Health Screening

Health screening is designed to identify disease in a community early, thus enabling earlier intervention and management in the hope to reduce death and suffering from a disease.

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"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"

What Body Mass Index is and its limitations Body mass index (BMI) compares a person’s weight to his height, and is calculated by dividing his weight (in kilograms) by his height (in metres squared). The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a ... Read Full Answer
When you visit a Urologist for urinary or prostate-related issues, a comprehensive evaluation starts with a detailed history taking prior to any invasive or uncomfortable investigations. This will include questions about urinary symptoms and risk ... Read Full Answer
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"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"

SGPT, otherwise known as ALT is one of the serum enzymes use by doctors to assess and monitor liver health. When there is any condition resulting in inflammation or damage to the liver, the serum SGPT goes up. However, the relationship between the... Read Full Answer
Classifying the head injury is the first step. To do this, the doctor will take a detailed history and perform an examination. How did the injury happen? Which parts of the brain and skull have been injured? And what is the severity of the injury... Read Full Answer
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"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"

The symptoms of prostatitis can range from perineal pain or discomfort to pain during ejaculation to lower urinary tract symptoms eg slow stream, frequency and urgency of urination. It is difficult to differentiate fungal UTI from bacterial UTI. ... Read Full Answer
The HPV test is primarily used as an alternative to the pap smear for cervical cancer screening today. It helps to detect the presence of high risk types of HPV viruses that are associated with the development of cervical cancer. Studies have sho... Read Full Answer
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"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"

For most women especially if the cervical polyp is small, they may not have any symptoms and so it is usually discovered during a routine pap smear (cervical cancer screening). The most common symptom that would prompt women to see their gynaecolo... Read Full Answer
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The main purpose of urine cytology is to detect high-grade urothelial carcinoma (HGUC) of the urinary tract. The Paris System (TPS) Working Group, composed of cytopathologists, surgical pathologists, and urologists, published a standardised repor... Read Full Answer
What is HIV? HIV is caused by an infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus attacks a type of immune cell – the CD4 lymphocyte – in the body, leading to a fall in the CD4 count, and thus a weakened immune system. Accord... Read Full Answer