Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by the accumulation of more than 5% of fat in the liver, not attributed to alcohol consumption or the use of certain medications. The condition affects individuals who are obese, diabetic, suffer from dyslipidemia,advanced age, genetically inclined to the disease.
Did you know that hepatitis is a major public health problem in Malaysia? The Ministry of Health reports a significant rise in the mortality rate from hepatitis cases in 2021, when compared to the figures from 2016.This World Hepatitis Day, let’s play our part and spread awareness on the global healthcare burden that hepatitis poses and the importance of screening and vaccination!
Viral hepatitis is a major global health problem, resulting in more than one million deaths each year. World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on 28 July to raise awareness of the disease and to promote prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The date of 28 July was chosen in honor of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting more than 30% of Malaysians. This progressive joint disease is caused by the inability of the damaged joints to self-repair and typically affects the knee. Although it can occur without any apparent cause, there are some risk factors that can potentially increase the chance of osteoarthritis like obesity, gender, age, congenital defects and joint injury or overuse.
Physiotherapy focuses on body function and movement, aiming to maximize physical potential. It improves quality of life through health promotion, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation.