Got a cough, a headache or perhaps something more serious? Not to worry! In Australia, there's no need to consider whether or not a visit to the doctor would be worth the strain on your wallet. Here, all Australian permanent residents and citizens are entitled to greatly subsidised health care through the Medicare system, the country's publicly funded universal health care system. Provided that you fit into one of those two categories, then all you have to do is head down to your local Medicare office and sign up.
Sleep apnea is an increasingly common yet little-understood health concern for many Australians. It's caused by the throat constricting at regular intervals throughout the night, resulting in disruptions to breathing. If you've been feeling fatigued and wake up feeling unrefreshed even after many hours of sleep, your doctor may suspect that you have developed sleep apnea. Here are the answers to four questions you may have about what happens next.
Whether you're addressing your varicose veins or undergoing balloon angioplasty, working alongside your vascular surgeon to make the procedure smoother leads to great post-operative outcomes. Before your surgery, you'll attend a pre-operative appointment. Preparing for this appointment and adhering to any instructions you receive will make the procedure more successful. Give your vascular surgeon a full and concise medical history During your pre-operative appointment, the vascular surgery team will ask you some questions.
In these modern times, most people spend a huge chunk of their day slouched behind a laptop in offices and at home. Additionally, the journey back home leaves you hunched over your steering wheel, and finally, you drop on your sofa and watch some TV. All these poor sitting postures we adapt put pressure on the back and neck. Try carrying a heavy load or play a sport afterwards, and you've got yourself a throbbing backache.
Fibroids are one of the notorious medical conditions affecting women in the world today. They are muscular tumours (growths) that develop on the inner or outer walls of the uterus. Thankfully, fibroid tumours are benign and have no cancerous traits. However, they are difficult to live with because of pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. If you have this condition, eating right is one of the prerequisites for successful treatment and recovery.
Hello, my name is Peter and I live in Western Australia with my wife on our pet dogs. This is my blog which details how to deal with various medical emergencies and other conditions. Last year, several friends and members of my family suffered from various different kinds of medical problems. Some of them, such as my uncle had to be rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment that saved his life. Lots of my friends had minor problems which had a big impact on the quality of their lives. I take an active interest in first-aid and other medical matters so I decided to start this blog.