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Flu Subsidy Scheme eligible for Singaporeans & PRs (Pay subsidized rate of $10 for Consultation and Treatment) & Merdeka Generation /Pioneer Generation seniors (Pay subsidized rate of $5) for patients diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs). Please make your appointment at Tel: 6694 1661.
AIPC is part of MOH's Swab & Go Home programme. Our clinic can carry out the COVID-19 Swab test for anyone who meets the MOH medical criteria. From 1 Jul 20, all individuals aged 13 and above, diagnosed with ARI will be COVID Swab-tested. Cost of Swab test to be borne by Ministry of Health Singapore.
AIPC is part of the National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance programme with MOH. If you have a fever of > 38 degrees with a cough, our clinic is able to test for COVID-19. For children below 12 years old with clinical diagnosis of HFMD (eg fever, oral ulcers, rash), our clinic can test for Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (The tests are for surveillance purposes only).
Up to $400 per Medisave Account per year can be used for Vaccinations under the National Adult & Childhood Immunisation Schedule - Influenza, Pneumococcal (PCV13/PPSV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV2/HPV4), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (Varicella).
What are the Symptoms of Heartburn or GERD?
Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is not a disease but a symptom of burning discomfort in your chest, usually associated with an acid taste in the mouth. It is also referred to as indigestion or dyspepsia and is associated with drinking and eating.
What causes heartburn?
It is caused by the reflux of the acid contents of the stomach back up the oesophagus (gullet) and sometimes into the throat. It may be caused by a ring of muscle at the junction of the oesophagus and stomach does not close fully, and may be associated with a hiatus hernia.
Factors that bring it on are:
· Particular foods (e.g. cabbage, onions, cucumber, curries, pastries – especially pies and pasties, fruit cake)
· Certain drinks (e.g. wine- especially red wine, beer carbonated drinks, coffee)
· Eating too fast
· Rich or big meals
· Chewing gum long and hard
· Stress and anxiety
· Old age
· Certain drugs (e.g. antirheumatism drugs, aspirin)
· Obesity (a common factor)
What tests are done?
Tests may not be necessary, but if it persists or your doctor is concerned about an ulcer, X-rays may be taken or a tube called a gastroscope may be passed down into the stomach to inspect it.
How can it be prevented?
· Bolt your food down
· Eat standing up
· Eat fatty foods (e.g. pastries)
· Eat spicy foods
· Eat large or rich meals
· Bend over for work
· Strain at toilet
· Drink wine with meals
· Eat foods that ‘ burn’
· Drink coffee or alcohol late at night
Dos - Heartburn Remedies (The GERD Diet)
· Eat in a slow and relaxed manner
· Eat sitting down
· Avoid foods that ‘burn’
· Eat small or moderate meals
· Squat rather than bend
· Keep your bowels regular
· Avoid stress : relax!
· Reduce your alcohol intake
Gastrointestinal Tract Absorption of Nutrients
What is the Treatment for GERD?
Attending to the above preventive advice can bring heartburn relief
· Learn what brings on your heartburn and deal with it
· Take antacids when you feel your heartburn coming on and before bed at night.
· Make sure that you get to your ideal weight, should you be overweight
· Your doctor may prescribe other medicine to help
Please seek Medical attention as soon as possible if you are unsure of you or your family's health condition.
Healthy Diets for Optimal Health
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux or heartburn can also occur in children, causing abdominal pain.
Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness in a COVID-19 Infection
Comorbidities & Underlying Health Conditions in COVID-19 Patients with Complications
· Immunodeficiency / Immunocompromised eg HIV AIDS
(Ref: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-020-0642-3.pdf, Dailymail.co.uk, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32320003/, Comorbidity and its impact on 1590 patients with Covid-19 in China: A Nationwide Analysis https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2020/03/17/13993003.00547-2020
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The information provided in this website is for knowledge purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice.
Should you encounter any medical problem that you are unsure of, always consult your doctor or health care provider for assistance and medical advice.
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MBBS (Monash), B.Med.Sc.(Hons) (Monash), Grad.Dip.Derm.(Wales,UK)
AMDA International Peace Clinic is a part of AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia). We are part of the network of AMDA Peace Clinics & Friendship Hospitals around the world. We dedicate part of our profits to AMDA's worldwide Emergency Disaster Aid Relief missions, Social Development projects and Vaccination programmes.
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