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Jun 09, 2022
Do birth control pills work?

Oral contraceptives, also known as birth control pills, are medications taken to prevent pregnancy. Different types of pills work in different ways, but in general, they reduce the chances of pregnancy by preventing ovulation – your ovaries do not release an egg each month.

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Jun 09, 2022
Aside from birth control pills, how else can I prevent pregnancy?

In summary, pregnancy can be avoided via the natural ways of temporary abstinence or the withdrawal method, or through contraceptives. Talk to a medical practitioner if you are unsure of which is best for you.

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Jun 08, 2022
What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder which will worsen over time that typically results in one having difficulty with walking, balance, coordination as well as stiffness in the body.

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Jun 08, 2022
What is dementia?

Dementia is a decline in a person’s mental capability and is a term used to describe a range of symptoms, including the loss of memory, language and problem-solving abilities amongst others that affect one’s daily life.

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Jun 08, 2022
What is a stroke?

A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells. It is a medical emergency that occurs due to lack of oxygen to the brain, which is caused by an interrupted or reduced blood flow to your brain.

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Jun 08, 2022
What are vascular diseases?

Vascular diseases are any condition that affects your circulatory system. The circulatory system includes your blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) and your lymphatic vessels! Thus, vascular diseases can mean diseases of your arteries, veins, lymph vessels or blood disorders that affect circulation.

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Jun 08, 2022
Treatments of stroke

A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident, cerebrovascular insult or brain attack, occurs when there is interrupted or reduced blood supply to the brain. This prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, causing brain cells to die.

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Jun 08, 2022
Is it normal to get a headache?

What is a headache? A headache is pain in any region of your head. Headaches are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system, appearing as sharp pains, dull aches or throbbing sensations.

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Jun 08, 2022
How do we detect Alzheimer’s Disease early?

What can we do we to detect Alzheimer’s Disease in its earliest stages, before irreversible brain damage or mental decline occurs? Scientists are still doing research on ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease earlier.

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Jun 08, 2022
Does Parkinson’s disease have a cure?

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in Singapore. It is a disease which affects the dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain.

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Jun 08, 2022
Do you have deep vein thrombosis?

The human body is made up of many different types of veins, with one major classification being superficial veins (nearer to the surface of the skin), and deep veins (located deeper in the body).

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Jun 08, 2022
Can deep vein thrombosis be prevented?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot (thrombosis) is formed in the deep veins of the body. This article will be focusing on the treatment options available for patients of deep vein thrombosis, such as oral medications, surgical options and preventive measures that can be taken.

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Jun 08, 2022
Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it a normal part of ageing?

Alzheimer’s disease is a serious condition which impacts a person’s psychological and behavioural characteristics. It is a type of mental decline in thinking, memory and emotion, that may interfere with a person’s daily life and ability to complete tasks in the long run.

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Jun 08, 2022
Irregular menses: Is it normal?

Menses, also known as menstruation or periods, is the normal monthly vaginal bleeding in females that occurs due to the shedding of the uterus. This bleeding usually lasts around 5 days.

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Jun 07, 2022
How does an active lifestyle help with ageing?

Leading an active lifestyle helps to reduce your risk of suffering from illnesses and it also helps to improve one’s condition if they have been diagnosed with an illness.

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Jun 07, 2022
How do I deal with Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which one’s bones are weakened and become brittle. Hence, it is very likely for a person with osteoporosis to break their bones. Even common stresses such as bending over can cause fractures for those diagnosed with osteoporosis.

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Jun 07, 2022
Dementia: Is cognitive decline part of normal ageing?

What is cognitive decline? Cognitive relates to mental activity. Cognitive decline refers to the worsening of thinking abilities. Forgetting things occasionally and having difficulties multitasking are normal as people grow older.

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Jun 07, 2022
Are you suffering from depression?

Mental well-being is often overlooked when caring for elderly. In many instances, signs and symptoms of deteriorating mental well-being in elderly are dismissed as a normal part of aging, which may lead to the worsening of their mental health and development of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

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May 23, 2022
Why don’t I feel sexually active? How do I restore my libido?

What is loss of libido? Libido is a person’s overall sex drive or desire for sexual activity. Loss of libido refers to a reduced interest in sexual activity.

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May 23, 2022
Why can’t I delay ejaculation?

What is premature ejaculation? Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man ejaculates (releases semen) sooner than he or his partner would like during sex/ within 1 minute of inserting the penis into the vagina.

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May 23, 2022
What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (or impotence), is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

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May 23, 2022
What does benign enlargement of the prostate mean?

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system which has the main function of making a fluid to nourish and transport sperm.

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May 23, 2022
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction is a condition that affects men, defined as the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

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May 23, 2022
The Prostate and the Man

What is the prostate? The prostate is an organ the size of a ping-pong ball in the male reproductive system. It is located between the penis and the bladder.

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May 23, 2022
How can I recover from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

What are some tablets that I can take? A. Alpha Blockers Alpha blockers relax the muscles in your bladder and prostate, making it easier to pee.

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May 23, 2022
How can I delay ejaculation and last longer in bed?

Before treatment of premature ejaculation (PE), doctors will typically check for: More major diseases (e.g. heart disease, cancers). These illnesses will be treated first.

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Apr 29, 2022
What is Health Screening? Do we need to do it?

Introduction Regular health screenings are important even if you feel perfectly healthy.

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Apr 29, 2022
Uh Oh... Watch out for that High Cholesterol!

What is high cholesterol? High cholesterol is caused by high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

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Apr 29, 2022
Treatment of Diabetes: Is it just about tablets?

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which regulates the movement of sugar into cells.

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Apr 29, 2022
Treating Hypertension: Here's how

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Although our blood pressure changes throughout the day, if one has a blood pressure that is consistently higher than normal, then this could be diagnosed as hypertension.

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Apr 29, 2022
Is my blood pressure too high?

What is hypertension? How do I know if I have hypertension? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is when your blood pressure is consistently elevated.

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Apr 29, 2022
Is Diabetes just about sugars?

Type 2 diabetes is a problem in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) for energy. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that lowers the blood sugar level. Being overweight and inactive are key contributing factors.

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Apr 29, 2022
How you can remove the “high” from high cholesterol?

High cholesterol occurs when one’s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, in other words, one’s “bad cholesterol” is at an unhealthy level.

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