Health Prevention and Screening

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Time to see you GP and get a health check

Jenny Morrison the Prime Minister’s wife has sent a message to all Australians, and women in particular not to put off seeing their GP. At Reydon Street, we are aware that patients are putting off routine preventative care like skin checks and breast screening. We have also noticed a decline in patients attending to routine…
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Next week is Asthma Awareness Week: 1-7 September

The first week of September is Asthma Australia’s Asthma Week to try and raise awareness of this issue. It is also the time several of our patients tell us they get worse due to the westerly winds bringing triggers from inland. Asthma is a common disease in Australia, with over 1 in 10 people being…
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We ask all patients who are coming to the practice to bring and wear their own face mask before entering the building.

New Queensland Health restrictions require patients attending GPs in South Brisbane to wear face masks when attending their doctor. Accordingly patients who need a face to face consultation with their Doctor will need to wear face mask for the time being.We ask all patients who are coming to the practice to bring and wear their…
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Menopause is all about Hormones and Hearts

Watch Dr Brittany Wakefield’s latest message about the menopause New research from UQ has linked the vasomotor symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in women, but a lot of women consider themselves to…
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Next Week is Men’s Health Week

Being men we don’t like to talk about it. Make it a priority to book for a men’s health check if you haven’t had one in the last 2 years. Health checks can check for risk factors for: heart diseasestrokedementia diabetes sexual dysfunctioncancers -skin , bowel and prostate A health check is also a good…
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Did you know this is World Haemochromatosis Week?

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia. For the 1 in 200 people affected, and the iron overload it can cause serious health problems The most common symptoms of this inherited iron overload disorder are: •  Fatigue, weakness and lethargy•  Joint pains Other symptoms can include: •  Abdominal pain•  Diabetes•  Liver disorders; enlarged…
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