Blog posts of '2023' 'July'

Do You Have Cavities? These Are the Signs
Problems with your oral health can also pose problems for other parts of your body. Oral health can affect your cardiovascular health, respiratory system, and even pregnancy. A common oral health problem includes tooth decay or cavities. These are damaged areas on...
Seasonal Influenza: Here’s What to Know
Flu viruses have different types, which are Influenza A, B, C, and D. Influenza A and B are mainly found in humans. Influenza A can also occur in other species such as birds and pigs. However, only Influenza type A viruses are known to have caused pandemics...
Long COVID: What Are the Lasting Effects?
The World Health Organization recorded 767,518,723 COVID-19 cases globally, as of June 28 this year. Out of the total cases, there were 6,947,192 deaths In the Philippines, the WHO noted that there have been 4,162,752 confirmed cases, as of June 26, 2023. Out of the...
What Are the Symptoms of Acute Appendicitis?
Acute appendicitis is common in children and young adults between 10 and 30 years old. It is not a condition that can afford to delay medical attention. Leaving it untreated will likely increase the chances of complications occurring. Acute appendicitis causes pain...
Your Severe Diarrhea with Blood Is a Symptom of This Infection
Severe diarrhea can be a symptom of several health conditions, including dysentery. Dysentery is an intestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea, with stools containing blood and mucus. It can last for three to seven days. Other symptoms that people who...
UTI: Can You Get the Infection Again?
Bacterial infections cause urinary tract infections, which can have symptoms such as frequent urination, dark urine, pain in the bladder region, and a burning sensation when urinating. UTI can be treatable through: Medications: doctors might prescribe low-dose...
Leptospirosis: How Do You Know if You Have the Disease?
Leptospirosis is a disease that occurs through the urine of an infected animal. Usually, this can be more prevalent during the rainy season due to flooding. The Philippines has nearly 1,600 reported leptospirosis cases for the period January 1 to June 3, 2023, which...
Healthy Carbs vs. Unhealthy Carbs
Carbohydrates are one of the three components of macronutrients, with dietary carbohydrates having three categories: sugars, starches, and fiber. The body uses carbohydrates as energy. When not in use, it is stored as fat, also referred to as stored energy, for...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Should You Be Worried?
Feeling exhausted can be due to several reasons, such as physical exertion, lack of sleep, being overweight or obese, and periods of emotional stress. Taking certain medications can also cause fatigue, as well as consuming too much caffeine and not eating a...
What’s the Difference Between a Vegan Diet and a Lacto-Vegetarian Diet?
Plant-based diets started becoming a popular dietary program sometime in the middle of 2010. There is a belief that it was better than the conventional diets, with its offered health benefits such as improving the gut, boosting the immune system, and reducing...