Understand Health and Prevent Illness
Be healthy and don’t fear of cancer
Body organs are all made of cells. When cells become abnormal and continue self-proliferation, more and more abnormal cells may transform into cancer cells. Tumors can be classified as benign and malignant. Benign tumors are usually removable and mostly non-recurrent. Most importantly, benign tumors do not migrate to other body parts and thus are not life-threatening. Malignant tumors are cancerous cells, which may interfere, destroy surrounding tissues and organs, and migrate into blood stream and lymphatic system. This is how cancer cells migrate from in situ tumors to other body parts, which is also called metastatic cancer.
Maintaining proper blood sugar level keeps diabetes away
Insulin is one of the important human hormones to regulate blood sugar levels. Glucose metabolism is the energy source of human body in daily living. The lack of insulin may induce blood and urine sugar surges, resulting in diabetes. Subjects whose fasting blood sugar level is 126 mg/dl or higher on two separate tests, or the postprandial blood sugar level two hours after meal is more than 200mg/dl, accompanying with typical diabetic symptoms such as increased hunger, urination, thirst, tiresome, blurred vision, and short-term weight loss or hard-to-heal wounds, are determined as patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).
Healthy lifestyle keeps three highs (hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension) away!
Hypertension (HTN): Blood pressure (BP) refers to the pressure of circulating blood pumped out by the heart on the walls of blood vessels. The powerful output allows blood circulating a circle in vivo within 10-12 seconds.
Systolic pressure (SBP): Maximum BP during one heart beat; diastolic pressure (DBP): minimum BP in between two heart beats.
Gastroscopy and enteroscopy saves your health for a rainy day!
Stomach and intestines are two important digestive organs in human body, which are primarily responsible for food/energy digestion, absorption, and excretion. Due to frequent eating out plus huge life stress in modern days, many people have more or less gastrointestinal disorders.
Proper prevention keeps the stroke away!
Myocardial infarction refers to sudden blood supply (i.e. vessel responsible for nutrients and oxygen transportation to the heart) interruption of the myocardium due to vessel obstruction, resulting in myocardial ischemia, damages, or necrosis and thus leads to cardiac dysfunction. If the obstructed blood supply cannot be returned to normal range in a short-time, permanent damages to the myocardium or even death may occur, followed by other complications such as arrhythmia, heart failure, etc.
Keep proper uric acid level by controlling the level of purine!
Uric acid is the metabolic end product of “Purine” of nucleic acid in vivo. 80% of blood uric acids come from the breakdown of amino acids and ribosomes, while 20% of them derive from the metabolism of food containing purine or nuclear proteins. Most of the uric acid is formed by purine in the liver, filtered out by the kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. Excessive uric acid formation or under excretion of uric acid by the kidney may both lead to hyperuricemia, gouty arthritis, and gout.
Liver scans protect you from asymptomatic hepatitis!
The liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys are important abdominal organ systems in human body. Among them, liver is responsible for detoxication. If the degree of liver inflammation is beyond the level of repairable, it may develop liver cirrhosis in combination with hepatic coma, ascites and liver cancer in a long term.
Frequent screening protects you from allergens!
Hypersensitivity refers to a set of undesirable/pathological reactions against certain substances (e.g. certain foods, drugs, dust mites, pollen, etc.), situations, and physical conditions. The contributing substances are called “Allergens”. The common term “Irritable the physique” heard frequently refers to a medical term, indicating subjects with significant allergic reactions or conditions other than significant etiologies. For patients with irritable the physique, they may be prone to hypersensitive conditions such as eczema, allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, etc.
Imaging exam helps you track health status of internal organs!
In abdominal organ system, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen and kidneys are majorly responsible for metabolism, of which are often ignored. Gall bladder is a small organ where bile is stored and concentrated before being released. Bile is produced by hepatocytes and aids the digestion and absorption of lipids. The most common gall bladder disease is gallstone. In addition to personal constitution, high-fat diet is the primary contributing factor of gallstone.
Body fat measurement helps you determine obesity easily!
Obesity is a most commonly neglected chronic condition. One out of seven people in Taiwan are obese. Body weight is not an objective marker to determine body fat accumulation in vivo due to different heights.