Herbal Cure for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

September 28, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gastrointestinal bleeding or the bleeding of the intestines can be caused by ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, polyps and haemorrhoids, among others. The common diagnostic test for this condition is endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Common symptoms included black or green stools, pain in the rectum or anus upon defecating, illness, fatigue, cramping, and feeling of gas and bloating among others.

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What is Kasuba Flower?

September 27, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Kasubha is vertical branched, soft flowering plant growing up to 90 centimeters high whose flowers are orange-red and about a half inch in length. It was believed to be original from Egypt and was planted in the Philippines for dyeing purposes as its flowers yield a coloring principle, carthamin. Incidentally, Kasuba Flower dye from the flowers is used for coloring food.

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Banoffee Pie for Diabetics

September 26, 2020 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Recipes 0

Banoffee, banoffi, or banoffy pie is a popular dessert pie originally from England made from bananas, toffee and cream from boiled condensed milk (of leche flan) placed on a pastry or crumbled biscuits and butter. Accordingly, it was invented by Ian Dowding, a chef at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1972. It was inspired by the American dessert “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie”.

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Bubbling Urine Diabetes

September 25, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Bubbles in one’s urine have many causes and is an early indication of possible diabetes especially for adults who does not normally have urine bubbles. Bubbles in urine can be normal and abnormal depending on the circumstances of a person. For instance, bubbles will normally form in urine because of urine’s mixture with the cleaning chemical agents in the toilet. This can be a deadly symptom of a disease for instance when for instance it is accompanied by frequent urinating which is not normal for a person.

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Renal Diet for Diabetics

September 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

One of the deadliest and most common complications of diabetes is diabetic nephropathy which pertains to the dysfunction of the kidney due to the stress caused by diabetes. This would later evolve to renal failure where the patient would need to under regular dialysis in order to cleanse the blood from impurities and toxins. Because of this, a diet that is especially helpful for the kidney is important for diabetic patients.

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Chelation Therapy for Diabetes

September 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Chelation Therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive treatment for the restoration of blood flow for the elimination of toxins and heavy metals (e.g. lead, mercury cadmium and iron) from the body. These toxins are often related to hypertension. The procedure involves a simple intravenous infusion of Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid (EDTA), and other vitamins and minerals at prescribed dosages. The EDTA solution is allowed to circulate through the blood stream thereby treating the whole arterial system and regulate the distribution of required metallic elements. It also enhances the metabolism of calcium and cholesterol by eradicating metallic catalysts that damages cell membranes and facilitate the production of oxygen free radicals, which contributes in managing atherosclerosis, cancer, and lately even diabetes.

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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB)

September 22, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical condition which involves the bleeding of gastro intestinal tract which is indicated by vomiting of blood streaks (hematemesis) and excretion of black, tarry stools (melena). This is common among men who are older especially those who have the penchant for alcohol drinking.

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Snake Bite Complications for Diabetics

September 21, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

While only about 15% worldwide of over 3000 species of snakes are poisonous, some venom of snakes are dangerous which can cause death due to intoxication. Among the snakes species that are most lethal is the pit viper. The venom of snakes has systemic effects such as coagulopathy characterized by local tissue damage, hemolysis and defects in the functioning of the heart, nerves and the kidney.

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Sambong for Menstruation

September 20, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Sambong (Blumea balsamifera) is a native flowering or weed that is endemic in the Philippines and other tropical countries. It is a popular herb especially for its healing properties including antidiarrhetic, antigastralgic, expectorant, stomachic, and antispasmodic, among others. Aside from these, sambong is also popular for being emmenagogues, or for stimulating menstruation or the blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.

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DOH Lifestyle Diseases Program

September 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Following the steady increase of Filipinos suffering and dying from “lifestyle diseases”, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, stress, sleep disorder and addiction among others, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines launched the lifestyle diseases programs to help combat these ailments. Dubbed as “Pilipinas Go4Health“, the program was designed to prevent and control the prevalence of lifestyle diseases which are highly preventable with regular exercise, proper diet, and avoidance from drinking and smoking.

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