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Introduction Obesity is a chronic condition that has now becomes an epidemic. The prevalence has risen significantly over the years including Malaysia. Ten years ago obesity was only a health risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Howeverbased on scientific findings for the paast five years, obesity is an independent risk factor ...
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Should I check for Diabetes? Yes, if you are : If you have symptoms of diabetes (lethargy, polydipsia, polyuria, lost of weight, itchiness of skin) For those without symptoms, screening ahould be done for adult with overweight (BMI>23kg/m2) or waist circumference ?80 cm for female and ?90 cm for male ...
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What is Hypertension? Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a condition when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal. How do I know whether I have hypertension? Measure your blood pressure. It can be measured using a sphygmomanometer or 'BP set'. What is blood pressure? Systolic blood pressure is ...
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Am I healthy? World Health Organization defines health as a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. You can do certain tests or screening to know whether you are healthy or not. What is screening? Screening are tests or assessments to ...
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Am I healthy? World Health Organisation defines health as a state of physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.You can do certain tests or screening to know whether you are healthy or not. What is screening? Screening are tests or assessments to ...
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SCREENING : REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN

What should I know about breast cancer?It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women.It is the major cause of death from cancers among women.It is the leading cause of a premature deaths (i.e. early death).9 % of all cancers worldwide.6 - 8 % of all cancer deaths.Is breast cancer ...
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What is cervical cancer?A cancer of the cervixCervix is the lower end of a woman's uterus / womb, just above the vaginaA disease of cervical cells i.e. abnormal growth of these cellsIt can be divided into:Early stagearound the cervixLate stagespread to surrounding tissues or other parts of the body / ...
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SCREENING : HIV

Pre-marital HIV test can be done in any government health clinics in Malaysia and it is offered for free. The main objective of this program is to allow individuals to know their HIV status, mainly among high risk people and subsequently to take further steps to prevent the transmission of ...
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HIV and AIDS are incurable disease. It is caused by HIV virus infection that weakened the body immune system. HIV virus is detectable in bodily fluids of the carrier. It is active in the blood, semen and vaginal fluids of those infected with the disease.You may be exposed with HIV ...
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What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?HIV is the abbreviation for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a RNA virus that infect human cells namely CD4 cells. The virus is capable of living in human cells by adapting into DNA particles by a process mediated by the enzyme transcriptase. Following this the ...
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