Overview of BPD
BPD is the most common personality disorder in clinical settings, and it is present in cultures around the world. It causes marked distress and impairment in social, occupational and role functioning, and it is associated with high rates of self-destructive behavior (e.g. suicide attempts) and completed suicide.
The concept of borderline personality disorder can be as difficult and frustrating to understand as the people it attempts to define. Hence, there is an abundance of literature on the topic attempting to explain its meaning, its aetiology, its parameters, its place in psychiatry and its management. Continue reading
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a very common condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of BPH that affects more than 500 million men worldwide1. In fact, BPH is more common than prostate cancer2.
This year in Australia alone over 1 million men will suffer from lower urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate3. Continue reading
Iron deficiency is common in Australia, affecting up to 20% of people during their lifetime. Iron deficiency can stem from multiple causes, including low intake of iron-rich foods, reduced absorption or excessive loss of iron, which is usually due to blood loss1-3. Continue reading
Gynaecomastia, or male breast enlargement, is a commonly occurring problem. The enlargement usually consists of increased fat, ductal and stromal tissue. Continue reading
The function of the eyelids
The function of the eyelids are to protect the globe, lubricate the cornea and allow tear drainage while maintaining the visual field, not to mention being a central and aesthetic component of the face. Continue reading
The prevalence of pain in the cancer population is frequently represented as up to 90% of patients1. More alarmingly, the severity is often high particularly in the latter stages. When combining severity and prevalence with quoted figures of 50% of patients not receiving adequate pain control, then our management of the problem should be scrutinised1. Continue reading
Chest pain is a frequently encountered symptom in the primary care setting. Distinguishing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from more benign aetiologies can be challenging, even for an experienced cardiologist. Continue reading
Hyperhidrosis and other sweat gland disorders, including bromhidrosis and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), have the potential to be deeply distressing conditions1. Continue reading
The term “bunion” is derived from the latin word “bunio”, meaning a “turnip” which denotes the prominent medial eminence of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Continue reading