The majority of Australian families keep over-the-counter medicines at home. Because these medicines can be purchased without a prescription, many people believe they can do no harm. However, some over-the-counter medication can be fatal if taken in overdose. One of primary over-the-counter medications which is a cause of fatal overdoses is paracetamol. Below is a guide to the steps you can take to keep your family safe from the risk of overdose. [Read More]
3 Ways a Vascular Ultrasound Can Help You
If you have been diagnosed with a problem which affects your vascular system, it is likely that the specialist will want to conduct an ultrasound. A vascular ultrasound can provide the surgeon who will be treating your condition with lots of useful information. Below is a guide to how a vascular ultrasound can be used to assess your health and the treatment you will receive. Read on to find out more. [Read More]
Four Signs It Is Time to Upgrade Your Orthotic Inserts
Orthotic inserts provide you with the support you need, and they are constructed by your podiatrist depending on your needs. However, in the same way shoes are prone to wear and tear, your shoe inserts can also wear out and become less functional. Under normal circumstances, shoe inserts can last up to 6 months, but this depends on factors like use intensity and your foot structure. If you are a runner who is regularly engaged in the sport, you may need to replace your inserts every three to four months. [Read More]
Kids That Snore: Why Is Your GP Recommending a Tonsillectomy?
Kids, like adults, can snore; however, parents sometimes notice that their child starts snoring particularly loudly or unusually. If there is no obvious reason for this change, such as a cold, and the snoring doesn't get any better after a few days, then you may take your child to your GP to make sure everything is OK. During the exam, your GP will look at your child's throat and ask you lots of questions about your child's snoring. [Read More]