Leisure sickness a risk for workaholics

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File: Leisure sickness strikes as soon as you go on a long-awaited holiday. Signs include flu-like symptoms and migraines.  

JOHANNESBURG - If you're a workaholic, over-achiever or a perfectionist, you may be at risk of suffering from a modern-day phenomenon known as "leisure sickness".

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This medical condition strikes as soon as you go on a long-awaited holiday.

Signs include flu-like symptoms and migraines.  

Almost two million South Africans are said to be prone to this sickness.

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Pharma Dynamics spokesperson, Nicole Jennings says one incident of sickness during leave doesn't mean a diagnosis but if a person finds themselves consistently falling ill while resting, they could be at risk.