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What is Bulimia?

What is Bulimia?

Bulimia Bulimia is a psychiatric diagnosis, that often results in many medical complications. Patients with Bulimia have a fixation on their calories consumed and their body weight. They often over indulge (binge) only to PURGE later. Purging refers to: vomiting,...

What are the Risk Factors for Developing High Cholesterol?

What are the Risk Factors for Developing High Cholesterol?

DYSLIPIDAEMIA aka Elevated Cholesterol   What are the risk factors for developing high cholesterol? 1. Being Overweight 2. Incorrect diet, rich in saturated fats 3. Family history of high cholesterol 4. Excessive alcohol consumption 5. Smoking 6. Lack of...

Probiotics

Probiotics

Probiotics The World Health Organisation defines probiotics as live micro organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the host. Probiotics can assist: Infants: Colic, constipation, regurgitation, diarrhoea, Immune modulation...

What to do when a Epilepsy Patient has a Seizure?

What to do when a Epilepsy Patient has a Seizure?

Epilepsy Epilepsy, the most common of the serious neurological conditions is diagnosed when a person has more than one seizure. What to do when a epilepsy patient has a seizure: 1. Check that the mouth is empty 2. Position the head and body to free the airway. Place...

Do you have Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus?

Do you have Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes Mellitus   Do you have symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus? Symptoms include: Thirst Hunger Blurry vision Headaches Itching of the genitalia Weight loss Frequent urination Be sure to have your glucose levels tested atleast once a year. Call: 021 683 1234/1237...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is a debilitating and serious medical condition that can occur in individuals who have experienced a traumatic event themselves or have witnessed or heard of an event that has happened to a loved one. Symptoms include: Flashbacks of...

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