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Hypertension and Diabetes

October 28, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure (hypertension) is both a condition that can lead to diabetes and a complication of diabetes. Having diabetes increases the risk of hypertension because diabetes can damage or harden the arteries, a condition call atherosclerosis, which causes high blood pressure and other deadly complications such as stroke, heart failure or heart attack. Diabetes can also damage your kidneys’ filtering system, which can lead to high blood pressure. This is essentially why diabetes and hypertension frequently occur together.

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Cyst and Diabetes

October 24, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

A cyst is a clogged blocked pocket or pouch of tissue filled with air, fluid, or even pus that forms within any tissue in the body but most especially in the skin as a result of infection. The most common cysts among diabetic patients are Folliculitis. This is characterized by an inflammation of the hair follicles caused by an infection, chemical or physical irritation found in the face, thighs, and scalp. Diabetic patients who are obese and who have low immune systems have a higher risk of getting this cyst.

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Worst Foods for Diabetics

October 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The top worst foods for diabetics essentially pertain to food that will spike your blood sugar levels which are then absorbed quickly by the blood that can result to different complications if remained unchecked. This type of food is essentially processed such as white flour and sugar. Hereunder are the top worst foods for diabetics. » Continue Reading

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Health Benefits of Tokwa

October 6, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Tokwa or tofu is a food prepared by curdling soybean milk. After extracting the juice of soybean used for Taho, the residual of the soybean is what is made as Tokwa. Tokwa is very popular in East Asia and had been used as an ingredient in different menus. And because it is primarily from soybean, it is rich in protein building minerals.

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Prevent Amputation for Diabetics

September 29, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Amputation of the legs is one of the most common complications of Diabetes. This often happens due to foot ulcers that decomposes and infects the muscles of the legs. This happens because most diabetics suffer from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage. The numbness of their nerves fails to realize that they have foot injuries to the extent that they can lead to serious infections and worst to amputations. Whereas a normal person would easily detect a foot injury such as a blister, diabetics who suffer neuropathy are unable to feel the pain or the sensation of uneasiness of such injuries hence they only find about the injury after it gets worst.

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What is Kasuba Flower?

September 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Kasubha is vertical branched, soft flowering plant growing up to 90 centimeters high whose flowers are orange-red and about a half inch in length. It was believed to be original from Egypt and was planted in the Philippines for dyeing purposes as its flowers yield a coloring principle, carthamin. Incidentally, Kasuba Flower dye from the flowers is used for coloring food.

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Renal Diet for Diabetics

September 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

One of the deadliest and most common complications of diabetes is diabetic nephropathy which pertains to the dysfunction of the kidney due to the stress caused by diabetes. This would later evolve to renal failure where the patient would need to under regular dialysis in order to cleanse the blood from impurities and toxins. Because of this, a diet that is especially helpful for the kidney is important for diabetic patients.

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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB)

September 22, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical condition which involves the bleeding of gastro intestinal tract which is indicated by vomiting of blood streaks (hematemesis) and excretion of black, tarry stools (melena). This is common among men who are older especially those who have the penchant for alcohol drinking.

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Snake Bite Complications for Diabetics

September 21, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

While only about 15% worldwide of over 3000 species of snakes are poisonous, some venom of snakes are dangerous which can cause death due to intoxication. Among the snakes species that are most lethal is the pit viper. The venom of snakes has systemic effects such as coagulopathy characterized by local tissue damage, hemolysis and defects in the functioning of the heart, nerves and the kidney.

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Sambong for Menstruation

September 20, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Sambong (Blumea balsamifera) is a native flowering or weed that is endemic in the Philippines and other tropical countries. It is a popular herb especially for its healing properties including antidiarrhetic, antigastralgic, expectorant, stomachic, and antispasmodic, among others. Aside from these, sambong is also popular for being emmenagogues, or for stimulating menstruation or the blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.

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