Medication : your heart's worst enemy?

24 Aug 2016

Current life expectancy, as determined by the World Health Organization in 2015, estimates males to live for about 71 years and females for approximately 73 years. On average, South Africa has lower life expectancy, with males at 60 years and females at 63. These figures, however, are dependent on several factors, including war, violent crimes, accidents, the presence of chronic diseases, nutritional status and the use of certain medications.