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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 [...]