Health&Me: Allergy

On this week’s post, we will be discussing Allergies. Allergy is one of the most common illness in the world. According to American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology(ACAAI), allergy affects 40 – 50 million of people in the United States. And according to Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), allergy affects 1 … Continue reading Health&Me: Allergy

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Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Written by: Darlene Esmeralda Dragon fruit or red pitaya belongs to the Cactaceae family from the subfamily Cactoidea of the tribe Cactea.[1] The Dragon fruit is  indigenous to Central America exported from several Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bangladesh , Pitahaya plants can have up to 4-6 fruiting cycles per year.[2] Pitaya or Dragon fruit … Continue reading Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys

Kidneys, bean-shaped, about the size of a tightly clenched fist. But as part of the renal system, their purpose is not just simply to act as a filter.  Below are the following functions of the kidneys: Urine Production Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) Osmolarity and Osmolality Regulation of Water Excretion Electrolyte Excretion Acid-Base Balance Auto-regulation of Blood … Continue reading Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys

Health&Me: Dengue – Symptoms, Management and Prevention

According to WHO (World Health Organization), Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. It is transmitted by a female mosquito of a certain specie known as Aedes aegypti, and to a lesser extent Ae albopictus. This mosquito is also known to carry other strain of virus (chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika virus. Dengue is most commonly … Continue reading Health&Me: Dengue – Symptoms, Management and Prevention

Health&Me: Tobacco Smoking and What It Does To Your Body

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day this 31st of May, I would like to share a post regarding tobacco smoking and its adverse effects towards our body. According to American Lung Association, there are approximately 600 ingredients in a cigarette. And when burned they create 7,000 chemicals to which 69 of those chemicals formed are … Continue reading Health&Me: Tobacco Smoking and What It Does To Your Body