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Discussion in 'Health & Lifestyle' started by kimico, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. kimico

    kimico Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding medicals.

    I am 39 years old and generally well, if a bit overweight. I have recently spent some time in hospital for Asthma, it is pretty bad at the moment. Does anyone know whether this will affect my medical? I would hate to get that far only to fail and be told I wasnt suitable for a visa.

    I would be grateful for any input.


    Kim x

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    i do not think asthma will be problem to you, its quite common and a lot who have asthma have got thorugh the medicals with no problem. (in fact I have not heard of a failed medical because of asthma). Just as a side note, I was informed a couple of weeks ago that the Ventolin (salbutamol) inhalers in Australia are not on prescription, you can just go and buy from the chemist at about $6 each. Asthma is very common in Australia and they do seem very proactive in its treatement. You may also find that if your asthma is allergy driven it may ease when you get here. A lot have said that they feel better in Australia.

    It may pay to get a letter when its time for medicals from your doctor or consultant to say that it is under control with medication.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  3. kimico

    kimico Guest

    Thanks Colin, I appreciate your reply that is good news.

    Kim x
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    As Colin says , i wouldnt worry too much at all, loads of people migrate here and either themselves or one of their children have asthma, so it mustnt cause many issues with immigration.

    Get an upto date letter from your Dr , stating how long you have had it, what meds you take and any hospital procedures you have had done and take it to the medical with you, there ask the Panel Dr to forwards on with your other paperwork.

    Cal x
  5. brid

    brid Guest

    Hi there:D
    When I was in the uk I had asthma, and also a little over weight (quite a lot actually) mmm Meds went ok, as now in oz.
    And I don't have asthma any more, but saying that, I think my persian cat didn't help my asthma. Sadly he died last year. So I think I could have been allergic to him.
    So don't worry, you will be fine:D
    Brig x
  6. Prior to our move to Queensland, our 4yo (at the time) son had asthma symptoms and was on the "puffer". All symptoms disappeared when we arrived here. Maybe a particular case, but you never know!

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