As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, researchers are feverishly searching for effective remedies. As of March 31, 2020, there were 143 clinical trials of COVID-19 treatments or vaccines that are either ongoing or recruiting patients. New ones are being added every day. The drugs or treatments being tested range from repurposed flu treatments and stem cell therapy to malaria treatments (chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine) that were first developed decades ago.
However, do take note that most of these therapies under evaluation are mainly hospital-based treatments. These are not something that you take normally as a preventive strategy. For example, QT prolongation (causing irregular heart beats), hypoglycaemia, eye toxicity are some of the risks to be mindful of from drugs like hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.
Do not self-medicate with prescription drugs. A couple in Arizona mistakenly thought that a popular fish tank additive that ha…
For a layperson, you might get confused over the wide range of cellulite treatment prices and methods available in beauty salons and aesthetic clinics. Since there are many popular methods of cellulite treatment in Malaysia, we will cover the essentials so that you will understand the differences between the myths and facts of cellulite treatment.
Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It's most common in adolescent and adult women. Although not a serious medical condition, your cellulite might embarrass you.
Many cellulite treatments, including massages or cellulite creams, advertise remarkable results. Most of these treatments don't live up to their claims. Researchers are studying possible medical treatments. In the meantime, you can take steps to slightly improve the appearance of celluli…
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in fats and oils and can be stored in your body for a long time. Two main dietary forms exist (Trusted Source):Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Found in some animal foods, like fatty fish and egg yolks.Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Found in some plants, mushrooms, and yeasts.Of the two, D3 (cholecalciferol) seems to be almost twice as effective at increasing blood levels of vitamin D as D2 (ergocalciferol) (Trusted Source, Trusted Source). What Does It Do in Your Body? Vitamin D needs to undergo two conversion steps to become active (Trusted Source, Trusted Source). First, it is converted to calcidiol, or 25(OH)D, in your liver. This is the storage form of the vitamin. Second, it is converted to calcitriol, or 1,25(OH)2D, mostly in your kidneys. This is the active, steroid-hormone form of vitamin D. Calcitriol interacts with the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which is found in almost every single cell in your body (Trust…
Can vitamin D help against COVID-19? Several publications and studies have suggested that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D would seem potentially beneficial in fighting the COVID-19 infection. This article explains what you need to know about vitamin D and COVID-19.
What Is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in fats and oils and can be stored in your body for a long time. Two main dietary forms exist (Trusted Source):Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Found in some animal foods, like fatty fish and egg yolks.Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Found in some plants, mushrooms, and yeasts.Of the two, D3 (cholecalciferol) seems to be almost twice as effective at increasing blood levels of vitamin D as D2 (ergocalciferol) (Trusted Source, Trusted Source). What Does It Do in Your Body? Vitamin D needs to undergo two conversion steps to become active (Trusted Source, Trusted Source). First, it is converted to calcidiol, or 25(OH)D, in your liver. This is the stor…
Welcome to Aesthetics Advisor, your one stop resource to find qualified and recommended aesthetic and cosmetic doctors in Southeast Asia.
It is clear from browsing around forums, popular healthcare marketing sites and online commercials that there is a lot of myths and misinformation being spread. While there are many glowing reviews out there on the internet, those reviews may be sponsored and may provide biased information, images and videos.
At Aesthetics Advisor, we hope to provide quality and unbiased information and guides that are related to aesthetic treatments in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. MALAYSIAPlastic Surgery Guides for Cosmetic Surgery in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia:
The development of cancer, in particular, has been shown to be heavily influenced by your diet. The term “superfood” is a fairly new term referring to foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits for minimal calories.
Do take note that we are talking about foods to prevent your risk of cancer and not about treating cancer with foods. Cancer treatments will be something that you will need to discuss with your cancer specialist. Let's try not to reach that stage.
Many foods contain beneficial compounds that could help decrease the growth of cancer. There are also several studies showing that a higher intake of certain foods could be associated with a lower risk of the disease.
This article will delve into the research and look at a list of foods that may lower your risk of cancer. There is a lot of confusion and controversies about this topic.
Let's dive into the evidence and decide for yourself. Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a pl…
If you are looking to find a skin specialist in Petaling Jaya (PJ), you are in the right place.
Skin Specialists or dermatologists are medically qualified doctors who provide a range of skin care services from treating simple skin conditions to diagnosis and management of more complicated skin cases. Just so that we are on the same page, a skin specialist is a dermatologist if he holds a professional medical degree with further post-graduate training in skin diseases. We wouldn't call someone working at a spa a skin specialist though, but if you have a skin related problem and has not been well managed by a general practitioner, you need to be referred to a skin specialist or a dermatologist.This post is about finding the right dermatologist for your skin problem in Petaling Jaya (PJ), Selangor.
If you have a skin related problem, you're likely to start by seeing your family or primary care doctor. But in some cases, you may be referred to a skin specialist (dermatologist). It…
Looking for the best aesthetic clinics in Singapore? We have compiled 10 aesthetic clinics in Singapore based on Google search results as well as information provided by bloggers in Singapore.
There are also guidelines by the Singapore Medical Council on aesthetic practices in Singapore. You can download the guidelines here: healthprofessionals.gov.sg.
The aesthetic clinics below have been arranged based on their clinics' "Average monthly Google keyword searches" for their clinics and the Alexa ranking of their websites. Disclaimer: A better Alexa ranking or higher keyword searches don't necessarily mean that a particular clinic is better than the other. It shows the relative volume of online traffic to their websites. The Average Monthly Google Keyword Searches shows the search volume of the brand name of the clinics on Google search.
Here is our 10 best aesthetic clinics list. #1. The Clifford Clinic
Address: 24 Raffles Place, #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621
When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s proportion — not perfection — that will ensure you look your best. Here, plastic surgeons explain why the key to a “perfect” face is all about balancing your features.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s nose. Penélope Cruz’s lips. Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. Ask any plastic surgeon and, chances are, they've encountered any number of patients entering their office with pictures of those celebrity facial features. It’s certainly not surprising that people going in for cosmetic surgery would ask that the body part in question be made to look like that of a certain Hollywood star deemed “perfect.” But any surgeon worth his or her weight in BOTOX® will tell you that proportion — not perfection — is the secret to looking your best.
“In our social media culture, we definitely see patients coming in requesting this person’s nose and that person’s eyes. But I tell them that I’ll make you the best you," says Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Jason B…
If you are looking to find the best mole removal clinic in Malaysia, you are in the right place.
It's clear from browsing the online space that there is a lot of misinformation being spread. Which specialist do you see for your mole removal? Your beautician, dermatologist, aesthetic general practitioner, general surgeon or your plastic surgeon? Before you decide, it's better that you do some reading and have some understanding what a mole is and the types of moles, so that you have better clarity in understanding the procedures involved.
Moles are frequently removed for a variety of reasons. They can be removed by two surgical methods: Excision (cutting), with or without stitchesShave removal using a scalpel blade without stitches
Although laser excision has been tried for moles, it is not the method of choice for most deep moles because the laser light doesn't penetrate deeply enough, and there is no tissue remaining to examine pathologically. Typically, the dermatologist (…