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Dr. Henny Sekhukhune

General Practitioner

Dr. Henny Sekhukhune is a general practitioner practicing in Klerksdorp, North West. Dr. Sekhukhune does not specialize in one area of medicine, however provides routine health care services. General practitioners typically have regular, even life-long patients who they provide health care services to. Dr. Sekhukhune provides services including physical exams, immunizations, and diagnosing and treating multiple illnesses and injuries. General practitioners typically work in private offices and clinics and have staffs of nurses and administators.
Dr. Henny Sekhukhune
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I had unprotected sex. Should I immediately test for HIV?

If you test for HIV now, the results will be indicating your status before the incident of your unprotected sexual encounter. The HIV status does not immediately change to positive READ MORE
If you test for HIV now, the results will be indicating your status before the incident of your unprotected sexual encounter. The HIV status does not immediately change to positive if a person gets infected today. The body will first make antibodies, and this is what we test for. It is important however to know your HIV status if you never tested before. You can visit your physician to test for other STIs that you might have contracted, if there is any infection, you will be able to know immediately. I suggest that you also test for HIV and if it's negative, retest in six weeks. PLEASE practice safe sex and use condoms when having sex.

Is forgetfulness normal or a sign of a bigger problem?

Thank you for your question. Forgetfulness is not normal. It may be due to a number of causes, either temporary or permanent. Causes: 1. Emotional disorders - depression, READ MORE
Thank you for your question.

Forgetfulness is not normal. It may be due to a number of causes, either temporary or permanent.

Causes:

1. Emotional disorders - depression, anxiety, stress, sleep deprivation
2. Medical conditions - thyroid disease, brain tumors, concussion, head injuries, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, Vitamin B12 deficiency
3. Medications - side effects of certain medications, or over-dosage may result in forgetfulness
4. Lifestyle habits - excessive alcohol intake and or smoking
5. Aging - not all people of advanced age will go through this though

Some of these causes can be reversed or managed to improve memory, for instance, emotional disorders, lifestyle habits, medications and some medical conditions. I advise you to consult your doctor as soon as possible to discuss the possible causes of your persistent forgetfulness.

Kind regards,

H. Sekhukhune, MD

Is a high protein diet advisable for a diabetes patient?

Diabetes increases protein breakdown and with more exercise you are going to experience even more protein breakdown. It is therefore a good idea to increase protein intake in your READ MORE
Diabetes increases protein breakdown and with more exercise you are going to experience even more protein breakdown. It is therefore a good idea to increase protein intake in your diet.