Health and Fitness

Puff Puff Cough Cough!


A colleague at work was coughing incessantly yesterday and we learnt that it was due to his smoking habit. Co-incidentally as I sat to write down this article, a few words flash in front of me and I wish to say this to him. Puff Puff Cough Cough. As a reader, what can you make of this slogan?


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What Do You Know About Liposuction Recovery?

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What do you know about liposuction recovery? Is liposuction for everyone? Is it safe? In this article, we have interviewed plastic surgeon, Dr. Ananda Dorai, to answer every questions you have about liposuction.

GetDoc: In our previous interview, you had mentioned you do liposuction, body contouring etc. Could you tell us a bit in detail about these?

Dr. Ananda: While definitely not a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise, modern-day liposuction surgery (sometimes referred to as liposculpturing) can safely and permanently address those hard-to-lose fatty deposits that simply don’t respond to diet and exercise, creating big improvements in body contour and shape.

For some of us, certain areas of the body are immune to exercise. No matter how many miles we run, sit-ups we do, weights we lift, or laps we swim, the fat remains, unless it is removed—with liposuction.

Liposuction is appropriate for large, disproportionate hips, buttocks, thighs, the abdomen and “love handles”, as well as fat deposits on arms, back, knees, sides, and under the chin. Very often, many different areas can be treated during a single operation.

GetDoc: Is Liposuction safe? Can you explain a little bit more about the Liposuction Surgery?


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What Happens When You Have High Cholesterol?



“High cholesterol levels” has been the buzz word for quite some time now. And did you know, 55.4% is the percentage of elderly people in Malaysia having high cholesterol level. It certainly sounds scary when among two old people, one of them has hypercholesterolemia, which is the term used for high cholesterol in the blood. Every once in a while we do a blood test and find out the result for the row of cholesterol level is being highlighted boldly, and we start to panic and plan to have a clean diet, frequent exercise and sleep early, but that does not last more than a month time. So, do you actually know the effects of high cholesterol to our body, our future?


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Unpopular But Still Essential! What Are They?

Well, we are again going to discuss the rest of the members of the vitamin B complex family viz Vitamin B3, B5 and B7. These are important vitamins but not spoken about as much as the rest of the nutrients. We have already covered the other B vitamins, you can read about them Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, B9 in detail.


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Are You Getting Enough Vitamins In Your Diet?

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Following up on our series of articles focusing on vitamin B complex, we bring to you some insight on a couple of other vitamins in this group viz Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. These are among the less popular or less-talked about vitamins but are still important for day-to-day activities.