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Allergies & Asthma
Blood Sugar Irregularities
Metabolic syndrome is the precursor to Type 2 diabetes, which has become a worldwide health problem. There are approximately 890,000 Australians and 270,000 New Zealanders currently diagnosed with diabetes. In addition to these numbers, it has been predicted that there are thousands of people with undiagnosed diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was once only seen in adults over 40 years of age, however, it is now more and more common in younger people.
Generally Naturally Dynamic Health Practitioners find that when clients experience an episode of constipation they will be drawn to the over the counter laxatives, which will offer some relief in the short term. In the long term they can be actually dangerous and make your constipation worse. The problem with this quick fix is that it never looks at the many possible causes of constipation
Have you ever taken the time to assess the amount of chemicals and toxins that you are exposed to on a daily basis? In today’s modern world we are increasingly exposed to thousands of different toxins and chemicals every day, many you are not even aware of.
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the womb (uterus), grows outside the uterus. The endometrium normally responds to the sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. In women with endometriosis, the misplaced endometrial cells in the pelvic cavity also respond to these hormones.
Having a baby is a precious gift and conceiving should be an easy, natural process. Sadly, many couples have a low natural fertility and struggle to conceive and/or maintain a pregnancy.
Generally Naturally Dynamic Health Practitioners find that when clients experience an episode of constipation they will be drawn to the over the counter laxatives, which will offer some relief in the short term. In the long term they can be actually dangerous and make your constipation worse. The problem with this quick fix is that it never looks at the many possible causes of constipation.
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Common Signs and Symptoms Of IBS
Abdominal pain and cramping.
Diarrhorea or Constipation or a combination of both.
Abdominal bloating of a feeling of abdominal distension.
Feeling of not emptying your bowel completely.
There may mucous in the stool.
Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life. By the time a woman reaches menopause her ovaries begin to shut down, producing less estrogen and progesterone and releasing eggs less often. Over the long run, the lack of estrogen can make a woman more vulnerable to osteoporosis (which can begin in the 40s) and heart disease.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Approximately one in four women suffer from PCO/PCOS during their reproductive years. Genes controlling androgens (sex hormones such as testosterone) and insulin production appear to be connected to the pathophysiology and risk factors of PCO/S development.
PMS Premenstrual Syndrome
PMS is a condition characterized by psychological symptoms that occur during the week before menses begins and end within a few days of the onset of bleeding. This is considered the most common female hormonal disorder with around 70-90% of women experiencing premenstrual symptoms at some stage of their reproductive life.
Fatigue is a very common complaint that Naturopaths are presented with. Causes are many and varied and it is never as simple as taking a vitamin or getting mmore sleep. You can suffer from mental, physical and often a combination of both when presenting with fatigue. Fatigue presents differently for everyone but definitely the feeling of overwhelming tiredness is the most common symptom, especially despite adequate sleep.
Do you find that you are gradually losing joint function and experience pain constantly. This is most likley due to osteoarthritis. This is the most common musculoskeletal disorder in Australia and is very common in the elderly but it can also effect younger australians too.
Osteoarthritis is considered a wear andtear disease process and effects you as you age or have excessive use or trauma to a joint.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are among the most common symptoms experienced by everyone. Although headaches and migraines are common, often a clear understanding of why you get these remains unclear, so many of us suffer terribly.
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid problem that we see at NDH and many people go undiagnosed for long periods of time because the symptoms often overlap with the feeling of just being tired and busy or run down. By the time you finally seek help you feel both physically and emotionally exhausted.
Stress/Anxiety: While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful situation has passed, or 'stressor' is removed. Anxiety is a symptom of excessive stress and occurs when these anxious feelings don’t subside.
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood - it's a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) means that
your blood is pumping with more force than normal through your arteries.
Hypertension is often treated as a disease; however it’s actually the correct
response for blood vessels affected by inflammation.
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and diseases in Australia. Tobacco use not only reduces your life expectancy, but also your quality of life as well. Many medical conditions caused from smoking not only result in death, but in living for years with disabling health problems
Pain / Inflammatiom
Everyone has experienced acute inflammation – a sprained ankle or a cut – and witnessed the effect of your body’s immune system rushing to your aid to neutralise any threat to your body and restore function with the affected area turning red, puffy and hot. A normal, healthy immune response should flare up and die down again a short time later, as the body’s healing process resolves and the injury heals.
Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells. Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and contain a protein called haemoglobin. Oxygen attached itself to haemoglobin and because of this capability, red blood cells are responsibly for delivering oxygen to the body’s cells so they can perform their various duties.
The Candida genus of yeast is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area. Most yeast infections are caused by a specific kind of yeast called Candida albicans. Usually, its growth is kept in check by the lactobacillus bacteria. However, these bacteria cannot work effectively if there’s an imbalance in your system. The imbalance of these microorganisms lead to an overgrowth of yeast, which causes the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections.