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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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Top 10 Diseases in the Philippines

June 19, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Advocacy 0

The Philippines is a southeast Asian country, which distinguishes itself from its neighbors with its more western like culture because the country had been under western colonial rule for over 300 years. It is also the home for Filipinos, who are the most travelled people in the world. Because the place is a paradise, it is also the 12th most populous country in the world. The top 10 leading diseases in the Philippines are also the leading cause of death in the country. » Continue Reading

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Toenail Discoloration Diabetes

June 18, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Toenail discoloration is a staining of the nails into white, yellow, or greenish, which is a result from fungal infections particularly from Trichophyton rubrum. Another rare cause of toenail discoloration is the “yellow nail syndrome,” which is genetically inherited condition. Discoloration can also be caused by the disjointing of the nail from its nail bed called onycholysis. It can also be a symptom for diabetes and finally, it can also be related to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs, kidney or liver due to diseases. Because of this, any abnormal discoloration of toe nails should be immediately consulted to doctors for proper physical examination.

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Top 10 Brain Foods

June 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Advocacy 0

We all know that when we eat food, it nourishes the body and it gives us energy that we need. But aside from that, food can work in many ways; it can even affect brain activity. You may often hear that chocolates and nuts are the most common sources for enhancing brain activity.

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Anxiety Attack Diabetes

May 29, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Anxiety is generally considered a natural body response to stress. People feel anxious when one is worried about something or something is psychologically bothering a person. For diabetics however, anxiety attacks are more common and lingering especially because of the seemingly unending stress of looking after everything that the patient needs to intake or eat. Becoming cautious of what you eat day in and day out is very stressful which can lead to panic attacks characterized by feeling distressed, weak and dizzy.

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Pancreas Transplant

May 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The pancreas is an organ of the body that has a size of a hand. The pancreas is behind the lower part of the stomach. The pancreas creates insulin and enzymes that support the body’s in digesting the food intake and the usage of it. All over the pancreas are clusters of cells called the islets of Langerhans, these are composed of many different cells that include the beta cells that are the maker of the insulin.

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