. As such, the patient does not have to pay for the services offered. Today, many medical centres offer bulk-billing services to their patients.
6 November 2018