Tobacco Dependence

Written by Tang Kah Hang, pharmacist What is tobacco dependence/nicotine dependence? Tobacco dependence or more commonly known as nicotine dependence, is the addiction to any type of smoked tobacco product.  Of all the chemical substances in tobacco, nicotine is the...

High Cholesterol

Written by Amirah Halwani binti Abu Sujak, Pharmacist Cholesterol is a fatty substance naturally produced by the liver. It is vital  to build healthy cells, producing hormones and vitamin D and produce substances that help to digest food. It can be found in your...

Sleep Apnea

Written by Pharmacist,  Andy Tan Wee Loon & Liaw Sea Yean. What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea​​(OSA) ​is a potentially serious sleep-related ​breathing disorder​ in which ​breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted ​during sleep. The...

Hyperthyroidism

Written by Pharmacist, Sherreen Cheah Shi Mun What is Hyperthyroidism?   Also known as overactive thyroid, is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces excessive amount of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones control the way the body uses energy, stay...

Hypothyroidism

Written by Kuek Yi Ling, pharmacist What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe...

Pneumonia

Written by Pharmacist, Kuan Xin Jing What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A...