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Obesity Prevention by DOH

March 15, 2021 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Over 10 million Filipino Adults are either overweight or obese. It is considered a silent killer because it a major cause of other deadly diseases yet is quietly plaguing the whole world. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may lead to health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancer. Obesity is basically caused by increased intake of foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugars but are low in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients as well as decreased physical activity due to the sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization.

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How to Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

March 10, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure is quite a dangerous physiological event which could cause stroke or other chronic health diseases. This is usually characterized by the increase of blood pressure to a threshold of 140/90. Due to it being life threatening, it is imperative for an individual to decrease it to a benign or better yet, negligible level.

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Diabetes and Weak Muscles

February 14, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Muscle weakness is characterized by the inability of a muscle to perform what you want to do with it because of the perceptible reduction in the force or energy that the muscle can exert, however hard you try. This is muscle weakness can be due to tiredness or asthenia and fatigability, when a person overworks it.

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Teaching Kids about Diabetes

December 28, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Educating patients and their relatives about diabetes is critical for the effective management of the disease. However, children typically don’t respond to the same tactics used to persuade adults to make necessary dietary modifications. As such, it is important for nutrition professionals to adopt creative strategies to help teach young clients about diabetes. Here are some techniques that can help.

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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

November 13, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.

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ISDFI Advocacy

October 14, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation or ISDFI is a society created to provide means and ways for its members, health practitioners, medical researchers and other support organizations and groups to publish, distribute and disseminate the latest information about Diabetes, the latest medical breakthroughs, activities, available services and other accomplishments that relates to diabetes care. The society serves as a venue or melting pot for keeping members both locally and abroad to share their knowledge on the newest medical trends and discoveries in the care, management and treatment of diabetes.

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Obesity Programs in the Philippines

October 4, 2020 Category :General Wellness 0

Obesity is a common yet neglected disease especially among children because of the local culture and common misconception that a tubby child is cute and healthy. Obesity only becomes a concern for adults primarily for aesthetic purposes and not for health reasons.

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Renal Diet for Diabetics

September 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

One of the deadliest and most common complications of diabetes is diabetic nephropathy which pertains to the dysfunction of the kidney due to the stress caused by diabetes. This would later evolve to renal failure where the patient would need to under regular dialysis in order to cleanse the blood from impurities and toxins. Because of this, a diet that is especially helpful for the kidney is important for diabetic patients.

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DOH Lifestyle Diseases Program

September 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Following the steady increase of Filipinos suffering and dying from “lifestyle diseases”, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, stress, sleep disorder and addiction among others, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines launched the lifestyle diseases programs to help combat these ailments. Dubbed as “Pilipinas Go4Health“, the program was designed to prevent and control the prevalence of lifestyle diseases which are highly preventable with regular exercise, proper diet, and avoidance from drinking and smoking.

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Go Vegan! Yummy and Healthy Eating

November 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Why don’t you go vegan?”

People who consider meat as a part of their daily diet would cringe with horror at that suggestion. It’s a common perception that vegetable dishes are so bland and boring that going healthy is actually a pain.

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