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Pregnancy-related Health Articles

Not sure what to expect in Hong Kong when expecting? This section will answer your questions on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy topics.

Varicose Veins: Spider Veins in the Lower Legs?

Last updated on January 10, 2022.

What are Varicose Veins? | Causes | Risk factors | Signs and symptoms | Complications | Stages | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins beneath the skin, often found in the lower legs.

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Sleep Apnea: How to Breathe Freely During Sleep?

Last updated on December 28, 2021.

Sleep apnea meaning? | Causes | Risk factors | Signs and symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments

Suffering from shortness of breath while sleeping? It may be a sign of life-threatening obstructive sleep apnea! 😴

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Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

Last updated on January 7, 2022.

Did you know that dental health is so at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the mother’s teeth, leading to tooth loss. According to the WHO, over 90% of the population will have […]

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Appendicitis: Urgent Appendix Removal Is Needed!

Last updated on December 29, 2021.

Causes | Signs and Symptoms | Types | Risk Factors | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions | Recovery

Appendicitis can be serious and potentially life-threatening if left untreated! STAY ALERT!!!

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Hernia: A Bulge on the Body

Last updated on January 5, 2022.

Hernia types | Signs and symptoms | Causes | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

A hernia is a bulge protruding through the abdominal wall. Let’s learn about different types of hernias!

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Hemorrhoids: The Annoying Anorectal Swollen Veins

Last updated on December 13, 2021.

What are Hemorrhoids? | Signs and Symptoms | Causes | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around your anus and rectum that bother one’s quality of life commonly.

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Hypertension: How to Tackle High Blood Pressure?

Last updated on December 22, 2021.

What is Hypertension? | Causes and Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Normal Blood Pressure Range | How to Measure Blood Pressure | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions | Get Help!

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common illness among HK people. Blood pressure management is crucial to prevent many diseases! 🩸

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Periodontal Disease: Good Oral Hygiene vs. Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Last updated on November 22, 2021.

What are they? | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis and Treatments | Preventions

Good oral hygiene is important to prevent periodontal disease 🦷 !

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Genital Warts: How to Keep You and Your Partner Healthy?

Last updated on October 19, 2021.

Causes of Genital Warts | Signs and Symptoms | Risk Factors | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | HPV Test | HPV Vaccine | Preventions

Genital Warts are caused by HPV infection. Read more to keep you and your partner away from such STD!

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GERD (Acid Reflux): Your Complete Guide to Prevent Heartburn

Last updated on October 19, 2021.

Causes | Signs & Symptoms | Risk Factors | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Home Remedies

Have you ever experienced heartburn? Learn more about GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) to prevent acid reflux!

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