Some dos and don’ts for HIV-positive patients on medication

Patients very often receive therapy for a host of other conditions.

Most of the time people with HIV tend to have other conditions too, chronic or acute. Or some just take over-the-counter medications, even herbal or traditional medicines. I find literature not so available for patients to know what the risks are. Most of the literature that is out there is meant for clinicians.

Some dos and don’ts for HIV-positive patients on medication
Some dos and don’ts for HIV-positive patients on medication

Some dos and don’ts for HIV-positive patients on medication

Patients very often receive therapy for a host of other conditions.

Cardio vs weights: Which is better for weight loss?

Cardio vs weights: Which is better for weight loss?

Weight training burns calories and fat, but the advantage it has over cardio training is that it also helps to tone, strengthen and build muscles.
Ask the doctor: Nail infection and male baldness

Ask the doctor: Nail infection and male baldness

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
What you need to know about premature birth

What you need to know about premature birth

Premature babies can experience temperature control problems and lose body heat rapidly because they don’t have the stored body fat of a full-term infant.
A guide to functional training

A guide to functional training

I have personally become a huge fan of functional training because it can be done anywhere, anytime.
Ask the doctor: Pneumonia and marijuana

Ask the doctor: Pneumonia and marijuana

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
What you need to know about prostate cancer

What you need to know about prostate cancer

Men are recommended to consider prostate cancer screening in their 50s, or sooner for men who have risk factors.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018: The cancer of ignorance

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018: The cancer of ignorance

There is no standard screening test for pancreatic cancer, which makes it vital for people to know the symptoms.
Exercise your brain and body with the SA Cross Country Series

Exercise your brain and body with the SA Cross Country Series

Car racing requires a different kind of fitness because navigating a cross-country race is both physically and mentally challenging.
Ask the doctor: Cancer and atrial fibrillation

Ask the doctor: Cancer and atrial fibrillation

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Everything you need to know about diabetes

Everything you need to know about diabetes

Diabetes in its various forms causes heart disease, stroke and kidney failure – and causes 200 000 deaths every year.

How to relieve stress: Eat well

Many of us can relate to ‘stress eating’, but unlike a guilt-ridden crash after a junk food binge, these foods actually help to relieve stress. It’s pretty obvious – what you put in is what you get out, and if you’re fuelling your body with rubbish, you’re bound to feel horrible. However, it’s hard to […]
Is apple cider vinegar good for you?

Is apple cider vinegar good for you?

Vinegar has a long history of high hopes attached to it for healing and weight loss.
Kloofendaal Nature Reserve caters for all levels of hikers

Kloofendaal Nature Reserve caters for all levels of hikers

Another great alternative is the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. The outer walking route is over 5km, and you can still walk through the pristine gardens.
Nine Peaks Challenge is not for the faint-hearted

Nine Peaks Challenge is not for the faint-hearted

Who knows, we may just tackle all nine again in the future. Until then, the Nine Peaks await a new breed of challengers.
Ask the doctor: Anaemia and infertility

Ask the doctor: Anaemia and infertility

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Take care of your heart

Take care of your heart

While 49 people are murdered every day in SA, 210 die of heart disease every single day.
The world of fitness trackers

The world of fitness trackers

Fitness devices are quite affordable with many available for under R1 000.
Join the Nappy Run to help children with disabilities

Join the Nappy Run to help children with disabilities

Coinciding with National Children’s Day, the 2018 Nappy Run on Saturday promises a memorable day out.
How casino sounds and lights can encourage risky decisions

How casino sounds and lights can encourage risky decisions

Light- and sound-based stimuli in casinos may seem harmless, but they might influence gamblers’ decision-making.
This is how long you should wait before having another baby

This is how long you should wait before having another baby

Interpregnancy interval is calculated as the amount of time between the birth of one child and the conception of the next one.
Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate

Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate

Could this be the year that meat grown in vats rather than taken from animals reaches our plates?
Ask the doctor: fertility, pap smears and vaginitis

Ask the doctor: fertility, pap smears and vaginitis

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Uterine fibroids and you

Uterine fibroids and you

Uterine fibroids are not cancerous but they require special care and attention.
Is your handbag a health hazard?

Is your handbag a health hazard?

Regularly go through the contents of your handbag to get rid of things you don’t need like empty hand lotions or lipsticks.
How to support someone with depression

How to support someone with depression

If left untreated, depression is a gateway to further health problems, and also the leading cause of suicide.

 

 

 

 

 

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