Category: Health@Heart

Brugada Syndrome

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS   Brugada Syndrome is a baffling condition where a person, who appears to be healthy, unexpectedly develops cardiac arrest, for no apparent reason. Most victims… Read More

Prevent Colon Cancer

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS ‘Blood in the stools is one of the earliest signs of colon cancer.’ IT was 3:13 p.m. on February 11, 2009, when CBS… Read More

What is Food Poisoning?

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS Food poisoning is a variety of illnesses caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, toxins or chemicals. The symptoms usually include diarrhea, abdominal… Read More

Health and Air Travel

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS

 By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS How many aviation accidents happen each year? There are more than 4000 accidents that occur each year in general aviation, varying in degree… Read More

How to manage stress

What is stress? Hans Selye, the renowned expert on this subject and considered the “father” of Stress, defines it as the “wear and tear of living.” The pressure we all… Read More

Erection & heart failure

“Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a strong predictor of death from all causes and of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure in men with cardiovascular disease (CVD),” according to a German… Read More

Friendly bacteria

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS ‘Those with lactose- intolerance also have a higher risk of stroke, colon cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis.’ PROBIOTICS are live microorganisms which, when ingested, confer… Read More

How to damage your heart

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS Lack of exercise weakens not only our body but our heart and brain. Believe it or not, it also impacts your psyche.  … Read More

The Sunshine Vitamin

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS What is this vitamin? The sunshine vitamin is vitamin D, the only vitamin humans can produce on their own, when exposed to the… Read More

Are you at risk?

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS One person dies of heart attack in the United States every 20 seconds, statistically 3 a minute, 4,320 a day, or 1,576,800 a… Read More

How to wreck your heart

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS Some may already be doing a good job at wrecking their heart, besides other organs in their body, but for the others who… Read More

What is acne?

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS What is acne? Acne is a skin disease caused by blocked follicles, which are tiny canals that connect the oil glands of the… Read More

Health trends in homes

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS In a previous article, we cautioned the public about the risks lurking within our own homes, where at least a dozen toxic chemicals… Read More

Calcium, D warning

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS ‘Excessive calcium from dietary supplements, beyond the recommended dose has been associated with kidney stones, and ingesting too much vitamin D can damage… Read More

Multivitamins & Prostate Cancer

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS MEN taking multivitamins more than once daily, more than 7 days a week, have 30 percent higher risk of developing advanced prostate cancer… Read More

Guidelines on vitamins

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS Calcium and vitamin D were on the spotlight last week. The report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released in Washington on November… Read More

Dieting starts from crib

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS (In our culture, a chubby kid is somehow considered a healthy child. Most TV commercials today use plump and rotund children in their… Read More

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