Hypertension, when your blood pressure wreaks havoc on your health

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a medical condition affecting thousands of South Africans, showing no discrimination against gender. Dr Braham Barnard, a cardiologist, based at Mediclinic Bloemfontein, claims while there is no perfect value, a person with a blood pressure reading above 130/80 is suffering from hypertension. Moreover, he adds that this condition’s prevalence puts […]

Healthy holidays, what you need to know before drinking and soaking up the summer sun

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As the beaches and outdoor resorts attract South Africans throughout the summer months, seeing people soaking up the sunshine, CANSA emphasises it is pivotal that people are aware of the necessary steps to take when outdoors. The organisation explains that sunburn can occur within 15 minutes. While sunburn is highly uncomfortable, CANSA points out the […]

World Heart Day, visiting your GP and leading a healthy lifestyle can save your life

The collection of a non-heart health diet, stressful life, bad habits and lack of exercise, has seen cardiovascular disease becoming the leading threat in modern-day times. In light of this, The World Heart Federations stated cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet. Such is the impact of CVD, the […]