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Symptoms

Anxiety

Anxiety can have serious effects on your day-to-day life and can severely disrupt many aspects of life and if left unchecked or untreated can often lead to greater issues.

Over a one year period, over two million Australians may experience anxiety and is the most common mental health problem in Australia, and generally effects 1 in 4 people, so you are not alone.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain that lasts for over three months. The pain can be there all the time, or it may come and go. It can happen anywhere in your body. Chronic pain can interfere with your daily activities, such as working, having a social life and taking care of yourself or others.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. MS affects over 25,600 in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide

Migraines

Migraines are a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms, characterised by intense, debilitating headaches

Parkinson's Disease 

Parkinson's disease occurs when the nerve cells in your brain don't make enough of a body chemical called dopamine, which affects your movement and mood. Common symptoms may include tremors, muscle stiffness, slowing of movement and posture changes, but confirming if you have Parkinson's can take time.

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a  set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event. As a result, the person experiences feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. This condition causes chronic problems like nightmares, panic attacks, hypervigilance, detachment from others, overwhelming emotions, and self-destructive behavior

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can cause severe pain in the pelvis and make it harder to get pregnant. Endometriosis can start at a person's first menstrual period and last until menopause.

Arthritis

The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down.

Epilepsy 

Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder in which groups of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes send the wrong signals and cause seizures. Neurons normally generate electrical and chemical signals that act on other neurons, organs, and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.

Cancer Pain

Research studies have looked at the potential benefits of using medicinal cannabis to relieve symptoms and treatment side effects.

 

There is  evidence that cannabinoids can help people who have found conventional treatment unsuccessful for some symptoms and side effects, e.g. chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Depression

Depression is a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health which can last for long periods of time. Depression is classified as a mood disorder resulting in feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities

ASD

In adults, ASD traits may include: struggling with time management, feeling sensitive to the environment, feeling a sense of isolation, difficulty paying attention, struggling to pay attention to detail, or having too strong an attention to detail feeling anxious in social situations having difficulty maintaining relationships

becoming overwhelmed easily.

IBS / Colitis 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that occur together, including repeated pain in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movements, which may be diarrhea, constipation, or both. With IBS, you have these symptoms without any visible signs of damage or disease in your digestive tract.

Neuropathic pain

Nerve pain, also called neuralgia or neuropathic pain, occurs when a health condition affects the nerves that carry sensations to your brain. Nerve pain can feel different from other kinds of pain. Nerve pain can affect any nerve in your body, but it commonly affects some nerves more than others.

ADHD

Requires a medical diagnosis

Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity, behavioural: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions

Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span

Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings.

Auto Immunie Disorders

A healthy immune system defends the body against disease and infection. But if the immune system malfunctions, it mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs. Called autoimmune disease, these attacks can affect any part of the body, weakening bodily function and even turning life-threatening.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people are unable to fall asleep, stay asleep or wake up too early. There are many different causes for insomnia including medical conditions or lifestyle factors. Insomnia can affect your daytime functioning, including your energy levels, memory, mood or concentration.

Palliative care

Is an approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual

Drug and Alcohol Addition

Some signs that you may have an alcohol or other drug problem are:

  • changed eating or sleeping habits.

  • caring less about your appearance.

  • spending more time with people who drink or use drugs to excess.

  • missing appointments, classes or work commitments.

  • losing interest in activities that you used to love.

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