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Everyday Health Issues



Does your body not work the way it should? Are you taking medicines for a problem that will not go away? Do you feel like you are being taken over by a disease?

We can give you the right information to help you take back control.

It is difficult enough to get through the change in hormones, the exams, the taking responsibility, negotiating friends and independence. It can make you feel overwhelmed and you begin to wonder what else life can throw at you.

Occasionally, it is just unfair and sometimes we get more to deal with than others. For some, they get things that affect their bodies, like diabetes and asthma. Living with a disease when you are young or old can be tricky.

We give you the low down here on some conditions and really hope that you will come in and talk to us about how you are doing.

If you are having difficulties, we might be able to help out. If you are coping really well with a medical problem, congratulations. Do come in and talk to us because we think you are the best person to help someone else who might be struggling.

See how other young people have coped with medical problems at Youth Health Talk.

Related Questions

  • Age: 14
    Gender: Female

    Question:

    ive got a blood test in a couple of weeks and im scared coz I've been told they inject into ur vein, could you tell me what they really do because im dreading it :/

    Answer:

    A blood test is a very routine test, and the person doing it will be very proficient. A very thin needle is inserted into a vein, usually in the bend of your arm where veins are prominent, and a small amount of blood is taken out.  It can be uncomfortable but not really painful; the thought of it is worse than the reality. 

    It is possible to have some numbing cream put on beforehand. This takes about 20-40 minutes to work, so sometimes it is better to get it over with quickly than get even more anxious while waiting for the cream to work!

  • Age: 14
    Gender: Female

    Question:

    ive had a bladder problem for over half of my life, and its got worse. ive just managed to get some medication for it, would i be on them for long?

    Answer:

    As you have had this condition for most of your life you probably have a specialist or your doctor who sees you regularly. If this is the case its probably best to speak with them as they will have good picture of the history. Having said that we would be very happy to talk through your condition and treatment and help clarify any questions or concerns you may have. Naturally we would need more information which would best shared in a private consultation. If you are local please drop in to one of our clinics or if you are further away give us a call and we can talk on the phone.

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