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Top Killer Diseases in the Philippines

January 13, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

According to the Department of Health, the top leading diseases that caused death in the Philippines as of 2009 are as follows: Heart disease – refers to diseases involving the heart and blood vessels such as Coronary artery disease, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease , Heart failure, Cor pulmonale , Cardiac dysrhythmias , Inflammatory heart disease, Endocarditic, Myocarditis , Valvular heart disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Peripheral arterial disease, Congenital heart disease, and Rheumatic heart disease among others.

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Diabetics and Dentures

January 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics are generally advised not to wear dentures to prevent the possibility of getting oral candida or thrush, a fungal or yeast infection that is prevalent among diabetics wearing dentures. Diabetics who wear dentures often suffer from candida infection problems controlling your blood glucose levels can result to dry mouth and decreased saliva flow.

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Top Diabetes Gadgets

January 1, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Diabetes is a prevalent disease that has affected and continues to infect millions of people around the world. Fortunately, emerging technology makes it easier for patients to manage their diabetes. Following are gadgets and mobile apps that help empower patients and help them self manage their disease and live more fruitful productive lives. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Pain Management

December 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms is called Peripheral neuropathy. Pains in the thighs, hips and buttocks and legs are called proximal neuropathy. Sudden discomfort, weakness, pain or numbness in a single nerve that affects other nerve branches is called Focal neuropathy which can usually be experienced behind one eye, in the lower back, in the chest, or abdomen.

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Alugbati for Diabetes

November 11, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as malabar, vine spinach, arogbati, dundul and grana, alugbati is a common vegetable that can be found practically everywhere in the Philippines. This medicinal herb is so common that it sprouts like a weed almost practically everywhere across the country.

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Philippine Fruits Good for Diabetics

October 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fruits are generally considered healthy because they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber, which are necessary for the proper management of anyone’s health. While practically all fruits are good for diabetics as long as they are eaten in moderation, there are great fruits that better recommended for diabetics primarily for their low glycemic index which pertains to the effect of their carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. It must be noted that it is the low glycemic index of a fruit and not its taste which makes it ideal for people with diabetes. Following are the fruits in the Philippines that are good for diabetes.
Strawberry – is a great fruit for diabetes because they are naturally sweet which can satisfy the sweet craving of a diabetic but are low in glycemic index.

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What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

October 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Also called postprandial hypoglycemia, reactive hypoglycemia pertains to recurring episodes of symptomatic low blood sugar levels among people who do not have diabetes usually occurring after eating meals. Reactive hypoglycemia is believed to be a consequence of excessive insulin release caused by the carbohydrates. This is essentially remedied by raising the glucose by eating for instance sweet foods.

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Monggo Good for Diabetes?

October 5, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Mung bean or green bean, monggo is common and popular vegetable in the Philippines, which can be eaten as beans or sprouts (also called toge). The monggo can be cooked as a viand or a dish menu or can be included to make a dessert.

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Prevent Amputation for Diabetics

September 29, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Amputation of the legs is one of the most common complications of Diabetes. This often happens due to foot ulcers that decomposes and infects the muscles of the legs. This happens because most diabetics suffer from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage. The numbness of their nerves fails to realize that they have foot injuries to the extent that they can lead to serious infections and worst to amputations. Whereas a normal person would easily detect a foot injury such as a blister, diabetics who suffer neuropathy are unable to feel the pain or the sensation of uneasiness of such injuries hence they only find about the injury after it gets worst.

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Insulin Plant Tea

July 7, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The term Insulin Plant Tea refers to many different herbs that people claim to have healing or beneficial effects especially for diabetes. Chief of which is the plant called Costus igneus / Costus Pictus. According to the International Journal of Ayurveda Research, extracts of the Costus igneus plant help lower blood sugar level or dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia in rats. The ability of the plant to help real people with real diabetics is yet to be proven by any study or experiment.

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