Mental & Emotional HealthStress
June 5, 2020

Could you be suffering from burnout?

Your alarm rings; it’s time to get ready for work. But that’s the last thing you feel like doing. You’re strung out and even the thought of facing your day is just too much. Is this just normal stress, or could it be burnout?
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January 5, 2018

Why do I have dark rings under my eyes?

Eek! You have a date tonight and there are dark circles under your eyes… again. You’ve tried sleeping for eight hours every night, but this doesn’t seem to make any difference. What now? A lot of people suffer from these dark rings. The dark rings are basically just the blood vessels underneath the eyes that are visible through the skin. The skin around the eyes are naturally very thin, so depending on hydration, blood flow and the colour and thickness of the skin, these dark rings may be more or less visible. Lack sleep and too much alcohol are the…
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Blood conditions
December 8, 2017

What does it mean when you have anaemia?

Iron plays an important role in your body. It is one of the key element in your red blood cells – the microscopic sized cells that store and carry oxygen to all parts of the body. A shortage of iron in your body is called anaemia. Anaemia is most common in: preschool children women in their reproductive years pregnant women. It’s less common in men. According to a 2015 study from the University of Potsdam in Germany, the condition affects roughly 1 out of 3 people worldwide! How anaemia happens Anaemia is sign that your health is not at its…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
November 16, 2017

What does it mean to be dehydrated?

Amazingly, your body is made up of 2/3 water! It’s essential for many processes in your body, from lubricating your eyes and joints, to aiding digestion, flushing waste and keeping skin supple and healthy. But when the normal water content in your body is reduced, it upsets the delicate balance of minerals, which has a huge effect on how your body functions. Usually, your body re-absorbs fluid from your blood and other tissues if it needs, but by the time severe dehydration sets in, there’s no longer enough fluid to get blood to your organs. This sends you into shock,…
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Thyroid Disease
March 19, 2017

Is your thyroid making you tired?

Can’t keep your eyes open? Feeling heavy-headed? Energy completely zapped? Your thyroid may be the problem. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck, just under your voice box. It produces hormones that impact just about every organ, tissue and cell in your body, and controls many vital functions. These include the regulation of your body temperature, metabolism, growth and development, and muscle, brain and nervous system function. When your thyroid isn’t working properly, your body will tell you – and bone-numbing fatigue is the most common sign. Thyroid-related fatigue shows up when you can’t sustain…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
August 9, 2016

Exercise vs. fatigue – who wins?

You’re wiped-out and dog-tired, and it feels like a long nap is the only thing that could revive you from this fatigue. But new research shows just the opposite – some regular exercise may be the boost that you really need. (more…)
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July 11, 2015

The medical causes of tiredness

Battling to climb out of bed and face yet another day? Are you feeling exhausted despite a good night's sleep? We all get tired at times, but if it continues, it can be a warning sign that you need a good check-up! (more…)
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February 9, 2015

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Collapsing on your bed after a hard day at work – there’s nothing better, right? Well, people living in certain areas of Africa are going to disagree with you. Why? You’ll be surprised. We introduce you to the African menace, the Tsetse fly. (more…)
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