Kidney Failure

Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 12, 2017

Are you at risk for kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease is on the rise in South Africa, and we’re not looking too healthy. It’s estimated that at least 15 percent of South Africans suffer from kidney disease. Why such a dire statistic? The kidneys are major organs in our body and support a lot of different functions of the other organs. Think of the kidneys as key supporting actors in your body. How kidneys work in the body These bean-shaped organs are filters. Every day, the kidneys sift through about 150 litres of fluid of which about 148 litres of useful substances like protein is cleansed and…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 18, 2015

Atherosclerosis 101!

Athero- what?! Atherosclerosis is a term doctors use to describe the disease where your blood vessels get hard and narrow. Normally these blood vessels (arteries), that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body, are like a flexible and elastic hollow pipe. (more…)
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