Dr. Hala A Bagabir

Postgraduate Student

Address:

School of medicine
Ninewells Hospital (mail box 1)
University of Dundee
DD1 9SY

Email Address:

h.a.a.bagabir@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

2004 – 2010 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), King Abdulaziz University.

2010 – 2011 Internship year, King Abdulaziz University Hospital.

2011 – 2013 General physician, King Abdulaziz University Hospital (private wards).

2013 - 2015 Teaching assistant, Department of Physiology, King Abdulaziz University.

Since September 2015  PhD student, University of Dundee, School of Medicine, Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Research

Far Infrared radiation is a natural invisible light from the sun. It has been shown that far infrared light has beneficial effects on the human body; it improves blood flow and blood vessels function, hence lowers the risk of future cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, it improves symptoms and quality of life in patients with cardiovascular diseases and reduces vascular access failure needed for dialysis in patients with renal failure. However, its effects in healthy subjects was not addressed and the exact mechanisms behind its benefits is not fully understood. The aim of this research is to determine the effects of FIR light irradiation on the cardiovascular system of healthy volunteers and to understand the mechanisms behind its effects. 

Publications

Pentalogy of Cantrell: first case reported in Saudi Arabia