Health experts and seek guidance on building strong immunity

As the world tries to surf its way through Covid-19 pandemic, we at Pakenham Medical Centre address everyone to focus on building a strong immunity through a balanced diet, routine exercise and strict hygiene. This can not only save you from viruses and bacteria, but will also help you to stay away from number of other ailments.

You can consult with our health experts and seek guidance on building strong immunity.

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Connect with us to manage kidney disease in an effective manner

Kidney disease is a severe ailment that can impair your quality of life and also create life-threatening complications. However, detecting the disease in its early stage and seeking proper treatment helps you to manage the health issues.

So, if you experience symptoms like tiredness, itchy skin, trouble sleeping or foamy urine, then connect with Pakenham Medical Centre right away and get immediate medical help.

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Early Diagnosis and Timely Treatment Can Help In Managing Pulmonary

Early diagnosis and timely treatment can help in managing pulmonary embolism effectively and stopping it from growing adverse.

Pulmonary embolism is a serious health condition which takes place if a blood clot blocks an artery in the lung. This condition can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes like staying active, drinking lots of fluid and regular exercises.

Also, early diagnosis and timely treatment can help in managing the condition effectively and stopping it from growing adverse. At Pakenham Medical Centre, our doctors are always ready to assist you with preventive and curative treatments and advice. 
So in case you experience shortness of breath or pain in chest, then schedule your appointment with our experts right away.

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Obesity Management Program

The aim of the program is to reduce risk factors for chronic disease or improve the management of chronic disease if already present. Non-pregnant adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 who need assistance with their weight management through individual and group based exercises.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 61% of Australian adults are classified as overweight or obese and in While there is an increasing need for weight loss programs that focus on healthy eating and physical activity, there is a lack of these initiatives in the region. 2009 .

See our dietician for advise and GP for your help.

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Kick-Starting A Journey Towards Balanced Health

Our Dieticians Can Help You In Kick-Starting A Journey Towards Balanced Health Through Our Smart Diet Plans.

Diet plays a crucial role in maintaining and balancing your health.

At Pakenham Medical Centre, we not only offer you with diet plans which are completely personalised according to your health and health issues but also provide you with holistic consultation regarding lifestyle changes to bring in a balance of health and nutrition.

So, book an appointment at Pakenham Medical Centre now and meet our expert dieticians for smart diet plans.

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Early Diagnosis Is Half Victory Against Cancer

Any type of cancer is a deadly disease which attacks several lives around the world. However, if caught at an early stage, your doctors can help you to fight cancer and attain victory. For this, you need to get routine checkups and be vocal about all your health issues.

At Pakenham Medical Centre, our expert doctors are proficient in diagnosing health conditions and offering immediate medical management plan. Our Cancer Support team offers a range of educational information, support groups and cancer-specific programs.

Schedule your appointment now and get a thorough check up from expert doctors.

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Healthy Way You Can Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in Australia, and there are many ways to celebrate and go beyond.

Spoil your mother on this mother’s day and show her how much you think about her and her life: Every mother deserves to be given extra care & love specially on Mother’s Day. Whichever way you acknowledge your mother or that special woman in your life, what could be a better way to mark her special day than by showing her your support and efforts to improve her health.

ALL HEALTHY WOMEN GET THEIR HEALTH CHECK DURING DIFFERENT STAGES OF THEIR LIFE (Here’s What Every Woman Needs in Her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s):

In the 20s and 30s

When women are young and active, living the best of their life, getting health checks during their 20s and 30s is nothing but to ensure they safeguard their health. Here are some tests women should definitely consider:

Sexual Health: If you are active sexually in your life it’s better to test for chlamydia through a urine test once in a year. The disease can affect your fertility and also doesn’t display any symptoms which is why it’s necessary to prioritise this at the time of regular health check-ups.

A screening for STI should also be conducted whenever you start a new relationship or when changing your sexual partners.

Cervical Health: The pap smears maybe out but the cervical screening test is in. This screening is recommended for those under 25 and it should be done every five years, that is if the results come out normal. You should do your very first cervical screening two years after your previous diagnostic test.

Reproductive Health: If you plan to give birth, make sure you chat with your GP about some potential issues that could arise. The tests you could be told may include urine and blood tests along with ultrasound scans.

Heart Health: A doctor’s appointment should be taken to test pressure levels every two years if the levels are normal. However, if women are feeling they are on a higher side or if there is a case history considering high force on per unit area as well as cholesterol or stroke, then there is a need for frequent checks together with the GP.

Mental Health: If there are any symptoms like immense anxiety, sadness, or irritability as well as some change in eating or sleeping habits for a while there is a need to get consulted with a GP for a mental state plan.

Eyes and Teeth: If you feel the need, it’s advisable to get a regular check-up at your local doctor or a GP at Pakenham Medical Clinic or an optometrist

In the 40s

As you age it’s most likely that the metabolism will slow and weight gain will become usual as well as harder to change. This is also the time to ideally mark some changes in your cycle as well as heart health along with risk for cancer. Here is an additional list to get checked for:

Heart Health: The Australian Heart Foundation suggests that people take heart medical examinations at the age of 45 (35 for those that belong to the Aboriginal and strait Islander group).

The doctor will check the pressure as well as cholesterol levels. You will also be asked about the lifestyle you lead and any case history to examine your current risk of heart failure or stroke.

Diabetes: Almost everyone needs to get screened for the risk of diabetes by the time they reach 40 years old. The GPs at Pakenham Medical Clinic use a special questionnaire to achieve this. A web version can also be found at the Diabetes Australia website.

Breast Health: In case of any abnormalities associated with breast health such as disorders, discomfort, redness, or any dimpling make sure you see to it that you visit your doctor and undergo a series of monthly self-exams.

Eye Health: For eye health, it’s better to visit a local optometrist to get a glaucoma check.

In the 50s

In the 50s, women are most likely to experience the effects of menopause, affecting the bone density to a certain extent. Some other crucial health checks to undergo may include cancer screening, mammograms and a series of urine tests for evaluating kidney health. A cervical screening every five years should also not be underlooked.

Breast Health: For women aged between 50 to 74 years and who do not have any case or personal history of carcinoma should get mammogram screening every two years. However, if there is a private or case history regarding carcinoma, an alternative screening timeline could be suggested by the doctor.

Bone Density: As the body rewinds the oestrogen production a decrease in bone density is expected. Your GP can let you know if you need to undergo a test for bone density such as DEXA scan.

Kidney Health: Regarding kidney health, it’s better to consult the doctor regarding blood or urine test.

Heart Health: Rather than undergoing tests every two years, the regular tests for force per unit area and cholesterol must be done every year.

Bowel Cancer: As women reach 50, it’s suggested to take faecal occult biopsy (FOBT) following every two years in order to get screened for bowel cancer. There is a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program that dispatches free at-home kits for those over 50 in the post. In case you don’t get it, you can discuss with your doctor or pharmacist.

Eyes and Teeth: The check-ups for eyes and teeth should be increased and done every six months each.

For patients that live close to Pakenham or surrounding areas can visit for a health check-up:

Berwick South, Cranbourne, Pakenham Upper & South, Clyde, Clyde North, Trafalgar, Mount Baw Baw, Nar Nar Goon North, Officer South, Longwarry, Warragul North, Drouin, Drouin West, Narre Warren South & North, Koo Wee Rup, Officer, Berwick, Beaconsfield Upper, Cranbourne East, North, South & West, Doveton, Hallam, Hampton Park, Endeavour Hills, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst.

For online appointments, you can feel free to call us at our Pakenham Medical Clinic. We do bulk billing and are open every day including till late night.

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Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure

‘Prevention’ is the only smart way of escaping from any health problem. However, prevention becomes difficult in a fast paced and hectic life which we all live. So, is there a way out? Sure there is!

Regular health check-ups help you to keep a track of your health and stay updated about your mental and physical well-being. At Pakenham Medical Center, our doctors will examine your health regularly and consult with you about any kind of existing or potential peril and guide you about the same.

So, connect with us now and book an appointment right away.

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Woman’s Health is Her Wealth

Women go through many different phases of life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Also, their bodies respond to each phase differently.

This is why women’s health and well-being is our priority at Pakenham Medical Clinic. Our doctors will consult and guide you through all the different phases of life and help you to maintain physical and mention well-being and lead a happy, healthy life.

So, book an appointment now and consult with our health experts.

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Mental Wellbeing Matters

When it comes to staying healthy and well, we cannot ignore the importance of mental wellbeing.

Almost one in every five Australians suffers from some kind of mental illness. And the causes could range from increased long-term stress, alcohol and substance abuse, low self esteem, social factors such as family breakdowns and violence, isolation as well as biological factors like hormonal issues, chemical imbalances and the like.

But why is it so important?

 Mental health can influence how a person thinks, feels and behaves, and could manifest in the form of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and more. Those who suffer from these might feel themselves trapped in repetitive cognitive patterns, even if they recognise the illness. This can have far reaching consequences not only on their own lives, but even those around them. And this is why, it helps to seek professional help if you suspect you, or someone you know might be suffering from mental illness.

Pakenham Medical Clinic has specialised doctors, experienced in different aspects of mental health, including trauma and pain management, substance abuse, relationship, parenting and work related stress management, anxiety, depression and more, for adults and kids alike.

Read more about mental health here: https://pakenhammedicalclinic.com.au/mental-health/

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