Introduction

When you are young, you feel invincible.

Nothing can hurt you, nothing can affect your health, nothing can disturb your well-being. As you get older, you feel less invincible. You get more aches and pains in your body. You get them more frequently as you get older. You feel less energetic. You can no longer go without a night’s sleep. You occasionally feel like your body is breaking into separate pieces.

Chronic diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure starts creeping up without you being aware. Especially so when you have a strong family history of chronic diseases. Not to mention cancers are more common as you get older as well.

After trying out different types of content for this blog, I think the best things to write on are those closest to my heart. Maybe they are things you are worried about too.

I am a trained family physician. But in the medical field, everyone has their own opinions and preferences in treating their patients. What I say might not be agreeable to everyone. Please don’t quote me and confront your good doctors who are taking care of you. As patients, you should read widely, decide on your own (sometimes, with the advises from your doctors) what is best for you.

Some of the things I am going to write on are based on evidence-based medicine. But not everything can be evidence-based. Just like not all medications can be tested on pregnant ladies to ascertain their safety profile. I can’t say that I know everything. There are specialists for every field.

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