Meg's Medical Advice

3 Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

30 April 2018
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If you have recently retired, you may be thinking about selling your home and moving into a retirement village. Moving into a retirement village can bring many benefits to your life. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about the benefits of living in a retirement village. Improved security Retirement villages typically offer a greater level of security than that provided by your residential home. A retirement complex will typically feature a security team to monitor the area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read More …

3 Signs That There Is A ‘Traffic Jam’ In Your Blood Vessels And What To Do About It

27 March 2018
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Very few people go for regular medical check-ups. It is human nature to wait until a disease has struck to pay the doctor a visit. While this behavior is deeply engraved in your system, it does not prevent you from reading the early signs of vascular blockage. A 'traffic jam' or blockage in your blood vessels is something you can actually detect the signs before seeing a doctor. And because it can cause life-threatening complications such as stroke, it is advisable that you act fast. Read More …

3 Ways to Prevent Falls in Hearing-Impaired Seniors

3 January 2018
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If you have a senior-aged friend or family member, you're likely already aware of the risk of falls older adults face. Research showed that over a 12 month period, a whopping 25% of Australians in their 60s and 40% of those in their 70s suffered a fall, with almost 1/3 of these falls resulting in serious injuries. What's worse is that the risk becomes greater for seniors with hearing difficulties. A Johns Hopkins study showed that even mild hearing loss makes people three times more likely to have a history of falling. Read More …

5 Signs You Need Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery

23 October 2017
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If you have prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend prostate cancer surgery to remove the prostate gland. In lieu of the traditional surgery, you may want to opt for a minimally invasive surgery. Here are five signs that might be the right option for you. 1. You Want to Minimise the Risks Also called lathroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery only involves a very small incision. As a result, you don't have to worry about the risks associated with open surgeries such as infections or excessive bleeding. Read More …

4 Signs You Should Have a Blood Test for Prediabetes

12 October 2017
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Type 2 diabetes rarely comes on suddenly. Instead, it tends to develop in people who are already prediabetic. During prediabetes, your pancreas will still be producing enough insulin to digest the carbohydrates that you take in. However, insulin will not be as effective at removing all the sugar from your bloodstream, and therefore overall blood sugar will stay high. This is known as insulin resistance. Without adopting lifestyle changes, the borderline condition of prediabetes can easily develop into type 2 diabetes. Read More …