Monday, March 09, 2009

09 March - Health

On today’s show we were joined on the line by Dr E.V. Rapiti – A family physician and he told us more about Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. The amount of water in stool each day is generally not more than 200 ml for an adult. When it is above this amount, it is called diarrhoea. However, the definition of diarrhoea also depends on what is normal for each person. Diarrhoea, itself is not a disease, but can be a symptom of several underlying disease. For more information you may call his office on Gatesville Medical Centre on (021) 397 6029.

And our last interview was with Sister Raseda Samaai – from National Renal Care. We will be talking about kidney disease. Thursday is World KidneyDay and the theme is Amazing kidneys - are yours healthy? It is unbelievable that two bean-shaped organs that we do not even give any thought to can perform so many functions to keep our bodies in optimum shape! According to the National Kidney Foundation of South Africa, tens of thousands of South African men and women, young and old, will die of kidney disease or kidney failure every year? Sister Samaai will explain more on how you can check if your kidneys are in good condition. For more information please contact the National Renal Care on 079 528 8019 or visit their website

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