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.

  • 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.

  • Two steps to take before selecting a GP

    The relationship you have with your GP can have a significant impact on your wellbeing; if you trust your doctor, and therefore feel comfortable discussing your physical and mental health issues with them, you're far more likely to get the medical support you need to live a healthy, happy life. Read on to learn more about the steps you should take before selecting a GP. Visit the premises and speak to the doctor

  • Why You Should Avoid Cheap Tooth Whitening Products From the Pharmacy

    Visit any pharmacy and you'll probably find a long line of tooth whitening products that all promise to give you a sparkling white smile. They may also promise to be safe for your teeth and gums and gentle enough for you to use regularly. If you need to whiten your teeth, rather than relying on these products alone, it can be good to visit a cosmetic dentist instead. There are many reasons to skip those products you see at the pharmacy and to leave tooth whitening in the hands of a dentist; note a few of those reasons here so you can ensure you make the best decision about your teeth and protect your overall oral health as well.

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.