Australian's are currently bombarded by conflicting and confusing health information. As a result the critical health messages are being ignored and though one third of all chronic illnesses are preventable, people remian confused about their own health risks. Despite advances in health technology, people often delay treatment because they do not know which simple symptoms they should really worry about or what screening tests they should have done.
When you look at the current statistics you realise that it's time to make sure we do have the right information and that we start taking our health seriously.Stats
One in 2 men and 1 in 3 women over 40 years of age will develop heart disease.
Approximately 700,000 Australians are diabetic and a further 500,000 are undiagnosed and unknowingly developing life threateing complications.
Over 2.3 million Australians have signs of chronic kidney disease, including over 1.4 million people with moderate kidney failure.
25% of strokes occur in people under 65 years.
One in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will be directly affected by cancer before the age of 75, yet many australians do not avail themselves of recommended screening tests for cancer.
Osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years.
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About the Author:
Leanne Rowe is a rural general practitioner and Deputy Chancellor of Monash University. She is a former Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds academic appointments with
the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. She is a past recipient of the Best Contribution to Health Care in Australia' awarded by the Australian Medical Association.
Michael Kidd is Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney and works as a general practitioner in an inner city suburb. He was president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. He is a member of the executive committee of the World Organization of Family Doctors and their liaison person with the World Health Organization.
Save Your Life & The Lives of Those You Love
Allen & Unwin
Author: Dr Michael Kidd and Dr Leanne Rowe