Two ways to treat anxiety

Chronic anxiety can have a severe impact not only on a person's mental and emotional well-being, but also on their physical health. It can, for example, lead to high blood pressure and elevated cortisol levels and also exacerbate the symptoms of digestive conditions such as IBS. Here are two treatment options for this health issue. Medication There are a number of prescription medications which can be used to treat this health problem. Read More 

Things Your Vascular Surgeon Wants You to Know

When it comes to vascular health, prevention is always better than cure. While there are treatments for conditions such as peripheral vascular disease, your vascular surgeon would rather you prevent them arising altogether. Fortunately, achieving this is often simple. Now's the time to control your blood pressure  When your blood pressure remains high and you don't do anything to address it, it places stress on your arteries. As a result, they'll start to narrow, which may cause a cramping sensation in your legs. Read More 

Travelling Overseas? Make Sure You’re Immunised

Most of the immunisations you need to fend off nasty diseases are normally given as a child, so as an adult, you'll rarely need to be jabbed in order to stay healthy. One of the most common adult vaccines is the one given for flu, but that's not as important unless you're in one of the groups of people most at risk of complications. The biggest exception is when you're travelling. Read More 

When do You Need to See an Orthopaedic Surgeon for Back Pain?

With 9.2% of Australians suffering from lower back pain at some point in their lives, this is a common issue that doesn't always warrant seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. In many cases, you can resolve the problem in a community care setting or through self-help. However, there are some instances that indicate the need to see a specialist. Individuals of certain ages may need referral Those who are under the age of 20 or over the age of 50 and are experiencing back pain for the first time may need to see an orthopaedic surgeon. Read More 

Everything you Need to Know About Herpes

As one of the sexually transmitted infections that don't go away, herpes sometimes strikes fear in those who encounter it. If you suspect you have herpes, you're dating someone who does, or you simply want to know more about what it is, some basic facts will give you a grounding in the disease. What is herpes? The word 'herpes' refers to two types of virus: herpes simplex one and herpes simplex two. Read More