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Side Effects of Statins?

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? Related terms:side effects of eating singkamasststin in diabetes ppt 2013statins side effects pptstatin:pptstatin pptstatin memory lossstatin cognitive impairment PPTstatin 2013 pptsingkamas ischemia benefitsalternatives ofstatins pptrosuvastatin 2013 pptppt statins and […]

Simple Ways to have a Positive Mindset for the Holidays

Christmas and the New Year are holidays we associate with family gatherings, parties, gift-giving, and food. It is the season for celebration, bonding, and sharing and the festive spirit fills the air with love and happiness. For some people however, the Christmas holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Rather than feel […]

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 […]

Smoke, French Fries may Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

Physician’s warning: cigarette smoking is also bad for your brain. A recent study showed that the smoke from cigarettes, automobiles and even French fries contain a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease with constant exposure. Related terms:are french fries effective against alzhiemersdiabetes abbottfilipino […]

Caring for Elderly Diabetics

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo. In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. […]

Truth About Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a medical term to describe a situation where the amount of circulating useful blood sugar is lower than normal—a level low enough to cause symptoms in a person. Generally, hypoglycemia is defined as a serum glucose level below 70mg/dL. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, from a common dizziness to […]

Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the […]

How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition. Related […]

Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes? Answer: First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant […]

Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke. Related terms:Philippine food […]