July 2017

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What Is Endometriosis?

What Is Endometriosis?

Dr. Sam Hay

Did you know that 76 million women worldwide suffer with endometriosis? But what exactly is it. According to professional GP, Dr. Sam, "The term endometriosis has its roots with the word ‘endometrium’. This is the lining of the womb (uterus) that changes with the normal menstruation cycle, shedding away to cause your ‘period’. In endometriosis, little patches of this lining occur in places they shouldn’t – all through the pelvis and abdomen – attached to your ovaries, bowel, abdominal wall, and every other organ that gets in their way. Influenced by the natural cycling of hormones, these patches grow and change just like a normal endometrium should, consequently inflaming and irritating tissues around them. A variety of symptoms result, but the most classic are pain and infertility." In this article, Dr. Sam breaks offers his advice on the symptoms to look out for and the treatment options available.

Breed Specific Ailments

Breed Specific Ailments

HIF Australia
Have you ever wondered why some breeds of dog are more prone to certain medical conditions than others? In this short clip from our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr Melissa discusses the different ailments associated with breeds like pugs, cavaliers, staffies, daxons and labradors and offers her advice on how to protect our fur-kid's health. 
Category:Pet Care
Symptoms of Canine Cancer

Symptoms of Canine Cancer

HIF Australia
With our pets now living longer, the chances of getting cancer are at all-time high. But did you know that many cancers can be detected through physical examination? In this short video Dr. Melissa Meehan, Veterinary Surgeon discusses the symptoms we need to be aware of and the importance of yearly vet checks.
Category:Pet Care
How to Declutter Your Mind

How to Declutter Your Mind

Dr. Happy
Do you feel overwhelmed with your thoughts? Feel stressed out from too much going on in your life? If you've answered yes then it might mean it's time to declutter your mind. According to mental health expert, Dr. Happy, "It’s the commonly held belief that “more is better”! This is most definitely not true when it comes to wealth and possessions; and it’s just as not true when it comes to what goes on within our minds. So be happy thinking less; because you may well find that when it comes to happiness, less is more!" In his latest article, Dr. Happy provides his Manifesto for Simple Living.
Category:Mental Health
Why am I So Tired all the Time?

Why am I So Tired all the Time?

Dr. Sam Hay
"I’m so tired!" How often do you say this? How often do you hear other people say it? According to Australian GP, Dr. Sam, "Of all the patients I see every week, it seems at least half of them book an appointment because they are tired. Fatigue is one of the most common, yet unexplained complaints GP's are presented with. Part of the reason for its prevalence, is that almost any illness can have tiredness as a symptom. The good news is it's very unlikely that your lack of energy is something sinister. The most likely cause of fatigue is stress - our lives are just too busy." In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Sam offers his expert advice on some of the causes – and how to deal with them.
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