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Common Signs Of GERD & What You Can Do About It

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Common Signs Of GERD & What You Can Do About It

Did you know that 13.4% of Malaysians experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? [1]

GERD is a chronic condition of your stomach acid frequently flowing back into the esophagus, which is the tube that connects your mouth and stomach. [2] This constant acid reflux can cause many troublesome symptoms and damage to the esophagus in the long run.

Signs & Symptoms...

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How Often Should You Change Your Ostomy Bag?

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How Often Should You Change Your Ostomy Bag?

Are you wondering how often you should change your ostomy bag (also known as stoma bag)?

Generally, changing your ostomy bag every 3-5 days would be a good idea.

If you have a Colostomy...

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11 Signs You Need To Get Your Heart Checked

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11 Signs You Need To Get Your Heart Checked

How do you tell if something’s wrong with your heart?

Here are some signs you should especially watch out for.

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Is There Anything I Can’t Eat If I Have An Ostomy?

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Is There Anything I Can’t Eat If I Have An Ostomy?

If you’re a new ostomate and you’re worried about the effect your stoma will have on your ability to eat normally, you’re not alone. Generally, once your body has recovered from the operation, you will be able to eat what you did before. There are no strict rules about diet and it can often be a case of trying something to see if it suits you, as what affects one person may be fine for others – just the same as pre-stoma. Some foods such as some vegetables, fizzy drinks, spicy foods and alcohol may affect more people but many ostomates eat those with no problems at all.

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The Prevalence of Diabetes Among Malaysians

Alternative Medicine Diabetes Public Health

The Prevalence of Diabetes Among Malaysians

“The number of diabetic patients has been increasing over the last several years.” [1]
- Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health DG

Diabetes is a major public health concern in Malaysia, and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has escalated to 20.8% in adults above the age of 30, affecting 2.8 million individuals. (This is not sweet at all.) [2]

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