Health Tips
Supporting Organ Donation
Despite medical advancement, organ transplant has become the only hope for some patients with organ failure in order to live on. However, the limited supply from donation of transplantable organs has made more than 2000 local patients and their family waiting desperately, as the patients count their days in the fight against death. It is more regretful that many patients would die before the right organ match comes. To shorten patients' waiting time for organ transplant and to bring new life, active support for organ donation by members of the public is critically important. Organ donation is crucial to saving the lives of these patients. Highly appreciated that you can spare a few minutes to register your wish of donating organs at the Centralised Organ Donation Register (www.codr.gov.hk) and inform your family members. Please visit www.organdonation.gov.hk and www.facebook.com/organdonationhk managed by the Department of Health for relevant information. Let us join hands in supporting organ donation to help the ones in need.
Know more about Tuberculosis
Know more about Tuberculosis Tubercle bacillus apart from the lung can attack other parts of the body eg. Brain, Lymph node, Spine, Kidney and Joint
Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis Tuberculosis infection is caused by exposure to airborne droplets containing the TB bacillus.
Symptoms and Signs of Tuberculosis
Symptoms and Signs of Tuberculosis Cough Fever Weight loss Blood stained sputum Night sweats If you have the above symptoms, please seek your doctor's early advice.
Diagnosis of TB
Diagnosis of TB: 1)X-ray Chest; 2)Sputum smear and culture examination; 3)Bronchoscopy, lavage and tissue biopsy
Treatment of Tuberculosis
Treatment of Tuberculosis 1. Anti-TB chemotherapy - 3 to 4 drug regimen - Either once per day or 3 times per week 2. Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) - Six months treatment - Occasional 9 months to 1 year - Infection rate drops to minimal after 2 weeks - Chemotherapy is very effective, success rate over 95% 3. Non-compliance in chemotherapy: - Drug resistance - Disease progression - Infect other people - Death
Infectiousness of TB VS Days after effective chemotherapy
After effective chemotherapy up to 2 days, sputum bacilli count drops by 90%, with rapid decrease of infection
Side effect of Anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy
Most people have no side effect from the following chemotherapy. You should consult your doctor if you have the following side effect.
Ways to better recovery in Tuberculosis
1) Compliance and regular treatment and medication; 2) Faith in treatment; 3) Balance diet; 4) Enough rest; 5) Adequate exercise......
Preventive measure in Tuberculosis
1) New born: BCG vaccination; 2) Early diagnosis & treatment; 3) Early contact tracing; 4) Faith in treatment; 5) Enough rest....
Public Service for Tuberculosis
Public Service for Tuberculosis: 1) Hospitals; 2) Clinics......
Know Your Heart
Know Your Heart The heart is a cone-shaped muscular "pump", lying in the center of the chest, with its apex pointing to the left and downward.
Coronary Heart Diseases
Coronary Heart Diseases 1. What is Coronary Artery: Vessels surround the heart: supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscles. 2. Causes Accumulation of cholesterol inside coronary artery causing narrowing or blockage.......
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction 1. Causes: Myocardium is deprived of blood supply and develops necrosis......
Valvular Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease 1. Type: Cardiac Valvular Stenosis Cardiac Valvular Incompetence
Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect
Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect 1. Causes: Congenital Heart Disease Myocardial Infarction
Heart Failure
Heart Failure 1. Causes: Ischaemic Heart Disease Valvular Heart Disease Congenital Heart Disease Hypertension Other Myocardial Disease......
Hypertension
Hypertension What is Blood Pressure(BP): Blood Pressure: the pressure on the blood vessel wall when the heart pump out the blood into the vessels. Systolic BP (Upper BP): the pressure when the heart contracts. Diastolic BP (Lower BP): the pressure when the heart relaxes.
Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a kind of lipid, which is synthesized mainly in the liver, also absorbed from food.
Triglyceride
Triglyceride is synthesized by glycerol and fatty acid, which is the major component of adipose tissue. Dietary fat is divided into saturated fat and unsaturated fat.
Foreword
In the past 35 years, we have a better understanding in the role of diet in coronary heart disease. The relationship between diet and heart disease is now well established. Western diet, primarily consists of meat, dairy product and little fiber, associates with a high incidence of ischaemic heart disease...
Dietitian's Recipes - Rice Noodles with Pickled Mustard Green and Pork Strips
Dietitian's Recipes - Rice Noodles with Pickled Mustard Green and Pork Strips, Ingredients......
Dietitian's Recipes - Tomato Baked Beans on Toast
Dietitian's Recipes - Tomato Baked Beans on Toast, Ingredients.......
Dietitian's Recipes - Rice Noodles with Pickled Mustard Green and Pork Strips
Dietitian's Recipes - Rice Noodles with Pickled Mustard Green and Pork Strips, Ingredients(4 servings)....
Dietitian's Recipes - Vegetable Dumplings
Dietitian's Recipes - Vegetable Dumplings, Ingredients( 4 servings)
Dietitian's Recipes - Steamed Fish
Dietitian's Recipes - Steamed Fish, Ingredients (4 servings)...
Dietitian's Recipes - Stuffed Chuk-San with Mixed Dices
Dietitian's Recipes - Stuffed Chuk-San with Mixed Dices, Ingredients (4 servings).....
Dietitian's Recipes - Lion's Head Stew
Dietitian's Recipes - Lion's Head Stew, Ingredients (4 servings)......
Dietitian's Recipes - Five Spiced Green Pepper
Dietitian's Recipes - Five Spiced Green Pepper, Ingredients (4 servings)......
Dietitian's Recipes - Steamed Bean Curd With Sea Cucumber
Dietitian's Recipes - Steamed Bean Curd With Sea Cucumber, Ingredients (4 servings)...
Dietitian's Recipes - Foo Yung Chicken
Dietitian's Recipes - Foo Yung Chicken, Ingredients (4 servings).....
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition Champion Sandwiched Bean Curd With Spinach.
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition Champion, Sandwiched Bean Curd With Spinach, Ingredients (4 servings).....
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition 1st Runner-up Chicken with Tomato & Egg Plant Pie
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition 1st Runner-up, Chicken with Tomato & Egg Plant Pie, Ingredients (4 servings)....
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition 2nd Runner-up Chicken Cabbage Roll With Dried Mushroom
Winning Recipes & Comments - Open Competition 2nd Runner-up, Chicken Cabbage Roll With Dried Mushroom, Ingredients (4 servings ).......
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition Champion Steamed Chicken Meat Balls With Brown Rice
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition Champion, Steamed Chicken Meat Balls With Brown Rice, Ingredients ( 4 servings)....
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition 1st Runner-up Fisherman's Pie
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition 1st Runner-up, Fisherman's Pie, Ingredients(4 servings).....
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition 2nd Runner-up Orange Small Bundle
Winning Recipes & Comments - Student Competition 2nd Runner-up, Orange Small Bundle, Ingredients (4 servings).....
Food Calorie Table
Food Calorie Table
Cholesterol in Foods
Cholesterol in Foods
Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index
Introduction
Introduction Hong Kong is overwhelmed by air pollution. Air Pollution Index (API) stands at a high level throughout the year. It is estimated that around 38 billion dollars are spent each year to cover the health care cost and loss of productivity in relation to air-pollution-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.
Environmental factors affecting Chest and Heart Diseases
Environmental factors affecting Chest and Heart Diseases Air pollution affects everyone, particularly the following groups especially when they exercise outdoors.
Air Pollution in Hong Kong
Air Pollution in Hong Kong Air pollution index (API) was introduced by Environmental Protection Department in January 1998. It is a simple and unified index to measure air pollution levels. It serves as a basis for issuing advice to the public before the onset of air pollution episodes. It will help the public, particularly susceptible groups such as people with heart or respiratory illnesses, to consider taking precautionary measures when necessary.
Outdoor - the Effects of Air Pollution on Health
Outdoor - the Effects of Air Pollution on Health It is estimated that around 38 billion dollars is spent each year to cover the health care cost and loss of productivity in relation to air-pollution-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses. It has been shown that air pollution is directly related to the number of admissions to hospital for respiratory illness.
The Effects of Air Pollution on Health of School Children in Hong Kong
The Effects of Air Pollution on Health of School Children in Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong conducted a study of the effects of air pollution on health of school children in Hong Kong during 1995-1997.
Indoor - The Effects of Air Pollution on Health
Indoor - The Effects of Air Pollution on Health Scientific evidence reveals that poor indoor air quality is related to health issues as shown:
Second Hand Smoking
Second Hand Smoking Over 4 million of people died of smoking according to the information from the World Health Organization. A significant proportion of deaths is related to second hand smoking.
Asthma and Environment
Asthma and Environment Asthma is a common respiratory illness due to allergic inflammation of respiratory tract. It results in mucosal swelling and obstruction of the small airways. Symptoms of asthma include periodic cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Asthma is commonly seen. 10-15% of children and 6-8% of adult is affected by asthma.
Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is the commonest cardiovascular illness. In Hong Kong it kills several thousand people per year. Atherosclerosis leads to narrowing of coronary vessels resulting in ischaemia to the heart muscle.
Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease
Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease Avoidable Risk Factors and their Preventions......
Heart Disease and Environmental Factors
Heart Disease and Environmental Factors Environmental factors are important factors that can trigger an acute heart attack. Patients with coronary heart disease should avoid outdoor activities in a cold or heavily polluted environment
How can we help clean the air?
How can we help clean the air? Air pollution affects everyone. Hong Kong Special Administrative Government has established a series of measures to control air pollution.
4R Concept: Reduce, Replace, Reuse and Recycle
4R Concept: Reduce, Replace, Reuse and Recycle 4R concept means Reduce, Replace, Reuse and Recycle. By practicing the 4R concept in our daily life, we can reduce the production of wastes and use the resources more effectively.
Exercise and Environmental Protection
Exercise and Environmental Protection Technology gives us a comfortable life nowadays. We do not need to farm for food and wash clothes with our own hands. Thus, our exercise capacity is likely to deteriorate if we do not practice regular exercise session in our living.
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