How Your GP Can Help With an Addiction

Your GP is the obvious person to see when you're feeling unwell and you need a diagnosis and treatment. However, this is not the only time they can help you. Addiction is something that affects many people, and the wide range of potentially-addictive substances means it's a varied problem. The one thing people with addictions have in common, however, is that it's extremely difficult to seek help. Part of the problem is not knowing what to expect when you reach out to a professional about an addiction.

Five Signs You Should Try Physiotherapy

Although many associate physiotherapy as an area of health care sports people use, you may find it benefits you and your present medical complaints. In addition to addressing pains and injuries, it's great for managing chronic conditions, as well as improving temporary problems such as urinary incontinence following childbirth. An obvious injury Trauma of any kind causes injuries that involve swelling, heat, and loss of function. If you want a quicker recovery or you don't want to rely on analgesia, you can approach a physiotherapist for a plan that'll speed up the healing process.

A new and effective surgical procedure for dealing with prostate overgrowths

As men age, their prostate gland becomes bigger. This condition is referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, which serves to transport urine from the bladder and outside the body. A bigger or enlarged prostate exerts undue pressure on the urethra making it harder to urinate. Now there's no reason to struggle with the irritation and difficulty of an enlarged prostate. Thanks to laser prostate surgery, you can get rid of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Minimising Your Child's Risk of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a big fear for many adults, particularly those who spend a lot of time in the sun. It's important to keep an eye on any moles, as any changes or other alarming signs should be cause to immediately get checked out by a doctor. Although it's less common than it is among adults, children can get skin cancer too. If you're a parent, it's just as important to keep an eye on your children's skin as it is your own, but you should also try to protect them and reduce their risk.

Your Guide to the Shared Care Program

Pregnancy is an exciting event in any woman's life and the way low-risk women in Australia receive their care is changing. Under the share care program, you no longer have to see an obstetrician for the bulk of your antenatal care. Instead, you can enjoy a consistent and more flexible program spearheaded by your GP and midwife, allowing for more convenient maternity care. What is antenatal shared care and do I qualify?