Nasal sprays are commonly recommended for treating hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Correct technique will ensure that the medication is delivered to the nasal passage effectively to reduce symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose and postnasal drip.
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis can be debilitating for sufferers, if not managed well. According to the Australian health and Welfare report one in five (20%) of Australians suffer from hay fever.
Reducing exposure to allergens like pollen, dust mites, and air pollutants as well as taking appropriate medicine (either when necessary or as a regular preventative measure when appropriate) can really help.
Studies have shown that around one third of Australia’s population is Vitamin D deficient, and around 75% of us have suboptimal levels, with current consensus that levels be above 50nmol/L.
As winter sets in, the cold dry air can wreak havoc on our skin. The thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin is easily lost, causing small cracks to appear in the skin barrier. Skin can become exceptionally dry and cracked which may lead it to start itching.
Sore throats can be caused by infections from bacteria or viruses, allergies flaring up or at times environmental factors like voice strain or dry air. Most sore throats are viral and will resolve on their own within a week or sooner if using some of the measures below.
Over one third of adults have high blood pressure. Could you be one of them? High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so it's important to have your blood pressure checked by a health professional. Generally, a result of 140/90 mm Hg or above is considered high.
Flu season is around the corner and many parents are wondering how to limit children coming home with the dreaded symptoms that mean miserable kids and days off school and work. The latest research suggests that, a lot of our immune system and hence our ability to fight infection is linked to our gut
Many people don’t fail to consider back-to-school season for what it really is: an opportunity. Not just in terms of making sure that your child’s school year gets off on the right foot, but also for creating a solid foundation for the entire family to start the year right.
According to one recent study, sports injuries in general tend to send about 36,000 Australians to the hospital each and every year. Many of these situations involve knee injuries, which can be defined as anything from a sudden meniscus tear to dislocating one's kneecap to issues developing with bones, cartilage, ligaments, and more.
To say that living the healthiest and most active life that you can is important is a little bit of an understatement, particularly when you consider a number of recent studies. According to the Department of Health, low levels of physical activity is the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease (NCDs) worldwide (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers).