Firstly, what exactly is a cardiac arrhythmia?
A cardiac arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm that is characterised by changes in heart beat. Sometimes these can be felt noticeably as heart palpitations during rest, exercise or after consuming caffeine.Learn more »
Firstly, what defines back and neck pain?
Back and neck pain can be defined generally as physical discomfort occurring anywhere along the spine/neck that ranges from mild to disabling. Back pain typically feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in the back or neck region.Learn more »
Firstly, what is a heart attack?
A heart attack occurs when there is a sudden and complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of the heart. The heart, being a muscle, requires a good blood supply to keep it healthy and without it, the muscle starts to die. Unfortunately the longer a blockage is left untreated, the more damage it can cause to the heart muscle.Learn more »
Find out what many Aussie seniors claim on travel insurance and how you can reduce the risk of an incident claiming your holiday.
We all face risk when we travel, whether we’ve chosen to do so at seventeen or at seventy, and whether we’re walking the Camino in Spain or cruising the Murray River in Adelaide.
Because unpredictable and unfortunate incidents can happen while we travel is exactly why travel insurance exists – and why purchasing cover should grace the very top of our pre-holiday to-do lists.Learn more »
Firstly, exactly what is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is located below the bladder near the rectum and is part of a male’s reproductive system, it’s function being to produce seminal fluid which carries a man’s sperm.Learn more »
First, what exactly is arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease that causes joint inflammation – especially where one joint meets another. It can affect one joint or several joints simultaneously. There are more than one hundred different types of arthritis with the two most common types being osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The cause of most types of arthritis is unknown.Learn more »
What is breast cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. Breast cancer starts in the breast tissue and occurs when abnormal cells in the breast grow in an uncontrolled way.Learn more »
What is a pacemaker and how does it work?
A pacemaker is a small device that is implanted under the skin on the left or right hand side of the chest and helps maintain a healthy heart beat. It does this by sending electrical signals to the heart to help it beat at a normal rate. The unit contains a battery and leads, which send the electrical impulse.Learn more »
Firstly, what is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that affects over one million Australians. The disease makes bones brittle, which means a higher risk of fractures and breaks compared with normal bone.Learn more »
Firstly, what is asthma?
Asthma is a disease of the airways – which transport air into our lungs. When somebody is experiencing asthma, it may be difficult to breathe in and out. At other times, an asthmatic can have completely normal breathing. Most asthmatics have permanently inflamed airways (if they’re not using preventative medicines) and at certain times, the airways will become tight/constricted so there is less space to breathe through.Learn more »