Bowel Cancer kills 101 people each week in Australia. It is our second most deadly cancer. This month, we discuss how your diet and lifestyle can impact the chances of bowel cancer. What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer or colorectal cancer are cells that mutate in your intestinal tract causing a tumour. The most common
Asthma is an inflammatory disease that affects 300 million people worldwide. It is the most common form of chronic lung disease and in Australia, 1 in 9 people are diagnosed with Asthma at some stage in their life. When an asthma attack occurs, the lining of the small airways in your lungs initiates an inflammatory
Did you know the risk for prostate cancer is about 2.5 times higher than if someone has a first-degree relative with the disease? Like prostate cancer, when you look at other major diseases – like heart disease, diabetes, or bowel cancer – men are more likely to suffer from them and yet pay no heeds to preventive measures. This Men’s Health Awareness Month, think of preventive healthcare as an investment. According to our doctors in Epping Family Medical and Specialist Center, here are the essential 5 preventative healthcare screenings for men.
The first thing to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome is that it is a syndrome, not a disease. This means IBS is a combination of abnormalities that occurs together. In addition IBS can be insidious, chronic and can cause extensive damage to your digestive system. Here are the 10 things to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Would you be surprised to hear that, “what you eat may influence how you breathe”? For someone with Bronchiectasis, obtaining optimum nutrition through diet becomes a crucial part of their overall disease management.
Lately, eating everything gluten-free has become a new trend, just like how the keto diet was a massive hip some time ago.
Even your local stores abound with gluten-free products, but for some people going gluten-free is not a fad.
When it comes down to your overall health, the thyroid gland influences it all – from your skin to your mood. In fact, low levels of thyroid hormones can increase your risk of heart disease.
Bronchiectasis is a chronic disease that can develop at any age. In most cases, symptoms begin gradually, usually after a respiratory infection that tends to worsen over the years. Find out more about what causes this lung disease and how you can reduce your risks from this condition.
Dr Hamna Sahi is an Australian trained Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Disorders Physician. She is highly skilled in all areas of general respiratory and sleep medicine disorders. MBBS, FRACP Meet Your Epping Sleep and Respiratory Physician – Dr Hamna Sahi Dr Sahi is registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – MED0001211459 and is an
This year’s summertime for Melbourne feels extra precious. After the pandemic has kept all of us indoors for several months, finally we are allowed to go out and enjoy the sun. Playing at local playgrounds, hitting the beaches and spending as much time as possible outdoors is perhaps what every kid in Melbourne would want