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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

August 20, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS for short an imbalance in female hormones which can result to irregular menstruation periods as well as difficulty in getting pregnant. It can also cause unwanted changes in your physical look. If left treated, it can lead to serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease. PCOS is common problem affecting among women and often appears during adolescence. The cause of the imbalance of hormones remains unknown. However, hormonal imbalance can trigger the imbalance of other hormones. For instance, when a woman’s sex hormones slightly increase more male hormones or androgens, this can result to the person having more facial hair or even stop one from ovulating.

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Alugbati Ointment

July 31, 2013 Category :General Wellness| Health Watch 0

Also known as Basella genus, grapes spinach and mushrooms Kwai, Alugbati is a wild smooth herbaceous vine endemic in the Philippines, which is characterized by its pleasant mild spinach flavour that has traditionally been popular to locals for its numerous healing effects. Aside from being a good source of vitamins and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron and vitamins A, B and C) and laxative, to help reduce inflammation and act as a laxative, alugbati leaves can be used for treating ulcers, inflammation of the nose and throat, gonorrhea and balaniti, headaches. Moreover, the sap of the plant may be directly used for cleansing the skin from acne, soothing burns and scalds and other skin irritations. In lieu of its medicinal value for skin treatments, the alugbati is usually made into an ointment for easy application to the affected or infected areas of the skin.

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Fluorescein Angiography Test for Diabetics

July 14, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Also known as Retinal photography and Eye angiography, Fluorescein angiography is basically an eye test that utilizes a special dye and camera device to create an image and observe at blood circulation flow in the retina and choroid, in the back of the eye. This test is usually performed to check if the blood circulation in the blood vessels in the retina and choroid are functioning smoothly in order to check eye treatments as well as to diagnose any problems in the eye.

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What is Diabetall?

July 3, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetall is a nutritional food supplement made in India that is especially designed for diabetic people . The Diabetall syrup is a blend of different herbal plants which is primarily has the effect of maintaining balance blood sugar levels.

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Best Brain Imaging Tests

May 28, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

No matter how true the statement “our world is getting sicker” is, there is still hope behind these daunting fads. Alongside the intensification of health problems and aggravation of health risks are the continuous notable industrial and technological advancements—particularly in the medical field.

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Ketones in Urine

May 21, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Ketones are broken down fat cells and fatty acids used as energy or fuel of the body, which happens usually when the body has insufficient sugar or carbohydrates to provide for energy needs. When the body is unable to use carbohydrates, which is its main source of energy, it starts to break down fats to supply energy for the body. Fat is stored energy and once broken down turns to ketones. Initially, this would seem affirmative for people who are trying to lose weight. However, this is bad news for normal people who are not starving oneself because if is a symptom that one may be suffering from diabetes especially if the symptom is complemented by a unusually sweet urine and uncharacteristically sweet breath.

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Child Obesity in the Philippines

April 27, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest and even psychological depression.

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Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics

April 24, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Artificial Pancreas is the promising technology that is aimed to aid diabetic patients to manage their diabetes by basically providing a synthetic or man made pancreas that functions like the real organ that automatically controls blood sugar levels. The Artificial Pancreas is basically seen as a replacement part for a defective pancreas.

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Diabetic Itchy Shins

April 10, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Itchy Shins pertains to the uncomfortable prickly feeling that a person experience at the shin, or the area below the knee. The itchiness is a kind of skin irritation characterized by flaky skin, redness and rashes in the area. There are different Causes of Itchy Shins from simple causes like insect bites, old age, hygiene or sun exposure to complex and threatening diseases such as dehydration, dermatitis and most of all diabetes.

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Insulin Plant Tea

April 5, 2013 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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