Antihypertensive therapy seeks to prevent the complications of high blood pressure, such as stroke and myocardial infarction.
Anxiety is something that we all experience from time to time. Sometimes anxiety can help us perform better by helping us feel alert and motivated.
Asthma is a common disease of the airways. It affects people of all ages, from childhood to adulthood and can appear at any stage of life. About one in nine Australians have asthma.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is needed for good health. Our body makes cholesterol, and it is also found in some of the foods we eat (mainly from eggs, meat and full fat dairy foods).
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than three months, or beyond normal healing time.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious, progressive condition that mainly affects older people. COPD is an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that limit airflow to the lun
Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious medical condition that affects your physical and mental health.
Diabetes is a chronic (that is, ongoing), condition involving a malfunction in the way the body processes glucose—a type of sugar that provides energy.
But consuming too much salt over time can increase the risk of high blood pressure, which in turn can lead to disease of the arteries, which can cause heart attacks, heart failure and stroke and kidne
Exercise is one of the easiest, cheapest most effective measures you can take to maintain and improve your heath. The list of disease and conditions that are prevented or improved by exercise is a lon
Retinopathy means damage to the retina, the light-sensitive part of the back of the eyeball which receives light and transmits it to the brain to turn into visual images.
The most common disease affecting the heart is coronary heart disease, in which the blood vessels become scarred and thickened, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle.
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It refers to the pressure inside the body’s blood vessels.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
The most common inner ear infection is vestibular neuronitis – also known as Labyrinthitis – which is the inflammation of the vestibular nerve, and is probably caused by a viral infection.
There are a range of conditions and diseases that can damage the kidneys. Some cause damage quickly, over days or weeks, this is ‘acute’ kidney disease; and some are ‘chronic’.
Lower back pain is very common and affects people of all ages. Often uncomfortable and debilitating, it is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment.
There are various devices on the market that will allow you to do measure your own blood pressures. Accurate and easy to use, they are available from a pharmacist or a medical products supplier.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.
Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body can replace them. They become less dense, lose strength and break more easily.
About 70% of smokers would like to quit smoking, and 50% report having made a quit attempt in the past year. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide.
Skin cancer is a disease of the body’s skin cells caused mainly by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun. It is the most common form of cancer in Australia.
Stress is the body’s way of responding to demands or pressures put on it. Stress occurs when the demands being made on a person are greater than and their ability to cope with those demands.
Signs and symptoms often appear soon after a stroke has occurred. If they last less than two hours, the blockage has been temporary and the condition is known as a TIA or mini-stroke.
Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue or lean mass.