Welcome to the official website of Dr. Ardyce Yik, a Canadian-licensed naturopathic physician helping people attain optimal health naturally in Hong Kong, China. Here, you will find a wealth of information on health, wellness and disease. You will also learn more about a doctor who listens and medicines that work.
"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease..."
-Sir William Osler, 1849-1919
Category Archives: Sexual Health
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s disease are autoimmune conditions where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, which produces hormones that regulate metabolism, energy and mood. In these autoimmune conditions, the immune system creates anti-thyroid autoantibodies (aka thyroid antibodies) that damage … Continue reading
Researchers say that 10% of the general population have thyroid disorders. If you’re a woman over the age of 35, take heed- Experts estimate that 1 in 3 women over 35 develop thyroid illness at one point in their lifetime. … Continue reading
Women with recurrent vaginal infections know how frustrating it is to get yet another infection. Not only are the symptoms uncomfortable and annoying but it’s often embarrassing to bring it up with your doctor or gynecologist- again. In this article, … Continue reading
Do you get cold sores? Want to get rid of them naturally- and prevent them from returning? Read on to get the lowdown on this unsightly but common viral infection. WHAT CAUSES COLD SORES? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, … Continue reading
A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It alerts doctors to the presence of suspicious cells on your cervix. Women who have an abnormal Pap smear such as ASCUS are often told to wait and repeat the Pap in 6 … Continue reading
A recent study from the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark shows that oral contraceptives (“the Pill”) have a suppressive effect on two markers of ovarian reserve, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC). The AMH test helps to estimate ovarian reserve by … Continue reading
So, what exactly is the link between throat cancer and oral sex? In a recent interview, American actor Michael Douglas admitted that his throat cancer may have been caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV, transmitted through oral sex. … Continue reading
A number of men keep their Wi-Fi-enabled devices on their laps, in their pockets or in close proximity to their nether regions. But a study has found that using Wi-Fi may decrease a man’s fertility by decreasing sperm motility and increasing sperm DNA … Continue reading
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called for all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for the Hepatitis C virus (HVC), which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Baby boomers … Continue reading
A study published recently finds that infant boys who are uncircumcised have an increased risk of urinary tract infection, regardless of whether their foreskin is “tight” or not. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an uncircumcised boy has … Continue reading