Chronic diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes account for two-thirds of the burden of disease in Australia. Follow the link below for some of the most common conditions and symptoms you might experience, and seek help from a health professional if you experience any of those listed. In an emergency, dial triple zero (000). There is also a useful symptom checker on the Australian Government’s Health Direct website.
When your body is doing something unexpected, it can be worrying. We look at some of Australia’s common conditions and the symptoms that might present themselves. For each, you’ll find advice on where to get further help and support. Remember, if something doesn’t seem right to you, get it checked! The earlier you seek treatment, generally the better your prospects are for both treatment and recovery. Helping you empower yourself to look after your body and mind is all part of our goal of member health and happiness.