AnÂ Australian expert has downplayed concerns from the largest study to date suggesting long-term use of hormone replacement therapy increases a womanâs risk of developing Alzheimerâs disease.
25 February 2019
Jim, a previously healthy 73-year-old,Â presents with increasing fatigue despite sleeping well and resting regularly. He used to cycle about one hour a day, but for the past few months his exercise toleranceÂ has reduced.Â He has no history of cardiac disease.
18 February 2019
Sebastian, a 28-year-old chemistry PhD student, presents with a two-month history of insomnia. Sebastian is in the process of final data analysis and writing up his thesis.
27 November 2018
Multiple preparations are available on the Australian market for men requiring testosterone replacement therapy. Changes to the PBS in 2015 required that decisions to commence testosterone be made in conjunction with a specialist.
16 October 2018
Updated 22 October: The second bullet point under Clinical features has been corrected. Amanda is a 38-year-old woman who attends regarding difficulty falling pregnant. Amanda has been trying to conceive for seven months.
01 October 2018
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that can profoundly impact a woman's life. The condition affects up to 13% of non-Indigenous women, and around 21% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, of reproductive age.
07 August 2018
Harry is a 57-year-old man who has moved back to Australia after working in the UK for nine months. He attends for a general health check. He has run out of his antihypertensive tablets (olmesartan 40mg/day) and his blood pressure at home has been around 163/101.
02 July 2018
Janet, 57, presents with a six-month history of recurrent blisters on the dorsum of her hands and feet. She develops a new blister every few days. The lesions are tender and non-pruritic. She also notes photosensitivity affecting her forearms and dÃ©colletage.