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genital-warts-24-7-medcare
Oct 27, 2021

Genital Warts - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Genital Warts? Genital warts (also known as condyloma acuminta) are small lumps that develop around the genital region for both....
ringworm sores
Oct 26, 2020

What is Ringworm?

Body Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal skin infection characterized by the formation of itchy rash-like circular patterns on the surface of...
diabetes-24-7-medcare
Jun 09, 2023

Diabetes - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that is caused by high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body either doesn’t produce...
gout-24-7-medcare
Nov 23, 2023

Gout - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Gout, a common form of arthritis, is marked by sudden and intense joint pain caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals....
ankylosing-spondylitis-24-7-medcare
Nov 23, 2023

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that predominantly affects the spine, causing pain, stiffness, and, if left unchecked, irreversible damage. This...
endometriosis-24-7-medcare
Nov 23, 2023

Endometriosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Endometriosis is a medical condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This can lead...
influenza 24-7 medcare
May 20, 2023

Australian GP Influenza 2023 Guide - Symptoms, Diagnosis Treatment

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a viral respiratory condition that affects people worldwide. This highly contagious virus can spread rampantly...
Parkinson's-Disease-24-7-medcare
Oct 10, 2023

Parkinson's Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder characterised by symptoms like tremors, muscle rigidity, slow movement, and postural instability. These symptoms are...
lymphoedema-24-7-medcare
Nov 08, 2023

Lymphoedema - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Lymphoedema is a condition characterised by the buildup of lymphatic fluid, leading to swelling, typically in an arm or leg. This swelling...
bronchiectasis-24-7-medcare
Nov 08, 2023

Bronchiectasis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition where the bronchial tubes become permanently widened and damaged. This results from factors like recurring respiratory...
pancreatic-cancer-24-7-medcare
Oct 03, 2023

Pancreatic Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pancreatic cancer is a serious disease that starts in the pancreas, an important organ located behind the stomach. It occurs when abnormal...
epilepsy-24-7-medcare
Nov 08, 2023

Epilepsy - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent and unpredictable seizures, which can vary in intensity and presentation. These seizures result from...
oesophageal-cancer-24-7-medcare
Oct 09, 2023

Oesophageal Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Oesophageal cancer is a malignant disease that affects the oesophagus, a tube connecting the throat to the stomach responsible for transporting food...
Alzheimers-disease-24-7-medcare
Nov 07, 2023

Alzheimer's Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition primarily affecting the elderly. This is characterized by the gradual loss of cognitive functions such...
non-hodgkin's-lymphoma-24-7-medcare
Sep 10, 2023

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, an essential part of the body’s immune system. It...
dental-health-24-7-medcare
Jun 22, 2023

Dental Health - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Maintaining good dental health is crucial for overall well-being and quality of life. It helps prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, and other...
women's health 24-7-medcare
Jun 22, 2023

Women's Health - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Women’s health issues encompass a range of conditions and concerns specific to female biology and reproductive health. This includes menstrual problems, hormonal...
colorectal-cancer-24-7-medcare
Aug 31, 2023

Colorectal Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is a type of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, which are parts...
skin- cancer-24-7-medcare
Aug 31, 2023

Skin Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Skin cancer is a disease that originates in the skin’s cells. It develops when there is abnormal and uncontrolled growth in the...
prostatitis 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Prostatitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Prostatitis? Prostatitis is a condition where the prostate gland becomes swollen and inflamed. The prostate gland is only found in...
bowel-cancer-24-7-medcare
May 29, 2023

Bowel Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is a condition that affects the digestive system, particularly the colon and rectum. It occurs when...
brain-cancer-24-7-medcare
Aug 10, 2023

Brain Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Brain cancer is a serious condition that involves the growth of abnormal cells in the brain, leading to the formation of tumours....
mental-health-24-7-medcare
Jun 27, 2023

Mental Health - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Mental health issues affect a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, often resulting in distress and impairment in daily life. They can range...
lung-cancer-24-7-medcare
Aug 03, 2023

Lung Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the lungs. These abnormal cells can form...
May 20, 2023

Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease) - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Legionnaires’ disease (Legionellosis) is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria that live in water. Since the first American outbreak in...
prostate-cancer-24-7-medcare
Aug 02, 2023

Prostate Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that affects the prostate gland in males. It occurs when cells in the prostate gland...
breast-cancer-24-7-medcare
Jul 22, 2023

Breast Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cells of the breast. It is characterised by the uncontrolled growth...
multiple-sclerosis-24-7-medcare
May 28, 2023

Multiple Sclerosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. It occurs when...
glaucoma-24-7-medcare
Jun 15, 2023

Glaucoma - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Glaucoma is an eye condition that can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It usually happens when the pressure inside...
Meningococcal-disease 24-7-medcare
May 15, 2023

Meningococcal Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Meningococcal disease is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition caused by bacteria. This disease is characterised by inflammation of the tissue layers...
thyroid-diseases-24-7-medcare
May 10, 2023

Thyroid Diseases - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Thyroid diseases are a common health concern affecting many individuals in Australia. The thyroid gland in the neck plays a crucial role...
Guillain barre syndrome 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Guillain Barre Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Guillain Barre Syndrome? Guillain-Barre syndrome (also known as Guillian-Barrè syndrome) is a rare autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system...
shingles 24-7 medcare
Jun 08, 2022

Shingles- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Shingles? Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is a condition caused by the varicella zoster virus (also known as chickenpox)....
rheumatoid arthritis 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition where the body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissue, particularly...
influenza 24-7 medcare
Oct 12, 2022

Pneumonia - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is a lung condition caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Usually, air will travel to the...
peripheral neuropathy 24-7medcare
Sep 02, 2022

Peripheral Neuropathy- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a group of conditions caused by injury and/or damage to the peripheral nerves located outside...
atrial fibrillation 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)? What is Acid Reflux? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a digestive problem caused by stomach acids...
psoriasis 24-7 medcare
Sep 02, 2022

Psoriasis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition caused by problems with your immune system. Those living with psoriasis commonly report a...
barrett's oesophagus 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Barrett’s Oesophagus - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Barrett’s Oesophagus? Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition where the lining along the oesophagus (food pipe) becomes damaged from prolonged exposure...
osteoporosis 24-7 medcare
Sep 02, 2022

Osteoporosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a common disease where the bones become weakened. The ability of the body to make new bone...
heat-stroke-24-7-medcare
Oct 12, 2022

Heat Stroke - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Heat Stroke? Heat stroke (also known as hyperthermia) is a life-threatening condition caused by the body overheating. Those experiencing heat...
groin pain 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Groin Pain - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Groin Pain? Groin pain describes any discomfort along the inner thigh where the hips and the abdomen meet. Many structures...
gastroenteritis 24-7 medcare
Oct 16, 2022

Gastroenteritis (Gastro) - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro or stomach flu) is a common stomach and intestinal infection that can be spread...
Bronchitis diagram of lungs
Feb 11, 2021

What is Bronchitis?

The medical condition generally referred to as ‘Bronchitis‘ occurs when a person is struck with a viral or bacterial infection that causes...
plantar fasciitis 24-7 medcare
Oct 16, 2022

Plantar Fasciitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a progressive condition that describes inflammation along the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a...
shin splints 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Shin Splints- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints (also known as tibial stress syndrome) is a physical condition that describes microscopic boney damage and...
chronic kidney disease 24-7 medcare
Oct 19, 2022

Chronic Kidney Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease (also known as chronic renal disease) is a condition where the kidney(s) begin to...
Image of patient with Chickenpox
Feb 11, 2021

What is Varicella - Chickenpox?

Varicella or Chickenpox is a viral infection accompanied by a mild fever and characterised by the formation of pimple-like skin rashes that...
diverticulitis 24-7 medcare
Aug 14, 2022

Diverticulitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is a condition that causes infection and inflammation of pouches that can develop in the large intestine (also...
obstructive sleep apnoea 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Sleep Apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a common condition where breathing stops and starts during sleep. This occurs when the upper...
Chilblains - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment | 24-7Medcare
Sep 02, 2021

Chilblains - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What are Chilblains?  Chilblains or perniosis is an uncommon inflammatory skin condition that mainly occurs during colder temperatures. Patients will experience red,...
long-covid-24-7-medcare
Aug 11, 2022

Long Covid - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Long Covid? Long Covid (also known as Chronic COVID-19 or post COVID syndrome) describes someone with ongoing symptoms after being...
tuberculosis 24-7 medcare
Nov 01, 2022

Tuberculosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is a potentially severe infection caused by the bacteria “Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.” Typically, the bacteria will infect the lungs...
atrial fibrillation 24-7 medcare
Oct 19, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of arrhythmias in Australia. An arrhythmia is a condition...
anaemia 24-7 medcare
Jun 09, 2022

Anaemia- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Anaemia? Anaemia is a medical term that describes low levels of haemoglobin or red blood cell count. The role of...
Woman diagnosed with Tonsillitis exhibiting sore throat symptoms.
Jun 30, 2021

Tonsillitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is a condition where inflammation occurs in the tonsils. These are two flaps of soft tissue located at...
scleroderma 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Scleroderma - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is an autoimmune condition that causes the hardening of the body’s connective tissue...
Ross River Virus 24-7 Medcare
Aug 14, 2022

Ross River Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Ross River Virus? Ross River Virus is a condition that is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos. It is...
period pain 24-7 medcare
Aug 16, 2022

Period Pain- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Period Pain? Period pain describes discomfort and cramping sensations right before or during a person’s period. Typically, the pain will...
hip bursitis 24-7 medcare
Aug 14, 2022

Bursitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Bursitis? Bursitis describes inflammation of the bursa. There are over 140 bursae scattered through multiple areas throughout the body. The...
heart disease 24-7 medcare
Oct 12, 2022

Heart Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Heart Disease? Heart disease is a term used to describe a group of conditions that affect the heart’s ability to...
lower back pain 24-7 medcare
Jun 07, 2022

Lower Back Pain- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Lower Back Pain? Lower back pain describes discomfort around the lumbar region (located between the top pelvis and below the...
chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder COPD 24-7 medcare
Oct 19, 2022

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that describes a group of lung...
fatty liver 24-7 medcare
Jun 02, 2022

Fatty Liver - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Fatty Liver? Fatty liver describes a build-up of fat around the liver. This process is known as hepatic steatosis, which...
knee osteoarthritis 24-7medcare
Sep 02, 2022

Osteoarthritis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis that occurs between the joints. Over time, the tissue between the joints...
heel pain 24-7 medcare
Aug 14, 2022

Heel Pain - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Heel Pain? Heel pain describes pain felt at the bottom or behind the heel of the foot. This pain can...
spina bifida 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Spina Bifida - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect. A neural tube defect impacts the development of the...
erectile dysfunction impotence 24-7 medcare
Aug 14, 2022

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Impotence? Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction) describes the inability or difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities. Many biological...
dyslipidaemia high cholesterol 24-7 medcare
Aug 13, 2022

Dyslipidaemia (High Cholesterol) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is High Cholesterol? Dyslipidaemia (or high cholesterol) describes an elevated level of lipids (fat) in the bloodstream. High cholesterol increases the...
chlamydia 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Chlamydia - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is one of Australia’s most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). The infection is caused by chlamydia trachomatis, a...
piriformis-syndrome-24-7-medcare
Mar 08, 2022

Piriformis Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome is comparable to sciatica. Similarly, people with this condition will commonly report pain, numbness and/or pins...
monkeypox virus 24-7medcare
Aug 13, 2022

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Monkeypox Virus? Monkeypox is a condition that is caused when infected with the Monkeypox Virus. This virus is considered a...
achilles tendonitis 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Achilles Tendonitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis (also known as Achilles tendinopathy or Achilles tendinitis) is caused by inflammation of the Achilles tendon....
stroke 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

Stroke - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Stroke? A stroke is when the blood flow to the brain is disrupted or stopped. The nutrients and oxygen in...
varicose veins 24-7 medcare
Jun 04, 2022

Varicose Veins - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins (also known as spider veins) are large, discoloured swollen and twisted blood vessels that can be...
foot pain 24-7medcare
Aug 13, 2022

Foot Pain - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Foot Pain? Foot pain describes any discomfort in and/or around the foot. Many structures in the foot can cause pain,...
Patient suffering from a headache due to symptoms from low blood pressure.
Jul 08, 2021

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Low Blood Pressure? Low blood pressure is medically known as...
restless leg syndrome 24 7 medcare
May 03, 2022

Restless Leg Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless Leg Syndrome (also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease) is a condition that causes the constant urge to...
trigeminal neuralgia 24-7 medcare
Jun 05, 2022

Trigeminal Neuralgia - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia (also known as tic douloureux) describes a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve. Also known as...
24-7-medcare allergic rhinitis hay fever
Apr 15, 2022

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Hay Fever? Hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) describes an inflammatory nose condition triggered by an allergic reaction. Allergies...
Woman scratching back
Oct 20, 2020

Heat Rash

Heat rash which is also known as prickly heat or miliaria  is a medical condition characterised by a painless, but itchy skin...
Patient with upper abdominal pain symptoms resulting from kidney stones
Feb 11, 2021

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a highly infectious and contagious disease that causes sufferers to experience gastroenteritis resulting in bouts of vomiting as well as...
knee arthritis 24-7 medcare
Jun 05, 2022

Arthritis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Arthritis? Arthritis describes inflammatory changes in one or more joints. It is a broad term used to describe around 100...
neck pain 24-7 medcare
May 03, 2022

Neck Pain - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Neck Pain? Neck pain is one of the most commonly reported physical problems to doctors. It describes any discomfort around...
shoulder pain 24-7 medcare
Jun 04, 2022

Shoulder Pain - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Shoulder Pain? Shoulder pain describes any physical discomfort or unpleasant sensations felt around the shoulder region. It can be separated...
high blood pressure hypertension 24-7 medcare
Jun 03, 2022

High Blood Pressure - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)? Hypertension is the scientific term for high blood pressure. Someone with hypertension has blood pressure levels...
Anatomical picture of kidney stones obstructing the kidney.
Jul 21, 2021

Kidney Stones - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are hardened rock-like structures that build up in the kidneys. They are by-products that accumulate from...
genital-warts-24-7-medcare
Jul 15, 2021

Genital Herpes - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Genital Herpes – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Genital Herpes? Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted...
Bell's Palsy - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment | 24-7Medcare
Jun 30, 2021

Bell's Palsy - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Bell’s Palsy – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s Palsy is the most common diagnosis of facial nerve...
hemorrhoids-haemorrhoid-247medcare
Sep 16, 2021

Hemorrhoids (Haemorrhoids) - Treatment, Symptoms and Diagnosis

What are Hemorrhoids (Haemorrhoids)? Hemorrhoids (haemorrhoids), also known as piles, are lumps or swollen veins that occur in the anal passage. While...
Patient with upper abdominal pain symptoms resulting from kidney stones
Jun 30, 2021

What is Pancreatitis? - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas has become inflamed. This disrupts the pancreas’s function for digestion and controlling...
Patient with Emphysema using a nasal tube to help with breathing
Jun 30, 2021

What is Emphysema? - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Emphysema? Emphysema is a progressive and chronic lung condition that leads to difficulty breathing, coughing and other symptoms. In particular,...
Food Poisoning
Sep 19, 2020

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by the ingestion of any food or drink which is contaminated with certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites...
stomach ulcers-24-7-medcare
Mar 02, 2022

Stomach Ulcers - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Stomach Ulcers? Stomach ulcers (also known as gastric ulcers) are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Ulcers are slow healing...
Image of leg with Cellulitis
Feb 11, 2021

What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is quite a common skin infection in Australia. This skin condition is caused by a bacterial infection, predominantly by group A...
deep vein thrombosis-24-7-medcare
Jan 30, 2022

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot(s) begin to form in the deep veins....
Patient with stomach and upper abdominal pain from Ulcerative Colitis / Irritable Bowel Disease
Jul 01, 2021

Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Ulcerative Colitis – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic disease of the bowel. As...
Patient with Asthma inhaler
Feb 11, 2021

What is Asthma?

Influenza otherwise known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory condition that is caused by influenza viruses. There are 2 main...
Laryngitis / cold
Oct 26, 2020

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is a medical condition characterised by the inflammation or swelling of your larynx or voice box as well as your vocal...
sinusitis-24-7-medcare
Mar 05, 2022

Sinusitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Sinusitis? Sinusitis is a condition caused by sinus inflammation. Another term is rhinosinusitis because most conditions will also be accompanied...
Intertrigo
Feb 11, 2021

What is Intertrigo? Symptoms & Causes

Intertrigo is a skin condition characterised by a rash located in flexures. This means intertrigo rash can be seen: Around the folds...
Patient with itchy hives on arm.
Jul 15, 2021

Hives (Urticaria) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Urticaria (Hives) – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What are Hives (Urticaria)? Urticaria is a skin condition that occurs in the form...
sciatica-24-7-medcare
Oct 28, 2021

Sciatica - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a common nerve condition that can occur in up to 40% of people throughout their lifetime [1]....
tooth ache
Oct 27, 2020

Oral Thrush

Candida albicans is the main type of fungus responsible for the mouth infection commonly referred to as Oral thrush. The mouth is...
Patient with stomach and upper abdominal pain from Ulcerative Colitis / Irritable Bowel Disease
Feb 10, 2021

What are Digestive Problems?

Digestive problems are essentially any medical condition that can hamper the smooth functioning of the digestive system. The digestion process begins at...
Constipation
Sep 20, 2020

Constipation

Constipation is one of the commonest medical complaints in Australia and occurs in adults and children. Almost everyone gets constipated at some...
man scratching sock
Oct 27, 2020

What is Tinea?

Tinea also known as “Ringworm” is quite a common infection of the skin, hair or nails  caused by a variety of  fungi...
Patient with itchy hives on arm.
Jun 30, 2021

Scabies - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Scabies? Human scabies is a skin condition caused by infestations of mites. Once diagnosed, the patient will experience itchiness and...
genital-warts-24-7-medcare
Sep 17, 2021

Vaginal Thrush - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Vaginal Thrush? Vaginal thrush, also known as a vaginal yeast infection or candidal vulvovaginitis, is a common fungal infection in...
Dr testing leg
Oct 27, 2020

What is Ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair is an uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing skin condition that is caused by hair or hairs that had previously been cut,...
hamstring strain-24-7-medcare
Feb 01, 2022

Hamstring Strain - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is a Hamstring Strain? Hamstring strains are one of the most common sports injuries globally. According to the official 2020 injury...
24-7 Medcare Sick man calling on phone to doctor
Nov 24, 2020

What is Influenza?

Influenza otherwise known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory condition that is caused by influenza viruses. There are 2 main...
24-7 Medcare Acne
Oct 27, 2020

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that affects both males and females. While acne normally starts when a person reaches
Image of woman holding a CT scan in front of the CAT scan machine.
Oct 04, 2021

What is an MRI Scan? An Essential Patient Guide

What is an MRI Scan? MRI scans are imaging investigations that GPs refer to help diagnose certain medical conditions and problems. During...
gallstones-24-7-medcare
Sep 27, 2021

Diarrhoea - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is an illness that is characterised by frequent, runny and loose stools. Those with diarrhoea will experience three...
24-7MedCare Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Nov 24, 2020

What is a Panic Attack?

A Panic Attack  is a period of sudden extreme anxiety or fear together with physical sensations. They can occur unexpectedly and usually...
24-7MedCare ADHD-Children
Nov 24, 2020

ADHD in children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can be described as a brain development disorder that is more prevalent in male children than...
gallstones-24-7-medcare
Oct 21, 2021

Gallstones - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Gallstones? Gallstones (also known as gallbladder stones or cholelithiasis) are hardened rock-like structures that build up from the digestive fluids...
rotator cuff injury-24-7-medcare
Oct 21, 2021

Rotator Cuff Injury - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is a Rotator Cuff Injury? Rotator cuff conditions are one of the most common shoulder injuries that GPs see [1]. The...
endoscopy 24-7 medcare
Aug 15, 2022

What is An Endoscopy? A Complete Patient Guide

If your GP has referred you for an endoscopy, there’s a good chance that you may have some questions about this procedure....
24-7MedCare Woman talking on phone and looking out of window
Nov 24, 2020

What is Depression?

At times, we can all feel sad, unhappy, moody or low but this may not mean you suffer from depression. These emotional...
Doctor educating patient about a vasectomy procedure using a sperm model.
Sep 02, 2021

Vasectomy Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Vasectomy? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is typically performed on men as a form of permanent contraception....
24-7MedCare Desperate lady suffering anxiety attack at subway station, feeling helpless
Nov 24, 2020

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental health conditions in Australia affecting 1 in 4 Australians at some stage in...
Lady holding tummy
Oct 27, 2020

What is a Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection, sometimes referred to as a UTI, is an infection of any part of the urinary system,
Patient with halistosis
Feb 11, 2021

What Causes Halitosis - Bad Breath?

Have you ever wondered why some people tend to have bad breath even though they seem to observe good oral hygiene? In...
tennis elbow-24-7medcare
Sep 18, 2021

Tennis Elbow - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis or elbow tendonitis) is the most common elbow injury in Australia...
Woman scratching hand / eczema
Oct 19, 2020

Eczema - What is it?

Eczema is a very common condition characterised by an irritation or inflammation of the skin.
Image of woman holding a CT scan in front of the CAT scan machine.
Aug 20, 2021

What is a CT Scan? An Essential Patient Guide

What is a CT scan? A CT scan (also known as a CAT scan) is short for computed tomography. They are performed...
Coronavirus Symptoms
Oct 19, 2020

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Recovery from the symptoms of COVID-19 will vary from one person to another.
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Sep 26, 2021

Concussion - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that occurs after head trauma or impact (e.g. blunt forces, direct contact,...
Man blowing nose / Hayfever
Oct 26, 2020

What is Hay Fever?

Hay Fever or otherwise called “Allergic Rhinitis”, is a natural allergic response by your immune system when you are exposed to an...
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Aug 24, 2021

What is Colonoscopy? Examination of the Colon

What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is performed to examine the colon (also known as the large intestine or bowel) and the...
Patient suffering from a headache due to symptoms from low blood pressure.
Feb 11, 2021

What are Headaches and Migraines?

A headache can be described as an aching feeling or pain, which can be felt in virtually any part of your head....
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Sep 17, 2021

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the nerves in the hand become compressed as it travels...
Patient with hair loss (alopecia)
Feb 11, 2021

What is Hair Loss? Symptoms & Treatments

Hair Growth Before getting into what hair loss is, it is important to understand how your hair grows. Typically, your scalp consists...
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Nov 24, 2020

What are Eating Disorders?

An Eating disorders is a severe mental health condition where a person has an unhealthy obsession with food
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Sep 16, 2021

Type 2 Diabetes - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes or diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM) is a chronic condition that causes higher than...
Patient experiencing insomnia
Feb 11, 2021

What is Insomnia?

It is estimated that about one-third of all Australians experience the sleeping problem known as insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping problem characterised...
Patient skin check for Melanoma
Feb 11, 2021

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that forms in the melanocytes or the pigment cells of the skin. It is the...