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Your Health | One Filipino Dies From Kidney Failure Every Hour

Your Health | One Filipino Dies From Kidney Failure Every Hour

Sign a donor card and always keep it with you. File photo by Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon. One Filipino dies from kidney failure every hour, lamented Dra. Romina Danguilan, Organizing Committee Head of REGALO Organ Donation Advocacy, a coalition that aims to increase awareness on kidney transplantation and encourage Filipinos to be organ donors. Danguilan, who also heads the Medical Education and Research Department of the National Kidney Institute (NKTI), further revealed during a press conference in June: In 2015, there were more than 18, 000 new patients who started dialysis. Here in NKTI, we start about 100 new patients on dialysis every month. At the end of 2015, there were about 32, 000 patientsboth starting and currently undergoing the treatmentall over the country. Citing data from the Philippine Renal Disease Registry, Danguilan said that since theyear 2000, the number of new patients increases by about 15% every year; and that the primary cause of renal disease is diabetes and hypertension, both of which are lifestyle diseases. Dialysis is the only treatment for those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Once diagnosed with the said condition, the patient has to permanently undergo either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. According to REGALO, the cost of hemodialysis per patient per year is Php405,600; while peritoneal dialysis costs Php 279,180. We consider that peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis are just a bridge because the best treatment for kidney failure is kidney transplantation, Danguilan said. While kidney transplantation can provide the best quality of life for an ESRD patient, the number of living and deceased donors remains low in number. In 2015, there were 18,000 or so patients who started dialysis, yet there were only about 495 patients Continue reading >>

Filipino - Diabetes Mellitus - Finale

Filipino - Diabetes Mellitus - Finale

Diabetes Mellitus: Pait ng Matamis na Buhay Aguirre, Bernadette Mae C. , Andres, Melissa Joy S., Asensi, Trisha C., Capulong, Martin D. at DeGuzman Jr., Arnold L.Seksyon I-9Mula sa UST College of Nursing sa patnubay ni Gng. Zendel Taruc Ang mga sumusunod ay ang mga layunin ng mga may-akda patungkol sa kanilang ginawangpananaliksik: Maglahad ng mga impormasyon tungkol sa sakit na Diabetes Mellitus Mabigyang pansin ang sakit na ito dahil sa mabilis na pag-akyat ng statistiko ng mga taong nagkakaroon nito Maipadama at maipaalam sa lahat ng mambabasa ang mga epekto nito Makapagbigay gabay at linaw sa pag-unawa ng mga konsepto at impormasyon tungkol sa Diabetes Mellitus. I. Mga Kaugnay na Babasahin / Literatura Tungkol sa Diabetes Mellitus(Batayang Kaalaman) Diabetes is a serious chronic metabolic disease characterized by an increase in blood sugarlevels associated with long term damage and failure or organ functions especially the eyes, thekidneys, the nerves, the heart and blood vessels.- Ang diabetes ay isang uri ng sakit kung saan wala o di sapat ang naibibigay na insulin ngpancreas sa pangangailangan ng katawan.- Dr. Roberto C. Mirasol, MDIto ay nagmumula sa maraming sanhi na maaring ilagay sa grupo ng dalawang kadahilanan. Ano ang mga uri nito?1. Namana/ TYPE I/ Hereditary Ang una ay maaaring ito ay namana, hereditary o mas kilala sa tawag na ng kamaganak na noon pa man ay natuklasang mayroon nang diabetes.Ang gene na ito ay maaring mamana nang kapamilya mula sa ikalawang henerasyon dahil sakundisyong ito ang paraan ng pamamana ay tumatalon ng dalawang henerasyon Ang mga taongnapagalamang mayroong ganitong uri ng diabetes ay kinakailangan na nang pagsasaksak opagiineksyon ng sa katawan dahil sa kumpletong pagtigil ng paggana ng Ang ikalawang uri naman ng diabetes ay m Continue reading >>

Ampalaya Tablets Out Soon For Diabetics

Ampalaya Tablets Out Soon For Diabetics

Ampalaya tablets will soon be out in the market as a cure for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pascual Laboratories Inc. has secured the license to manufacture, distribute and market a new Ampalaya (bitter gourd) tablet as an anti-diabetic medicine developed by the National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP). Pascual Laboratories has signed the license agreement with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), which oversees NIRPROMP. Earlier this month, Health Secretary Francisco Duque has issued a circular reinstating ampalaya (scientific name Momordica charantia Linn. as a scientifically validated herbal medicinal plant that can lower elevated blood sugar levels. Ampalaya is also known as bitter gourd, or bitter melon. In India, it is known as karela. With the circular, Duque threw out a circular issued in 2003 by then Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit that classified ampalaya as a folklorically-validated herbal medicinal plant." The reclassification came about in view of recent clinical evidence on the efficacy of ampalaya in capsule or tea form as a useful dietary adjunct in the treatment of Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. The DOH cited a 10-year study that found out that the vegetable can effectively regulate blood sugar in the same way as a regular anti-diabetes drug. Results of the study conducted by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) elevated the ampalaya from a mere nutritional supplement to a real medicine. The study has been certified by the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). "We compared ampalaya leaves with an anti-diabetes drug, and we found out that ampalaya has the same effect on the patient. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care In The Philippines | Paz-pacheco | Journal Of The Asean Federation Of Endocrine Societies

Diabetes Care In The Philippines | Paz-pacheco | Journal Of The Asean Federation Of Endocrine Societies

Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Unviersity of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines Received August 30, 2015. Accepted October 15, 2015. Published online first: November 30, 2015. The global burden of diabetes and its accompanying risk factors is upon us. Asia is the focus of this burden, owing to huge population numbers and increasing prevalence rates. The Philippines National Health and Nutrition Survey (NNHeS) of 2013, has provided the latest health and disease score with prevalence rates of the major risk factors among adults 20 years of age: diabetes (5.4%), hypertension (22.3%), dyslipidemia, low HDL (71.3%), obesity, BMI >25 kg/m2 (31.1%), and smoking (25.4%). Metabolic syndrome as of the 2008 survey reports a 27% prevalence rate (unpublished data). Efforts have to be directed to achieve improvement in prevention, survival, and quality of life for all diabetics. The health infrastructure under the leadership of the Department of Health, in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations has to provide a cohesive plan engaging all partners in various aspects of care. Strategies to enhance outcomes include: 1) a national screening program, 2) implementation of practice guidelines that will elevate the quality of care for all, 3) access to healthcare, medications, 4) development of an environment for research in institutions to allow a better understanding of these conditions among Filipino patients and 5) enhancement of training, education and service Continue reading >>

Ampalaya In The Treatment Of Diabetes

Ampalaya In The Treatment Of Diabetes

Can ampalaya really cure diabetes? Which part (fruit, leaves, or roots) of the ampalaya should people with diabetes take? Lina M., Manila First, let me make one thing straight. Ampalaya (the Tagalog name of Mormodica charantia) cannot cure diabetes, but it can help control the disease. Diabetes millitus is a disorder in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is abnormally high because the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach, produces little or no insulin or because the bodys cells do not respond appropriately to insulin. There is no known cure for diabetes yet, but we know enough of the disease to be able to control it and prevent its complications (i.e., through proper diet, exercise and medicines). There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: Type 1 and type 2. Most (90-95 percent) diabetes suffers from type 2 (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus), and it is in this type of the disease where ampalaya has apparent beneficial effects. A substantial number of scientific studies on the effect of ampalaya on blood glucose levels have already been undertaken. The latest of these studies is a 10-year trial, which was conducted by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). The study compared ampalaya (Makiling variety) leaves with the anti-diabetes drug glibenclamide. The results of the trial showed that 100 milligrams per kilo dose per day of ampalaya is comparable to 2.8 milligrams of the anti-diabetes drug glibenclamide. This means the action of ampalaya on blood sugar is equivalent to the action of the medicine. In response to the study, the Department of Health (DoH) has elevated the status of ampalaya from a mere nutritional supplement to a real medicine. The blood sugar lowering property of ampalaya is attributed to its Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care In The Philippines

Diabetes Care In The Philippines

BACKGROUND Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in Asian countries including the Philip- pines. Both the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continue to increase with a com- mensurate upward trend in the prevalence of prediabetes. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review the prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines and to describe extensively the characteristics of diabetes care in the Philippines from availability of diag- nostics tests to the procurement of medications. METHODS A literature search was performed using the search words diabetes care and Philippines. Articles that were retrieved were reviewed for relevance and then synthesized to highlight key features. FINDINGS The prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines is increasing. Rapid urbanization with increasing dependence on electronic gadgets and sedentary lifestyle contribute signicantly to this epidemic. Diabetes care in the Philippines is disadvantaged and challenged with respect to resources, government support, and economics. The national insurance system does not cover comprehensive diabetes care in a preventive model and private insurance companies only offer limited diabetes cov- erage. Thus, most patients rely on out-of-pocketexpenses, namely, laboratory procedures and daily medications. Consequently, poor pharmacotherapy adherence impairs prevention of complications. Moreover, behavioral modications are difcult due to cultural preferences for a traditional diet of rened sugar, including white rice and bread. CONCLUSIONS Translating clinical data into practice in the Philippines will require fundamental and transformative changes that increase diabetes awareness, emphasize lifestyle change while respecting cultural preferences, and promote public policy especially regardi Continue reading >>

Salamat Dok: Diabetes, Alternatives, Etc.

Salamat Dok: Diabetes, Alternatives, Etc.

We all love to eat and so does Sister Pilar! She is fond of chocolates, ice cream and cakes. Oh sweets! But her fondness for sweet food stopped when she was diagnosed with high blood sugar level very close to borderline of diabetes. This condition is called pre-diabetes. “We don’t have diabetic cases in our family but my glucose level can reach to 100/110 -- sometimes even 120 -- so I decided to choose what I eat, ” says Sister Pilar. To prevent herself from getting the disease, she consulted a doctor and tried alternative medicine through herbal food supplement to control her blood sugar. “I didn’t like synthetic medicines because of the additives and I’m afraid of its side effects,” Sister Pilar adds. Today, her blood sugar is controlled as she constantly monitors her food intake. She believes the common adage – “prevention is better than cure. “ What is Diabetes? It is a condition of having high blood sugar level that manifests some of these following symptoms: • frequent urination • increased thirst, and; • increased hunger Who are prone to this condition? If you have one of the following medically-accepted criteria, there’s a high possibility of getting the disease. • Obese and overweight • 30 years old and up • Have difficulty with physical activities or engaged in a sedentary lifestyle • Unhealthy eater • Tagged with “it runs in the family” • Hypertensive • Experiences or have experienced high blood sugar levels during pregnancy Who are diabetics? Type 1 diabetics are those whose bodies are incapable of producing the hormone insulin in their body while Type 2 diabetics - have bodies that produce insulin but because of too much fat, the body metabolizes the sugar inefficiently. This happens in the case of those who are Continue reading >>

Doh: Free Maintenance Medication For Hypertension And Diabetes Starting 2016

Doh: Free Maintenance Medication For Hypertension And Diabetes Starting 2016

DOH: Free maintenance medication for hypertension and diabetes starting 2016 Good news for those with hypertension and diabetes, the DOH has announced free maintenance medication in 2016 as an early Christmas gift. The Department of Health has giventhose suffering fromhypertension and diabetes an early Christmas gift. Beginning January 2016, free medication will be available for all those with diabetes and hypertension. All they need to do is go to the nearest DOH regional health unit (RHU) to get their free medicine. According to DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin, all that is required is for those in need of these essential medications to register with the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes club in their RHUs. All a patient needs to do is to consult at the nearest health center or primary health care facility for assessment, screening, and management. Once diagnosed, the patient can already be signed up as part of the club. Barangayhealth workers (BHWs) in the RHUs are responsible for diagnosing using their Blood Pressure Apparatus and Glucometer sets to measure sugar levels. Then, the RHUs in the regional offices of the DOH will be responsible for providing the list of the patients that will be joining the club to be added to the database at the Central Office. The program was initially launched in Pampanga last Dec. 9, Interaksyon.com reports . This intervention will help facilitate risk assessment of community members and ensure regular follow-up of diagnosed hypertensive and diabetic patients Patients needing them that will be in our data base will be receiving the medicines starting January 2016, Garin said. These diagnosed patients can avail ofDOH drugs for hypertension (Losartan, Amlodipine, Metroprolol) and diabetes (Metformin) for free. Those most impoverished patien Continue reading >>

Review Diabetes Care In The Philippines

Review Diabetes Care In The Philippines

Abstract Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in Asian countries including the Philippines. Both the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continue to increase with a commensurate upward trend in the prevalence of prediabetes. The aim of this study was to review the prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines and to describe extensively the characteristics of diabetes care in the Philippines from availability of diagnostics tests to the procurement of medications. A literature search was performed using the search words diabetes care and Philippines. Articles that were retrieved were reviewed for relevance and then synthesized to highlight key features. The prevalence of diabetes in the Philippines is increasing. Rapid urbanization with increasing dependence on electronic gadgets and sedentary lifestyle contribute significantly to this epidemic. Diabetes care in the Philippines is disadvantaged and challenged with respect to resources, government support, and economics. The national insurance system does not cover comprehensive diabetes care in a preventive model and private insurance companies only offer limited diabetes coverage. Thus, most patients rely on “out-of-pocket” expenses, namely, laboratory procedures and daily medications. Consequently, poor pharmacotherapy adherence impairs prevention of complications. Moreover, behavioral modifications are difficult due to cultural preferences for a traditional diet of refined sugar, including white rice and bread. Translating clinical data into practice in the Philippines will require fundamental and transformative changes that increase diabetes awareness, emphasize lifestyle change while respecting cultural preferences, and promote public policy especially regarding the health insurance system to im Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Department Of Health

Diabetes: Department Of Health

Diabetes happens when the body is unable to use insulin (a hormone that helps the body break down sugar in food so it can be used as energy) properly. When this happens, glucose accumulates in the blood and over time can cause serious health problems like eye damage and nerve damage in your feet. Ask your healthcare provider to refer you to a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator ; Take a chronic disease self-management class. more People who develop Type 2 diabetes often have prediabetes first. This is a stage when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to indicate diabetes. It is still possible to prevent diabetes from developing once you have prediabetes ! Enroll in the free Diabetes Prevention Program or other programs; more Increase your level of physical activity; more Follow a low-fat meal plan and maintain a healthy weight; more Know your risk score by taking a Risk Assessment quiz . Provide free classes on how to manage your chronic disease more Help with some chronic disease care for women aged 30-64 with gaps in their insurance through the The WiseWoman program . Continue reading >>

10 Philippine Herbal Medicine Approved By Doh

10 Philippine Herbal Medicine Approved By Doh

Approved herbal medicine by philippine department of health Banaba Herb is a medicinal herb endorsed by the Philippine Department of heath that has meidicnal value for diabetes treatment and weight loss Philippine Traditional and Alternative Medicine Traditional medicine has been practiced since ancient times in every culture throughout the world and has been an integral part of human evolution and development. The evolution of Philippine traditional medicine is an interesting study that is influenced by religion, mysticism, magic, superstition, folkloric herbalism and western medicine. Philippine's common traditional medicine practitioners include the following hilot or manghihilot acts as a midwife, a chiropractor or massage therapist to promote health and healing, Tawas or mangtatawas, this practitioner uses alum, candles, smoke, paper, eggs and other mediums to diagnose the cause of illness associated by prayers and incanteations albularyo, a general practitioner who uses a combination of healing modalities that may include prayers, incantations, mysticism and herbalism. Albularyos claim to draw healing powers from a supernatural source (shamanism) Medico, a general practitioner similar to an albularyo but integrates western medicine to promote healing. Faith healers, a practitioner who claims divine power bestowed by the Holy Spirit or God. A patient is required to have faith and believe in divine powers to effect healing These traditional medical practitioners covers a wide spectrum of practices and differs from one another. Even in this modern times where information and advanced science has greatly progressed, traditional medicine still enjoys a large following most especially in rural areas. In recognition of the deep seated practice of traditional medicine as Continue reading >>

Kidney Disease Phs 7th Leading Cause Of Death

Kidney Disease Phs 7th Leading Cause Of Death

You are at: Home News Top Stories Kidney disease PHs 7th leading cause of death Kidney disease PHs 7th leading cause of death A lethargic lifestyle, wrong food choices and inadequate sleep are key factors leading to diabetes and hypertension that could result in kidney disease, the countrys 7th leading cause of death. The Department of Health (DOH) said close to 23,000 Filipinos underwent dialysis due to kidney failure in 2013, nearly four times higher than the 4,000 cases recorded in 2004, or a 10 to 15 percent increase a year. Dr. Antonio Paraiso, manager of the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing, was quoted in online reports as saying that last year, at least 12,000 Filipinos developed kidney failure, requiring crucial transplants or expensive dialysis. Paraiso also noted a steep rise in diabetes and hypertension cases, both contributors to kidney disease and a third called glomerulonephritis, or several renal diseases usually affecting both kidneys often characterized by inflammation of either the glomeruli or small blood vessels in the kidney. Glomerulonephritis can come from bacterial, viral or parasitic pathogens, drugs, systemic disorders or diabetes. To combat kidney problems, Paraiso said people should have an annual medical check and shift to a healthier lifestyle. The website of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) said kidney diseases, especially End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), are the 7th leading cause of death in the country. One Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour, or about 120 Filipinos per million people per year, it said. Before 2010, the NKTI said over 5,000 Filipino patients were undergoing dialysis and approximately 1.1 million people worldwide were on renal replacement therapy. Those figures have doubled beginning Continue reading >>

Diabetes Patient Education Materials

Diabetes Patient Education Materials

Ethnic Foods and Blood Sugar: Guides for Patients Cambodian Foods That Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Cambodian Patients This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Cambodian Americans. Authored by Julianne Williams. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. The narrated file may take a few moments to load. Scroll-over video for table of contents. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Ethiopian and Eritrean Patients with Diabetes This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Ethiopian and Eritrean Americans and includes photos of foods, meal comparisons, portion sizes, and some information about managing diabetes during periods of fasting. Authored by Mei Yook Woo. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Iraqi and Syrian Patients with Diabetes This education is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Iraqi and Syrian Americans and includes photos of foods, meal comparisons, portion sizes, and some information about managing diabetes during periods of fasting. Authored by Toi Sennhauser. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Latino Patients with Diabetes This bilingual presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during Continue reading >>

Doh Still Has Slots For Diabetic, Hypertension Clubs

Doh Still Has Slots For Diabetic, Hypertension Clubs

DOH still has slots for diabetic, hypertension clubs MANILA, Dec. 22 (PNA) The Department of Health (DOH) urges all hypertensive and diabetic patients in the country to take advantage of the chance to be included in the remaining slots for its diabetic and hypertensive diabetic club that will be implemented by January 2016. According to DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin, as the agency enhanced its efforts in bringing the Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) accessible to every Filipinos, the Department would be distributing free maintenance medicines to the members listed in the said club. Garin said that as of this date their target in their database still have remaining slots to be filled in. Almost three million hypertensive and around one million diabetics in the country are targeted to join the club. The registration started last Dec. 9 when the DOH launched the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club in San Fernando, Pampanga. Meron pang slots available. I think sa Hypertensive Club pupuwede pa ang 200,000; sa diabetes puwede parang 350,000. Kulang pa yong database kasi iyong iba hindi pa alam, e (There are still available slots. I think for the hypertensive club, we can accommodate 200,000 patients; while in diabetes, there are 350,000 slots remaining. Our database is not yet complete as others are not yet aware that we have this program), Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin said in an interview with reporters. To get listed she said that patients should proceed to their rural health units near their residence. They will be diagnosed by the physicians with the help of barangay healthworkers (BHWs) who will monitor the patient blood pressure through BP apparatus and glucometer sets provided to them because they were being trained to help in promoting healthy lifestyle and pre Continue reading >>

Free Medicines For Diabetes And Hypertension Patients In 2016, Says Department Of Health

Free Medicines For Diabetes And Hypertension Patients In 2016, Says Department Of Health

Free Medicines for Diabetes and Hypertension Patients in 2016, says Department of Health One of the perennial concerns of every Filipino household is self-medication. This is because of the fact, that not everyone can afford to have a check-up . Let alone, to buy medicines for maintenance. As we all know, medicines for chronic diseases such as Diabetes and Hypertension are extremely expensive. Favorably, every Juan can now receive free medicines for the said diseases! According to the news article shared by Manila Bulletin, the Department of Health (DoH)said on Friday, that patients (nationwide) with Diabetes and Hypertension may avail of free maintenance medicines from the DOH regional rural health units of RHUs starting January 2016. Stated in the article, that the said program is part of the DOH initiative in upgrading facilities and services nationwide in line with the goal of bringing the Universal Health Care Program or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Health Agenda of the Aquino Administration to the Filipino people. DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin said during thepress briefing held at the DOH Media Relations Unit in Tayuman, the medicines are given for the patients upon registeringwith the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club in the RHUs of Regional Offices where they belong. How to be part of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club? As stated, a patient needs toconsult the nearest health center or primary health care facility to undergo assessment, screening, and management. Furthermore, the diagnosis must be made by Barangay Health Workers (BHW) in the rural health units (RHUs).Essentially, the barangay health workers will be provided with Blood Pressure Apparatus and Glucometer to measure the sugar level. A sample of a glucometer that is essential in monitoring sugar lev Continue reading >>

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