Unfortunately for all women there will come a time when our female hormones go into free fall. The average age of starting the menopause is anything from early 40s right into the 50s. Generally ladies will experience the pre cursor to the menopause, called the perimenopause, around our 40s, where the symptoms start to become more bothersome, and for some debilitating. It is only after not having a period for 12 months are you then classed as being postmenopausal. This...
Dr Groves studied the Bachelor of Medicine at Southampton University, in the UK. In 2006 she completed her specialist training in General Practice and became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Diplomate of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She continued with further education and specialisation in women’s health, completing a Fellowship of the Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual health. In 2011 Dr Groves immigrated to Australia and gained the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
As our population age’s scientists have discovered that our immune system deteriorates. This is immunosenescence, where there is a loss of effectiveness in preventing disease and infection and is associated with an increased susceptibility to infections. Our immune system is the first line in defence against invaders such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Therefore it is vital to support our immune system as we get older as you are more likely to experience a longer recovery, poorer response to...
The main reason patients complain about their joints is because they are in pain. Common joints affected by osteoarthritis (wear and tear) are the knees, hips, shoulders and hands. Symptoms can range from:
Joint stiffness, especially in the morning or from rising up from sitting
Joint swelling or deformity
Cracking or crunching in the joint on moving
Reduced range of movement of the joint
The cause for all of these problems is quite simply wear and tear. In...