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Moderating the High of Hypertension

December 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient.

It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, eye, nerve, and kidney damage in diabetes patients. High blood pressure, therefore, makes diabetes more complicated to manage and vice versa.

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Got Sleep Apnea?

December 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This condition called sleep apnea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a preventable, chronic respiratory disease and the most common organic sleep disorder.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

November 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Eat Your Way to a Thinner Body

November 29, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In dieting, more is really less. This simply means eating more of certain kinds of foods, which can help burn fat faster. Sound too good to be true? Read on to find out.

Want to burn fat? Here’s a different advice – try eating more. While this statement may seem fallacious (and wonderful, for food-lovers worldwide), science has found that there are actually certain types of food that can help get rid of fat faster. And the best news is: most of these can be found inside our refrigerator.

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Dental Care for Diabetic Children

November 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic condition that has multiple repercussions on an individual’s health and well-being. Nowhere is this more evident than in a child. Children with diabetes will usually fall under type 1 diabetes mellitus, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This disease dramatically alters not only their way of life, self-image and body chemistry, but oral environment as well.

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Bidding Bad Breath Goodbye

November 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halitosis or bad breath is a commonly encountered problem by an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor, and there are many factors that can produce it. The more you know about the condition, the more you understand how to prevent it.

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Aromatherapy and Diabetes

October 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Upon hearing the word, aromatherapy, people always associate it with massage. Aromatherapy though is more than just the soothing strokes and relaxing feel of massages; it is a mode of treatment that uses essential oils extracted from flowers, barks, roots or other parts of the plant. There are many health benefits from aromatherapy such as improved psychological and physical well-being, better brain function and blood circulation. Although aromatherapy does not cure any disease, it helps relieve certain effects of certain diseases, one of which is diabetes. Here we tackle the twists and turns of aromatherapy and how it helps those with diabetes live a lighter life.

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Heart-Friendly Habits

October 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern.

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Good Fat vs Bad Fat

October 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whenever we hear the word fat, these immediately come to mind: bilbil, huge/ big/plus-size people, pork, chicharon, coronary heart disease, etc. Basically, most, if not all, descriptions are negative connotations of the word fat. Unless that word is followed by wallet or luck, then that’s the only time people would want to get fat.

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Excellence Beyond Imperfection

September 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

At nine years old, he weighed 240 pounds— double the weight of a normal Filipino adult of average height. Growing up as an overweight child, Nino Domo was what some would call a cute kid—all cuddly and huggable with his excess weight. But his story proves that being a cute, fat kid has its downside.

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