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Chronic Illness

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A chronic illness is one that continues for a long period of time or recurs over a long period of time. Some of the most common chronic illnesses are asthma and high blood pressure (hypertension). What are Chronic Diseases...
The Eye Care/Prevention of Blindness Programme aims to prevent eye conditions that can lead to blindness, treat existing eye conditions to prevent further damage to vision, and where possible, offer interventions to restore vision and to enhance the...
The Allergy Clinic caters for children with mild or uncomplicated allergy problems (asthma, eczema, rhinitis etc). If a severe or unusual allergy problem is present, the referral doctor should contact the clinic to arrange a consultation or appointment....
The Cystic Fibrosis Clinic caters for patients who have proven cases of Cystic Fibrosis. New cases or urgent problems will be referred to the Cystic Fibrosis Consultant on call for pre-referral arrangements. What is Cystic Fibrosis?Cystic fibrosis (...
Diabetes is a condition where not enough insulin is produced in the body.Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas which controls the absorbtion and release of sugar and fat in the body.The Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital...
The Rheumatology Clinic caters for children with the full range of rheumatic diseases (diseases of the joints or connective tissues) of childhood, such as childhood arthritis. Diseases treated at the clinic include: