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VARICOSE VEINS IN SINGAPORE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VARICOSE VEINS IN SINGAPORE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As a vascular specialist, I often receive questions from patients and online inquiries regarding varicose veins. Common concerns revolve around compression socks, dangers of varicose veins, whether they burst, and more. Understanding these aspects helps individuals...
A GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING FOR THYROID NODULES

A GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING FOR THYROID NODULES

Eating nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can support thyroid function and overall well-being. Incorporating iodine-rich foods like seaweed, seafood, and iodized salt in moderation can be beneficial, as iodine is essential...
A GUIDE TO THE BEST DIABETES FOODS AND DIET

A GUIDE TO THE BEST DIABETES FOODS AND DIET

It is important to effectively manage diabetes to mitigate the risk of vascular complications. Make these healthier lifestyle choices like a balanced diet with regular physical activity and learn how to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. By taking proactive steps to...
A VISUAL GUIDE TO CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAM

A VISUAL GUIDE TO CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAM

Cerebral angiograms are powerful diagnostic tools used to visualize blood vessels in the brain. This minimally invasive procedure can identify blockages, aneurysms, or other abnormalities that may impact brain health. By injecting contrast dye into the bloodstream and...
UNDERSTANDING THYROIDECTOMY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

UNDERSTANDING THYROIDECTOMY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure aimed at removing all or part of the thyroid gland, often necessary for treating thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, or large thyroid nodules. Learn about the process, risks, recovery, and post-operative care to make an informed...
LEFT SIDE STROKE: SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY

LEFT SIDE STROKE: SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY

In general, a stroke on one side of the brain can cause weakness on the opposite side of the body. With left side stroke, the right side of the body can develope weakness. With left brain stroke, a patient can lose the ability to speak, understand speech, or even...
UNDERSTANDING MEDICINE FOR STROKE

UNDERSTANDING MEDICINE FOR STROKE

As a stroke specialist, I educate patients on  stroke management medication. This includes antiplatelet drugs, anticoagulants, or thrombolytic agents like tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administered to dissolve blood clots during acute ischemic strokes. There are...
YOUR GUIDE TO MULTINODULAR GOITER

YOUR GUIDE TO MULTINODULAR GOITER

When several nodules form in the thyroid, the condition is known as a multinodular goiter or enlarged thyroid. Thyroid enlargement can cause difficulty in breathing and eating. Multinodular goiters are a common thyroid disorder, especially among older individuals and...
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION PREVENTION: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION PREVENTION: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

There are multifactorial organic or psychological causes of erectile dysfunction. These may include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, excessive stress, obesity, family history of atherosclerosis, smoking, anxiety and...
A GUIDE TO THE BEST VARICOSE VEINS FOODS TO EAT

A GUIDE TO THE BEST VARICOSE VEINS FOODS TO EAT

As the old saying goes, ‘You are what you eat.’ your dietary choices play a crucial role in your well-being for optimal vein health. While it’s important to note that dietary changes may not serve as a definitive cure for varicose veins, they can...
HOW TO EXERCISE AFTER STROKE

HOW TO EXERCISE AFTER STROKE

The rehabilitation journey is important for individuals post-stroke to restore independence and enhance overall well-being. It significantly contributes to a stroke patient and survivor’s physical and cognitive recovery. There are targeted exercises to restore...
YOUR GUIDE TO ISCHEMIC STROKE CAUSES AND TREATMENT

YOUR GUIDE TO ISCHEMIC STROKE CAUSES AND TREATMENT

Strokes killed over 800 people in Singapore in 2021 alone. There are two main kinds of stroke. An ischemic stroke occurs when a vessel supplying blood to the brain is blocked or narrowed. Part of the brain then gets insufficient oxygen and brain cells die. Dr. Manish...
UNDERSTANDING VARICOCELE: VARICOSE VEINS IN THE SCROTUM

UNDERSTANDING VARICOCELE: VARICOSE VEINS IN THE SCROTUM

Varicocele is a vascular disorder affecting veins of the scrotum. It is abnormal collection of tangled veins in the scrotum above the testicles. This is due to engorgement of veins in the scrotum due to weak valves preventing normal venous blood to flow out. Dr....
A GUIDE TO ADENOMYOSIS AND POSSIBLE TREATMENTS

A GUIDE TO ADENOMYOSIS AND POSSIBLE TREATMENTS

Adenomyosis is a condition that, like uterine fibroids, affects the uterus and can present challenges for individuals seeking relief from gynecological concerns. Seeking the expertise of a uterine fibroid specialist means accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SECONDARY HEADACHES

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SECONDARY HEADACHES

Most patients presenting with headache are managed medically with excellent response to treatment. There are various over the counter and prescription based medication available both for treating acute episodes of headache as well as to prevent episodes of severe...
YOUR GUIDE TO UTERINE FIBROID MENORRHAGIA

YOUR GUIDE TO UTERINE FIBROID MENORRHAGIA

Uterine Fibroid Menorrhagia is a condition that involves heavy menstrual bleeding due to the presence of uterine fibroids. If you’re experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding and suspect uterine fibroids might be the cause, let’s explore explore...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO UTERINE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO UTERINE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION

This is a nonsurgical vascular procedure for treatment of fibroids. This procedure is also effective in many patients with adenomyosis of uterus. The procedure is done under intravenous sedation and takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete the procedure. Dr....
YOUR GUIDE TO PREVENT A SECOND STROKE

YOUR GUIDE TO PREVENT A SECOND STROKE

Knowing and controlling your risk factors, changing lifestyle habits, making decisions with your healthcare professional to find the best treatment are all critical in the prevention of future strokes. Let us better understand your goals, concerns, and situation. Dr....
HOW TO KEEP THYROID HEALTHY FOR OPTIMAL WELL-BEING

HOW TO KEEP THYROID HEALTHY FOR OPTIMAL WELL-BEING

The thyroid gland, situated in the neck, may seem relatively small, but its role in maintaining overall health cannot be overlooked. The thyroid acts as the body’s metabolic regulator. It releases hormones and what this means is that it directly influences how...
HYPERTHYROIDISM: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENTS

HYPERTHYROIDISM: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENTS

The thyroid produces a hormone called thyroxine. They control many bodily functions, including metabolism, internal temperature, heart and digestive function, muscle control, and weight regulation. Overproduction of thyroxine leads to increased metabolism, which can...
EXPLORING VASCULAR HEALTH, MEDICAL ADVANCES, AND TECHNOLOGY

EXPLORING VASCULAR HEALTH, MEDICAL ADVANCES, AND TECHNOLOGY

I’ve been looking after vascular conditions since 1995, there has been a huge change and paradigm shift in the management of these conditions over the last 28 years. There are better devices that are able to treat conditions that we could never do before without...
STROKE PREVENTION: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

STROKE PREVENTION: CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

Stroke is one of the most common conditions causing death worldwide. It can be a devastating event both for patient and the family.  The best way to treat a stroke is to prevent stroke. There are well known causes of stroke such as high blood pressure, high...
HOW TO PROMOTE BRAIN HEALTH: THE 7 PILLARS

HOW TO PROMOTE BRAIN HEALTH: THE 7 PILLARS

I exercise regularly, stay fit, and eat a healthy diet. My social environment is great with friends and family and I also enjoy life to the fullest! I sleep at least 7 hours per night and also do regular health checkups. Sleep and checkups are very important. All of...
HOW TO IMPROVE VASCULAR HEALTH (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT)

HOW TO IMPROVE VASCULAR HEALTH (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT)

As a medical professional, I cannot stress enough the vital importance of maintaining excellent vascular health. Your vascular system, comprised of arteries, veins, and capillaries, is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients throughout your body while also...
HOW TO PREVENT VARICOSE VEINS: BEST PRACTICES TO FOLLOW

HOW TO PREVENT VARICOSE VEINS: BEST PRACTICES TO FOLLOW

Varicose veins is a condition that affects these superficial veins under the skin. Normal healthy veins have valves inside that help to maintain continuous blood flow to the heart. These valves can get damaged or diseased leading to venous reflux disease. Varicose...
BRAIN AVM (ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION)

BRAIN AVM (ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION)

Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an uncommon condition that is due to abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain substance. Almost 60% patients diagnosed with this condition are below 40 years of age. There are different types, grades and...
UNDERSTANDING THE TYPES OF ANEURYSM

UNDERSTANDING THE TYPES OF ANEURYSM

There are various types of aneurysms. The 3 types of brain aneurysms include.  1. Saccular brain aneurysms (the most common)2. Fusiform brain aneurysms3. Mycotic brain aneurysms The 4 types of aortic aneurysms that we see in practice commonly are: 1. Abdominal aortic...
TYPES OF THYROID NODULES AND CANCER

TYPES OF THYROID NODULES AND CANCER

Thyroid nodules are abnormal lumps (growths) within the thyroid gland. It is a butterfly shaped bland in the neck just below the voice box. It is a very common condition seen in approximately 30% of adults. These are more commonly seen in females. There can be single...
AORTIC ANEURYSM: TYPES, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENTS

AORTIC ANEURYSM: TYPES, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENTS

The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It extends from the chest to the abdomen, into the iliac arteries. The iliac arteries carry blood to lower parts of the body and to the legs. Sometimes, because of aging or...
DIAGNOSING AND TREATING PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE

DIAGNOSING AND TREATING PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE

PAD is usually part of a generalized disease process affecting blood vessels in the entire body . If you have PAD, there is high likelihood that you may have disease in blood vessels supplying heart and brain. Patients with PAD are also at significant potential risk...
TARGETING KNEE PAIN: GENICULAR ARTERY EMBOLIZATION EXPLAINED

TARGETING KNEE PAIN: GENICULAR ARTERY EMBOLIZATION EXPLAINED

Genicular artery embolization was initially introduced to prevent recurrent bleeding into knee joint occasionally seen as a complication of knee replacement surgery. It was realized that the procedure also provided significant pain relief by blocking blood supply to...
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS: SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, AND TREATMENT

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS: SYMPTOMS, SIGNS, AND TREATMENT

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT as it is commonly known a (DVT) is a condition in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the lower limbs. Uncommonly deep veins of the arm can also get affected but this is very rare and usually under special circumstances. Most...