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Health Benefits of Tokwa

November 11, 2013 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

October 28, 2013 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?

October 24, 2013 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

October 12, 2013 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)

October 9, 2013 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

October 7, 2013 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

October 6, 2013 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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Guyabano Safe for Pregnant Women?

September 16, 2013 Category :Health Watch 1

Guyabano or soursop (Anona muricata Linn) is a fruit bearing small tree around 7 meters high which is common in Central American and tropical countries like the Philippines. The Guyabano fruit is a pear-shaped or ovoid shape green fruit covered with bendable spikes with thin skin and the soft whitish fleshy and fibrous pulp which a unique sweet-sour taste.

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Fatty Liver Medicine Philippines

September 11, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Fatty liver is a condition in which some of the liver cells are supplanted or replaced by fats which progressively lead to liver disease. People with fatty liver do not necessarily feel any type of symptoms that’s this disease is commonly unknown to the patient. It is therefore important for a person to undergo regular check up including ultrasound examination to check for fatty liver. Fatty liver is very common especially among men because it is primarily caused by excessive alcohol intake, obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes, among others.

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Health Benefits of Sitsaro

August 27, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Sitsaro is the common pea or also referred as sweet and snow pea which is grown on vine plant with hallow stems, alternate leaves and noticeable stipules bigger than the obvate leaflets and with white pink or purple flowers. Scientifically called Pisum sativum, Sitsaro is the most expensive vegetable legume in the Philippines.

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