The Importance of Health Checks

The Importance of Health Checks

  • What Your GP Needs to Know When You Change Contraceptives

    Switching contraceptives can become a life-altering decision for lots of reasons. Aside from preventing pregnancy, the right one can soothe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some make bleeding less heavy, allowing women to enjoy a more comfortable period. Before you head to a medical clinic to request a change, it's worth preparing yourself with the information your general practitioner (GP) may want. Smoking status Although each contraceptive on the market is safe, it only remains safe when GPs prescribe them within certain parameters.

  • Three Reasons To Consider Personal Care For A Parent With Parkinson's Disease

    It is estimated that 13,500 new cases of Parkinson's Disease will be diagnosed in Australia in 2018. Parkinson's disease can leave sufferers dealing with tremors, slow movements, rigid muscles, and a tendency to fall. If your parent has been diagnosed with Parkinson's this year, you likely want to make sure your parent receives the care they need to help them get through each day. If your parent doesn't want to leave their current home, personal in-home health care is an option that might be attractive to your family.

  • Understanding Vascular Conditions and Their Treatments

    Vascular problems can arise seemingly out of the blue and often with devastating results. While your doctor may adopt a "wait and see" approach to a range of minor vascular conditions, more serious vascular problems could result in referral to a vascular surgeon for treatment. This article examines the most common forms of vascular conditions and the options available to treat them. The three main causes of vascular conditions are atherosclerosis, aneurysm and trauma.

  • 3 Ways You Can Support Your Partner With Hearing Loss

    If your partner has recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be wondering how you can support them as they adjust to their diagnosis and how you can minimise stress and miscommunication in your relationship at this time. Adjusting to any big life change can be challenging, particularly if it affects working life, socializing or self-confidence. If your partner's getting used to wearing hearing aids or facing the prospect of cochlear implant surgery, they may experience feelings of isolation, fear, anxiety and low mood.

  • Care Tips for Adult Patients Wearing Dental Braces

    Orthodontists are dental professionals that specialise in the treatment of a number of dental deformities, including crooked teeth, poor bites, protruded teeth and crowded teeth. Orthodontic appliances are often provided to improve the appearance as well as functionality of the teeth. Dental braces are usually the most common type of orthodontic appliances used to straighten or move teeth during orthodontic treatment. Knowing how to take proper care of dental braces is critical to ensuring quick and effective recovery for patients wearing the appliances.

  • About Me

    The Importance of Health Checks

    Hello, my name is Liam and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. I work pretty hard every day out on my farm, so it isn't unusual for me to have aches and pains. I hate going to the doctor so I normally pop a couple of painkillers or open a cold beer to deal with the discomfort. However, my wife kept on nagging me to see a doctor, which I eventually did. The doctor at Fidelity Health Choice discovered that I had a rare infection which was causing the pain. After a course of drugs, I fully recovered. I now attend regular appointments. I hope you enjoy my health and wellbeing blog.

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