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Understanding Epigastric ‘stomach’ pain

Understanding Epigastric ‘stomach’ pain

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. Epigastric pain is not, however, always a reason for concern and certain conditions are easily treatable. Therefore, determining what’s causing the pain is important to find the best and easiest way to treat and release the pain, in the shortest period of time. In this blog, we will briefly discuss the various causes and how to distinguish and test for them.

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Chronic Shoulder pain in Overhead Athletes

Chronic Shoulder pain in Overhead Athletes

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.

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The Precursor of Breast Cancer

The Precursor of Breast Cancer

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.

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What is Mesenteric Adenitis?

What is Mesenteric Adenitis?

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.

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