A sweat test measures the amount of salt in the sweat of the patient. It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients with CF have high levels of salt in their sweat. CF is a disease that causes mucus build-up in the lungs and other organs. It damages the lungs and makes it
difficult to breathe.
Cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in developed countries. In South Africa, it is second to only HIV/Aids.
Kardiovaskulere siekte (insluitende koronere hartvatsiekte en beroerte) is die vernaamste oorsaak van dood in ontwikkelde lande. In Suid-Afrika, is dit tweede na MIV/vigs.