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Sleep Apnoea Syndrome(SAS)
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Sleep Apnoea Syndrome(SAS) Snoring(due to airway obstruction), restless sleep and sleepiness are the most common symptoms shown in Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (SAS).During a seven hour sleep, if breathing is stopped more than 30 times and each time is above 10 seconds this is a clear sign of Sleep Apnoea Syndrome. During sleep apnoea, a person will experience an increase in Carbon Dioxide(CO2) in the body. Chemoreceptors are receptors which respond to any changes in CO2 or Oxygen(O2). There are two main types of chemoreceptors, central and peripheral and both responds to an increase in Carbon Dioxide. As a result, this...
Acupuncture weight loss
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There are many reasons that contribute to one becoming overweight or obese. They are genetics, lifestyles, metabolic rate, emotional or psychological factors, lack of physical activity and medical reasons. But 70% of our customers are overweight or obese due to their hectic lifestyles, bad eating habits, lack of rest and exercise while 30% are due to medical reasons. Therefore, our Nobel Wellness Management Program is especially tailored for individual which targets on their lifestyle and problems without affecting their daily routine. Nobel's Wellness Management Program is a holistic weight management program that combines both the best of East and West....
Does obesity affect my health? By Singhealth
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How does obesity affect my health? Obesity is a growing epidemic that is affecting billions of people around the world. According to the National Health Survey (2004), 25.6% of Singaporeans are overweight (BMI: 25.0kg/m2 – 29.9kg/m2) and 6.8% are obese (BMI > 30.0kg/m2). It is well established that obesity increases the risk of developing chronic diseases, including Type II Diabetes Mellitus, cardiovascular diseases and several types of cancer. Individuals who are obese are also at higher risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders1 such as osteoarthritis2 of weight-bearing joints, chronic kidney disease and obstructive sleep apnoea. These obesity-related co-morbidities increases the individual’s...