Welcome to the Health Vision Asia's F.A.Qs. page. We hope this page will be of service to you answering the most frequent questions our Clients have raised.
Q: Can HVA arrange specific tour excursions for patients after their surgery?
A: Our experience in working closely with the Hospitals has given us the knowledge that each patient is different in his needs and limitations. We are confident that HVA, in close communication with the Hospitals and clients, HVA will be able to organize suitable tour excursions for patients recovering after their surgery.
Q: What type of clothing should I prepare?
A: Phuket has a tropical climate, so the weather is warm throughout the year. Clothing that you should bring should be T-shirts, short-sleeved shirts, shorts, pants (in case you want to go somewhere a bit “dressy”), swimsuits, and sandals. And don’t forget the sun block.
Q: What kind of electrical appliances can I use in Phuket?
A: The electricity current in Thailand is 220 volts, so if you have to bring electrical appliances from the UK or the USA, an adaptor is advised, or you could buy one here in Phuket.
Q: Why should I have a regular health checkups?
A: Regular checkups identify potential risk factors and medical problems early and prevent potentially serious illnesses. A checkups also manages your health risk profile and promotes a healthier lifestyle and a quality life.
Q: What Program is right for me?
A:The content of routine health examinations for a symptomatic adults varies widely. The most obvious modifiers are age and sex; however personal, family and social history play a large role too. If required, screening for specific diseases could include:
Ovarian Cancer: Ultrasound of the abdomen is useful to screen for ovarian cancer for women over 40 years of age.
Prostate Cancer: The American Urological Association recommends that men over the age of 50 years be screened for prostate cancer with both an annual digital examination and a blood PSA. Screening at a younger age is advisable in men with a family history of prostate cancer.
Breast Cancer: Annual breast examinations are recommended for women after the age of 40. A strong family history warrants earlier and more regular testing.
Colon Cancer: Screening generally begins in both men and women at age 50 and includes a colonoscopy. Faecal occult blood testing is recommended yearly from 40 years of age. Colonoscopy has the advantage of identifying polyps and removing them for biopsy at the time of the procedure. Colonoscopy is an optional procedure but need only be done once in five years.
Coronary Artery Disease: Exercise Stress Testing (treadmill) is useful to look at the heart under exertion and recommended for men and women over age 40 and a symptomatic people with coronary risk factors. These factors include smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, family history of heart attacks, etc.
Q: Can information and results of my visit be shared with my primary care physician?
A: Yes. At your request, a summary and all test results can be sent to your physician for inclusion in your home medical file. In addition, you will have a notebook of information and test results to take with you once the program has been completed.
Q: What is Teeth Whitening?
A: It is actually a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution containing carbamide peroxide retained in a custom-fitted tray that is worn over your teeth for special plasma arc light for the Plasma Arc Teeth Whitening.
The Plasma Arc Teeth Whitening utilizes Blue light which is the safest most effective way to brighten your teeth. What's even more important for those always on the go... there are NO trays to wear or mess with at home. No worry about the tooth sensitivity that the take-home gels routinely create. Instead your teeth are brightened in the comfort of the dental office.
Q: How does Teeth whitening work?
A: The gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, hydrogen peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colours substances. Only the tooth colour is made lighter, while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
Q: How long do bleached teeth retain lighter colour?
A: Dependent on patient! The teeth will always be lighter than they were. However, some patients may need periodic re-whitening for one or two days every one to two years, especially if they continue to use staining substances like caffeine or tobacco products.
Q: Is the Teeth Whitening process safe?
A: YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today. Whitening is gentle and safe and has increased in popularity in recent years. Procedures have been simplified and shown to be safe.
Q: Will the whitening damage my teeth?
A: The whitening process will not affect your enamel, tooth structure, bonding or restorations. Whitening acts only on the molecules that carry the discoloration.
Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
A: Almost everyone with healthy teeth will benefit. There is virtually no downside to whitening and lots of upside. As long as you do not have any fillings or crowns on front teeth, you will benefit from tooth whitening by having a whiter younger smile.
Q: What causes staining of teeth?
A: The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, blueberries etc.), and old fillings in the teeth. During tooth formation, consumption of the antibiotic tetracycline or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Q: What are the different methods available for whitening teeth?
A: The two main methods for bleaching are Plasma Arc and a tray system.
With in Plasma Arc, a special light is used to heat the bleaching gel to start the whitening process. The basic idea is to heat the bleach to make the whitening reaction go faster. With tray bleaching, trays with a bleaching gel are worn for a period of 7 to 10 days.