Alcohol – The side effects outweigh the benefits

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Alcohol – the side effects outweigh the benefits Short-term side effects of using alcohol include: Can reduced concentration Can affect co-ordination and slower reflexes The loss of inhibitions and more confidence Can cause a flushed appearance Can blurred vision and slurred speech Can intense moods, e.g. aggression, elation, depression Can cause headaches Can cause nausea and vomiting Increase risk of … Read More

Is your drinking water safe

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Many of us question whether our drinking water is safe enough to drink directly out the tap. Municipal water is chemically cleaned before we use it. Some chemicals stay in the water after the cleaning process DBP (disinfection by-product). There are many different disinfection by-products and only one is monitored – trihalomethanes. DBP`s (disinfection by-products) are associated with cancers of the … Read More

Complications of cold and flu

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Colds and flu can have serious complications like encephalitis, Reye`s syndrome, bronchitis, sinusitis, heart attack, can aggravate other pre-existing conditions and can also cause dehydration in the elderly. Encephalitis Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and though serious, but not common as a complication in children. Signs and symptoms include: fever, headache, irritability, change in level of consciousness, hallucinations, muscle weakness, … Read More

Male menopause – has the tiger in you gone to sleep

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Men can you identify with some the following: Depression Lack of energy Erectile dysfunction – unable to achieve or maintain an erection Forgetfulness – low testosterone levels can lead to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in men Cholesterol, fibrinogen, triglycerides, and insulin levels increase Coronary artery elasticity diminishes Blood pressure rises Human growth hormone (HGH) declines (weakening … Read More

Obesity and Insulin resistance

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Turn on that weight loss switch by Dr James G Liddell B.Pharm M.Pharm PhD  Background There are currently 1 billion overweight people globally. 33% of men and 50% of women in South Africa are either overweight or obese. Obesity is associated with at least 30 medical conditions – let’s name a few: diabetes, cancers, arthritis, hypertension and gallstones. A mere … Read More