Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – identifying the symptoms

March 19 2020

Identify the different symptoms you may experience if you have coronavirus (COVID-19), a cold, or the flu. — PATIENTS: Please be advised we are unable to test for coronavirus due to having exhausted our supply of testing equipment and protective clothing. We are waiting on urgent resupply of this and at this point DO NOT...


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10 Possible Reasons You Always Have to Pee

April 8 2019

Is it just because you “have a small bladder”? Experts explain. Picture this: You enter a movie theatre. You’re so excited to see the movie. But before you even think about locating the exact theatre where your movie is playing, you look for the nearest bathroom. Or this: You’re about to buy plane tickets for...


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16 Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

February 27 2019

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, immune-mediated disorder. That means the system designed to keep your body healthy mistakenly attacks parts of your body that are vital to everyday function. The protective coverings of nerve cells are damaged, which leads to diminished function in the brain and spinal cord. MS is a disease with unpredictable symptoms that...


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10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Should Never Ignore

February 11 2019

There are a few reasons cervical cancer is known as a silent killer among women. For one, the disease doesn’t present any symptoms until it is at a later stage. This makes the illness tricky to catch early, and complicates treatment. “Cervical cancer is a slow onset cancer, so by the time someone is showing...


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9 Serious Conditions That Mimic Heartburn

October 10 2018

Heartburn-like pain is a common symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). But several other conditions can cause a burning feeling in your chest. Most of the time, your doctor will be able to identify whether you have heartburn or GORD by doing tests. Here are nine other conditions that can cause heartburn-like pain.   Heart disease Angina,...


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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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12 Subtle Lupus Symptoms That Are Easy To Miss

May 2 2018

What exactly is lupus? And how can you tell if you have it? Lupus, short for systemic lupus erythematosus, affects an estimated 20,000 Australians and it occurs when something goes wrong with the immune system. Normally the immune system produces antibodies that protect us from viruses and bacteria. But when you have lupus, the immune system can no...


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5 Of The Most Common Symptoms Of Endometriosis

April 5 2018

New research has found that 41 percent of Australians have never heard of endometriosis, a debilitating disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the reproductive organs causing debilitating pain and infertility. The survey of 1000 people – commissioned by Red Agency in partnership with Endometriosis Australia – found a significant lack of...


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