Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit
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Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Debbie and I am a housewife from Alice Springs, Australia. I love the life I have here with my wonderful husband and our four kids. It all started about a year ago when I realised that I couldn't read the label on a jar of food I was trying to open. I asked my husband if there was a problem with the way the label had been printed but he said he could read it just fine. He booked me an appointment at Vision2000Kota and they carried out some test to rule out any serious problems. Thankfully, I just needed to start wearing glasses. I hope you enjoy my health and medical blog.

Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

  • Why 20-Something Men Shouldn't Neglect Health Checks

    19 May 2017

    Everyone knows the importance of medical checks. Keeping on top of your health and spotting any potential problems early helps you stay in top form and avoid illnesses that could have been prevented. Just because you know it's important, however, it doesn't mean you act on that knowledge. One of the worst groups in terms of going for regular medical checks is men in their 20s. It's easy for young men to feel like they're in perfect health and that they can worry about getting checked when they're older.

  • Enhancing the Post-Surgical Period with Robotic Surgery

    19 April 2017

    Few patients relish the idea of surgery, which means identifying approaches that enhance patient-centred care is essential. Like laparoscopic techniques, robotic surgery is minimally invasive, yet it retains some of the benefits of open approaches by using 3-D views of the surgical site. Thanks to this technique, patients experiencing certain procedures, such as prostatectomies, experience a smoother post-surgical period. In addition to a reduced risk of blood loss, this includes a faster return to work and reduced scarring.

  • Why Is It So Important to Get Tested for STIs?

    27 March 2017

    Any person, regardless of their sexual preference and orientation, puts their health at risk when they engage in any form of unprotected sex. Sexual health clinics test and can treat various sexually transmitted infections, commonly known as STIs. These clinics can also give advice on sex-related matters. Unfortunately, many people in Australia and most parts of the world are actively involved in sexual activities, yet very few are willing to get tested for a sex-related infection or disease.

  • How to Keep Gardening When Arthritis Sets In

    13 March 2017

    If you've been complaining of arthritic pain while gardening, you've likely heard friends and family members telling you to give up this agonising hobby. However, as green-thumbed individuals like yourself know, the pleasure of gardening and the mental and physical health benefits of being out in nature are too precious to let go of. Fortunately, there are many ways to make gardening easier on your body when you're plagued by arthritis.

  • Life After Birth: Tackling Pelvic Floor Weakness After Giving Birth

    13 March 2017

    It pretty much goes without saying that giving birth to a child is very hard work, and the incredible strain your body is put through during the process of childbirth can take its toll in a number of ways. In particular, the immense strain placed upon your pelvic floor muscles by contractions and cramping can have some debilitating side effects.However, the damage dealt to your pelvic floor muscles during childbirth is very rarely permanent, and with the help of specialised post-partum healthcare you can recover strength and control over your pelvic floor muscles remarkably quickly.