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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Diabetics and Dementia

June 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things and forgot her appointments. Checking through her records—we immediately sent her to a neurologist for evaluation at our memory clinic in the hospital. Was this dementia? A stroke? Or was our patient just under stress?

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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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Ortiga Pills for Diabetics?

June 20, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 2

Ortiga Pills refers is a pill or dietary supplement that is recently gaining popularity for its effectiveness in curing arthritis. Many users have reported very positive results in the pill’s ability to stop inflammation, swelling and the pain related to arthritis in as fast as less than 12 hours. The pill is currently available in Mexico and the bottle label says dietary supplement. A brand for Ortiga Pill is Charlote Arthritis which is made by Grupo Charlote de Mexico in Rio Azul El Salto Jalsco Mexico. Another is made by Centro Botanico Santiago from Baja, Mexico.

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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

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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Side Effects of Statins?

June 17, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: My mom is taking atorvastatin for high cholesterol. She’s getting to be more forgetful lately. Is it true that it can make her lose memory?

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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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Red Beets and Lettuce Sandwich

June 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Instead of meat, Chef Junjun recommends the sweet taste of red beets to combine with the lettuce. Without red beets, one may try other healthy options such as zucchini or eggplant.

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Tuna Hummus Spread

June 14, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A Mediterranean-inspired snack made more suited for the Filipino taste. The tuna spread is made of protein-rich chickpeas or garbanzos and tuna soaked in water to give it a more meaty taste.

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