We should always be working towards having a strong and healthy immune system but particularly with the appearance of COVID-19, most people are more aware and conscious of their health at the moment. Although the best protection at the moment for COVID-19 is social distancing and disinfecting, there are natural ways that we can help to boost our immune system to help fight off other colds, flus and infections. So what can you be doing to help promote a healthier, more robust and stronger immune system naturally? Read on to find out.
Our immune system is being tested every day through exposure to viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. A number of factors can result in a weakened immune system. Having poor diet and nutrition, lack of sleep/fatigue, chronic stress, alcohol, smoking, comorbidities such as asthma, and use of immnosuppressing drugs such as corticosteroids can all reduce your body's ability to fight infection.
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Have you or someone you know suffered from a concussion and been confused by the diagnosis and lack of management? This article may open your eyes to the options now available to help effectively manage symptoms of concussions.
For many years, concussions have been known about, but it is only recently that we are learning about the effect’s concussions can have on the brain later in life. We know that if left untreated, concussions can lead to Post Concussion Syndrome and in recent years, there have been many new studies on what impact a concussion has on the brain with alarming conclusions in relation to Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis (CTE). This has resulted in a rapid overhaul of the concussion management and rehabilitation.
All concussions are a form of brain injury:
Concussions involve a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The cause of a concussion is usually from a direct blow to the head, neck or face, but can also include other...
Migraine sufferers - you are not alone
There are 7 million people affected by chronic headache and migraine in Australia.
Dr Liam discusses the top 3 frustrations that people face with migraine, which causes them to suffer even more ( as if having chronic headache or migraine isn't enough)
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Let us know your biggest frustrations when it comes to managing your migraine.
Why does there seem to be so much secrecy surrounding what causes a migraine? Dr Beth (osteopath) help to unveil the mystery. Schedule a free call so we can help you unravel your migraine mystery and you can start finding long term relief today.
Can your headaches/migraines predict the weather? Dr Beth (osteopath) talks all things weather. Share you weather related headache and migraine stories with us in the comments below. If you would like to talk to one of our headache experts - you can book a free callback here https://calendly.com/drdamian/15min
Do you ever suffer from migraines, and feel that no one truly understands what you go through? Then this article is a must-read.
Dr Liam, an Osteopath at Melbourne Headache Solutions discusses the top 3 challenges that migraine sufferers report to him with his top 3 tips on how to tackle them.
Migraine is one of the most disabling conditions but also the one that no-one else can see or truly understand.
Fortunately, working in a clinic where we see hundreds of cases every week, we have learnt a lot about the biggest frustrations people face and how to help manage them to prevent further feelings of overwhelm.
My 3 tips at the end might just help you manage some of the difficulties you face every day because of your migraines.
Top 3 frustrations I hear in the clinic about the effect of migraine
1. The first thing I always hear patients say is that they’re prescribed strong medications, most of which have nasty side effects like weight gain, mood swings and nausea....
Posture - What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Watch Dr. Beth's (Osteopath) video to find out if your posture is impacting on your headaches and migraines. If you, or someone else you know, are suffering from headaches or migraines, contact Melbourne Headache Solutions book an appointment today.
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The deep neck flexor (DNF) muscles are the pillars of strength that help to support your head and neck. However, in headache and migraine sufferers, these muscles are often weak which can lead to an increase in frequency and intensity of head pain. Dr Beth (osteopath) explains what the DNF muscles are and how you can help to strengthen these muscles to help decrease your headaches and migraines. If you or someone else you know are suffering from headaches and/or migraines, call Melbourne Headache Solutions book an appointment today.
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