Question from Lucille

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For a few weeks now I have been waking up in the middle of the night with searing pain in my ankles. It goes away as soon as I wake up, what could be causing this?

View the answer | Submitted by on 11 December 2017

From Shannon 1997 Govender

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Hi my question for today is regarding stretch marks and uneven skin tone . Being a young woman I struggle with the agony of stretch marks on my thighs which prevents me from confidently wearing bikinis . Not only are there stretch but the skin in that region of my body is darker than there rest of my body . I have tried exfoliating ,scrubs and tissue oil to try and make it less noticeable but to no avail .

View the answer | Submitted by Shannon 1997 Govender on 23 November 2017

Question from Busisiwe Sweetness Mapu

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Hi there, my question for today is that I am struggling with my belly fat. I don’t have kids but its really getting big. I think maybe it’s the junk food I eat sometimes which contribute in adding more fat. I’m not going to the gym or anything, so I try to buy lemons to detox but it’s not working. Any ideas on how to tackle my problem? Thanx

View the answer | Submitted by Busisiwe Sweetness Mapu on 23 October 2017

Question from Kedibone Mimi Sechuane

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I am obsessed with my weight, I worry every day about my tummy and how I eat but I don’t change my diet, most of the time is due to money. I would like to have a flatter tummy, what exercises should I do or what suitable foods should I eat.

View the answer | Submitted by Kedibone Mimi Sechuane on 19 June 2017

Question from Rusda Cloete

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Hi, Doctor. I had two babies a year apart. Soon after the birth of my second baby, I had trouble swallowing food. I would try to swallow but my throat would push it back into my mouth. It has gotten progressively worse to the point that I’m now almost exclusively on a liquid diet (smoothies, soups) and chocolate/anything really soft which dissolves in the mouth). I’ve been to several doctors and specialist without much help. I’ve done a barium swallow but the machine broke down midway through and I ended up swallowing the gross liquid many times which made me nauseous and impacted on the results I think. The tests showed that the liquid went down the throat without much trouble but it came back up briefly after I swallowed. I think it was because I had consumed so much and got nauseous. I’ve been to an ENT specialist but he doesn’t see anything wrong with my throat. It feels like I have no control over my throat muscles when I swallow. Maybe it’s weak, I don’t know. I had C-sections and epidurals with both babies. I have had a choking incident when I was younger. I’m wondering if these factors are the cause. I’m not sure whether it’s psychological or medical anymore. I really don’t think I have GERD or acid reflux because I can’t even manage to swallow food, it doesn’t get past the first point of entry and I don’t have the symptoms for any of those. I don’t feel any pain when swallowing. What can the cause be? Please help.

View the answer | Submitted by Rusda Cloete on 19 June 2017

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