Health

How do weight loss pills work?

Ask the Expert: How Do Weight Loss Pills Work?

Question: How do appetite suppressants work? Are they harmful if more than the prescribe dosage is taken? Answer: Most available appetite suppressants or weight loss pills and medication work by affecting mood and appetite. These effects are achieved by influencing some chemicals found in the brain. When disturbed, these brain chemicals will promote weight loss …

Ask the Expert: How Do Weight Loss Pills Work? Read More »

Stress Management

Stress Management: Supplements, Dietary Changes & Herbs

While not all stress is bad – like the adrenaline rush which helps us to meet deadlines – there’s no denying the negative impact of acute, chronic and intense stress on our bodies and health. The overall results of chronic stress can be quite unpleasant, both emotionally and physically, and can affect your ability to function, while also harming …

Stress Management: Supplements, Dietary Changes & Herbs Read More »

Malaysian Women's take on fertility

You’ll Be Surprised by What Malaysian Women Think About Fertility

After surveying 1,000 women across 10 Asian countries, the “Starting Families Asia” Study revealed startling details on what Malaysian women believe about fertility. The study discovered some critical knowledge gaps about fertility. Quite a few of the women surveyed do not understand why infertility happens, and they do not know the treatment options available. These …

You’ll Be Surprised by What Malaysian Women Think About Fertility Read More »

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll?

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll?

Question: A friend has recommended that I drink liquid chlorophyll for a health boost. What are its benefits and how can it help me? Answer: The interesting fact about chlorophyll is its ability to regenerate blood and mimic the oxygen-carrying activity of haemoglobin (protein molecule found in red blood cells) in our bodies. We all know that haemoglobin is important for transporting oxygen to the …

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll? Read More »

Ask the Expert: Tubercolosis signs

Ask the Expert: My Friend was Diagnosed with Tuberculosis, Should I Get Checked Too?

Question: My best friend was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. Is it contagious and should I get myself checked too to see if I’m infected? Answer: Yes, tuberculosis (TB) is contagious – particularly if the infected person coughs excessively and is in close contact with others. In fact, there is a possibility of TB making a widespread comeback due to the increase in overseas …

Ask the Expert: My Friend was Diagnosed with Tuberculosis, Should I Get Checked Too? Read More »

Dr TK Ho - KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know If I’m Having a Heart Attack Instead of Chest Pain? (+ 8 More Heart Questions, Answered)

1. If there’s ONE thing we can do for a healthier heart, what’s the best thing to do?  Unfortunately, there’s no one thing. This is because every individual has different circumstances. For example, if a person smokes like a chimney, then the one thing would be for that person to stop smoking. If the one …

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know If I’m Having a Heart Attack Instead of Chest Pain? (+ 8 More Heart Questions, Answered) Read More »