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Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia in babies and children

Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia in babies and children Bronchiolitis For young children, bronchiolitis is a less severe form of pneumonia, but pneumonia can develop if it is left unchecked. Caused mainly by virus but secondary bacterial infection can occur. Bronchiolitis is basically an infection of the bronchiolar tubes so it’s a respiratory infection. Babies and small [...]

Understanding Tuberculosis (TB)

This article presented by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone in the interest of the community by Dr Ayoob Bux, a founding director of Hibiscus Private Hospital and chairman of the IPA (Independent Practitioners Association) Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacterium, in humans.TB is a contagious disease. Like [...]

Alcohol Poisoning

What is alcohol poisoning? Alcohol poisoning is what happens if someone drinks far too much in a short amount of time. This is different from being drunk or having a little too much to drink. Alcohol poisoning is life-threatening. A person with alcohol poisoning could stop breathing or choke on his or her own vomit. [...]

What is heartburn?

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms are similar to those of heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the Oesophagus (food Pipe) that is caused by stomach acid. Occasional heartburn is not dangerous but chronic heartburn can lead to (G O R D) Gastro Oesophageal Reflux [...]

Winter is here: guidelines about flu vaccines

What will winter be like on the South Coast this year? Some parts of South Africa have experienced colder than usual winters the last few years. Unexpectedly cold weather can have a profound effect on people who already have health issues, as well as children and the elderly. Flu Vaccine for prevention of illness Port [...]

Cholesterol, the bad and the good

This article presented by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone in the interest of the community by Dr Ayoob Bux, a founding director of Hibiscus Private Hospital and chairman of the IPA (Independent Practitioners Association) Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that plays an important role in our body cells.  The liver produces [...]

How is TB diagnosed?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacterium, in humans. TB is a contagious disease. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air; when infectious people cough, sneeze, or spit they propel TB germs into the air! A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to [...]

What is diabetes?

WHAT IS DIABETES? When you eat, your body breaks down the starchy foods you eat into glucose and your blood carries this glucose to all the cells in your body.  Your body needs insulin to carry the glucose from the blood into the cells. These cells use the glucose for energy to do their work. [...]

Neonatal Jaundice

Jaundice of the newborn One of the more common problems we encounter in the newborn period is jaundice. This is simply when the baby presents with yellowing of the skin and or eyes as a result of increased bilirubin levels in the bloodstream. We categorize these into 2 groups either: physiological (normal) jaundice of the [...]

Discomforts of Hay Fever and how to avoid them

This article presented in the community interest by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone.  Based on material supplied by Dr Ayoob Bux, Founding Director Hibiscus Private Hospital and Chairman of the Independent Practitioners Association (IPA). Commonly mistaken for influenza or the common flu, hay fever (Allergic Rhinitis) is the irritation and inflammation of certain internal [...]