Articles by Dr. Greg

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Diagnosis

Regular monitoring of the vision and opthalmalogical examinations will help to identify diabetic retinopathy in the early stages. However, many diabetics only seek treatment once the visual disturbance is significant and affecting daily functioning. Blurred vision is more commonly reported as a reason for seeking medical >> Read More ...

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes Retina Disease Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) that affects the retina of the eye. This is the inner lining of the eyeball which is light sensitive and converts incoming light into electrical impulses. The signals then travel to the brain where it is deciphered and results in the sense of >> Read More ...

Gastritis Treatment | Prevention and Medication

The effective treatment and management of gastritis depends on a conclusive diagnosis and assessment of the severity of the condition. This may involve one or more of the following investigations : Double-contrast barium study Stomach acid test Upper GI endoscopy with/without endoscopy Blood tests like a complete blood >> Read More ...

Treatment for Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis and Other Infections

Before commencing with treatment, Helicobacter pylori infection needs to be confirmed by one or more of the following tests : stool antigen test urea breath test serologic assay (blood test) The aim of treatment is to eradicate the H.pylori infection and allow for the stomach lining to heal to a sufficient extent where the >> Read More ...

Prostate Biopsy Sample, Results, Complications, Cancer Spread

Prostate Biopsy Sampling How many samples are taken in a prostate biopsy? A sextant or 6-core biopsy scheme used to be the standard approach where 6 samples are taken systematically from the prostate. The 6 core samples included one each from the base, mid-gland, and apex on either side. The currently recommended scheme >> Read More ...

Prostate Biopsy Procedure, Preparation, Anesthesia

Prostate biopsy is a procedure in which small tissue samples are taken from the prostate gland and is examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer. When is the biopsy done? A prostate biopsy is highly recommended in patients if the digital rectal examination (DRE) is abnormal, irrespective of PSA (prostate >> Read More ...

Causes of Bloating and Gas (Flatulence)

Bloating Bloating is a sensation of ‘fullness’ and tightness within the abdomen. It may be accompanied by swelling of the abdomen (distension). Bloating due to the build up of gas within the gastrointestinal tract will often be relieved by belching or flatulence. Bloating should be differentiated from angina pectoris >> Read More ...

Acrylic Nails Health Problems – Nail Fungi

What are Acrylic Nails? Acrylic nails are a clear heat sensitive plastic often referred to as false nails. They cover most of the nail plate (refer to parts of the nail) and are fairly hardy and resistant to different environmental conditions. The term acrylic nails is now widely used to describe all manner of false nails >> Read More ...
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