Medical Brochure Category: Over 50s

Father and daughter walkin on the beach under a blue umbrella. Metaphor for Basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer and skin lesions

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a very common skin cancer, especially in sunny climates like South Africa’s. Sun exposure causes basal cell carcinoma, and it appears as changes in the skin, such as bumps or scaly patches. On the positive side, most cases of basal cell carcinoma can be effectively treated. However, it’s essential to catch it early.

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Piles And Varicose Veins

Also called haemorrhoids, piles are swollen, inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum.

They may be located inside the rectum (internal haemorrhoids) or they may develop under the skin around the anus (external haemorrhoids).

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Did you know? 
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and a major cause of disability in people aged 65 years and older.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones (medically known as renal lithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard masses formed when there is not enough liquid to dissolve waste chemicals like calcium, oxalate and phosphorus in the urine. The colour, shape and size of kidney stones vary from that of small flecks to golf balls. Correct diet and drinking lots of water can prevent kidney stones

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Joint pain, stiffness, and restricted movement are all characteristics of Osteoarthritis (OA) and could undoubtedly cause a decline in the function of joints.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

A progressive neurological disorder that results in the deterioration of brain cells. It is said to be a common form of dementia. It disrupts the ability of someone to function independently due to the continuous decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills.

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