Diabetes: The Signs, Symptoms, and How to Alleviate It

During the pandemic, an increasing number of people eat more and exercise less.    As we see obesity rates rise in Singapore, we recognise that this is a leading risk of Type 2 diabetes. COVID-19 may also aggravate the illness.    In this article, we take a look at the signs of diabetes and how […]

3 Ways to Reduce Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Mid last month, The Straits Times released an article about the worrying downward health trend of many Singaporeans. Amongst other things, it also revealed a staggering increase of 50% in people with high blood pressure. The state of health of Singaporeans may be further worsened because of COVID-19’s facilitation of sedentary lifestyles.  High blood pressure […]

World Dementia Month: What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Every year in September, people gather around the world to commemorate World Alzheimer Month. This movement aims to raise awareness of this neurological condition and question the stigma that surrounds it. Many of us tend to use the terms “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” interchangeably. However, they’re not exactly the same, and you shouldn’t be using them […]

Cholesterol and Heart Disease: What’s the Link?

When it comes to health articles, cholesterol is no stranger. This fatty acid is mentioned so often that it’s become a household name. Despite this, there are plenty of inaccuracies surrounding it. Cholesterol is an essential part of our bodies, but when it exists is excessively high levels, it raises the risk of heart disease. […]

Hypertension and How a House Call Doctor Can Help

What does hypertension mean? A medical term to refer to high blood pressure, hypertension may be diagnosed if you constantly have blood pressure that measures above normal. Over time, this may lead to health problems like heart disease. What Causes High Blood Pressure? In our body, our blood pressure is determined by the amount of […]

Osteoporosis: How House Doctors Can Help Sufferers of This Silent Disease

The term “osteoporosis” essentially means “porous bone”. When you peer at a healthy bone under the magnified effects of a microscope, it looks like a honeycomb. The holes become much bigger when osteoporosis is present due to density or mass loss, or even abnormal tissue structure. Bones that are less dense are brittle and more […]

Why End-of-life Care is the Beneficial Beginning of the End

For a patient nearing the end of their life, it’s common for the people around them to treat it as a sombre affair and avoid bringing mortality issues up. Perhaps this is why we tend to avoid talking about matters related to death and even after, and why it’s even seen as a taboo to […]

The Dangers of Heart Disease

On a daily basis, 19 people die from heart disease and stroke. In 2019, cardiovascular disease numbered 31.7% of all deaths in Singapore, which means that almost one out of 3 deaths occurs because of heart diseases or stroke. Male mortality recorded a higher percentage as compared to women. On a global scale, cardiovascular disease […]

Food and Its Effects on Your Body

We think of food a lot. When we’re sad, we eat. When we’re overjoyed, we eat. When we’re bored, we instinctively get up to find something to occupy some of that empty space in our mouths. And when you’re in Singapore, a melting pot of different cultures, our love for food and its ease of […]

Dengue Fever: Getting to the Point of this Disease

Dengue fever season is upon us, where the rate of cases typically heightens over the warmer months from June to October. As of early June 2021, there are 22 active dengue clusters, with the biggest being at Cashew Terrace/Hazel Park Terrace. Add this to the increased number of people working from home, which means greater […]