Cool Down Hot Flashes This Summer

It is summer time in sunny South Africa! But the warm weather is not great news for the ladies going through menopause. As we all know, one of the main symptoms and effects of menopause is something called “hot flashes”. These tend to get much worse during the warm summer months. And they are the…

The Warning Signs of Diabetic Eye Disease

Many people don’t realise they have diabetic eye disease until it is too late. When the vision changes from a clear image to something out of focus or spotty, it may be the first warning sign of diabetic retinopathy – also known as diabetic eye disease. Honestly, it is not something that should be taken…

Manage Cholesterol These Holidays

High cholesterol is a sneaky bugger.  And it is the last thing we need to be worried about during the festive season.  Many people already suffer from it, but will only find it out years later – and this can lead to serious health problems.   What is Cholesterol? When we hear cholesterol – we…

6 Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

Just when we thought diabetes was our biggest problem – now we have sores on our feet that won’t heal, and sometimes we can’t even feel our feet at all! Diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with various foot problems. Some are a lot more serious than others. But none of them are pleasant. But luckily there…

Could It be Insulin Resistance?

Many people suffer from insulin resistance without even knowing it. But how will we be able to tell? Insulin resistance can often be tricky to spot in its early stages since it may take years before noticeable symptoms become visible.   What Exactly is Insulin Resistance? In short, insulin resistance is a condition where the body’s…

How to Treat Menopausal Night Sweats

Waking up in the middle of the night, anxious and soaked in sweat, is not a pleasant experience. But unfortunately, it is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. When hot flashes occur at night while we are sleeping, we refer to them as night sweats. An episode of night sweats can become so…