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What is Hemodialysis?

August 13, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Acute renal failure, also known as chronic kidney disease or chronic kidney injury makes the kidneys to malfunction and lose the ability to filter the wastes and remove the extra fluid from the body. Once this happens to you, you will need hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is a procedure done which uses a man-made membrane called dialyzer to filter the wastes and restore the right electrolyte balance in the blood, and remove the excess fluid from the body.

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

July 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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Tikoy Bad for Diabetics?

April 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Nian gao or Tikoy, the traditional sweet cake often served during the Chinese New is primarily made from glutinous rice, which is pounded or ground into a paste, moulded and steamed. Tikoy can be served as is or fried with scrambled egg.

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Facts about Insulin Spray

January 10, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

The concept of Insulin Spray was similar to like the ones asthmatic people use finally became a reality in the 1990’s. Like the inhaler, insulin spray is sprayed by a diabetic patient to take in fine insulin powder into lungs that in turn enters the blood through tiny blood vessels. This makes it more convenient for diabetics to administer insulin without the use of needles. Unfortunately, the nasal insulin spray has not received FDA approval for release because it is still under further study.

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Top Killer Diseases in the Philippines

September 13, 2014 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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Angiogram Treatment Philippines

September 6, 2014 Category :Healthy News 0

An angiogram is a diagnostic procedure particularly an X-ray test that utilizes a special dye and camera to take images of blood vessels i.e. artery or vein in the head, arms, legs, chest, back, or belly. More commonly, angiogram is used to look the arteries near the heart which is called coronary angiogram.

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Aphrodisiacs for Diabetics

November 22, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An aphrodisiac is a substance usually food that increases sexual desire and sometimes also enhances sexual pleasure. Diabetic patients both men and women are prone to suffer sexual dysfunction because sexual stimulation entails the need for properly functioning blood vessels and nerves. This is precisely, why some diabetic men, while having the desire for sex fails to have an erection. The only way to manage an erectile dysfunction for diabetic men is through the use of oral medication.

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Broccoli: A must-eat for Diabetics

November 14, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies suggest that brassica vegetables have previously been linked to lower risks of heart attacks and strokes. But this time, according to research published in the journal Diabetes, eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels.

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How can Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes

October 11, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and the eyes. We will feature some tips on how to maintain your eye health. First, let us understand how diabetes can hurt the eyes. High blood glucose and high blood pressure from diabetes can affect your eyes. » Continue Reading

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The Sweet Cause of Eye Damage

October 4, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many perceive diabetes as a severe medical condition that can cause serious impact only on the heart and kidney. But little do they know that such condition can also damage the eyes and may even result in blindness if left untreated. Once diabetes starts to affect the eyes, such condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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