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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 […]

Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”. Related terms:humidity neuropathyneuropathy and humiditycan motor nerves reduce sweating in diabeticsdiabetes and strange sensation on legsdiabetes and strange […]

Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too. A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe […]