Dr. Litonjua Recieves award in U.S.

December 9, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Augusto D. Litonjua, MD, FACE, was presented the International Clinician Award by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) at its Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in San Diego.

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The Healing Touch

December 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In today’s busy hospital, there are patients who can’t help but feel like just a number. They sit in waiting rooms among others with the same plight for hours, only to be guided through a maze of hallways to some small room in the back to have a genuinely caring and friendly, albeit brief, doctor’s visit. Modern medicine has allowed machines and state-of-the-art medical equipment to be a detached, if indifferent, substitute for good, old-fashioned patient-physician contact.

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Moderating the High of Hypertension

December 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient.

It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, eye, nerve, and kidney damage in diabetes patients. High blood pressure, therefore, makes diabetes more complicated to manage and vice versa.

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Breathe Easy

December 6, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Sleep apnea can disturb a good night’s sleep but it can be solved through different methods. Chief among them is to simply avoid lying on your back when you sleep to prevent the blockage of your 1/400 airway.

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At War with Diabetes

December 5, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

This former military officer shows that with the right attitude and perseverance, beating down diabetes is no mission impossible.

For someone who has been in the service for several decades, retired sergeant Manolo Gamboa, 64, bears the mark of many battles.

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Got Sleep Apnea?

December 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This condition called sleep apnea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a preventable, chronic respiratory disease and the most common organic sleep disorder.

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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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Sleep Loss Solutions

December 2, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

So what should a diabetic do to get good sleep? First of all, there is no escaping a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet, exercise, and good glucose control are basic and essential. Take your medications consistently as directed by your physician. If there are other illnesses present, appropriate management should be done. For example, pain, odd sensations, frequent urination at night should be looked into and treated. Other practical tips are: » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Insomia Relationship

December 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having insomnia may be more than just restless nights and exhaustion the day after. It can be the tell-tale signs of impending diabetes.

The relationship of health and good sleep has been taken for granted for much too long. Children are always told to sleep or they will not grow. This is not an empty means of coercing kids to crawl into bed in the middle of the day. It does have some truth.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

November 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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