If you grew up here in the Philippines, you might have heard of these myths our elders have probably practiced through the years.
Pregnancy is a fascinating time in a woman’s life. But not all realize that even before the confirmation of a pregnancy, the body has already started to undergo significant changes due to the changing hormone profile to accommodate the growing embryo. This may entail the need to improve one’s diet to be able to cope up with the requirements of the developing fetus and the changes in the maternal body processes. The caloric requirement of pregnant women increases by about 300 kilocalories per day. This includes an adequate amount of macronutrients as well as micronutrients. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins and » » » [Read more]
Graduated at SLU-School of Medicine, Baguio City; Residency Training at SLU- Hospital of the Sacred Heart – Department of OB-GYNE; I specializes in the diseases of women, pregnancy, & I do gynecologic hysteroscopy & laparoscopy. Specialty: Obstetrics And Gynecology Local Board Accreditation: Fellow, Philippine Obstetrical & Gynecological Society Fellow, Philippine Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons Clinic Address & Schedule: Pelizloy Centrum Room 302, Lower Session Rd, Baguio City Philippines Phone: (0939) 937 1158 Schedule: Mon: 10:00AM – 12:00PM / 2:00PM – 5:00PM Tue: 10:00AM – 1:00PM Wed: 10:00AM – 12:00PM / 2:00PM – 5:00PM Thu: 10:00AM » » » [Read more]
Overview of stretch marks Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but are also seen on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks and breasts. As you all know ‘Prevention is the best medicine’. Diet deficient in minerals and Vitamin E can contribute to the growth of stretch marks. So, make sure your diet includes good multi-vitamin and minerals. Poor nutrition tears the skin and develops stretch marks. Cause of stretch marks Stretch marks often accompany a change in your body. Stretch marks are caused by changes in the tissue that » » » [Read more]
If you live in a low-lying country, altitude sickness is a condition that you are unlikely to experience outside of a movie theatre, but in real life the effects of altitude aren’t only limited to the mountaineers and climbers you might have seen on the silver screen. In many countries in South America and Asia, living with even extreme altitudes can be a way of life, so if you are planning to work or take a holiday in Peru, Nepal or somewhere similar then it’s important to prepare yourself properly and often to learn from the locals about the best » » » [Read more]