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18 Definitive Tips On Whether Your Child Needs To See A Doctor Or Not

"My child ______ - is that normal?"

Seeking advice on whether one needs to bring your child to see the doctor is a common concern.

Fortunately, DxD doctors (many of whom are parents themselves) are on hand to share their expert advice over at our free QnA.

Here's what you need to know. 

174 views 22 Jan 2019

If You Have A Family History Of Breast Cancer, Should You Go For A Prophylactic Mastectomy?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. More than 29% of all cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. 

Studies have shown that your breast cancer risk is higher if you have a first-degree or multiple relatives with breast cancer. 

In hopes of avoiding future disease, a DxD reader with a strong family history of breast cancer wanted to know if she should go for a prophylactic mastectomy even though she has not been diagnosed with breast cancer. She shared that her mother and two of her aunts had the disease. 

Dr Evan Woo, a plastic surgeon who is noted for his specialisation in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction shared his professional advice

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This sounds like your son might have allergic rhinitis and likely swollen sinus turbinates and adenoids. He is snoring because of his blocked nasal passages and narrow airway. He is likely a mouth breather that would aggravate the situation and narrow the airway further. This ...
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First of all, sunscreen can only prevent further progression of your age spots but will not lighten your age spots. I would still urge you to use a high spf sunscreen of at least 50. Secondly, you need to know that laser is not a magic wand which can erase all spots. Combination ...
22 Jan 2019
Hi there! I'm sorry to learn that your dry eye condition is causing you discomfort. Please resist the temptation to rub! In my years of practice, I have seen some very bad consequences from vigourous eye-rubbing, including cataract and retinal detachment, which can be sight th...
14 Jan 2019
Yes, generally speaking, the risk of regression is somewhat higher the higher a patient's pre-existing myopia before undergoing LASIK. Factors contributing to this include the fact that the corneal shape is changed more for high corrections, and also because some very high myopes may not fully stab...
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Hi, Previous Lasik flaps created using a micro-keratome would be relatively easier to dislodge / lift as compared to contemporary flaps created using an all-laser / femto-laser platform which is the standard of care today. However, to put things into perspective. It is very d...
22 Jan 2019

Getting A Knee Replacement In Singapore – A Patient's Journey

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Meet Mdm Pan Mei Yun, a Singaporean lady who's suffered from knee pain for more than a decade. 

10 years ago, she often experienced numbness and pain in both her hands and legs. After a thorough medical examination, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

At times, the pain was so crippling that she found it difficult to go about with her daily tasks. She could hardly walk to the toilet, let alone shower while standing. She had to be seated on a chair when she took her bath. 

Mdm Pan shares her story with DxD in this exclusive feature. 

Meet The Patient is a new DxD series that shares heart-warming patient journeys and stories. If you have a patient story that you’d like to share, give our editorial team a shout: jeeyan@dxd.com.sg

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A Psychiatrist Explains How Depression Is Diagnosed And Treated In Singapore

We are all familiar with negative emotions. Depression, however, is something quite different. It’s estimated that over 300 million people suffer from depression (that's equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population).

The Singapore Mental Health Study conducted in 2010 revealed that 5.8% of the adult population in Singapore suffered from Major Depressive Disorder at some point in their lives.

How is depression dealt with in Singapore from a medical perspective? Psychiatrist and active DxD member, Dr Ng Beng Yeong, answered several questions related to depression. These are some of his key points.

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The Best Tips From A Singaporean Psychiatrist On How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Mental health is more than just a diagnosis. It doesn't only refer to psychiatric or psychological disorders that require actual medical attention. 

It's about your overall mental health—how you feel about yourself, your ability to manage your emotions, and navigate whatever is going on in your life. 

Sometimes, you might find yourself stuck in negative thoughts due to difficult moments in your life. A 21-year-old reader asked a question on DxD's QnA platform, seeking advice on what he should do to improve his emotional health.

Dr Ng Beng Yeong, DxD's resident psychiatrist offered some pearls of wisdom on how you can reclaim your true self in the face of such challenges. 

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