Asquith Doctors aims to provide quality health care to the local Asquith area and the surrounding community.

Our experienced General Practitioners’ both Male & Female, offer you a range of services that deal with your day to day chronic and acute diseases. Our medical centre  is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide you with the best in our medical analysis. Give us a call on 02 9477 4400. 

Our services include: Chronic Conditions, Senior Health Assessments, Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Mental Health, Travel Medicine, Children’s Health Checks, Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Chiropractic, Podiatry & Dietician.

Our doctors provide you with consistently professional health services of the highest standard in your surrounding local community. Our Asquith Medical Centre ensures our staff are passionate about providing our health services and an incredible experience for our patients.

We are proud to provide a complete health service with in-house physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology, chiropractic. We offer bulk billing for all patients with a valid Medicare card. There are some exceptions to this, such as work-related consultations.

Our priority is to provide state-of-the-art and professional health-care service from highly-trained medical professionals. To make good on this promise, proper training is paramount. Not only do we hire the most experienced staff, we hire the most compassionate, caring and dedicated people we can find.

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Women’s Health

Breast Cancer

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in women in Australia and is an abnormal growth of cells that line the breast. These cells grow to other parts of the body and spread. Breast Cancer is 10x more likely in women than men.

Symptoms

  • a lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast.
  • a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts.
  • discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood)
  • a lump or swelling in either of your armpits.
  • dimpling on the skin of your breasts.
  • a rash on or around your nipple.

Treatment/Prevention

Treatment options include:

Chemotherapy in which the patient takes drugs that kill good and bad cells in the body.

Mascetomy where the breast is surgically removed to stop the cancer from spreading.

Radiotherapy which targets cancerous cells to kill them.

Breast conservation where some of the breast tissue is removed

Causes

The causes of breast cancer may be from your genes or lifestyle factors such as high alcohol intake or obesity at an older age. Although 9 out of 10 women who have breast cancer don’t have it running in the family.

 

Fibroids

What is Fibroids?

Fibroids are abnormal growth in a women’s uterus. The growth is usually benign or non-cancerous.

Causes

The exact cause of Fibroids are unknown but they are most common during reproductive years where the levels of Estrogen are high.

Symptoms 

Symptoms of fibroids are:

  • heavy periods
  • severe abdominal pain
  • lower back pain
  • longer periods than usual
  • increased urination

Prevention and Treatment

Medications like Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists make the fibroids smaller. Other medicines blocking the production of estrogen and progesterone, putting you into a temporary postmenopausal state.

 

Menopause

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a normal condition that effects women as they age. Menopause is the changes after or just before menstruating stops happening. This shows the end to a women’s reproductive cycle. Less and less hormones are produced at this time.

 Symptoms

Symptoms of menopause include:

  • Hot flushes and night sweats. …
  • Insomnia, early awakening
  • Pain in your joints and tiredness
  • Anxiety or mood changes
  • Dry vagina
  • Overactive bladder or discomfort.

Treatment and Prevention

Treatment may include hormone therapy or estrogen therapy which prevents menopausal hot flashes.

Causes

Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops. Menopause happens between the age of 40 and 55 years of age because this is when the reproductive years are over.

 

Puberty

What is Puberty

Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child’s body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. It is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads: the ovaries in a girl, the testes in a boy.

This happens at different times for different people but this process usually starts at 8-10 and ends at 14 years old for girls and starts at 10-14 and ends by around 15 or 16 for boys.

Symptoms

  • Body Growth. One major change you may notice is growing faster than you did during childhood. …
  • Breast Development. …
  • Body Hair. …
  • Body Sweat. …
  • Skin and Hair Changes. …
  • Genitals Develop. …
  • Discharge Occurs. …
  • First Period Starts.

Treatment

This process happens to everyone in their late childhood. This process rarely causes issues like delayed puberty or premature puberty. There are treatment options like the estrogen hormone injections, pills or skin patches. However, not all children with precocious puberty require treatment, particularly if puberty occurs only slightly early. The goal of treatment is to prevent the production of testosterone hormones to prevent the early halt of growth, short stature in adulthood, emotional effects, social problems, and problems with libido.

 

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is PID and the Cause of it?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of one or more organs in a woman’s pelvic area like the Uterus, cervix. It is caused by a bacterial infection spreading from the cervix to other female reproductive organs. The infection may be sexually transmitted or the infection can follow an abortion, insertion of an intrauterine contraceptive device or childbirth.

Symptoms

To know if you have PID visit your doctor for a vaginal swab or pelvic examination.

Prevention and Treatment

There are many treatment options like antibiotics or penicillin antibiotics. Prevention for this infection are using condoms during sexual intercourse and if you are sexually active it is highly recommended to take regular tests for Sexually Transmittable Disease’s.

When PID’s are treated early it lowers the risk of further complications like lower fertility, chronic abdominal painectopic pregnancypremature birth.

Depression

What is depression?

Someone is has depression feels sad or has a low mood for longer than two weeks and that starts to get in the way of your day to day life.

Symptoms

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. You feel as if nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  • You don’t care anymore about former hobbies, pastimes, and social activities you used to enjoy.
  • Appetite changes often leading to significant weight loss or weight gain.
  • Changes in your sleep pattern.
  • Feeling angry, agitated, restless.
  • Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and drained of energy.
  • Trouble concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things.

Causes

Causes of Depression are prolonged situations of stress. It could be caused from life events or from your genes.

Treatment

Depression can be cured by a medical professional by getting prescribed to anti-depressants which are very effective in treating anxiety and depression.

Psychological therapy can help you change your thinking patterns and improve your coping skills so you’re better equipped to deal with life’s stresses and conflicts. CBT is a structured psychological treatment which recognises that the way we think and act affects the way we feel. CBT is one of the most effective treatments for depression, and has been found to be useful for a wide range of ages.

CBT involves working with a professional therapist to identify thought and behaviour patterns that are either making you more likely to become depressed, or stopping you from getting better when you’re experiencing depression.

 

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.