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What are the symptoms of Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia- symptoms, diagnosis & treatment What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. In Australia, mild Preeclampsia occurs in 5-10% of pregnancies and severe Preeclampsia affects 1-2% of pregnancies . It leads to high blood pressure and raised levels of protein in [...]

Palpitations- what are they and when are they serious?

Palpitations- what are they and when are they serious? symptoms causes diagnosis Palpitations are a common reason for people to attend their doctor. They can be frightening and may cause a lot of anxiety, which can make the symptoms worse. Whilst in most cases palpitations are nothing to worry [...]

High Triglycerides- what are they and what harm can they cause?

High Triglycerides-what are they and what harm can they cause? Causes Difference Treatment Specialist What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a common type of fat- in fact they make up about 95% of dietary fats, including animal and vegetable-based fats. As your body digests food, triglycerides enter the bloodstream, [...]

High cholesterol- who should be tested & when is treatment needed?

High Cholesterol- when is it a problem? Types Causes Levels Treatment We need cholesterol! First of all, it’s important to understand that cholesterol itself is not bad. In fact, it’s essential for life! Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is used by the body in many vital processes: [...]

Think smoking one a day is ok? Think again.

Does cutting down make a difference? “Yeah, I still smoke, but I’ve cut right back, I’m down to one or two a day” These are words doctors often hear when they ask people about their smoking habits, and while it may mean things are moving in the right direction, how much of an impact [...]

Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? what is it? symptoms what to do Would you recognise the symptoms of a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In many cases, the heart attack comes [...]

What is a DVT and do you know the symptoms?

Deep Vein Thrombosis- what are the symptoms of a DVT? what is a DVT? risks symptoms treatment prevention What is a DVT? DVT is short for “ deep vein thrombosis”- this is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein- usually in the deep veins of [...]

Stroke- knowing the signs of this medical emergency

Knowing the signs of a stroke & acting fast can save lives what is a stroke? risk factors symptoms what to do With stroke, fast action can save lives. When people know the signs of a stroke, and get rapid medical attention for themselves or someone else, [...]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus and what are the symptoms? Cause Symptoms Tests Treatment What is Lupus? Selena Gomez has had a kidney transplant because of it. It’s often mentioned on medical TV dramas. It provokes interest because it can cause a huge number of symptoms, and it can be [...]