Conditions

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

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Conditions

Tuberculosis [infographic]

The leading cause of death and how to prevent it.

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Tinnitus

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

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Sleep disorders

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

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Lobular carcinoma in situ

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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

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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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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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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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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Antibodies/Immunoglobulins

Immunoglobulins are proteins which are found in blood or bodily fluids, and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralise foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. What

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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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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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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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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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Sleep disorders

Normal sleep is when people achieve a state of inactivity and are unaware of their environment. It is usually uninterrupted and assists to rejuvenate the mind, but sleep disorders alter

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Paget’s disease of bone

Paget’s disease of bone was first described by Sir James Paget in 1846. It is a rare disease affecting only 2-3 percent of the population over 60 years. It is

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Acute pancreatitis

Introduction Acute pancreatitis is regarded as a medical emergency and refers to inflammation of the pancreas. It is characterised by a sudden onset of severe abdominal pain radiating to the

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Headlice

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are about the size of a sesame seed, and can easily be seen, although they hide quickly when exposed to light. Head lice (Pediculus humanus

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