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Allanbert G. Sampana, MD, FPCP

Allanbert G. Sampana, MD, FPCP image

Graduate of the college of medicine of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Training in Internal Medicine at Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center. Completed fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and metabolism at UP-PGH.

Simple And Effective Ways To A Healthy And Beautiful Body

Simple And Effective Ways To A Healthy And Beautiful Body image

Being beautiful is a piece of work. But it is a rewarding way to love yourself. Beauty of course is not just based on your physical appearance but as cliché as it is, real beauty comes from within. Here are some tips you can follow to achieve a healthy body and exude the beauty you have been dreaming of both inside and out. Get Enough Sleep Getting a good night sleep is one of the most effective way to de-stress yourself and let your body recover its lost energy. Studies also show that a good sleep can help you maintain » » » [Read more]

Association Of Vitamin D Level And Insulin Resistance

It has come as a surprise to see a lot of people with vitamin d deficiency in a tropical country like the Philippines with almost a year-round sunshine. Vitamin D, also called the sunshine hormone, has effect on our bone, immune system, metabolism and even mood. Studies say that the reduced pigmentation of light-skinned individuals results in higher vitamin D level. On the other hand, melanin, the skin pigment, which is present in greater quantity in dark-skinned individuals, act like a sun-block resulting to decreased conversion of vitamin D precursors in the skin. This is the reason why dark-skinned individuals » » » [Read more]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis In A Patient With Thyroid Storm: A Case Report

Diabetic Ketoacidosis In A Patient With Thyroid Storm:  A Case Report image

M.K., a 25 year-old female, Filipina-Japanese, presented at the Emergency Room due to abdominal pain. Her aunt stated that she had been noted to be very irritable for the past week before consult but attributed it to stress from the patient’s new job. She had been complaining of epigastric pain but only took AlMgOH, an antacid, which provided slight relief. The patient also claimed that she had been having nausea and had poor appetite, hence did not inject insulin for the past 2 days. She also experienced palpitation, heat intolerance, hyperdefecation and lightheadedness. The patient is a diagnosed case of » » » [Read more]

Thyroid Problems

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck in front of the windpipe. The normal size is about 12-20grams with an abundant blood supply. The thyroid gland produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which is consistently regulated by negative feedback to the brain specifically by thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary and thyrotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. Excess or deficiency of these hormones is the underlying problem in thyroid diseases. Iodine is a critical component in the production of thyroid hormones by the body. The thyroid gland obtains iodine from the blood. The blood » » » [Read more]