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The Diabetic Foot: The Art of Wound Care

Wounds in general pose a big problem in our current health setting.  The general physician as a primary care provider sees a wide variety of wounds, either acute or chronic. It is of utmost importance that the general physician assess the patient as a whole in formulating a wound management strategy.  Questions abound in the […]

Heart-friendly Aphrodisiacs

The quest for aphrodisiacs has perpetually been the obsession of man. For thousands of years, certain foods were considered to have elements that stimulate sexual craving and enhance sexual performance. Coined after Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, aphrodisiacs have been the focus of many ancient writings, particularly in Rome, China, Egypt and India. […]

Under the Knife

When a diabetic undergoes surgery. People with diabetes may undergo surgery due to complications such as cardiovascular problems and infection that may develop in their bodies or due to other conditions unrelated to their diabetes. During these times, people with diabetes must adhere to certain special requirements and considerations to help ensure surgical success. Related […]

Post Operative Infections and Diabetes

A significant cause of complications in patients undergoing surgical procedures is post-operative wound infection. The occurrence of post-operative infections depends on the complex interaction of several factors. These include 1) patient-related factors, such as the person’s immunity, nutritional status, and the presence or absence of diabetes, 2) procedure-related factors, such as placement of foreign bodies/prosthesis […]

Caring for Diabetic Feet

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet […]

Dalandan Health Benefits

Dalandan or sour orange is a very popular fruit in the Philippines. Its tree is small and erect, with smooth greenish white sprouts with thorns that are spinescent. It is found in all warm countries and throughout the Philippines, and is nearly always planted. Being considered as a tropical fruit, dalandan is not just an […]

Vertigo and Diabetes

Vertigo, or dizziness is an incident wherein you experience unbalance and unsteadiness as a result affecting the brain or ears. Diabetes is such a diverse condition with many complications, and so it has always been associated with vertigo in a lot of ways by affecting different parts of the body. Related terms:vertigo in diabetes

Ampalaya for Pimples

Getting pimples is no simple matter, especially for teenagers who have yet to get used to the changes their skin undergo as they grow up. However, teens and other people who want to have or maintain beautiful skin may find an unlikely ally in everyone’s favorite ampalaya. Related terms:ampalaya soapampalaya for pimplesguyabano for pimplesAmpalaya as […]

Essential Oils for Diabetes

Aromatherapy or the use of essential oils can be generally beneficial to all people. For people with diabetes, essential oils that are especially used are those which help assist with improving circulation, which is a common problem among diabetics. Here are essential oils for diabetic patients.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care

Diabetic people are at risk of developing foot sores, foot ulcers, or open sore wound in the foot which results due to complication of diabetes and can result to the lower leg amputations. Foot ulcers are very common among people with diabetes and is in fact the most common reason why people with diabetes stay […]