Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia with 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 years. The commonest cancers in Australia are prostate, colorectal, breast, melanoma and lung cancer.
Screening for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers is recommended and it is important to have regular discussions with your preferred practitioner with regards to these.
Elevated blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. It is caused by being overweight, using alcohol, high dietary salt intake and physical inactivity. In a 2011-2012 Australian Health Survey, almost one third of Australian adults had hypertension, with men being more commonly affected than women.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia where about 280 people are diagnosed daily. Risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity and family history. Complications of diabetes include heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and amputations due to damage to nerves and blood vessels.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia with 1 Australian dying every 12 minutes from it. Risk factors include diabetes, leading a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, alcohol use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Lifestyle management to prevent progression of disease
Important and effective protective measures to slow down the progress of chronic degenerative diseases include:
At Sivanna Health we have a team of practitioners who work to gether using the Integrative Medical Doctor, a Naturopath and Nutritionist along with a Life Coach who also provides sessions on meditation, Yoga therapy and Breath work.