Cholesterol and why you should know your levels. Cholesterol is essential for the formation of bile acid, which assists in the digestion of fat. Everybody needs to have some cholesterol to be healthy, however it is when you have too much cholesterol that problems start to occur. This is often termed as hypercholesterolemia. High blood […]
Life Changes You Can Make to Improve Your High Blood Pressure Risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) can be broken down into 2 categories: modifiable and non-modifiable. Your non-modifiable risk factors (risk factors that you cannot change) include your gender, age, family history and race. Your modifiable risk factors include your weight, diet, physical […]
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a symptomless condition which often results in cerebrovascular accidents, heart disease, and renal failure. Hypertension among adults is defined as a blood pressure greater or equal to 140 over 90 mmHg. 1 in 8 people in South Africa have hypertension.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis. Also known as AS, Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that predominantly affects the spinal joints. It can be subdivided into two distinct categories. Ankylosing spondylitis where changes to the sacroiliac joint and the spine can be noted on an X-ray. And non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, where no changes can […]
Reduce your stress men!!! Although man has come a long way with cures and treatments for various conditions such as malaria, tuberculosis and small pox, the fast and competitive lifestyles of today leave us struggling to control diseases such as hypertension, insomnia, heart disease and diabetes when it comes to men’s health. Stress has become […]
Keeping the heart healthy to ensure longevity There are many cardiac conditions that can impact heart health throughout your life. Some of these cardiac conditions can range from a simple skipped heart beat or altered heart rate (atrial fibrillation) to more severe heart conditions such as chronic heart failure and aneurysms that can go undetected. Arterial […]