Hypertension and Sodium

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 0 comments


Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is very dangerous and very famous to be called as ‘silent killer’. The normal reading of blood pressure is 120/80. If the reading is above 140/90, it is categorized as hypertension. As reported by the Center of Disease Control, 67 million of Americans suffer with high blood pressure. In Malaysia, as been reported by Ministry of Health, 32.3% of Malaysians have hypertension. It should be treated as soon as possible to prevent complications or even death.
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Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Friday, 5 September 2014 0 comments


Colorectal cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in colon and rectum. It can start either in the inner lining of colon or rectum and grows toward center. In 2002, colorectal cancer was the third most frequently reported cancer in West Malaysia. In 2006, it was reported that male (56.5%) was higher with colorectal cancer compared to female (43.5%). In addition, Chinese had the highest reported to suffer with colorectal cancer. Most colorectal cancer begins in polyps and they can grow to form cancer. Thus, it is important to get early detection and remove the polyps.
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