Ballroom Dancing: Get Into The Groove!

October 21, 2017 Category :Fitness 0

Here’s a low-down on one of the best stress-busters for the young and old: Ballroom Dancing! We asked world dance sport champion Ednah Ledesma, who recently bagged gold with dance partner John Co in Latin dancing in the Blackpool Dance Festival in London – the equivalent of the Olympics in ballroom dancing competitions – to share her secrets in doing well in this craft and how this could benefit, the body, the mind and the soul. » Continue Reading

Top Diabetes Doc: Augusto Litonjua

October 20, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

In the medical world,when one hears the word diabetes, the name Augusto D. Litonjua could not be far behind. His name has become synonymous with diabetes not because he is diabetic, but he is considered as one of the best doctors in the field of diabetes care and treatment. Widely known in the medical community, Dr. Litonjua, an endocrinologist, has been a pioneer of various undertakings with regards to diabetes care, education and prevention. » Continue Reading

Getting out of harm’s way

October 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 3 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

Aging starts from the womb and ends in the tomb,” says Dr. delaVega. She relates that most of the time, what they see in the geriatrics clinic are already complicated cases of diabetes.”We need to nurture even healthy mothers, healthy pregnancies so that the child that comes out from the womb is healthy and leads a healthy life all throughout his life, towards adulthood and later as an older person.” Weight control, diet, exercise and positive outlook are factors that appear to be beneficial for both diabetes and aging. As always, making some basic lifestyle changes can help the elderly manage the disease and reduce the risk for further complications. » Continue Reading

Diabetes Management in the Elderly

October 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 2 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

For Dr. Fernando, there are four aspects in the treatment of elderly diabetics: medication, proper diet, exercise and stress. According to him, it is very important that patients comply with their medication and that physicians should closely monitor medication adjustments for their patients. On proper diet, he acknowledges the important role that family members play in ensuring that diabetes patients get the right nutrition everyday. He also recommends seeking the help of a dietitian or a diabetes educator for proper meal planning. Dr. Fernando likewise swears on the power of exercise or regular physical activity in diabetes management.And lastly, he gives value to removing stress in our system as it could increase blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

October 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 2

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look at health in terms of holistic health – in body, mind and spirit. So healthy aging encompasses not just what is physical health but also psychospiritual and social dimensions of health, including having a good quality of life:’ says Dr. ShelleyAnn delaVega, a geriatric physician and president of the Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine. » Continue Reading

Deciphering the Lipid Profile

October 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

0ne day, you are a healthy young person at the top of the game of life. The next day, you are chasing your breath and getting weaker every passing second – signs that you might be having a sudden treacherous attack. » Continue Reading

Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

Exercise Ups Brain Neuron Production in Oldies

October 14, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Sedentary lifestyle among elderly people has been constantly linked to worsening of various health complications. In contrast, adequate exercise among this particular group of patients can do wonders to combat brain shrinkage caused by aging, researchers from University of Illinois reported. » Continue Reading

When The World Spins Around You

October 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

“My head feels light and I seem to be floating, as if the world is spinning round and round…” These are not the lines of a teenage love song. These are the words of somebody having a dizzy spell.And these words are echoed everyday in doctors’ clinics, oftentimes by the elderly and those with diabetes and hypertension. One out of every three persons above the age of 65 will complain of dizziness at some point. Just how important a symptom is dizziness? How is it different from vertigo? How can blood sugar and blood pressure derangements affect one’s sense of balance? The questions are endless and our ever-anxious patients need to be enlightened on the whys and the hows of dizziness. » Continue Reading

The Wet Woman

October 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Accidental or involuntary leakage of urine, or urinary incontinence, is a common problem afflicting many women, both young and old. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. This is so because they either feel embarrassed to talk About it or are led to believe that it is a “normal” consequence of childbirth, aging, or menopause or, even worse still, feel that it is a problem without a solution. Nothing could be more false! Poor bladder control is a problem of perhaps half of the female population. Many would try to hide their condition with sanitary pads or adult diapers just to avoid wetting themselves in public. And, there are also some who would rather remain homebound just to get out of a distressing situation. Women who are in their menopause or who are afflicted with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma are of particular risk for urinary incontinence. » Continue Reading