Medical Articles

Mums to be

Mums to be by Dr BG Perumal (Gynaecologist)
Pregnancy is a very exciting time in the lives of many. Initially, one experiences extreme joy and happiness on learning of one’s pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, one experiences a number of changes physically and emotionally during its course. These sometimes result in questions, concerns and anxieties especially […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Utero-vaginal prolapse and its treatment

Utero-vaginal prolapse and its treatment – by dr D Glass (Gynaecologist)
A common consequence of both childbirth and the ageing process is weakening or damage of the supports of the bladder, vagina, and uterus.  In some cases the muscles have been torn, or ligaments that keep things in place have been overstretched.  As we age, the […]

By |May 29th, 2017|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Are you headed towards diabetes?

Diabetes is on the increase at a rate of 11% a year and is reaching epidemic proportions. This is due in part to the high GI, high fat diet the general public consumes, as well as an increase in sedentary lifestyle, stress and smoking.

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By |March 25th, 2017|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Understanding stress

Stress – the very word can make you feel tense.  There are few people who don’t face at least some stress each day, and many of us face more than our fair share.  But what exactly is stress and how should we deal with it?   Stress is defined as the inability to cope with a […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Detection

Skin cancer detection
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) says that there is no such thing as a safe tan. Daily damage done by the sun’s ultra violet rays builds up over time. CANSA says that as much as 80% of ultra violet-related skin damage occurs by age 18. Just one blistering sunburn as a […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia in babies and children

Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia in babies and children
Bronchiolitis
For young children, bronchiolitis is a less severe form of pneumonia, but pneumonia can develop if it is left unchecked. Caused mainly by virus but secondary bacterial infection can occur.

Bronchiolitis is basically an infection of the bronchiolar tubes so it’s a respiratory infection. Babies and small children are susceptible […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Understanding Tuberculosis (TB)

This article presented by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone in the interest of the community by Dr Ayoob Bux, a founding director of Hibiscus Private Hospital and chairman of the IPA (Independent Practitioners Association)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacterium, in humans.TB is a contagious disease. Like the […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Alcohol Poisoning

What is alcohol poisoning?
Alcohol poisoning is what happens if someone drinks far too much in a short amount of time. This is different from being drunk or having a little too much to drink. Alcohol poisoning is life-threatening. A person with alcohol poisoning could stop breathing or choke on his or her own vomit.
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By |December 3rd, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments

What is heartburn?

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms are similar to those of heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the Oesophagus (food Pipe) that is caused by stomach acid. Occasional heartburn is not dangerous but chronic heartburn can lead to (G O R D) Gastro Oesophageal Reflux […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Winter is here: guidelines about flu vaccines

What will winter be like on the South Coast this year? Some parts of South Africa have experienced colder than usual winters the last few years. Unexpectedly cold weather can have a profound effect on people who already have health issues, as well as children and the elderly.

Flu Vaccine for prevention of illness
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By |August 15th, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments
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