Heart Strong, Live Long

When it comes to health, old sayings apply. Health is wealth. Prevention is better than cure. Knowledge is power.

Handling hypertension

How will I know if I have hypertension? Consult your doctor. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. If blood pressure is more than 140/90 mm/Hg on at least 3 occasions, you have hypertension. My BP is 160/86 and I don’t feel anything. When should I follow up? It is recommended that…

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Facts about fat

Why should I worry about cholesterol? What should I do? Food rich in saturated fats raise the level of bad cholesterol, or Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood. People who consume large amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol have a high risk for heart attack or stroke. It is recommended for all adults by…

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Dealing with diabetes

My uncle has diabetes. Am I at risk too? 1 out of every 5 Filipinos could potentially have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) or Pre-Diabetes. Yet, many Filipinos may be unaware because there may be no warning signs. Body Mass Index (BMI) and Diabetes Risk “My BMI is 28 kg/m2.” If you have a BMI…

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