Women's Health Goulburn North East
Women's Health Goulburn North East


57 Rowan Street, Wangaratta, 3677
Tel 03 5722 3009 | Fax 03 5722 3020
Email whealth@whealth.com.au

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Grief and Loss

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Menopause

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Overweight and Obesity

Australia has one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the developed world. Aside from genetic factors, overweight and obesity is caused by an energy imbalance, where energy intake exceeds energy expenditure over a considerable period of time. Hence good nutrition and adequate levels of physical activity play an important role in the prevention of further weight gain throughout the life cycle. Overweight and obesity have recently overtaken tobacco smoking as the leading risk factor for premature death and disease in Australia. Being overweight or obese can lead to an increased cancer risk as well as a decreased life expectancy and reduced quality of life as a result of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, psychological disorders and social problems. Many of these are often preventable through a healthy and active lifestyle. Overweight and obesity is measured at the population level for adults using the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is caculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in metres squared. You can calculate your BMI on line at www.health.gov.au. If you are concerned about your weight please contact:

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Continence

Over 2 million Australian's have difficulty controlling their bladder or bowel and 1 in 3 women who ever have had a baby are likely to wet themselves.
If you: Leak urine when you laugh, cough , sneeze or play sport. Leak urine during intercourse. Go to the toilet frequently during the day. Get up to pass urine more than twice overnight. Feel your bladder hasn’t completely emptied. Have uncontrolled loss of wind or difficulty with bowel motions. Then you should seek help.

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Dementia

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Diabetes

Diabetes is caused by either the decreased production of insulin, or ability of the body to use insulin. If you are feeling tired, sleepy because you lack energy, have increased thirst, blurry vision, weight loss or gain, skin infections, itching in the genital area or tingling/numbness in your feet, get it checked. If you are overweight, over 40 and/or have a family history of diabetes, a screening is important. Health Checks: Fasting Blood sugar check : Health Service provider review

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Drug and Alcohol

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Gambling

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Financial Support

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Eating Disorders

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Smoking