Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Signs You’re Low on Vitamin B12

January 22 2019

The nutrients used to grow, maintain and repair our body come from the food we eat. But without enough of the right nutrients, such as in vitamin B12 deficiency, our health can be affected. Here are some signs to look out for: Numbness Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and...


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9 Reasons Why You Feel Lightheaded—And When To Be Concerned

November 12 2018

Here’s what your lightheadedness could say about your health. Ever fainted? It’s terrifying, but 90% of people who have passed out are absolutely fine, says epidemiologist  Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy. As for the other 10%, an underlying health condition, like an abnormal heart rhythm, is to blame, and that could mean potentially serious health concerns down the road....


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How To Tell If You May Have An Ulcer

October 4 2018

Basically, an ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine that is right next to the stomach. Medical experts say that an ulcer is usually caused by excessive digestive acids. However, it can also be due to bacteria, intake of certain...


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6 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

September 21 2018

Signs of pancreatic cancer are hard to spot, and early detection is key to survival. Chances are, you rarely give much thought to your pancreas, a glandular organ that helps your body digest food and convert it into energy. Located behind your stomach, the pancreas produces insulin and regulates your body’s hormones that maintain glucose...


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7 Pre-Diabetes Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

August 28 2018

1 in 3 adults are pre-diabetic. Could you be one of them? Chances are, you think you’d be able to spot the signs you were at serious risk of getting sick. Thing is, you really might not. More than 2 million Australians are pre-diabetic, yet 90 percent of them have no idea. That’s a problem, because...


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9 Things Your Burps Can Tell You About Your Health

April 3 2018

Everybody burps, but if yours are frequent or super smelly, does it mean you have a problem? “Burping is a very benign symptom,” assures Rebecca Tsang, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at NorthShore University Health System in Illinois, USA. Yes, it can be bothersome–and potentially embarrassing–at times. But Dr Tsang says burping is usually not a...


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Signs You Might Have a Parasite In Your Body

March 23 2018

The thought of creepy crawlers residing in your belly can be a mortifying thought. However, it’s something that is always a possibility. Contrary to popular belief, parasitic worm infestation is not exclusive to individuals living in underdeveloped countries. You could be living in a highly urbanized location and still have worms in your gut! Actually,...


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5 Warning Signs Your Pancreas Is In Trouble

March 22 2018

Quick, say the first thing that pops into your head when you read the word “pancreas.” If you said “cancer,” you’re not alone. Most people only think about their pancreas when they hear about pancreatic cancer—which is the deadliest form of cancer in terms of 5-year survival rates. “Part of the reason survival rates are so low...


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8 Signs You Might Have Nerve Damage

March 15 2018

There are billions of nerves in your body. Most of them, your peripheral nerves, are like branches of a tree that spread out all over and transmit messages back to the “trunk”—your brain and spinal cord. When everything goes smoothly, your brain gets the info it needs so that you can move your muscles, recognise...


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5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

March 1 2018

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease progresses and serious complications start to occur. “For the most part, diabetes is silent and insidious,” says Ronald Tamler, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute. “Most of...


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