Pulmonology

Our pulmonologists offer expert advice on all things related to the respiratory tract.

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Pulmonology

Asthma action plan

Manage your asthma effectively by avoiding triggers and following your personalised, daily asthma plan. “Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs,” says Dr Nivesh Sewlall, a specialist physician

Pulmonology

Tuberculosis: The Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB) and for the first time in more than a decade, TB deaths have increased globally.

Pulmonology

What to expect when having a Bronchoscopy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your doctor might recommend a bronchoscopy if you have an issue with your lungs. We discuss what it is and what it entails.

Healthy Life

THRIVE: Jeannie D is winning the fight against asthma

Actress. Model, TV and Radio Presenter – and Severe Asthmatic, Jeannie D is winning the fight against a debilitating chronic illness – asthma.

Healthy Life

How climate worsens allergies – and what you can do

World Health Day occurs every year on 7 April. This year’s theme is “Protecting Health from Climate Change”. Dr Pieter de Waal, a paediatrician and allergologist at Mediclinic Bloemfontein, explains why we should care.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
Magazine

Brave – Miss SA’s struggle with tuberculosis

Tamaryn Green was diagnosed with Tuberculosis in her third year at university. She went on to become Miss South Africa in 2018 and is leading the fight against TB.  

Pulmonology

TB: Everything you need to know [infographic]

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in South Africa. And while statistics show that the mortality rate of tuberculosis has actually declined since 2009, the disease continues to remain a high burden on the country’s medical resources.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
Neurology

Can you get epilepsy from a tapeworm?

Eating raw or undercooked pork is highly risky for your health, not only because of the likelihood of bacteria in the meat, but also for the chance of picking up tapeworm.

Pulmonology

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) treatment can help premature babies avoid life-long lung problems

About half of preterm babies develop Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. We look at lung problems in pre-term babies as well as the current treatment modalities (options) available in South Africa.

Pulmonology

Asthma: it can be controlled [infographic]

Do you know enough about asthma? Find out with this infographic.

Exercise

Exercise and asthma

Exercise is a common trigger for asthma symptoms, but asthma shouldn’t be a reason to avoid exercise. Proper diagnosis and an effective treatment plan can help asthma sufferers enjoy the many benefits of appropriate exercise.

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