If you have diabetes, here are two reasons why you should be visiting a podiatrist on a regular basis. The podiatrist will be able to alert you to the presence of infections or ulcers that you may not have noticed. Even if you take your medication correctly and consciously avoid consuming foods that will cause blood glucose spikes, you may still occasionally experience high blood sugar levels (as there are many other things that can affect the amount of glucose in your blood, including illness, stress and medications like statins, hormonal contraceptives and steroids).
8 November 2018
Did you know that Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world? This malignant and aggressive form of skin cancer affects thousands of Australians every year, representing 75% of all skin cancer deaths. Thankfully, if found early, melanoma is very easy to completely cure. That's why it's so important that you visit a skin cancer clinic for regular check-ups and keep an eye on your skin between appointments. However, while most people know that looking out for skin cancer signs is important, many don't know where to look.
28 September 2018
Varicose veins are a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide, some of whom are not aware of their condition. It is characterised by visible veins in the feet and legs and is treated in a variety of ways by a vascular specialist or surgeon. This short article aims to explain the condition in more detail, from symptoms to treatment. What Are Varicose Veins? Most people have heard of varicose veins but do not know what they are or what causes them.
29 August 2018
All types of cancer affect one's quality of life in a certain way. Prostate cancer is not different, but in this case, it affects one of the most sensitive areas in men—their intimacy and sexual lives. After prostate cancer treatment, one may be worried about their ability to be intimate and meet their partner's needs. The truth is, this is a genuine concern. That's because of the risks that surround prostate cancer treatment, be it surgery or radiation.
29 June 2018
Many Australians spend a lot of time and effort caring for their loved ones. Conditions such as child disability, elderly diseases and other similar conditions can exert emotional and physical drain on caregivers. For a caregiver to provide high quality care, they also need to take some time to recharge. Respite care can be offered to caregivers in many different ways. From in-home care to community centres, the flexibility of respite care is aimed at making the services very convenient for caregivers.
17 May 2018