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Diabetes and Stroke

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 […]

Diabetes Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to […]

Preggie Fitness

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College […]

Low Carbohydrate Diet: Myths and Fallacies

Today, the term low-carbohydrate diet is associated with the Atkins Diet, a popular weight-loss diet composed of high-fat, high-protein and low-carbohydrate foods. Some of these low-carbohydrate, high protein diets advocate the restriction of rice, bread, pastas, noodles, sugar, fruits and vegetables while emphasizing meat, chicken, milk, egg and cheese. Related terms:fish myths and fallacieslow grade […]

Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle […]

Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your […]

Best Brain Imaging Tests

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. Related terms:brain imaging philippinesjosephine torres-tuasondr josephine t tuasonDr Josephine Tuason philippineshow much […]

Battling the Migraine

Migraine is more common than asthma, diabetes or even congestive heart failure and it is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and that no procedure can confirm the diagnosis. We take a closer look at migraine, dubbed as the headache from hell, and learn how to manage it in a jiffy. Related terms:coconut oil migraine […]

Excess Denture Cream Use may Lead to Nerve Damage

Too much use of denture cream can lead to nerve damage, a recent study reveals. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reported on four patients who habitually used “extremely large amounts”of dental cream and were found to develop neurological problems later on. All patients were found to have abnormally high […]