Facts About Colonoscopy

August 17, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Colonoscopy is a screening examination performed to look for colorectal cancer, or commonly known as colon cancer. This procedure allows the doctor to have a closer look at the insides of the entire colon and rectum to look for polyps or tumors which can be early signs of cancer. As the examination is performed, the doctor uses a thin tube, about the size of a finger. This tube is called colonoscope, a flexible, hollow and lighted tube with a tiny video camera at the end that is gently inserted inside the colon and sends pictures to a TV monitor. The procedure itself takes approximately thirty minutes, and patients are usually given medicines for them to relax or to sleep while the examination is being done.

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Skin Allergies and Diabetes

August 17, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is no joke. It is truly saddening to know that many people do suffer from this kind of sickness. It is also saddening to know how people are coping up so hard just to fight the battle. If we could just wish everyone in the world would be free from sickness, then, many people will never suffer again from diabetes. Diabetes destroys not only the health of a person but also brings complications as well. The most common complication is a skin disease.

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Health Benefits of Pocari Sweat

August 9, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Nowadays, people are so active when it comes to doing things. They are focused on doing the things that they want. These people are so enthusiastic in achieving the things that they want to have. This concept applies to the young adults who keep on working for themselves. Young people tend to work more because of the ideas that they have in mind. Being an active person is an understatement of what they do and who they are. It is simply because they do more because this is what they think that they should be doing. But then, working must not the only thing that they must do in the world. They must also have the things that would challenge them as well. This challenge can be called ‘relaxing.’ To relax may be hard to do. But, young adults are required for this will surely give them enough will to carry on other tasks.

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Lettuce Insulin for Diabetes

August 9, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has been known widely as a disease which is a long term condition due to high blood sugar levels. It is one of the causes of deaths of people worldwide. Mostly, diabetes is hereditary. However, before one can truly understand what diabetes is, it is important to take note how insulin works in one’s body. Whenever a person eats, the body turns this food into sugar. Then, pancreas are supposed to release insulin to cater sugar. Insulin lets the sugar enter the cells in order to turn sugar to energy. But then, for a person who has diabetes, this system will not work. A person who has diabetes hardly produces, or not produces insulin at all. Hence, it has affected the parts and functions of the body.

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Garlic Tablets Health Benefits

July 12, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Garlic is a popular spice used for flavoring food. However, aside from providing us with better food to eat, it also helps to keep us healthy. However, the benefits of garlic are achieved if garlic is consumed in concentrated portions. Fortunately, people now have garlic tablets for people to enjoy the full benefits of garlic.

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Obesity Prevention by DOH

July 12, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Over 10 million Filipino Adults are either overweight or obese. It is considered a silent killer because it a major cause of other deadly diseases yet is quietly plaguing the whole world. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may lead to health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancer. Obesity is basically caused by increased intake of foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugars but are low in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients as well as decreased physical activity due to the sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization.

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Turnip good for Diabetes?

July 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

July 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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Skim Milk: A Healthy Alternative Drink for Diabetics

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As a diabetic, it is imperative to avoid drinks that are rich in sugar. With this notion, the most recommended drinks are those that are obviously low in calorie and low in sugar. Some of these recommended drinks are unsweetened tea, coffee, diet soda and of course, water. Some may appeal to individuals who are tea and coffee aficionados, but if you are not one with a refined taste you may find these drinks surprisingly bland and awful. If so, then another alternative from these drinks is skim milk.

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Dasheen and Diabetes

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dasheen is a variety of taro which is used as vegetables for its several parts such as its corms (underground stems), leaves and leaf-stems. It is a perennial, tropical plant but is widely adaptable to a variety of climates such as in the arid regions of Africa. This type of taro is believed to have originated from South India and in Southeast Asia. Aside from its origin places, it is also very popular in other places of the world such as in Africa, the Carribean and in the Pacific. In the Philippines, it is locally called “gabi”.

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