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When a transgender consults a psychiatrist, the latter will take a psychiatric history from the patient with special attention on his/her gender history and make a diagnosis. There are no tests physical, chemical or psychological to confirm the diagnosis. The psychiatrist will ...
24 Aug 2019
Hi, Ultherapy has proven to surprisingly safe when administered by an experienced aesthetic doctor adhering to clearly laid out treatment protocols. Side-effects are temporary and resolve quickly with time. The most common side-effects are pain, tenderness, swelling and mild redness in the imme...
23 Aug 2019
Thank you for your question. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child should get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. The more common early signs of possible orthodontic proble...
23 Aug 2019

What You Should Know About Treating Sleep Apnea In Singapore (2019)

What You Should Know About Treating Sleep Apnea In Singapore (2019)

The importance of a good night's sleep should not be neglected. Sleep is just as important as the roles of exercise and proper diet in maintaining your health.

It is recommended for us to have around 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Sleep enables our body to rest and recuperate in preparation for the day ahead. It allows our mind and body to function at optimal levels.

However, it is not just the quantity of sleep that is important. The quality of sleep is just as essential. Certain medical conditions can affect the quality of sleep.

Snoring is a common condition affecting many of us. It affects our sleep and can be linked to breathing issues. On the other hand, sleep apnea is often a bigger problem. This is because it can lead to other serious issues if left unchecked.

Here, I would like to explain in detail, the characteristics and factors that lead to sleep apnea and introduce possible treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea. Hopefully, with this article, you will be able to understand how you can manage the condition.

Read on to find out what you can take away from this article!

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How Our Diets Today Are Causing Kidney Stones

How Our Diets Today Are Causing Kidney Stones

Developing kidney stones is a very common problem among people today - one in ten will experience kidney stones at some point in their lives. While they are called kidney stones, they are actually minerals deposits in the urine that have collected together to form larger crystals. Our diets today are contributing to the increasing prevalence among people of all ages and sexes.

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Thank you for your excellent question. Braces are stuck onto your teeth and with the braces wire in place, food gets stuck more easily around the teeth. Hence good oral health is imperative for a healthy mouth during the period of braces treatment which typically takes 1- 2 years. Good oral health ...
22 Aug 2019
Persistent vaginal spotting and bleeding for more than a month is a symptom that should definitely be further investigated by your doctor. Causes can include vaginal infections, cervical problems, pregnancy, polyps in the womb or cervix, or rarely, abnormal cell changes in the wo...
22 Aug 2019

The Rise of Food Supplements in Singapore: Do I REALLY Need Them?

The Rise of Food Supplements in Singapore: Do I REALLY Need Them?

Thinking of getting food supplements in Singapore? Which one? There are simply so many different kinds. Consider these factors before getting them!

Most people in Singapore would relate the words fast-paced, busy, and hectic with their lifestyles. At times, nutritious foods might not be on our priority list. For that, people would often rely on food supplements.

Have you ever stop and consider: Do I really need supplements? Why do I need to take supplements? Why am I taking this specific supplement?

It is impossible to cover every single supplement one by one. A supplement that works for others may not work for you. Supplements can only work if it is individualised to you.

I wrote this post to help you sort that out. Click to find out more!

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Breastfeeding Facts: Can I Take Medications?

Breastfeeding Facts: Can I Take Medications?

To all the mothers out there, Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

When it comes to pregnancy and childcare, people around you would often claim to be “masters” and give different kinds of information. It is annoying and confusing, but you cannot help but think about it. After all, your child’s safety could be in jeopardy.

I know for one that a lot of DoctorxDentist readers feel the same way. This post will discuss the risks and considerations involved in taking medication while breastfeeding.

251 views 1 Aug 2019

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Laser resurfacing has been a popular and effective scar removal method for some time now. Many people opt for this treatment due to consistent and positive results that have been produced so far. However, there are a few things that patients need to know about managing the skin's condition after this procedure.

Dr Justin Boey specialises in facial aesthetics and hair loss. He shared some insight with DoctorxDentist readers on how to better manage the recovery process after laser resurfacing. Here are several key takeaways.

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