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July 31, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

No matter how true the statement “our world is getting sicker” is, there is still hope behind these daunting fads. Alongside the intensification of health problems and aggravation of health risks are the continuous notable industrial and technological advancements—particularly in the medical field.

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Ketones in Urine

July 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Ketones are broken down fat cells and fatty acids used as energy or fuel of the body, which happens usually when the body has insufficient sugar or carbohydrates to provide for energy needs. When the body is unable to use carbohydrates, which is its main source of energy, it starts to break down fats to supply energy for the body. Fat is stored energy and once broken down turns to ketones. Initially, this would seem affirmative for people who are trying to lose weight. However, this is bad news for normal people who are not starving oneself because if is a symptom that one may be suffering from diabetes especially if the symptom is complemented by a unusually sweet urine and uncharacteristically sweet breath.

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Child Obesity in the Philippines

July 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest and even psychological depression.

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Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics

July 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Artificial Pancreas is the promising technology that is aimed to aid diabetic patients to manage their diabetes by basically providing a synthetic or man made pancreas that functions like the real organ that automatically controls blood sugar levels. The Artificial Pancreas is basically seen as a replacement part for a defective pancreas.

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Diabetic Itchy Shins

July 10, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Itchy Shins pertains to the uncomfortable prickly feeling that a person experience at the shin, or the area below the knee. The itchiness is a kind of skin irritation characterized by flaky skin, redness and rashes in the area. There are different Causes of Itchy Shins from simple causes like insect bites, old age, hygiene or sun exposure to complex and threatening diseases such as dehydration, dermatitis and most of all diabetes.

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Insulin Plant Tea

July 7, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The term Insulin Plant Tea refers to many different herbs that people claim to have healing or beneficial effects especially for diabetes. Chief of which is the plant called Costus igneus / Costus Pictus. According to the International Journal of Ayurveda Research, extracts of the Costus igneus plant help lower blood sugar level or dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia in rats. The ability of the plant to help real people with real diabetics is yet to be proven by any study or experiment.

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Trig Lipid Profile

June 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides however circulate the blood carried by lipoproteins. Trig is not used nor converted to energy due to sedentary activities are converted immediately to fat, which can get in the way in blood circulation. This is why the amount of triglycerides in the blood is calculated because it basically pertains to amount of potential fat that can get in stored in the blood vessels and tissues that directly results to hypertension and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aside from the lack of exercise, obesity, cigarette smoking, excessive beer drinking, age and medical conditions such kidney problems and diabetes, adds to the risk of getting high TG reading.

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Top 10 Soft Drinks in the Philippines

June 26, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The soft drinks industry in the Philippines is one of the most highly competitive industries in the country. Being in a tropical country, the demand for soft drinks is high because it is one of the most common means to quench thirst or to seek cold drink moment under the summer heat.

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Kidney Micral Test

June 23, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The Kidney Micral Test or Micral Albumin test is a urine test basically used for determining the presence of albumin in the urine. Albumin is a blood protein in the urine which is normally filtered by kidneys. The presence of albumin in the urine is called Albuminuria which can be an indication that the kidneys are not functioning properly. On the other hand, the improper functioning of the kidney can be a result of more serious medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or even cancer of the kidneys. The Micral testing helps in diagnosing the occurrence of a possible disease as well as for gauging the extent of the damage of a kidney. Apparently, the more Albumin found in the urine means the higher the incompetence of the kidney to filter the blood.

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Diabetes and Stroke

June 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

What is a stroke?

According to the American Stroke Association, “A stroke is a disease of arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.”

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