Chronic Illness

1. Asthma

If you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness of the chest
  • Wheezing as you breathe
  • Uncontrollable coughing during the day
  • Bouts of night coughing

Then chances are you are suffering from Asthma – an incurable yet highly treatable and controllable lung and breathing condition.

At Life Family Clinic, our qualified physician can diagnose and prescribe treatments for even the most chronic Asthma cases. We don’t claim to offer a cure for your condition. But with our help, you’ll enjoy as normal a life as anyone – thanks to our experienced doctors and medical practitioners.


2. Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that is caused by high sugar levels in a patient’s blood. Alarmingly, though easily preventable with proper dietary and lifestyle choices, over 8.6%1 of Singapore’s population is afflicted with this condition. And if left undiagnosed or untreated for long, Diabetes Mellitus can lead to severe, long term and often life-threatening complications.

At Life Family Clinic, our dedicated physician can help diagnose and recommend appropriate treatments that will help you manage your condition. We’ll even offer preventive tips to help high-risk patients keep this dreadful condition at bay, and even delay the onset of severe forms of this disease.


3. Hypertension

Singapore National Health statistics2 show that almost 27.3% of the nation’s population, aged between 30 and 69, are prone to hypertension. This condition develops when the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body at extremely higher than normal pressure.

If not managed properly, this condition can contribute to severe degradation of lifestyle, and can lead to heart and kidney failure. Hypertension is also responsible for intra-cerebral bleeding, which can lead to patients suffering strokes or going into comma.

Our experts at Life Family Clinic can help quickly and accurately diagnose hypertension, and prescribe medical treatments and lifestyle change guidelines to deal with this condition.


4. Cholesterol / Lipid Disorders

Not many people understand it, but Cholesterol is essential for our bodies to build and repair cell walls throughout our system. However, there are two types of proteins – termed lipoproteins – that are in our system. Low-density Lipoproteins (LDL) – often called “bad” cholesterol; and High-density Lipoproteins (HDL) – also called “good” cholesterol.

Since our bodies only need a small amount of lipoproteins to function, any excess cholesterol can actually harm our bodies instead of helping it. This leads to hardening and narrowing of the arteries, and causes reduced or blocked flow of blood to the heart, thus increasing risks of heart attacks.

See our physician at Life Family Clinic immediately to diagnose if you suffer from high cholesterol or other lipid disorders. At Life Family Clinic we offer instant lab result to check your cholesterol level.

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5. Stroke

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Double or blurry vision
  • Numbness or weakness of facial muscles, or difficulty moving arm or legs on one side of your body
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
  • Pounding headaches
  • Sudden rush of blood to the head or giddiness

Then you may be experiencing the symptoms of a stroke.

In simple terms, a stroke happens as a result of a part of the brain getting damaged because of constricted or reduced blood supply.

While old age and other medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol can contribute to strokes, Life Family Clinic physician can help you greatly reduce your risk factors for getting a stroke.