Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Ever wake up feeling you never slept?

Do you find yourself dozing off during the day or while driving? Does your partner complain that you snore very loudly or even seem like choking during sleep?  If you are male, overweight, middle aged and have a thick neck circumference, chances are that you may have sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is a condition where the soft tissues in your neck gets so relaxed during sleep that it blocks the airway and causes you to wake up momentarily many times during the night.  Thus you never get into deep sleep and wake up feeling that you haven't slept well.

This condition is quite common and affects around 30% of the adult population in Singapore.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can affect your health as well.  Approximately 50% of those suffering from sleep apnoea have high blood pressure and OSA may be a risk factor for heart attacks.

If you suspect you have sleep apnoea, do drop by the clinic.  We can do a simple test to see if you have this condition and help you get a good night's sleep!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Dengue test kit is now available at our clinic.  With this kit, we will be able to test for dengue using only three drops of blood and the results will be known within 20 mins!  The test can be done as early as the first day of fever, but will be more reliable after day 4 of fever.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Measles on the rise in Singapore. Please get your kids vaccinated

Please remember to get your children vaccinated against measles.  There has been a surge in measles cases in Singapore.  The first jab is usually given at 12 months and the second at 15-18 months.  You may have kids who have taken the first jab but not the 2nd.  Please bring them in for the booster jab as soon as possible.