Thursday, June 17, 2021

Understanding Stages of Weight Loss


Formerly associated with the Frankel Clinic and the Liang Clinic, Dr. Chua Tee Lian is a Singapore physician who cares for patients with acute and chronic conditions. Leading C & K Family Clinic, Dr. Chua Tee Lian emphasizes a preventative, whole-person approach to staying healthy and avoiding illness. This may include incorporating fitness and nutrition plans in achieving weight loss goals.

Weight loss proceeds in stages, with the first stage spanning between four to six weeks, as stores of water, carbohydrates, and protein are shed. While some body fat may be lost during this period, it is retained for the most part.

Beyond the six-week mark, weight loss will shift to body fat and proceed at a significantly more gradual rate. Plateaus occur intermittently, during which time little, if any, weight loss is recorded. Some may struggle to overcome these plateaus, which can result from following an overly restrictive diet that ultimately causes one to deviate and move back to past eating habits. One way of overcoming this hurdle is to focus on selecting non-processed, low-fat foods that are also filling and delicious.

A sustainable weight-loss plan is one that does not simply rely on diet but also involves regular exercise. It’s even better to choose exercise activities that you already enjoy, from swimming to playing basketball. At the same time, pay attention to the quality of sleep and maintaining regulated habits that encourage your metabolism to function optimally in supporting your diet and exercise routine. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

L Mngmt as a Way of Chronic Illness


Working at C & K Family Clinic since 2000, Dr. Chua Tee Lian is a longtime Singapore family practice physician who has served patients at the Frankel Clinic and the Liang Clinic. Responsible for treating a wide range of conditions, Dr. Chua Tee Lian also provides lifestyle management consulting focused on acute and chronic illnesses.

When it comes to preventing and managing chronic conditions, a major obstacle is the perceived enormity of making changes in jam-packed schedules. Significant lifestyle modifications are simple to integrate within existing routines, as long as they are precisely calibrated and consistently followed.

Physical activity is one major element of this, with moderate-intensity activity totaling 150 minutes each week (75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity) recommended. At the moderate level, this only requires a 20-minute brisk walk or jog each day. You can also incorporate exercise within the working day. This might involve taking the stairs instead of the escalator from a subway station or using the stairs instead of an elevator at the office.

Diet is another aspect of preventative health within the individual’s control. Common sense dictates that one should switch out processed foods, sugars, and empty calories for fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Another worthwhile aim is stopping eating when one is full and growing attuned to what the body is telling you. Beyond this, curtailing smoking and alcohol consumption can have strong positive effects on cardiovascular health.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Colonoscopy - Screening for Intestinal

With a background at the Liang Clinic and the Frankel Clinic, Dr. Chua Tee Lian is a general practice physician who cares for Singapore patients at the C & K Family Clinic. Dr. Chua Tee Lian emphasizes health services focused on preventative care and undertook various health screenings.

One important screening procedure as people age is a colonoscopy, which helps identify abnormalities and changes in the colon (large intestine) and the rectum. It is performed by inserting a colonoscope, or flexible tube, into the colon via the rectum, with an attached camera providing video imaging of the inside of the colon. In addition to diagnostics, the scope can be used to remove abnormal tissues such as polyps. Biopsies, or tissue samples, may be taken as well.

In general, colonoscopies are recommended at least once a decade for people age 50 and of average colon cancer risk. In addition, they are advised to investigate specific symptoms such as chronic constipation or diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain. Involving minimal risk, colonoscopies typically take between 30 minutes to an hour to perform.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Causes and Treatment of Chronic Diseases


Certified by the Singapore Ministry of Health as a family physician, Dr. Chua Tee Lian has over 30 years of experience in health care services. Being the director and clinic manager at C & K Family clinic since 2000, Dr. Chua Tee Lian provides a wide range of healthcare services such as treating chronic illnesses.

Chronic diseases usually develop over a long period. Some of the major causes of chronic conditions include poor nutrition, high alcohol consumption, smoking, and not being physically fit.

Examples of chronic conditions are diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Although these conditions cannot be cured, several healthy lifestyle behaviors can help control these illnesses.

A healthy lifestyle should comprise a good balance between carbs, fat, and proteins. The diet should also have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Adequate physical activities should be practiced as a way of maintaining a healthy weight. Sufficient sleep is important, as poor sleeping habits can lead to health issues such as high-stress levels. 7-9 hours each night is generally ideal. Additionally, good mental health helps maintain robust immune systems, making a person less vulnerable to chronic conditions.

Understanding Stages of Weight Loss

Formerly associated with the Frankel Clinic and the Liang Clinic, Dr. Chua Tee Lian is a Singapore physician who cares for patients with ac...