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Top Killer Diseases in the Philippines

September 13, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

According to the Department of Health, the top leading diseases that caused death in the Philippines as of 2009 are as follows: Heart disease – refers to diseases involving the heart and blood vessels such as Coronary artery disease, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease , Heart failure, Cor pulmonale , Cardiac dysrhythmias , Inflammatory heart disease, Endocarditic, Myocarditis , Valvular heart disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Peripheral arterial disease, Congenital heart disease, and Rheumatic heart disease among others.

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Lemonsito for Weight Loss

September 6, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Lemonsito or calamansi is small citrus fruit that is commonly used as a condiment for adding sour taste to fish sauce, soy sauce and bagoong. Calamansi is also usually included in meal preparation to remove the stench of fish, beef, goat meat and other food that is stinky. Calamansi is also use to add sourness to pansit, goto and other food.

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Diabetes and Prostate Problems

August 30, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Prostate is a walnut-sized gland underneath the urinary bladder of males. An enlarged prostate (e.g. cancer) can place pressure at the urethra causing various urinary problems, especially among older men. In 2000, a study shows that diabetic men with Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have even greater urinary problems than non diabetic men with BPH. However, the growth of prostate cancer is so slow that most men will die before it becomes a problem. This is similarly true for both diabetic and non diabetic men.

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Herbal Cure for PCOS

August 30, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder among women in which the woman develops several cysts on their ovaries, mainly due to irregular menstruation or amenorrhea (absence of menstrual cycles. Common symptoms included obesity/ weight gain, acne, hirsutism (increased growth of corporal hair), male pattern baldness (hair loss), insulin resistance, skin tags, high cholesterol and even a strong appetite for sex (promiscuity). If left untreated, this ailment can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and endometrial cancer.

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Diabetes Care for Night Shift Workers

August 15, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

People who have regularly worked night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes. This is attributed to decrease in metabolic health, impaired glucose metabolism, increased body mass index (BMI), and impaired insulin resistance. Meanwhile, diabetic patients working night shift are most likely to suffer complications in diabetes like neuropathy among others. This is because night shift work can disrupts a person’s body internal clock, or circadian rhythm that affects the cardiovascular system, Metabolism, Appetite and food intake, Digestion, Immune system and Hormonal balance.

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Monggo Nutritional Benefits

August 9, 2014 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Munggo or balatong, Mung beans is a popular vegetable food in the Philippines which is made into a viand or dessert. But more than its flavoursome and very satisfying taste, monggo beans is a powerhouse of nutrition. For one, it is a good source of Protein, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Manganese. Perfect for cardio-vascular health, Munggo’s fiber and folate helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

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Can Dalandan Remove Gallstones?

July 26, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Gallstones (biliary calculi) are small stones made from cholesterol, bile pigment and calcium salts, which form in the gallbladder, a small sac organ that holds the bile, a digestive juice produced by the liver for breaking down dietary fats. Gallstones do not usually require medical treatment except if starts to cause symptoms such as pain, jaundice and fever. Treatments may include changing diet, and surgery (e.g. cholecystectomy). Gallstones is a common disorder of the digestive system that usually affects people aged 50 years and over.

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How to Avoid getting Sick While Traveling

July 22, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Traveling makes a person wiser. It provides wonderful learning experiences that can last a lifetime. However, this becomes a great challenge to persons with diabetes. Some of them feel so deprived of this opportunity to enjoy life’s adventures. Can we allow diabetic individuals to travel abroad?

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Diabetes Pain Management

July 19, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms is called Peripheral neuropathy. Pains in the thighs, hips and buttocks and legs are called proximal neuropathy. Sudden discomfort, weakness, pain or numbness in a single nerve that affects other nerve branches is called Focal neuropathy which can usually be experienced behind one eye, in the lower back, in the chest, or abdomen.

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Asthma and Diabetes Link

July 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The link between asthma and diabetes had long been a subject of study among many medical experts and researchers. However until now, there is no conclusive study that have finally validated that asthma and diabetes are absolutely linked.

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