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Women-related Health Articles

Learn more about women’s health in Hong Kong. What are your healthcare options and what can you expect? Scroll down to find out more.

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Is Functional Medicine the Future of Health? We asked Dr. Tim Trodd

Functional medicine is becoming increasingly popular in modern medical practice. Many doctors in Western countries are changing the way they practice by focusing on the root cause of the disease instead of just treating the symptoms.   Functional medicine shifts the focus from symptoms to the underlying factors causing the disease including genetics, environment, and… Read More

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Your IVF Guide in Hong Kong | Public Versus Private Options and Costs

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology, in Hong Kong an estimated one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive treatment and it is the most well-known for infertility related issues.   If you are currently exploring In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services in Hong Kong or just… Read More

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How to Cope with the Emotional Stress of Fertility Issues

The inability to become pregnant is often associated to one of the most distressing life crises for women and couples. Struggling with infertility can cause tremendous pain and if you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed or isolated, you are not alone.   We talked to Hong Kong psychotherapist Allison Heiliczer about the emotional weight of infertility… Read More

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Choosing the Right Medical Cosmetic Provider in Hong Kong | Expert Advice

There’s a lot of confusion about the safety and issues surrounding cosmetic plastic surgeries and medical beauty procedures in Hong Kong. To follow up on our article on cosmetic plastic surgery and medical beauty procedures, we asked the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Dr. Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan 陳汝威生 to talk… Read More

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A Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision, if you are considering this procedure Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. We have all the information you need on getting an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, what it costs, and where to go.  … Read More

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In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand where on the spectrum you and your partner stand! Here are some explanations on pre-marital… Read More

Common Ophthalmic Conditions in Women

Common Ophthalmic Conditions in Women

The World Health Organization estimates that women account for nearly 65% of the visually-impaired population globally. We checked in with ophthalmologist Dr. Marcus Marcet about which problems women are most at-risk of contracting and why women are more susceptible to these disorders.   General rule: Both women and men should visit their eye doctor if… Read More

Chinese Medicine Can Relieve Menstrual Pain

How Chinese Medicine Can Relieve Menstrual Pain

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your period is a reflection of your blood and qi (the circulating life force). According to TCM, a pain-free period requires abundant blood to flow freely throughout your body. Your TCM practitioner will go through your medical history with you and determine the cause and remedy for your painful cramps.… Read More

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