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Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

May 10, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of nosocomial infection or Hospital-acquired infection among diabetic patients especially those with poor glucose control confirm that hyperglycemia itself is an independent risk factor for the development of infection.

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Detox Drinks in the Philippines

May 10, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Detoxification is the process of removing toxin substances from a living organism, especially to the human body. This also pertains to the withdrawal process during which an organism like a person returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance e.g. drugs and liquor. The process of detoxification can be achieved by many natural means such as by exercising and consuming detoxifying food.

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Health Benefits of Tahong

May 10, 2014 Category :Healthy News 0

Tahong or mussels are common and widely available seafood in the Philippines which can be used in to make different types of dishes. Mussels are a type of clam with long and wedge shaped and usually harvested along the shoreline. The common edible mussels are blue mussels and green-lipped mussels. Tahong can be baked, fried, smoked, broiled or steamed. Meanwhile, freshwater mussels are often not eaten.

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Cheap Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

May 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Meal management is a chief factor in managing one’s diabetes. Fortunately for them, the meals that a diabetic should have are actually very cheap. One can simply create menus from the cheapest set of vegetables that can in fact be grown in one’s backyard. To wit, one can use malunggay, saluyot, ampalaya, talbos ng kamote, okra, pechay, talong and kamatis, among other common vegetables to make different types of meals. Instead of eating pork or beef, one can use fish such as galungong, tilapia or bangus as sahog for all meals. In preparing vegetable dishes, it is important that the vegetables be thoroughly washed with water because it is common practice among Filipino farmers to use chemicals and fertilizers that can prove to be harmful to bodies in the long run unless of course one buys organic products and use vegetables grown from one’s own backyard.

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