Women at increased risk for developing fibroids include patients: of African descent, over the age of 40, have high blood pressure, are overweight, have had no children or have immediate family members with fibroids1
Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty … Time to call 10177. Act FAST, you are seeing someone having a stroke. A stroke occurs when a portion of the brain does not receive adequate blood supply and is unable to function. Stroke is regarded as an acute syndrome. It is a major cause of death, rated as the third leading cause of death globally.
Thyroid malfunctioning arises when the thyroid overproduces or underproduces hormones or when structural changes occur, such as the development of a lump (known as a nodule) or thyroid enlargement (known as a goiter).
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMO) is a heart condition, which usually presents between age 20 to 60. Although no definitive statistics, it is thought to affect approximately 1 in every 2500 people or 6.0 per 100 000 per year.
Epigastric pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms or complaints that doctors come across on a daily basis. There is however a broad spectrum of causes for the epigastric pain and getting to the brunt of the cause can be challenging.
Athletes participating in all overhead sports such as swimming, tennis, cricket and javelin classify as overhead athletes. Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is a condition commonly encountered in overhead athletes, resulting in longstanding and chronic shoulder pain, which worsens during repeated overhead activity.
January is DVT awareness month. Keystone Medical aims to join the fight against the morbidity and mortality resulting from DVT’s.
GE Healthcare has partnered with Keystone Radiology at MooiMed Hospital, to provide advanced diagnostic solutions for its Medical and Surgical patients, as well as the Sports and Orthopaedic Institute.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa, and the world. The latest CANSA statistics revealed that, 1 in every 26 women are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa. According to projected statistics, the risk of developing cancer, and specifically breast cancer, will increase by 78% by 2030.
Listen to Dr. Pieter Henning speak on Impact Radio about what you need to know regarding breast cancer and screening.
Mesenteric adenitis (or mesenteric lymphadenitis) is a condition that more frequently affects children and young people, however cases have been reported in adults. It causes inflammation and swelling in the lymph nodes within the tissue called the mesentery, which connects the intestines to the abdominal wall.
Pain can be acute or chronic. Acute pain is the sudden onset of pain mostly resulting from trauma. Chronic pain is a longstanding condition often due to impingement or a neglected injury.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects 10 % of women’s population, which is 1 in every 10 women.