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  1. The evolution of gout (an old lifestyle disease)

    The evolution of gout (an old lifestyle disease)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Few diseases that confront the 21st century clinician have documented history which dates back to early human era.
  2. Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus for general practitioners

    Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus for general practitioners

    A 55-year-old Asian man presents with a history of intense thirst, polyuria, blurring of vision and weight loss over a period of several weeks. He is obese with a waist circumference of 110 cm and a body mass index (BMI)...
  3. Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 4: Lifestyle and diabetes mellitus

    Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 4: Lifestyle and diabetes mellitus

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Diabetes mellitus, in particular Type 2 diabetes, can be classified as a chronic disease of lifestyle. A lifestyle intervention programme is therefore an essential component of the primary and secondary prevention (management) of diabetes mellitus. The main indication for referral...
  4. Unveiling the physical therapies

    Unveiling the physical therapies

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Either through referral by a medical practitioner or self-referral many patients with musculoskeletal problems receive some form of physical therapy. There are several highly trained professional groups who deliver this treatment. Due to lack of regulation, however, there are also...
  5. Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 11: Lifestyle and arthritic conditions—rheumatoid arthritis

    Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 11: Lifestyle and arthritic conditions—rheumatoid arthritis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes symmetrical polyarthritis of large and small joints. RA affects about 0.5–1% of the population and is more common in females than males. In recent years, it has been...
  6. Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 13: Lifestyle and osteoporosis

    Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 13: Lifestyle and osteoporosis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease that is characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Therefore, the diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on...
  7. Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice: Part 14: Lifestyle and obesity

    Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice: Part 14: Lifestyle and obesity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Obesity is defined as an excessive amount of body fat or adiposity. It can be measured using the body mass index (BMI), and according to established criteria for adult men and women, overweight is defined as a BMI between 25–30...
  8. Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 10: Lifestyle and arthritic conditions—Osteoarthritis

    Healthy lifestyle interventions in general practice Part 10: Lifestyle and arthritic conditions—Osteoarthritis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Chronic musculoskeletal disease is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide with considerable economic impact in health care. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic musculoskeletal disease affecting a large proportion of the population with an increasing predicted...