News & Events

Flu vaccination

Get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available. This can protect in case the flu season comes early and will protect you throughout the entire flu season.

Fatty liver disease

The disease is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as it can progress for years without symptoms, until liver function is compromised. Fatty liver is caused by the slow build up of abnormal amounts of fat in the liver, which can progress to fibrosis, cirrhosis (irreversible scarring), and liver cancer.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis is extremely prevalent in Vietnam as we have many opportunities to come into contact with the virus. Eating with cutlery which has not be cleaned properly at local restaurants is a common cause, as is having manicures with unsterilised equipment and transmission via sexual intercourse.

Dengue Fever in Vietnam

Dengue fever is a disease ranging from mild to severe — caused by four related viruses spread by the Aedes mosquito. ‘Milder’ dengue fever causes high fever, rash, severe headache, muscle and joint pain. More-severe but much rarer forms of the disease — dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome — can additionally cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and even death (very rare).

Testicular self - examination (TSE)

TSE is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps which can be the first sign of testicular cancer.

Poor posture & Your work station

Make full use of the equipment provided and adjust it to get the best from ít and to avoid potential health problems.

Lower back pain in adults

Most of the lower back is made up from muscles that attach to, and surround, the spine. The spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a 'disc'. The discs are made of strong rubber-like tissue which allows the spine to be fairly flexible. Strong ligaments also attach to adjacent vertebrae to give extra support and strength to the spine. The various muscles that are attached to the spine enable the spine to bend and move in various ways.

Birthing Classes Places Available in June HCMC

If you are having a baby here in Vietnam, Family Medical Practice is here to support you. We offer Child Birthing Classes for expecting mothers and their partners .

MEDICAL SITUATION ALERT: Mers-cov in South Korea

A growing number of cases in South Korea and a single traveller into China have caused concerns for public health. However, until now there has been no indication that the virus is spreading in the general community. So far all cases are linked to direct contact with those already infected.

Hair Loss Assessments

Alopecia affects both men and women and although it is part of our natural ageing process, it can be distressing when premature hair loss is experienced. There are many causes for Alopecia, some of which can be improved with medical treatment. If you are concerned about your hair loss, you can make an appointment to see Dr. Ruben. He will carry out an assessment of your hair loss and conduct tests to establish the cause of your hair loss. Dr. Ruben will be able to suggest possible treatments to help address your hair loss.