Snoring

Snoring

We all know someone who snores and have all at some point been kept awake by it. But while we feel like we’re the only ones suffering a poor nights sleep, the person snoring is also likely to suffer a poor night’s sleep as well . The prevalence of habitual...
What is a normal Blood pressure?

What is a normal Blood pressure?

Traditionally a normal blood pressure (BP) has been cited as 120/80 but it is in fact more of a range that we consider normal, between 140/90 being the upper limit and requiring monitoring and lifestyle changes, and 90/60 being the lower limit which may make one prone...

Hayfever

Hay fever – or allergic rhinitis, as it is also known – is characterised by inflammation of the nasal airways, which occurs when an allergen – something to which the sufferer’s immune system is especially sensitised – is inhaled and causes a type of allergic reaction....
Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach as well as the small and large intestines. Tt is usually caused by microorganisms from infected food or water, but it can also be caused by ingesting certain drugs or toxins. It usually results in nausea...

Malaria

The end of the year is approaching and with it fortunately comes the promise of the long-awaited summer holidays. With many of us choosing to visit the Kruger Park or Mozambique it’s important that we turn our attention to malaria. Malaria is an important disease in...
Menopause

Menopause

In light of Womens month – we are tackling the subject of menopause again as it is a hot topic at FEMINA HEALTH. Menopause – This is the time in every womans life marked by a decrease in reproductive hormones. Periods become less regular and then stop...
Exposure to the sun

Exposure to the sun

The feeling of sunlight on our skin conjures up feelings of summer holidays and fun times, and we feel glowing and healthy. However, too much sun can come with its downfalls. Sun contains UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays which affect the skin in a number of ways....
Menopause

Menopause

  Menopause occurs when our ovaries stop producing oestrogen and as a result our periods slow down and eventually stop. When we haven’t had a period for 12 months we are described as post-menopausal. The average age is 51 but it can begin from around 48-55...