August -September Newsletter

Cardiovascular Risk

Heart disease remains a major killer of Australians with 17533 deaths in 2018. On the plus side, fatalities have decreased over 20% in a decade.

 

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Myasthenia Gravis

This condition causes muscle weakness and fatigue. It is thought to be due to antibodies attacking"the nerve receptors on the muscles. The Thymus gland, which sits in the chest, produces antibodies but what triggers this is not known. There is also a form of Myasthenia without antibodies involved.

 

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Spring Tîme

Spring is when allergy symptoms are most prevalent. The classis "hay fever" is a runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes.

 

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly

About one third of people over the age of 65 fall every year. Most are not injured and get up and go on with life. However, a fall runs the risk of hip fracture. This is a medical emergency requiring major surgery and can start a decline in independence.

 

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Relevance of Exercise in Childhood

Once upon a time children didn't need to "exercise" because they were active. They walked to and from school and played outdoors rather than on screens.

 

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