“You have the right to smoke, but other people have also the right to live.” Dr. Anthony Leachon, a cardiologist of Manila Doctors Hospital, is one of the fierce advocates of the anti-smoking campaign in the Philippines. He has performed bypass operations to patients as young as 35 years old whose heart attack history can be traced to smoking cigarettes.
A lot of Filipino men suffer in silence because they think that erectile dysfunction is an embarrassing problem. They also think that maintaining an erection is vital in achieving optimal pleasure for both partners. A survey done by Harris Interactive Asia, a global market research firm, showed that 8 out of 10 Filipino men, and 7 out of 10 women think that the hardness of the manhood is important in a sexual relationship.
It is almost impossible to believe that someone can die or have an attack because of a broken heart. But severe stress due to deep emotional trauma, natural or man-made disasters, and physical trauma due to accidents or illnesses can cause Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome.
Memory loss often comes with aging. Illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect older people who may have family members or relatives who suffered from these diseases. Nutritional deficiency; drug and alcohol abuse; tobacco; illnesses, like stroke and hypertension; head trauma; and some medicines can also cause memory loss.
Ronald Ancheta and his wife Estrellita, both dreamt of living together as husband and wife after they got married. These two overseas Filipino workers met each other through correspondence when Ronald was still working in Saudi Arabia as a pastry chef, while Estrellita was a domestic help in Hong Kong.
A normal heart beats at 60 to 100 per minute. But when your resting heart beats lower than 60 (except when you’re an athlete or engaged in sports activities), and you start experiencing frequent dizziness, lack of energy and fainting spells, you might already be experiencing a heart disease called bradycardia.
A pear-shaped organ at the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, just below the liver, stores the bile, which breaks down and digests fats from the food that we eat. The liver produces the bile (in liquid form) and sends it to the gallbladder for storage so that the body can use this in the future.
The condition related to temporary loss of consciousness is called syncope. Dr. Luigi Pierre Segundo, cardiac-electrophysiologist explains on Radyo Klinika at DWIZ 882 AM that syncope could occur when the blood flow to the brain from the heart is low or insufficient. When the heart doesn’t pump the necessary supply of oxygen to the brain, or when the blood pressure is too low, this can result to fainting of the patient.
Blood in the urine or hematuria can be a cause of concern for many people especially when it changes the color of their urine from the usual light yellow to pink or dark red like tea. When the presence of red blood cells in the urine can be out rightly seen, this is called gross hematuria.
WOMEN are more resilient to pain. Thus, when they experience pain in their lower abdomen, they just ignore it or take pain relievers. They only start to seek their doctor’s help when their vaginal discharge starts to smell foul, when there is pain during intercourse or urination, irregular bleeding in between menstruation, or when they experience fever.