Post Tagged with: "Dr Caitlin O’Connor"

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Management Of Asthma

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Management Of Asthma

July 15, 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the serious issue of asthma in Ireland… Asthma is a serious problem. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. One in eight of population have asthma, 20% of these do not have their symptoms controlled. The […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

July 1, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on anxiety issues… Most people feel anxious from time to time. However, anxiety can become abnormal if it interferes with your day-to-day activities. Anxiety is a symptom of various anxiety disorders which are discussed below. They can often be treated. […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Bacterial Vaginosis… Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is common and causes a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable smell. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal germs (bacteria) in the vagina. Symptoms are […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Gallstones And How To Prevent Them

Dr Caitlin: Gallstones And How To Prevent Them

June 3, 2017 at 7:17 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on gallstones and how to prevent them… Gallstones are common. They cause no symptoms in two out of three people who have them. They sometimes cause problems such as pain, yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

May 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on phobic anxiety disorders… A phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or event. The fear is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Coming near or into contact with the feared situation causes anxiety. […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Testicular Cancer… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both testicles, which causes a lump or tumour. Cancerous cells can break away from this tumour and form […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on drug driving laws… The Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched its fifth in a series of anti-drug driving awareness campaigns in association with An Garda Síochána in April. The campaign was introduced in co-operation with the Medical Bureau for […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)… What is it? As the name suggests, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a condition which tends to become more common as people get older. It is a very common cause of reduced vision in […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

April 29, 2017 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Glandular Fever, sometimes known as ‘the kissing disease’… What is glandular fever? Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by a member of the herpes virus family, the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus multiplies in the cells at the […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on how to pack a child’s lunchbox with healthy food… Most children take a packed lunch to school, but making a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare. How do you make […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 8, 2017 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)… What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large bowel (colon) in which the bowel overreacts to a mild stimulus – such as eating or the presence of […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on the menopause… What is the menopause? The menopause, also known as the ‘change of life’, simply means the end of menstruation. The term is also used to refer to the months and years in a woman’s life before […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

March 25, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Chickenpox… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that usually occurs in children, although adults can also be affected. It causes a rash on the skin with blisters, which can be very itchy. It is caused […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Meningitis

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Meningitis

March 18, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on meningitis… What is meningitis ? Meningitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord (called the ‘meninges’). It can be caused by a bacterial infection or a virus, or more rarely, […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

March 11, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

February 11, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on erectile dysfunction… Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Occasional failure to achieve an erection is a common phenomenon and does not constitute […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

January 21, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of Folic Acid… What is folic acid? Folic acid, which is also known as folate, is a B group vitamin. Like most other vitamins, it cannot be made in the body, so it must be taken […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of St Brendan’s Park Medical Centre, looks at the problem of head lice which can occur when children go back to school… Head lice are tiny greyish-brown wingless insects that are about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. They have six legs that end […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

December 31, 2016 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on applying CPR to a person suffering cardiac arrest… Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique which should be administered as soon as possible to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

December 17, 2016 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on the abuse of alcohol and its effects… Sensible drinking Nearly one in four adults risks their health by drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol. One unit is equal to 8g, or about 10ml, of pure alcohol. […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

December 10, 2016 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on quitting smoking… Why should I quit? The health benefits of stopping smoking become evident within a very short time period. • As soon as you stop smoking, body will begin to rid itself of tobacco toxins. • […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

December 3, 2016 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the Eczema skin condition… Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a group of skin complaints that can affect all age groups and can occur anywhere on the body. It is estimated that about one in 10 people are affected […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

November 26, 2016 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on endometriosis… What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition in which patches of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) start growing in other places in the body, outside of the womb. Wherever it grows, the endometrium […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on appendicitis…  What is appendicitis? The appendix is a small worm like pouch, which is attached to the lower end of the caecum. The caecum is the first part of the colon or large intestine. It is located in […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

November 5, 2016 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, has been describing some methods of contraception over the past couple of weeks. In the third part, she goes through some more available… Contraceptive injection  What is it? This is an injection of hormones that provides a longer acting alternative to […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 1)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 1)

October 22, 2016 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the different methods of contraception (Part 1)… Contraception (birth control) aims to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods and your choice of contraceptive method will depend on your preferences as a couple, your contraceptive needs and your […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Warfarin

Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Warfarin

October 15, 2016 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the anticoagulant Warfarin… Warfarin is an oral ‘anticoagulant’, a medication taken by mouth to reduce the formation of blood clots. It is prescribed for conditions such as sane heart beat irregularities, artificial heart valves, clotting in veins, heart […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Symptoms And Treatment Of Leukaemia In Children

Dr Caitlin: Symptoms And Treatment Of Leukaemia In Children

October 8, 2016 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on leukaemia in children… What is leukaemia? Leukaemia is the medical name for cancer of the blood. It is a very serious illness in which the marrow inside the body’s bones produces a large number of abnormal bone marrow […]

Read more ›
Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

October 1, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the flu vaccine… The national Annual Flu Vaccination campaign is targeting the key at-risk groups for seasonal influenza –  everyone aged over 65, health care staff and carers, and younger people with long-term illnesses such as asthma, heart […]

Read more ›

image