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Cholesterol, the bad and the good

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)
Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that plays an important role in our body cells.  The liver produces the […]

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

How is TB diagnosed?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacterium, in humans. TB is a contagious disease. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air; when infectious people cough, sneeze, or spit they propel TB germs into the air! A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments

What is diabetes?

WHAT IS DIABETES?

When you eat, your body breaks down the starchy foods you eat into glucose and your blood carries this glucose to all the cells in your body.  Your body needs insulin to carry the glucose from the blood into the cells. These cells use the glucose for energy to do their work.
But when […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Neonatal Jaundice

Jaundice of the newborn
One of the more common problems we encounter in the newborn period is jaundice. This is simply when the baby presents with yellowing of the skin and or eyes as a result of increased bilirubin levels in the bloodstream.

We categorize these into 2 groups either:

physiological (normal) jaundice of the newborn […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Discomforts of Hay Fever and how to avoid them

This article presented in the community interest by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone.  Based on material supplied by Dr Ayoob Bux,
Founding Director Hibiscus Private Hospital and Chairman of the Independent Practitioners Association (IPA).

Commonly mistaken for influenza or the common flu, hay fever (Allergic Rhinitis) is the irritation and inflammation of certain internal areas of […]

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

Foot Deformities

The foot is an intricate structure in the makeup the body. It supports the entire weight of the body and allows balance, speed and mobility on rough terrain. However it is subject to the deforming forces generated by being overweight, poor blood supply and poor footwear.

It is important to prevent foot deformities by wearing well […]

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

Eczema can be managed

Eczema is a condition of the skin that presents as reddened, dry scaly skin. Occasionally, small bumps or blisters occur. Eczema is not infectious, but may become infected. It is an extremely itchy condition causing the sufferer great discomfort.

Eczema is really an allergy, meaning that there are things that do not agree with the body, […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Swine Flu Update

The Department of Health has confirmed on the 16/07/2009 that there have been 104 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, in the country. The most cases being reported in Gauteng.
The country’s first swine-flu case was detected in a 12-year-old boy who arrived from the United States on June 14.
Change in approach
Not every […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Medical Articles|0 Comments

Asthma and Hay Fever: “Partners in crime”

This article presented in the community interest by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone.  Based on material supplied by Dr Ayoob Bux, Founding Director Hibiscus Private Hospital and Chairman of the Independent Practitioners Association (IPA).

Worldwide, asthma affects about 300 million people including sufferers living in KwaZulu-Natal.  A chronic inflammation of the airways of the lungs, […]

By |April 15th, 2014|Medical Articles|0 Comments

VACCINATION CAN PREVENT ILLNESS AND EVEN DEATH

VACCINATION CAN PREVENT ILLNESS AND EVEN DEATH
The word “vaccination” was first used by Edward Jenner in 1796. Louis Pasteur furthered the concept through his ground-breaking work in microbiology. In common speech, ‘vaccination’ and ‘immunisation’  have the same  meaning.

Historically, infectious diseases have been a major cause of illness, and in many cases leading to disability or […]

By |May 14th, 2013|Medical Articles|0 Comments
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