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Understanding Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Understanding Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Anemia is a common blood disorder characterized by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin, resulting in reduced oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood and impaired delivery of oxygen to tissues and organs.
In this article we cover the various aspects of anemia, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as strategies for prevention and management.

Early Detection Saves Lives: The Impact of Routine Screenings on Disease Prevention

Early Detection Saves Lives: The Impact of Routine Screenings on Disease Prevention

Routine screenings play a pivotal role in this preventive approach, offering individuals the opportunity to identify underlying health concerns before they escalate into more serious conditions.
In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the significance of routine screenings, explore their impact on disease prevention, and highlight the importance of proactive healthcare management.

Comprehensive Guide to Liver Disease

Comprehensive Guide to Liver Disease

Liver disease, a broad term encompassing various conditions, can impact the liver’s structure and function, potentially leading to serious health consequences.

In this extensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of liver disease, exploring its types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and preventive measures.


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Room 109 Mediclinic Milnerton
Cnr Koeberg & Racecourse Roads
Cape Town
Tel: 021 551 8678

Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Additional address for Endoscopic Procedures:

Dr Eduan Deetlefs Inc
The Park Building, (opp, Vincent Pallotti Hospital)
Suite 304, 3rd Floor,
Park Road
Tel: 021 202 0626

Email: info @ gidoc.co.za

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8am to 3pm, 
Fridays:  Procedure day – in rooms scope facility 7am to 4pm.

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