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Treating Knee Arthritis with Fish Oil, Omega-3s (EPA and DHA), Hip and Knee Exercises 2021

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If you are looking for knee pain treatment, this is the guide for you. This article is based on relevant peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions and medical associations. Chronic knee pain is long-term pain, swelling, or sensitivity in one or both knees. The cause of your knee pain can determine the symptoms you experience. Many conditions can cause or contribute to chronic knee pain, and many treatments exist. Each person’s experience with chronic knee pain will be different. What causes chronic knee pain? Temporary knee pain is different from chronic knee pain. Many people experience temporary knee pain as a result of an injury or accident.  Chronic knee pain rarely goes away without treatment, and it isn’t always attributable to one incident. It’s most often the result of several causes or conditions. Step 1 in dealing with a chronic knee pain is to know the cause or 'diagnosis', a term used by medical doctors. Treatment is step 2. This may appear logical but m

Ministry of Health Malaysia starts Ivermectin trial for high risk COVID-19 patients (I-TECH Study)

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Effective pharmacologic treatments for COVID-19 remains a challenge. The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial showed dexamethasone, a steroid, improved mortality outcomes for COVID-19 patients in severe stage of disease when oxygen supplementation or mechanical ventilation is required. But for the management of mild and moderate cases, there is lack of treatment, either to prevent disease progression or cut viral transmission. Ivermectin now available in Spain The COVID-19 clinical characterisation study by MOH specialists and researchers found that for cases admitted to hospitals, 95% had mild illness but about 3.5% subsequently progressed to severe disease. They were mostly of older age (≥51 years) or had underlying co-morbidities such as chronic kidney disease and chronic pulmonary disease that increased their risk for severe disease. However, for high-risk COVID-19 patients, many repurposed antiviral therapies were found ineffective. The World Health Organizat

Top 10 Supplement Brands in Malaysia 2021

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With hundreds of supplement brands out there, how do you know which brand is the best for you? Are they all the same? If you are looking for a guide on how to choose the best supplement brands in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. It is widely accepted by experts that the best source of vitamins and minerals should be from eating fresh fruits and vegetables. However, vitamin and mineral deficiency or rather inadequacy is common in adults and  elderly adults  in Malaysia due to a variety of reasons ( Fakhruddin, 2016 ). Research has shown that supplementing with certain vitamins, minerals and other substances can improve immune response and potentially protect against illness. The FLCCC (Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care) Alliance have developed the I-MASS protocol to lessen the impact and spread of COVID-19. A multivitamin is recommended as part of the prevention protocol, to be taken on a daily basis. Multivitamin supplements are available in the form of tablet, c

Recommended Vitamin C Brand in Malaysia - 10 Best Vitamin C Supplements (2021) to Fight Against the Flu Virus

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Can Vitamin C actually protect you against the flu virus or even the current coronavirus? Are you taking enough of vitamin C? From the dozens of different brands and products, which one should you choose? Many varieties of vitamin C supplements are available online and offline at your local health stores and pharmacies such as Guardian and Watsons. As consumers, we'd like to think that the vitamins and supplements we buy are almost the same. In reality, this isn't always the case. While supplements are regulated in Malaysia, they aren’t held to the same safety standards as pharmaceuticals. Thus, it’s important to purchase supplements from reputable companies. Some third-party organizations, such as NSF International, ConsumerLab and LabDoor test supplements for purity and label accuracy. You may want to choose a vitamin C supplement that has been tested by one of these companies. We have done our research and shortlisted the best for you. The list is based on recommendat

15 Best Supplements to Reduce Cytokine Storm, a Severe Complication from COVID-19 (Updated June 2021)

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As of June 2021, there are still more than 3,000  clinical trials of COVID-19  treatments or vaccines that are either ongoing or recruiting patients. New ones are being added every day. The drugs or treatments being tested range from vaccines, repurposed flu treatments to failed ebola drugs, to stem cell therapy, to malaria treatments that were first developed decades ago. We know that while a large percentage of the population only experiences mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and won’t require hospitalization, others experience severe symptoms and complications, require hospitalization, or may even die.  It appears one of the differences between those who have a mild illness and severe illness is related to the body's ability to reduce the hyperimmune response that leads to a cytokine storm and the hypercoagulability (tendency for blood clots) that often accompanies it. The cytokine storm may be one possible way to explain the severe reaction of tho