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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.

Herniated Disc: Keeping Your Intervertebral Discs in Place

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

What is Herniated Disc | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Surgeries | Home Remedies | Preventions

A herniated disc is a displaced intervertebral disc. Severe pain and numbness occur when the displaced disc compresses its surrounding spinal nerve roots. It is the most common cause of low back pain.

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Gout: The Painful Arthritis Caused by Uric Acid 

Last updated on September 16, 2021.

Gout Meaning | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Gout is chronic inflammatory arthritis that causes intense pain and swelling of joints. Although it is incurable, gout and gout attacks can be prevented by lifestyle modification.

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Cataracts: Cloudy Eye Lenses Come with Aging

Last updated on September 9, 2021.

What are Cataracts | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs & Symptoms | Diagnosis | Non-invasive Treatment | Cataract Sugery | Lifestyle & Home Remedies | Costs of Cataract Surgery | Insurance Coverage

A cataract is when the lenses in your eyes become cloudy and your vision gradually gets blurry. Are cataracts an unavoidable consequence of ageing? Can modern medicine cure cataracts?

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Anemia: Do You Have Enough Healthy RBC and Hemoglobin?

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

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

Anemia is a blood condition usually associated with tiredness and weakness. Want to know if you have enough red blood cells and hemoglobin? Read our ultimate anemia guide now!

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Glaucoma: Guide to Fight the “Silent Thief of Sight”

Last updated on September 9, 2021.

What is Glaucoma & its Causes | Types of Glaucoma | Signs & Symptoms | Risk Factors | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts. Although glaucoma is incurable, there are still potential measures to save your sight from glaucoma.

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Finding the best antenatal programme for you

Last updated on September 8, 2021.

Becoming a parent can be one of the biggest transitions in your life. Besides feeling all the excitement of welcoming a little one in 9 months, there are understandably a lot of challenges that accompany this special journey too. It is totally normal to feel overwhelmed by all the information and changes happening in your […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Birth Control Pills in Hong Kong

Last updated on September 8, 2021.

What are birth control pills | How do birth control pills work | Guidance | When to take | Side effects | Which is the best | How to get birth control pills | Emergency contraceptive pills

Here is a complete guide to birth control pills: which ones are available in Hong Kong, how they work, when to take them, side effects and where to buy them.

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Pregnancy Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options & Costs

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

How it works | When to take a test | How to use | Where to find | Reading the results | Accuracy | Blood test

Suspecting a pregnancy but not sure when to take a pregnancy test or where to buy one? Here is the answer.

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5 Chinese Medicines to Prevent Hair Loss | TCM Perspective

Last updated on July 8, 2021.

Hair loss is a common issue that concerns many people. Learn more about how to prevent and treat hair loss by Chinese medicine.

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Top 9 Male Fertility Myths

Last updated on May 25, 2021.

In Hong Kong, it is estimated that about one in six couples faces difficulty conceiving. As more couples have children later in life, particularly in their late 30s and 40s, many encounter fertility issues. While people think that most fertility problems are unique to women, around 40% of infertility cases are attributed to men. We […]

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