Diabetes is one of the oldest known human diseases; but due to our current lifestyles, food portions and increased sugar in our diet, diabetes will become the biggest killer over the next few years. Its full name (diabetes mellitus) comes from the Greek words for syphon and sugar, and describes the most obvious symptom of uncontrolled diabetes: the passing of large amounts of urine that is sweet because it contains sugar (glucose).
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298 I Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Tel: (04) 3843 0748
On the little street directly below Kim Ma, with all sorts of specialists including OB/GYN, Pediatricians and ENT. A Medium-sized practice with both Vietnamese and international doctors, but they are used to treating expats. Also a 24-hour emergency service.
If you’ve ever experienced a rumbling of your stomach or the need to go to the toilet after consuming dairy products, you might just be suffering from lactose intolerance. Dr. Cynthia Dacanay, paediatrician at Family Medical Practice, provides more information on the causes, tests and tips related to lactose intolerance.
October to March is flu season, which means at this time of year people are more susceptible to getting the flu and falling ill, sometimes for up to 12 days. This can be easily prevented by getting the flu vaccination. However, many people wonder if the flu vaccination is only for the elderly. Dr. Brian McNaull from Family Medical Practice answers this question and other commonly asked queries relating to the flu.
Family Medical Practice provides open and confidential walk-in appointment service after hours at the new Care I Clinic at The Manor.
As the thermometer climbs, we need to remind ourselves how to stay healthy in the heat. The danger for some is heat exhaustion, which is a condition whose symptoms may include weakness, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting and rapid heart beat. All of this is a result of your body overheating.
Family Medical Practice and L’apothiquaire will hold a three-week course in baby massage starting Jun. 6 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The course will be instructed by Karen Spencer-Harty, a British Midwife and certified baby massage instructor from Family Medical Practice.