Anaemia

Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Depending on the severity, the symptoms of anaemia may include pale skin, fatigue/weakness, breathlessness, frequent headaches, racing heart/palpitations, concentration difficulties, cracked or reddened tongue, loss of appetite and strange food cravings. Causes of anaemia include impaired … Read more

Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis (iron overload disorder) is one of the most common hereditary diseases. Around one in 200 Caucasian Australians have a genetic predisposition to this disease. It is more common in people of Celtic or northern European descent. Haemochromatosis is a condition that causes excess iron to build up in the body. Too much iron in … Read more

Acne

Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. The hair follicle and its associated oil gland become blocked and inflamed. Whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pus-filled spots develop on the face, neck, back and chest because this is where oil glands are largest and most active. There are a few known causes … Read more