Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
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11 Mar 2019
11:06 am

Ask the doctor: Piles and balding

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.

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Dear doctor, what is the cause of piles and can they be avoided?

Piles are veins from the large intestines that protrude outside sometimes or they can be internal. They become painful when they have clots or are twisted. Mostly caused by constipation and straining to pass stools, straining when li­fting heavy objects, some form of exercises etc.

To avoid you need to know what causes them in your case. Please visit your doctor for a proper examination because in certain instances they might need to be operated.

Dear doctor, is it possible that after a liver transplant you can have further liver complications?

Yes it is possible. You need to know what to avoid in terms of exposures like food, alcohol and other substances that might be toxic to the liver. You need to also work closely with your doctor to make sure life is much better a­ er the transplant.

Dear doctor, how you stop balding?

There are many oils advertised on TV and it is difficult to say which work and which ones do not. It might help to see a dermatologist for an assessment of the cause of your balding so you know the right things to do.

Some types of balding are quite irreversible and it is important to know early on so that you do not waste money going from oil to oil.

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