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Can hypercholesterolemia be a genetic condition?

Hypercholesterolemia is caused by genetic mutations that limit the body’s ability to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood and therefore leads to its elevated levels. Albeit genetic predisposition, hypercholesterolemia is generally accompanied by other external and environmental factors. Therefore, proper planning and thorough knowledge of one’s physical condition and limitations can help to slow the progression of the disease.

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Jaw Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea affects not only the health but the quality of life of a patient. Sleep apnea can be caused by many factors. One of these is the structure of the jawbone, which can be corrected with a surgery that is safe, effective and has been utilized for more than 30 years.

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Suffer From Snoring No More

Everyone snores occasionally, including children. In adults, it affects approximately 30% of men and 15% of women. While occasional snoring is not considered a problem medically, regular snoring, or snoring more than three nights a week, may indicate sleep apnea which can be detrimental to both your physical and mental health.

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Are you struggling to sleep – you might suffer from Insomnia

Insomnia, problems sleeping, can be acute or chronic. Sometimes changing to better sleep hygiene might help, but if it affects you at least three nights a week for three consecutive months, visit the specialists at the Comprehensive Sleep Clinic.

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Debunking myths about spinal surgeries

There are many myths and simply misunderstanding about spinal surgeries, so some people are afraid of this type of treatment. In this episode of "Bumrungrad Hospital Talks" we try to debunk those myths with Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham, one of the leading neuro and spinal surgeons in the region, and a Director of Bumrungrad Spine Institute

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The Evolution of Medical Imaging Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted global interest with potential in revolutionizing businesses and industries, especially in the medical sciences. Bumrungrad’s physicians use AI, Big Data, Genomics and Scientific Wellness to deliver holistic healthcare services, resulting in the best possible treatments that meet international standards of safety.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital’s Heart Institute approaches heart disease from an interdisciplinary angle, bringing together all cardiology subspecialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, geneticists and cardio-rehabilitation experts to successfully treat over 40,000 patients each year.

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Pneumococcal vaccine… more than a defense against pneumonia!

If you’re 65 years and older, or 19-64 years old with certain health conditions such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, or cigarette smoking, you should receive the pneumococcal vaccine. Not only will the vaccine protect you from pneumonia, but it also protects you from bloodstream and brain infection which can be life threatening.

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Bumrungrad’s newly renovated maternity ward provides world-class care

Bumrungrad International Hospital provides internationally certified excellence in healthcare and positive experiences for our patients. The maternity ward has been completely renovated with its design following the guiding principles of safety, function and emotion (SFE).

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