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Hernia (Angin Pasang)

Pengenalan Hernia berlaku apabila kandungan dalam satu-satu ruang badan (biasanya abdomen) membonjol keluar daripada kawasan yang biasa mereka berada. Kandungan ini biasanya adalah sebahagian usus atau tisu lemak abdomen yang dilapisi oleh lapisan nipis (membran) yang juga akan membentuk kantung hernia/hernia sac. Ia dikenali dengan angin pasang surut kerana sifat …

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Hernia

Introduction A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or the lining of an organ through the wall of the cavity (commonly abdomen) that normally contains it. The common contents are part of intestine or abdominal fat tissue, lined by a thin membrane which will form hernial sac. It will …

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pengenalan Satu keadaan di mana saluran pernafasan menjadi sempit dan ini adalah sejenis penyakit yang berkekalan. Ia terdiri daripada bronkitis kronik dan emphysema. Ia berpunca daripada radang saluran pernafasan dan kerosakan tisu paru-paru. Ia biasanya disebabkan oleh tabiat merokok. Kadar kejadian penyakit ini di kalangan lelaki di Malaysia adalah sebanyak …

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Coronary Artery Disease

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs whenthe blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. The narrowing and hardening occur as a result of cholesterol and other materials building up in the inner wall of the vessels (plaque formation). As this progresses the blood supply …

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Pressure Sores

Introduction Pressure sores are areas of injured skin and /or underlying tissue. They are usually caused by sitting or lying in one position for too long. This prolonged immobility and pressure can reduce the blood supply to the skin and tissue resulting in damage and sore . Risk factors: Reduced …

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