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Viral Loads

2019-03-11T11:58:54+00:00

Viral load is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in your blood. The more HIV there is in your blood (and therefore the higher your viral load), then the faster your CD4 cell count will fall, and the greater your risk of becoming ill because of HIV. Viral load tests measure the amount of HIV’s genetic material in a blood sample. The results of a viral load test are described as the number of copies of HIV RNA in a millilitre of blood. But your doctor will normally just talk about your viral load as a number. How [...]

Viral Loads 2019-03-11T11:58:54+00:00

Kidney Function

2019-03-11T11:56:59+00:00

The kidneys remove wastes and extra water from the blood to form urine. Urine flows from the kidneys to the bladderthrough the ureters. The wastes in your blood come from the normal breakdown of active muscle and from the food you eat. Your body uses the food for energy and self-repair. They also help filter blood before sending it back to the heart. The kidneys perform many crucial functions, including: maintaining overall fluid balance. regulating and filtering minerals from blood. Here are 5 ways to keep your kidneys healthy Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluid will help your kidneys function Eat healthily. Abalanced diet ensures you get all [...]

Kidney Function 2019-03-11T11:56:59+00:00

How do you know you have a thyroid problem

2019-02-01T10:55:36+00:00

What Causes Thyroid Problems? Through the hormones it produces, the thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. Although the effects can be unpleasant or uncomfortable, most thyroid problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated. The usual treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Treatment is usually [...]

How do you know you have a thyroid problem 2019-02-01T10:55:36+00:00

Blood Glucose

2019-01-08T11:03:22+00:00

What is blood glucose? Blood glucose literally refers to the amount of glucose in your blood. This glucose comes from whatever you eat and drink plus the stores of glucose that sit within your liver and muscles Monitoring blood glucose levels is an integral part of diabetes management. This can be done manually using a glucometer or by wearing a continuous blood glucose monitoring device that measures blood sugar levels 10 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Sugar Levels Naturally: Exercise Regularly Control Your Carb Intake Increase Your Fiber Intake Drink Water and Stay Hydrated Implement Portion Control Choose Foods With a [...]

Blood Glucose 2019-01-08T11:03:22+00:00

Arthritis Screening

2019-01-08T11:00:58+00:00

Arthritis symptoms can be vague and confusing, but they are important to recognize. It is incredibly common for people who have joint pain and other early symptoms to think that they have injured themselves. Often, they spend some time trying to self-treat the symptoms with over-the-counter treatment options. Hopefully they don't this for long. It's important to recognize early symptoms of arthritis and consult your doctor for an examination and assessment. Signs and Symptoms Common to Most Types of Arthritis : The signs and symptoms commonly associated with various types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases and those that usually occur with [...]

Arthritis Screening 2019-01-08T11:00:58+00:00

Tumor Markers

2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

We use tumor markers to detect the presence of certain types of cancer in the body, and to monitor the progress of cancer treatment. Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, body fluids, or tissues that are produced by cancer cells. If a certain tumor marker is found in the body, it can indicate that the cancer is still present and ongoing treatment may still be recommended. Specifically, we can use this test (in conjunction with other tests) to monitor the success of a current therapy, evaluate the need for surgical intervention, or assess the development of recurrence. Common tumor [...]

Tumor Markers 2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

Fertility Tests

2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Before the Fertility Test: Medical history and physical examination Before ordering fertility tests, your doctor will take the sexual medical history of both partners. You will need to describe your menstrual cycle, fitness regime, sexual practices, history of birth control, discuss any sexually transmitted diseases you have had in the past, your use of both legitimate and street drugs and caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Here are types of Test that you can take! 1.     Fertility Test: Semen Analysis (also called sperm count) 2.     Fertility test: Hormone levels 3.     Fertility Test: Pelvic ultrasounds 4.     Fertility Test: Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) 5.     Fertility Test: Hysterosonogram [...]

Fertility Tests 2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger

2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] An evidence review and screening trial found that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam (DRE) if a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is done. ‘When PSA testing is used, the DRE rarely assists in diagnosing significant disease … [and] should be abandoned in common clinical practice,’ said study author Dr Ryan Terlecki of Wake Forest School of Medicine. The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors [...]

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger 2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men

2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The best way to prevent a diabetes diagnosis is to start living a healthier lifestyle, such as eating healthier food and going to the doctor to get checked for prediabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. people also can help themselves by staying physically active through walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have teamed up to raise public awareness of the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. To have a good sense of your [...]

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men 2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid)

2016-06-19T10:35:11+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Given that the lifetime risk for Prostate Cancer in men in South Africa, is 1 in 27, according to the 2010 National Cancer Registry, any suggestions for long-term lifestyle changes that could improve a person's chances are urgently welcome. Men need to go for simple screening tests to detect Prostate Cancer. Screening results in early detection, enabling more effective treatment and a better chance of recovery. There are, however, some small steps that can be taken to help prevent the cancer – or to at least keep your prostate fit, healthy and [...]

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid) 2016-06-19T10:35:11+00:00