The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is the collective term used for a group of interlinked medical conditions that all pose a significant health risk. If left unchecked, the cumulative effect of these conditions statistically reduces life expectancy by increasing the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various forms of cancer. Read more…
Understanding your health is the first step to recovery. Regular screenings can diagnose early risk factors, ensuring preventative measures can be implemented early. Consult our short summaries of cost effective tests you will take when being assessed for the Metabolic Syndrome.
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Insulin resistance occurs when the body doesn’t respond properly to the hormone insulin. Insulin resistance is the driving factor behind obesity, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes. Read more
Stress is the body’s response to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment. It is also the body’s method of reacting to or preparing for a new challenge. Read more
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, naturally found in humans and animals. It has many important functions that are essential to the body. Cholesterol forms part of the basic structure of many hormones, all cell membranes and the insulation layer around nerves. Read more
Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders that all manifest in one common symptom, namely high blood glucose levels. The underlying defect that leads to its development always relates to the hormone insulin, either as a result of a deficiency, or due to a fault in the way insulin conducts its biological function. Read more
Are you finding it more difficult than ever to lose weight? If so, you may have become insulin resistant. An easy way to find out is to check your waist circumference. Males with a waistline measurement of more than 80cm and females more than 94cm have a high chance of having insulin resistance. Read more
Concentration is defined as ‘’the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses’’. While a lot of attention and research has focused on methods to increase attention, concentration and improve learning in general not much has been done to ensure that the information learnt is adequately stored and easily retrievable when needed. Read more
The immune system is a complex biological system, consisting of many different types of cells, tissues, and organs, each with their own specific function. The immune system’s major functions are to recognise and neutralize harmful substances and infective organisms (like bacteria, viruses, and parasites), heal damaged tissue and remove cells of our own body that are not functioning correctly, such as cancer cells. Read more
Inflammation is part of a complex biological response serving to help combat infection, restore injured tissues, and neutralise toxins. Besides helping to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury (such as a microbe or toxin), inflammation also helps clear out dead cells and damaged tissues in preparation for tissue repair. Read more
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that leads to abnormal menstruation, problems with ovary function, cosmetic issues and infertility. PCOS is recognised as one of the most common disorders among reproductive aged women and is considered to be the leading cause of female infertility. By some estimates, one in every five women may meet diagnostic criteria. Read more
Most of the acne we are familiar with is hormonal acne, also known as acne vulgaris. Most simply, it is acne that develops due to hormonal changes and imbalance, usually as a result of there being too much male hormone, or testosterone. Read more
Cognition is defined as ‘’the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses’’. While a lot of attention and research has focused on methods to increase attention, concentration and improve learning in general not much has been done to ensure that the information learnt is adequately stored and easily retrievable when needed. Read more
Disrupted sleep may involve difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or an alteration in the quality of sleep. This leaves the individual feeling unrefreshed, emotionally depleted, and vulnerable to the development of various mental and physical disorders.
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