Conditions

This extensive section details everyday conditions and medical procedures from cardiology to diabetes to speech therapy.

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Conditions

4 common eye conditions: symptoms and treatment

Losing your vision doesn’t have to be inevitable – even as you age or have a condition that’s known to lead to vision loss. Dr Meldrick Booysen is an ophthalmologist

Cardiology

Should you be going for a heart screening?

You may never have had heart trouble before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not at risk. A Mediclinic heart specialist explains when to book a routine screening. When it

Cardiology

How to react when someone has a stroke

When someone has a stroke, it’s crucial to act quickly – both as a bystander on the scene and as a medical professional. The Mediclinic Stroke Project has streamlined prioritized

Cardiology

What exactly are heart palpitations and am I in any danger?

In some cases, heart palpitations may be nothing to worry about; however, they can be a symptom of something more serious. A cardiologist who specialises in managing heart rhythm disorders

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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Conditions

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Conditions

Tinnitus

If your ears are ringing right now you may have a common condition called tinnitus. Here is what you need to know.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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Conditions

Sleep disorders

Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling exhausted. Read more about obstructive sleep apnoea and how it’s treated.

Conditions

Lobular carcinoma in situ

The information provided in this article was correct at the time of publishing. At Mediclinic we endeavour to provide our patients and readers with accurate and reliable information, which is

Conditions

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine, from occasional leaking to uncontrollable wetting. Find out more about causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention. Description Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss

Conditions

Chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis refers to longstanding inflammation of the pancreas that leads to irreversible glandular destruction, and affects the pancreas's ability to function normally. CHRONIC PANCREATITIS Chronic pancreatitis refers to longstanding

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