It may be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you or your loved one has epilepsy, and you will probably be asking questions on how or why you have this condition. Try not to dwell too much on this, instead, start to focus on what you can do to better manage your epilepsy. Just making some small changes to the way you manage your epilepsy, could make a significant improvement to day-to-day quality of life. Continue reading
Epilepsy is the most common disorder of the nervous system and affects about 50 million people worldwide. However, in spite of the large numbers of people who have epilepsy, many people with the condition still face prejudice from others, often though lack of knowledge about what having epilepsy really means. Yet more people with epilepsy are realizing they can live, work and enjoy normal relations and be active members of society if their seizures are well controlled. Continue reading
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that can affect people of any age, sex, race, social class or nationality. Epilepsy can be caused by injury to the brain, due to trauma – such as a car accident or a head injury, a high fever caused by an infection, or as they get older some people develop epilepsy due to vascular disease, strokes, tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. Nonetheless, for many people, the cause of their epilepsy is never known. Continue reading
Acute pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is not a very “popular” organ, so to speak, since it is not as vital as compared to the other organs such as the heart, the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Nevertheless, the pancreas which lies behind the stomach does carry important responsibilities in the digestive systems. Certain factors which contribute to acute pancreatitis thus cause one to feel pretty miserable. Let’s have a deeper understanding about this disease. Continue reading
Hemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are one of the frequent problems faced by many people. How to know whether one is having piles or not? Is it dangerous or life threatening? Are you at risk? Continue reading
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, especially among the developed countries where food is readily available and affordable. Not too worry, however, colon cancer is treatable with good prognosis if detected early. Hence, let us take a closer look on what is colon cancer, how to identify risk factors, early signs and symptoms.
Breastfeeding gives your baby a headstart in life because breast milk will meet all his/her nutritional needs. It is the only food he needs from birth till six months of age when the baby starts to wean, i.e. introducing semi-solid food. Some mothers continue to breastfeed their babies even until more than six months of age. Breastfeeding can be continued up to about two years of age if the baby does not suffer from any special medical condition. Continue reading
What is the relationship between cervical cancer and human papilloma virus (HPV)?
It is estimated that up to 80% of women will acquire genital HPV infection at least once in their lifetime regardless of their lifestyles or ages. The risk of HPV infection starts from the first sexual encounter and lasts throughout a woman’s life. Continue reading
Cervical cancer is one of the most common diseases among women globally. In Malaysia, it is the second most common cancer in women. In Singapore, more than 1 case of cervical cancer is diagnosed every 2 days and more than 1 woman dies of cervical cancer every week. It is evident that human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is associated with high risk of developing cervical cancer. But what can be done to prevent the development of the cancer? Continue reading
Does your wife or roommate complain that you snore very loudly when you are sleeping? Or do you know anyone who does and always wonder why? Snoring can be a very embarrassing habit that cannot be controlled because it occurs when one sleeps. Well, while snoring is known to be very common especially among people who are on the heavy-weight side, it is a medical sleep disorder which occurs in normal-size people as well. So, let us have a bit of understanding about what is snoring and also something termed “obstructive sleep apnea”. Continue reading