10 steps for living well with Arthritis

10 steps for living well with Arthritis
By taking an active role in understanding and treating your conditions, you will experience less pain and stay more active than those who feel there is nothing they can do. Here is our 10 steps checklist to help you live with arthritis: by Arthritis Australia Take control by knowing your disease Spend the time to understand what type of arthritis you have and then discover the best ways to improve your condition. Many people with arthritis say ...

Coffs GP Super Clinic co-ordinate The Integrated Care Program (CCSS)

Coffs GP Super Clinic co-ordinate The Integrated Care Program (CCSS)
Did you know that the Coffs GP Super Clinic and Nambucca BAMs Clinic co-ordinate the region's Aboriginal Care Coordination and Supplementary Services - Integrated Care Program! The Integrated Care Program (CCSS) provides funding so our Aboriginal Health team can assist patients who are on a chronic disease care plan to: Understand and follow their care plans. Arrange services required and connect with other community based services. Assist pa...

Erectile dysfunction may be a warning of other health problems

Look for the warning signs. Erectile dysfunction may be a warning of other health problems. Erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian men aged 35-80 years is common (31%). Sexual relations are not only an important part of people's well-being, but erectile dysfunction can be a very serious issue because it may be a marker of underlying cardiovascular disease, and it often occurs before heart conditions become apparent. The major

Chronic snoring may be telling you something about your health

Many people, men and women are unaware that they have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA may be an early warning sign of heart disease or other chronic health problems such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction, nocturia (passing urine at night), and depression and anxiety. It also puts you at risk of excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired mental functioning and having a motor vehicle accident. If you: snore loudly; feel tired or sleepy in the day;...

Talk the talk. Busy GP’s still have time to listen. Discuss all symptoms and worries.

There is a myth that men don't visit their doctor. In fact most men have visited a doctor in the last twelve months. What is true is that men have shorter consultations with their GP and tend to see their GP later in the course of their illness. Men are also less likely than women to discuss issues such as anxiety and depression and sexual dysfunction. Busy GPs still have time listen so discuss all symptoms and worries....