Author: Dr. Syed H Javed

  • Muscle Pain: Relief and Leg Cramps Treatment

    Muscle Pain: Relief and Leg Cramps Treatment

    Muscle pain affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It can be caused by excessive exercise, injury, or certain health conditions.  Muscle ache pain can also indicate other conditions affecting the entire body. For example, infections like the flu and disorders impacting connective tissues can cause muscle pain. The pain can vary from mild to…

  • STI Guidelines in Australia: What You Need to Know

    STI Guidelines in Australia: What You Need to Know

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant public health concern worldwide. Effective management and prevention are essential to control the spread and impact of STIs.  This blog provides an overview of general STI guidelines Australia, focusing on Australian STI guidelines, Chlamydia management, and overall STI management guidelines. Understanding STI Guidelines STI guidelines are standardized protocols…

  • How to Stop Leg Cramps Immediately: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    How to Stop Leg Cramps Immediately: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    Leg cramps, also known as charley horses, are characterized by sudden and involuntary muscle contractions. They usually affect the calf muscles but can also occur in the thighs or feet. They can cause intense pain, tightness, or bulging of the affected muscle. Leg cramps can cause pain anytime, during periods of physical activity or at…

  • Understanding LRTI: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

    Understanding LRTI: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

    “LRTI” is a medical abbreviation for “Lower Respiratory Tract Infection.” It refers to infections affecting the airways and structures below the voice box, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. Let us first understand what a respiratory tract infection is. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a range of infections that impact different systems of the respiratory…

  • Does Pill Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

    Does Pill Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

    Birth control pills prevent pregnancy and generally do not lead to weight gain.  Although it may be possible that some individuals gain weight when taking birth control pills, this effect is usually temporary, minor, and can be managed.  Factors like age, fluid retention, and stress are more commonly associated with weight gain than birth control…

  • What Does Genital Herpes Look Like?

    What Does Genital Herpes Look Like?

    Genital Herpes is an infection that stays in your body for life.  Feelings of shame, embarrassment, anxiety, and depression are common, mainly due to the societal stigma surrounding STIs.  Seeking support from healthcare professionals, support groups, or trusted friends and family members offers benefits for coping with the emotional aspects of the condition. Before we…

  • Use of Fake Medical Certificates and Employment Fallout: A Case Study

    Use of Fake Medical Certificates and Employment Fallout: A Case Study

    Online medical certificates have introduced a convenient alternative for individuals seeking validation of their inability to work due to illness or injury.  However, online certificates have also raised questions regarding their reliability, authenticity, and potential for misuse.  Understanding the implications and regulations surrounding online medical certificates in Australia is essential for employers, healthcare professionals, and…

  • Can Recurrent UTIs Be A Sign of Cancer?

    Can Recurrent UTIs Be A Sign of Cancer?

    Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) can sometimes show underlying medical conditions, including certain types of cancer, although they’re not common. Studies suggest that approximately 20 to 30% of women who suffer from a UTI will develop recurrent UTIs. While they are more commonly caused by bacterial infections, recurrent UTIs that don’t respond well to treatment…

  • How to Get Antibiotics for UTI Without Seeing a Doctor?

    How to Get Antibiotics for UTI Without Seeing a Doctor?

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and can occur in any part of the urinary tract system, from the urethra to the bladder and kidneys. But how to get antibiotics without seeing a doctor? We will cover it in this blog. Nearly 30% of women will experience a UTI in their lifetime before the…

  • How Long Do Prescriptions Last in Australia? A Guide to Prescription Validity

    How Long Do Prescriptions Last in Australia? A Guide to Prescription Validity

    Online prescriptions ensure individuals can access medications from anywhere to maintain or improve their health.  However, regulations and guidelines surrounding the validity of prescriptions and understanding these rules are essential for individuals in Australia who rely on prescribed medications.  Let’s delve into how long do prescriptions last in the Australian healthcare system. How Long Does…