2017

Tips on how to select and store fresh foods properly

Eating fresh foods is often deemed to be a healthier choice. The Malaysian Dietary Guidelines also recommend including more fresh foods in our daily diet, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and seafood, for our nutritional needs. In choosing fresh foods, we need to be mindful of several factors such as the fact that they spoil easily and are prone to contamination. Do not assume that all fresh foods

Does running give you arthritis?

Running or jogging itself will not cause you to have arthritis, unless you are already predisposed to having arthritis. Usually, people who claim that their running was the cause of arthritis in their knees have predisposing factors to develop arthritis in the first place. The arthritis we are talking about here is osteoarthritis (OA), and not rheumatoid arthritis. OA is also called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. What is

6 Early Signs Your Liver Is Damaged

When a liver is working well, it cleans the blood, helps digest food and fights infection. It is also a bit of a bodily superhero — much like Wolverine and Deadpool, it has the power to regenerate when it has been damaged, replacing old tissue with new cells. “Anything that keeps your liver from doing its job — or from growing back after injury — may put your life in

Canker Sore On Tonsil? Here's How To Deal

It feels like a sore throat, but you’re not sick: What could it be? If you grab a mirror and peer into the back of your throat, you might find that what feels like a sore throat or swollen tonsils is actually a canker sore. Canker sores can affect any part of the mouth, including the gums, teeth, and yes, your tonsils. The good news is that it likely won’t

Side Effects of Getting Tonsils Removed

Frequent sore throats or tonsils that are so large they interfere with swallowing or breathing are typical reasons why a health care provider might recommend removing the tonsils. While tonsil removal surgery — a tonsillectomy — typically lasts only 30 to 45 minutes, the recovery period is usually about 2 weeks. During this time, it’s common to experience a variety of symptoms. Some symptoms, like throat pain, are to be

Tonsillectomy in Adults

What are Tonsils? Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue in the oral cavity. There is a tonsil on each side at the back of the mouth, they are usually visible with the uvula hanging down between them. Being lymphoid tissue they play a role in immune function. There is however a lot of other lymphoid tissue in the head and neck so the immune system does not rely entirely on