Power of Generation. Strengthening Power of All Generations.
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POWER OF GENERATION
“Strengthening Power of All Generations.”
“Living Your Life to The Fullest.”
To continue daily life and activities efficiently, the power of living is vital for all age groups. Different stages of life such as kids, teenagers, men, women and the elderly need different activities and aspects of healthcare. Both physical well-being and mental health are relatively intertwined. To remain healthy, a good balance must be generated from both sides. Subsequently, life potential and strength are completely fulfilled in all ages.
Women in different age ranges, starting from teenager to working age, have different lifestyles and desires, resulting in different healthcare needs. Taking great care of health is always essential for all age groups, not only to improve appearance, but the key benefit is also to stay away from diseases. Ensuring healthy life, personalized health programs for women with different groups cover:
PREGNANCY CARE: Total Care Before and After Getting Pregnant
“A comprehensive care of mother-to-be in every step”
In order to make a proper family plan, premarital checkup is an essential screening program for all women. Having a holistic screening test including gynecologic ultrasound performed by highly experienced specialists helps to identify the possibility of being pregnant and other related problems that may arise during pregnancy. The sooner in pregnancy good care begins, the better for health of both mother and baby.
Link: Pre-marital Health Package
During pregnancy period, a comprehensive antenatal care and screening of “high-risk pregnancy” with skilled obstetrician-gynecologist teams largely help to detect and prevent early potential health problems e.g. pregnancy induced diabetes and thalassemia, throughout the course of pregnancy. This also allows obstetricians and gynecologists to promptly treat neonatal crisis and severe complications such as preeclampsia and preterm labor. A total antenatal program promotes healthy care that benefits both mother and baby, resulting in a complete baby and infant development.
WELLNESS: Do not get fat to get rid of constipation
People who have obesity or overweight, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for several diseases and health conditions including fatty liver, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), urinary incontinence, bone and joints disorders as well as gynecologic abnormalities such as irregular menstruations and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In order to prevent these diseases, weight control by having regular exercise and diet restriction remains crucial. More importantly, weight monitoring potentially helps reducing risks of developing serious health-related problems.
Constipation is a very common health problem that often disturbs daily life of women in all ages. Due to lack of awareness and ignorance, constipation is frequently left “untreated”. As an unexpected result, it might lead to other serious complications such as hemorrhoid, fecal impaction and anal fissure (a small rip or tear in the lining of the anal canal). A wide range of constipation treatment consists of lifestyle modification, use of laxative drugs and “Anorectal Biofeedback Training”, a treatment program which anal instrument and neuromuscular techniques are used to train rectal muscles in order to achieve regular bowel movements, sustainably resulting in constipation relief. However, in case of no significant treatment responses after using non-invasive treatment approaches, colon surgery might be considered and performed by specialist surgeons.
BEAUTY: Lifting up the skin and breaking down excessive fat
Having beautiful skin and staying in good shape are common desires of every woman. To improve appearance and enhance personality, advancements in esthetics and skin care helps getting rid of sagging skin and wrinkles while firming and lifting up skin texture. Satisfied results obtained from non-surgical skin rejuvenation include tightening and smooth skin with minimized skin pores. In addition, excessive fat reduction with various non-invasive techniques (non-surgical procedures without medication involvement) distinctly results in good body shape which increases self-confidence in everyday life.
HEART CARE: Taking a good care of your heart
The term “heart disease” might be generally perceived as the elderly’s disease. In fact, heart disease (or cardiovascular disease) can actually strike anyone at any time. Particularly, due to lack of understanding and health awareness, women in working age over 35 and post-menopause are at greater risk to develop heart disease, compared to other age groups. Keeping our hearts as healthy as possible, recommendations include having regular exercise, high-fiber diet consumption, clearing mind and reducing stress. Additionally, annual health checkup for blood lipid profile, blood sugar level and complete blood count (CBC) is highly advised. More importantly, personal risk assessment and comprehensive heart screening programs for individuals performed by expert cardiologists greatly help to reduce risks and early detect any abnormalities that might eventually contribute to heart diseases.
Link : Heart Check up Package 2019
CANCER CARE: Early detection is the key to reduce risks of women’s cancers
Statistic data reveals that “breast cancer” is the most frequent cancer among women. Since early stage of breast cancer may not produce any noticeable signs and symptoms, breast cancer screening aims to identify breast cancer before any symptoms arise. Monthly breast self-exam and yearly breast examination by breast surgeons are highly recommended in all women. In addition, women age 40 and older should have an annual breast cancer screening by digital mammogram and breast ultrasound, especially in those with family history of breast cancer. Besides breast cancer, regular screening and early detection programs are also recommended for other common cancers such as cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer.
POWER OF MEN
Most men usually have activities and lifestyles that exert more energy than women. Different age groups e.g. teenager, working age and adult also have different habits that might impact health status. Possibly due to insufficient health awareness, some men might forget to take care of their health appropriately. To promote men’s health in all age ranges, comprehensive healthcare programs should cover:
WELLNESS: Snoring and insomnia increase risks of “obstructive sleep apnea”
Certain symptoms presented with loud snoring, abrupt awakening accompanied by gasping or choking, restless legs and sleep difficulties do not only disturb daily life of persons and sleep-deprived partners, but these also increase risks to develop “obstructive sleep apnea”. The factors that potentially lead to obstructive sleep apnea include men age over 30, being obese or overweight, abnormal anatomy of uvula, drinking alcohol, smoking and use of sleeping pills. These factors result in excessive relaxation of muscles in the back of the throat that allows normal breathing. When the muscles relax too much, airway narrows or closes which eventually leads to inadequate breathing, resulting in lowered level of oxygen in blood. This condition significantly increases risks of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases as well as decreased libido. If suspected signs of obstructive sleep apnea are indicated, immediate medical attention for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment must be sought as soon as possible.
CANCER CARE: Men should not ignore lung cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly found cancers in men. It is also one of leading causes of cancer deaths among men worldwide. Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer cases. Since lung cancer does not usually cause any specific signs and symptoms until it has quickly spread to surrounding organs or other parts of body, early lung cancer screening by using low-dose CT scan helps to find cancer at an earlier stage even before symptoms appear. A silent killer such “lung cancer” should not be overlooked. Early detection significantly increases the chance of being cured and results in a better quality of life”.
POWER OF KIDS
Child development entails the sequence of physical, biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in a child from birth to the end of adolescence. Due to different phases of child development need different healthcare plans, it is essential for all parents to pay particular attention to those changes and take care of their children appropriately.
WELLNESS: Essential vaccination for children
Vaccination is a highly cost-effective method of preventing certain infectious diseases in children. Generally, basic vaccines are usually safe while serious adverse reactions are uncommon. Routine immunization programs in children with certain schedules are essential. Not only to boost immunity to reach the optimal level that acts efficiently against infections, but vaccination also helps reducing disease severity and epidemic spread. Particularly for infants age between 1-8 months, recommended vaccines include:
- 2 months: hepatitis B vaccine, DPT vaccine (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), IPV vaccine (inactivated poliovirus) and PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
- 4 months: DPT vaccine (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), IPV vaccine (inactivated poliovirus) and PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
- 6 months: DPT vaccine (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), IPV vaccine (inactivated poliovirus) and PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
- 7 and 8 months: influenza (flu) vaccine
WELLNESS: Genetic screening to identify risks of inherited cardiovascular disease
Many different types of cardiac disorders can be inherited and passed down through families. Since genetic mutations affecting cardiovascular system in parents who have hereditable heart diseases can be transferred to offspring, children with this genetic predisposition are at increased risks to develop inherited heart diseases. Therefore, genetic screening is highly recommended for parents and children to determine the risks of developing inherited cardiac disorders such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of heart muscle), cardiomegaly, congenital heart disease and arrhythmia that can lead to sudden death. The results obtained from upfront technology in genetic sequencing enable parents to prepare and arrange appropriate healthcare plans accordingly.
SMART: Treating congenital heart disease without surgery.
Congenital heart disease refers to a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth. Most commonly found defects are heart valve stenosis, heart valve regurgitation, atrial and ventricular septal defects. Common warning signs and symptoms of congenital heart disease are weakness, fatigue, breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath and impaired development with malnutrition. Advanced treatment of congenital heart disease involves minimally invasive procedure using “cardiac catheterization techniques” which allow the repair to be done without surgically opening the chest and heart. During the procedure, a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into a leg vein. Catheter is then guided to the heart safely by using X-ray images. Once the catheter is accurately placed at the site of the defect, small tools are threaded through the catheter, allowing the defect to be repaired without open heart surgery. Minimally invasive catheterization procedure results in smaller incisions, less pain, fewer post-operative complications with a faster recovery time.
POWER OF BOOMERS
Women with advanced age usually face some health-related conditions including insomnia, urinary incontinence during coughing or sneezing, post-menopause symptoms linked to hormonal changes e.g. sweating, hot flush, dry and loose vagina causing pain during sexual intercourse and mood instability. These problems largely affect everyday life and activities. As a consequence, self-confidence is highly impaired, eventually resulting in poor quality of life. If these conditions interfere daily life, medical counseling and annual gynecologic health screening are advised. Treatments comprise non-surgical approach and surgery if necessary. “Vaginal laser treatment” is an advanced technology used to treat gynecologic problems associated with menopause/post menopause symptoms. During the procedure, vaginal probe is inserted to the vagina. It directs laser energy to stimulate vaginal collagen and elastin while tightening vaginal tissue and increasing hydration. Not only providing cosmetic advantages, the advancements in vaginal laser treatment can also enhance strength of vaginal muscle resulting in a significant improvement of urinary incontinence with mild to moderate symptoms.
“Ensuring good health and being confident with all activities.”
REJUVENATION: Moving life forward. Getting your knees checked.
With advanced age, women are more prone to develop osteoarthritis than men. Women are more susceptible to the arthritic conditions due to hormonal effects and joint instability. Most common symptoms that usually indicate osteoarthritis include knee pain, knee stiffness, creaking or crackly sound while moving knee and knee swelling. These symptoms should not be ignored. Knee screening is highly recommended especially if these symptoms are manifested. Although osteoarthritis has been mostly found in the elderly, people in working age might develop risks due to traumatic knee injury from inappropriate use of sport equipment or overuse knee injury and being obese or overweight. Besides knee checkups, regular knee exercise helps strengthening muscles and slowing disease progression.
“Enhancing movement potential. Stay fit in all postures.”
WELLNESS: Take care of your brain. Stay away from a stroke.
“Knowing the signs – Acting in time – Better treatment outcomes – Reduced risk of disability”
Statistical data reveals that people over the age of 55 are associated with doubled risk of developing a stroke. Nevertheless, stroke does not strike only the elderly, it can happen to anyone at any time. Current trend in stroke incidence indicates an increased number of stroke cases in patients with younger age including working groups. If a stroke is not treated effectively in time, it might substantially lead to long-term disability and fatal conditions. More importantly, recurrent strokes with higher rate of disability and death might possibly happen if risk factors are continuously persistent. To prevent and reduce risks of developing a stroke, healthy lifestyle recommendations include consuming five food groups, especially a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, having regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, smoke cessation, limiting alcohol drinking, controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) and blood sugar (diabetes). Annual health checkup with stroke screening is essentially recommended. With the presence of family history of cardiovascular diseases such as aortic aneurysm and myocardial infarction, risks of strokes might increase. Carotid ultrasound at the artery of the neck is additionally suggested in order to visualize carotid stenosis which is caused by a buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis) inside the artery wall that reduces blood flow to the brain and possibly causes a stroke. Since “stroke” is unpredictable and might happen to ANYONE, at ANYTIME, if you have potential risk factors or family history of stroke, personal risk assessment and stroke screening are highly recommended. “Do NOT wait until it is too late.”
Link : Stop Stroke Package
WELLNESS: Take care of your eyes. Keep your world bright.
Eye deterioration is strongly associated with an increased age, especially in men. Age-related eyes diseases include cataract, glaucoma and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This may include vision changes during visual acuity test. These changes are a normal part of aging. Regular eye examination testing including visual acuity test and eye pressure test performed by expert ophthalmologists enables the eye diseases to be detected as early as possible , resulting in effective treatment plan and reduced serious complications.
Link : Phaco surgery packages
WELLNESS: Strengthen pelvic floor muscle. Enjoy your freedom.
Common health problems in elderly men include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder (OAB) and sexual impairment. These abnormalities are caused by malfunctioning and weakness of pelvic floor muscles, therefore urethra cannot be closed completely. With technology in magnetic therapy, The QRS PelviCenter is a medical device which automatically trains the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM) by generating magnetic stimulation. A strong homogenous magnetic field is able to penetrate deeply into the pelvic, thereby to stimulate all surrounding nerves and train all relevant muscles. Consequently, the result is a significant improvement in strength and coordination of pelvic muscles, resulting in better control of urinary incontinence and increased sexual performance with close-to-zero side effects.
POWER OF GENERATION
“Strengthening Power of All Generations.”
“Living Your Life to The Fullest.”
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