High Blood Pressure
Normal blood pressure is typically less than 120 systolic (pumping) / 80 diastolic (resting) mm Hg for an adult age 20 or over. It is during the diastolic phase that the heart infuses the blood with oxygen.
High blood pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a condition measured when the ‘pumping’ force of the blood against the artery walls is high.
Heart disease covers many problems that affect your heart. These include blood vessel diseases like coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, and congenital heart defects as well as other conditions.
Heart disease is also referred to as cardiovascular disease which involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke.
Our doctors see many musculoskeletal conditions. These include:
- Age or degenerative related bone issues
- Trauma related bone issues
Asthma is a chronic or recurrent respiratory condition characterised by episodes of breathing difficulty, coughing and wheezing. Around one in nine people in Australia suffer from asthma. Asthma can begin at any age though it is rarely diagnosed before the age of 2 years.
Diabetes is a disease characterised by an increase in blood glucose levels. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic metabolic disorder characterised by high blood sugar (or glucose) levels in the blood. This is called hyperglycaemia.
Glucose is usually regulated by the hormone insulin, produced in the pancreas within the abdomen.
Pre-pregnancy counselling is a counselling session conducted before you conceive, and is beneficial for the mother as well as the baby during the term of pregnancy. It helps in checking for possible risk factors during pregnancy and also gives a way to resolve any medical issues you may have before you become pregnant. Pre-pregnancy counselling and care will help you to become physically healthy and emotionally strong before you enter into the phase of pregnancy.