Managing Morning Sickness

Managing Morning Sickness

For many this may bring back unpleasant memories or a feeling of dread for another pregnancy. However here are some useful tips on navigating morning sickness as comfortably as possible. Morning sickness is related to a rise in the bHCG hormone levels which are...
I’m pregnant, now what?

I’m pregnant, now what?

  1) Calculate when your due date is and how far along you are. There are so many online calculators and Apps to make this simple and easy. Its also incredible to be able to see at each week how your baby is growing and developing, it makes it all so real and...
Healthy Drinking Habits

Healthy Drinking Habits

The festive season is soon upon us and while it’s a great time to relax and unwind, its sometimes easy to let those drinks just add up a little to a bit beyond our comfort or safe zones. It may be quite sobering to realise just how much alcohol is safe and recommend....
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...
I’m pregnant, now what?

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...