Environmental hormone disruptors

Cancer is a diseased state of the body in which there is uncontrolled cell growth and tumour formation, caused by DNA damage, genomic instability or inherited genetic mutations. Cancer cells multiply very quickly and therefore early detection is critical. Various genetic and environmental factors can contribute to the cause of cancer including exposure to chemical substances. Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds found in everyday products such as cosmetic toiletries, makeup, household products, soft plastic and even food. Xenoestrogens cause havoc in the body as they mimic the effects of natural estrogens leading to raised estrogen levels in the body. Over exposure […]

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Treatment for varicose veins, spider veins and leg ulcers

Advance Medical Centre offers Sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins and leg ulcers, by Specialist surgeon Dr. Gideon van Wyk. The treatment is fully covered by medical aid and takes only 30 minutes. Special care needs to be taken after treatment to support healing. It takes about 3 weeks to 4 months to recover. Some veins will first become darker before fading, others may disappear immediately. The dangers of leaving Varicose veins untreated is swelling, leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, bleeding and infection. Book your appointment info@advancemedical.co.za

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Choose a healthy lifestyle to prevent and treat Diabetes

Diabetes Melitus is a life threatening illness that affects about 6% of people in South Africa, including children of any age. Type 1 Diabetes is mostly hereditary but Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented and managed more successfully by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle plan from a young age. Many children and adults alike suffer from Diabetes due to an unhealthy diet of takeaways and junk food based on refined flours and sugar, and not enough exersize and physical activity. To prevent Diabetes children and adults need to be encouraged to choose healthy food options including lots of vegetables, […]

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