Professional Homeopathic Medicine in South Africa

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Conditions

Anaemia

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Anaemia is a condition where the red blood cells or the haemoglobin within these cells is lower than normal. Red blood cells and specifically the haemoglobin molecule within these cells are responsible for carrying oxygen. Anaemia is not a single condition but a group of conditions with the same consequence – the ability of blood to carry oxygen is compromised to some degree. The most common type of anaemia is iron-deficiency anaemia and it is often seen in girls and women of menstruating age. Some types of anaemia can be very dangerous and even deadly without treatment.

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Allergies

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Allergies are a common problem in both children and adults. It arises due to an abnormal sensitivity to otherwise harmless substances. Most people are aware of hay fever (allergic rhinitis) where the nose is involved, allergic asthma when it affects the airways and atopic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis which involves the skin.  However, allergies can affect any part of the body or sometimes almost the entire body simultaneously.

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Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)

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Bedwetting is a common childhood condition that can occur even after your child has been toilet trained. In fact it is considered to be normal up to the age of 6 to 7 years. The odd episode that may occur thereafter but bedwetting that occurs in older children, teens or adults is not considered normal.

The medical term for bedwetting is nocturnal enuresis. Nocturnal refers to the nighttime and usually implies during sleep but can occur even if the child is napping in the day. Enuresis refers to involuntary urination. It largely overlaps with the medical term urinary incontinence which means the inability to hold back urine until the appropriate time to urinate, a condition that often affects the elderly.
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Diarrhoea

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Diarrhoea (US spelling: diarrhea) is a symptom where there is excessively frequent bowel movements with the passage of loose or watery stool. The strict definition of diarrhoea is passing stool more than 3 times in a 24 hour period and/or passing more than 200g/200mL of stool within 24 hours. However, most people use the term diarrhoea to describe any abnormality of bowel habit where stool is passed more frequently than normal, is watery or less firm and solid than usual. Most people refer to diarrhoea as runny tummy or a running stomach.

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Athlete’s Foot (Foot and Toe Ringworm)

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Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin, affecting the feet and toes. The medical term for athlete’s foot is tinea pedis. As with most fungal infections of the skin, it is also known as a ringworm infection. However, athlete’s foot is not due to a worm. The fungus that infects the skin is known as a dermatophyte which specifically targets human skin. Athlete’s foot can be persistent and may take weeks or months of treatment to resolve. It often recurs largely due to repeating the lifestyle habits that contributes to its development. Athlete’s foots is a common occurrence in South Africa often associated with the hot climate.

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Constipation

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Constipation is a condition where there is infrequent bowel movements often coupled with hard stools and straining to pass stool. It is a symptom of some underlying condition. Although constipation is a very common symptom and affects a large proportion of people, it can can in some instances be due to very serious conditions. Therefore people with chronic constipation are advised to undergo regular screening for some of these causative conditions. Constipation can affect any person of any age or gender. However, it tends to be a problem for females and the elderly more often.

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Arthritis

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Arthritis is a common joint condition. It literally means joint inflammation and there are many different types of arthritis that can occur. Some may be acute meaning that it lasts for several days or a few weeks at most. Others may be chronic in that it persists or recurs over years and even decades. Most of us think of arthritis as being a problem in older people but depending on the type of arthritis, it can occur in young adults, teens or even in babies. The treatment for arthritis varies based on the type of arthritis involved as well as the severity of the condition.

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Acid Reflux (Heartburn)

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Acid reflux is a condition where the acidic stomach contents flows backwards up into the food pipe (oesophagus). It is sometimes referred to as heartburn which is the most common symptom of acid reflux. The proper medical term for this condition is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is the most common upper gastrointestinal condition globally. Every person experiences the odd bout of acid reflux at some point or the other. Many of us just refer to it as indigestion and it passes on its own within a few hours. But for some people, acid reflux is an ongoing problem that affects them everyday. In these cases it needs proper medical management on a long term basis.

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Acne (Teen and Adult Pimples)

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Acne is a common skin condition seen that in most cases starts in the teen years but may continue into adulthood. The proper medical term is acne vulgaris but it is often referred to by its primary symptom – pimples. It affects about 80% of all people at some point in their life – sometimes starting as late as the mid 30s to 40s. The main problem in acne vulgaris is that the tiny pores (follicles) of the skin become blocked with plugs made up of oil and dead skin cells. Certain types of bacteria may then infect the skin and further exacerbate the inflammation. Acne can be treated but there is no once off cure. Management is usually over the long term.

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Did you know …
Over 400 million people around the world choose to use homeopathy as their primary system of health care.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine globally.
Most South African medical aids pay for homeopathic consultations and medicines.
Homeopathy is a recognised health care discipline by the South African Department of Health.
Homeopathy is the #1 alternative system of medicine in Europe.
Over 90% of French pharmacists advise pregnant women on the use of homeopathic remedies during pregnancy.
In 2012 the Swiss government released a report confirming that homeopathic treatment is effective.