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PAP SMEAR DUBAI – TESTING FOR CERVICAL CANCER
A simple, rapid technique called a “Pap Smear” (or “Pap test”) detects for cervical cancer. It entails using a microscope to examine cells extracted from the cervix. The test searches for abnormal cervical alterations (cervical dysplasia), which are precancerous or cancerous cells that may be an indicator of cancer but does not identify the disease. […]
PREHYPERTENSION: A LITTLE TOO MUCH PRESSURE CAN MEAN A LOT OF TROUBLE
The force of the blood against the artery walls is known as blood pressure. Throughout the day, blood pressure changes. High blood pressure is characterised by a persistently higher blood pressure level. Hypertension is the medical term for elevated blood pressure. Because it makes the heart work too hard and causes atherosclerosis, high blood pressure […]
MAMMOGRAMS CAN HELP TO FIND BREAST CANCERS EARLY WHEN THEY ARE TOO SMALL TO SEE OR FEEL
With over 1,000 cases annually, breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among women in the United Arab Emirates. Over 75% of all women who were diagnosed with breast cancer are still alive today, and over 98% of women whose breast cancers were found by screening are still alive today after five years. […]
WHAT IS PNEUMONIA?
The air sacs in one or both of the lungs become inflamed and filled with fluid or pus when someone has pneumonia, an infection. Inflammation results in a cough that produces phlegm, as well as fever, chills, and breathing difficulties. There’s a good possibility that you or someone you know has experienced pneumonia at some […]
SORE THROAT (PHARYNGITIS): CAUSES & TREATMENTS
Pharyngitis, or sore throat, is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. It often makes it painful to swallow. Pharyngitis Causes There are numerous viral and bacterial agents that can cause pharyngitis. They include: – measles – adenovirus, which is one of the causes of the common cold – chickenpox – croup, which is a […]
PAP SMEAR: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING?
The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. There are several important reasons you should follow through with this test, which offers you these top five benefits: 1. Your Peace Of Mind Having a Pap smear that produces […]
HIGH CHOLESTEROL: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, LEVELS & MORE
Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) is an excess of lipids or fats in your blood. This can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke because blood can’t flow through your arteries easily. Adding exercise and healthy foods can lower your cholesterol. Some people need medication as well. Managing your cholesterol is a long-term effort. Anyone can […]
GOING FOR A MEDICAL CHECKUP REGULARLY CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF GETTING SICK
Regular medical check-ups can help find potential health issues before they become a problem. When you see Dr. Barbara Karin Vela regularly, she is able to detect health conditions or diseases early. Early detection gives you the best chance for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any complications. By getting the correct health services, screenings, […]
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: HYPERTENSION’S EFFECTS ON YOUR BODY
Did you know that high blood pressure can quietly and covertly damage the body for years before symptoms appear. Persistent high blood pressure can lead to disabilities, a reduction in quality of life, and even a number of potentially life-threatening health conditions: – Transient Ischemic Attack & Stroke – Dementia – Damaged Arteries – Aneurysm […]
SCREENING FOR BREAST CANCER
The purpose of breast screening is to detect breast cancer as early as possible because it enables the best chance of being cured. Breast cancer screening involves examining people for signs that may indicate that cancer is developing. The screening uses a test called a mammogram, which involves taking an X-ray of the breast.  The […]