Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Simple Guide to Diarrhea

A Simple Guide to Diarrhea————————————-What is Diarrhea?—————————Diarrhea is a symptom defined as an increase in the volume, water content and frequency of bowel movements.What are the causes of Diarrhea?——————————————–Diarrhea is a symptom of many gastrointestinal disorders:1.Infections:Bacterial infections such as:a.Shigellab.Salmonella and … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale -ENURESIS

DOC MY CHILD HAVE ENURESIS Bedwetting or functional enuresis is the repeated involuntary voiding of urine during day or night at an age where continence or control of urine is expected. Bedwetting or functional enuresis is common in children.Prevalence of … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – AMBLYOPIA

DOC I HAVE AMBLYOPIA Amblyopia, commonly known as ‘lazy eye’, is reduced visual acuity in one eye that appears normal on examination. It usually develop during early childhood. If left untreated, amblyopia will usually continue into adulthood. The Causes of … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – DOWN’S SYNDROME

DOC MY CHILD HAS DOWN’S SYNDROME Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which the affected person is born with mental disability and characteristic features. These characteristic features have been called mongolism with:1.obliquely set eyes2.short stubby nose3.flattened facies4.short stature5.generalized muscular … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – CANCER SCREENING 5

DOC DO I NEED TO GO FOR CANCER SCREENING 5 Cancer screening – conclusion H.Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in males in Singapore. It is seldom seen in men less than 50 years of age. … Continue reading

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CANCER SCREENING 4

DOC DO I NEED TO GO FOR CANCER SCREENING 4 Cancer screening : F.Cervical Cancer Cervical Cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women in Singapore but can be prevented and treated early if regular screening is done. Women … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – CANCER SCREENING 3

DOC DO I NEED TO GO CANCER SCREENING 3 Cancer Screening: C. Breast cancer Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women.Women who are at high risk are those with:1.family history of breast cancerA gene has been identified which … Continue reading

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