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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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Demerara Sugar Safe for Diabetes?

July 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Demerara sugar is not the typical brown sugar that people can customarily buy in a supermarket or sari sari store. However, is also has a brown color. Unlike brown sugar however, which is essentially unrefined white sugar, Demerara sugar has larger grains and is crunchier. It originated from the Demerara colony in Guyana, from which it derived its name.

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Cheap Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics

May 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Meal management is a chief factor in managing one’s diabetes. Fortunately for them, the meals that a diabetic should have are actually very cheap. One can simply create menus from the cheapest set of vegetables that can in fact be grown in one’s backyard. To wit, one can use malunggay, saluyot, ampalaya, talbos ng kamote, okra, pechay, talong and kamatis, among other common vegetables to make different types of meals. Instead of eating pork or beef, one can use fish such as galungong, tilapia or bangus as sahog for all meals. In preparing vegetable dishes, it is important that the vegetables be thoroughly washed with water because it is common practice among Filipino farmers to use chemicals and fertilizers that can prove to be harmful to bodies in the long run unless of course one buys organic products and use vegetables grown from one’s own backyard.

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Chocolates for Diabetics

April 10, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes does not necessarily preclude one from eating anything although in controlled quantities. This included chocolates, which aside from its appetizing taste also has other benefits. What makes chocolate harmful for diabetics is its sugar content. However, there are other types of chocolates which are more apt for diabetics. Chief of which is dark chocolate.

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Lanzones Health Benefits

April 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Lanzones or Lansium domesticum is a famous fruit commonly grown in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, Lanzones is popularly grown in Southern Tagalog (Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon), Camiguin, Sulu, Davao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Norte.

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Claw Foot and Hand Treatment Diabetes

March 17, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Claw foot or claw toes is a medical condition where your toes or hand bend into a claw-like position. This is recognizable when the bottom half of your toe points up while the top half bends down. Because the toes are not properly position, a person with claw foot is vulnerable to corns or calluses as the toes often rub against your shoes.

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Rice Substitutes for Diabetics

March 14, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

For diabetics, rice should be limited because it is a source of carbohydrates which is broken down into sugar that can spike up one’s sugar level. The limitation to eat rice is required precisely because of the need to trim down saturated fats. Diabetic patients therefore can actually eat rice but should be limited in serving size.

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