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The human brain is the master organ of the body. The brain takes in all information relating to the body’s internal and external environments, and it produces the appropriate responses. In humans, the nervous system is divided into the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which contains all the nerves that run everywhere in the body.

 

The human brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses and receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to all the muscles of our body.  Other facts about the brain:

  • The human brain is the largest brain of all vertebrates relative to body size

  • It weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms)

  • The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human's body weight

  • The cerebrum makes up 85 percent of the brain's weight

  • It contains about...

 Moyamoya disease is a rare blood vessel (vascular) disorder in which a ring of blood vessels at the base of your brain (the circle of Willis) and the uppermost (distal) segments of the arteries supplying the brain progressively narrow, causing blood flow to your brain to become reduced.

 

The condition may cause a ministroke (transient ischemic attack), stroke or other symptoms. Moyamoya disease mainly affects children, but adults may have the condition. Moyamoya disease usually occurs in people from Japan and other Asian countries, but people in North America, Europe and other areas also have moyamoya disease. #moyamoya #stroke #ministorke #brain #neurology #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #neurologistinmanila #adultneurologist #health #nutrition #treatment #cure #healthtips

 

Headaches associated with menstruation are triggered by hormone changes. This is particularly true during the days leading up to a menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels fall rapidly. Prostaglandins, natural chemicals made in the lining of the uterus, play a role, too.Due to these changes, many women have mild headaches, along with other symptoms like bloating and cramping, beginning just before the onset of a period and sometimes lasting a few days after it starts. These headaches tend to be mild. Over-the-counter pain medications are usually all that's needed to manage them.

 

In some women, though, the headaches that come with menstruation can be more severe. These headaches, called menstrual migraines, typically start two days before a period begins and last until the third day of menses.A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head, along with nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

 

A menstrual migraine differs from a non-mens...

During Election Day there are certain things that are unavoidable like the absolutely long lines, small classrooms, no water hydration facility and lack of ventilation in the voting area. Here are a few practical tips to treat and prevent heat illness during Election Day in the Philippines:

  • Drink lots of Water. Water is the most effective warm-weather drink.  Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after you vote.

  • Do not drink Alcoholic fluids. Avoid alcohol as it can actually make you more dehydrated. Besides, there's an existing Liquor Ban during election anyway.

  • Wear appropriate clothing. Ditch long sleeves, gloves or any other type of clothing that’s contributing to an elevated body temperature. Make sure your clothes are loose enough so your body can breathe.

  • Take a break somewhere cool. Find shade shaded areas to take refuge on a hot summer’s day. Put cold water on your skin during your break too. This will help cool down your skin and reduce your ov...

May 8, 2016

Volume of people, small classrooms, lack of ventilation, lack of hydration facility and unorganized election procedure are the common scenario during election day in the Philippines. Summer of 2016 is one of the hottest period ever registered in the country, temperatures are way off the charts, bringing the threat of heat illness and heat-related afflictions.

Basically, heat illness is caused by your body’s inability to cool itself efficiently. This occurs when your sweat is no longer cooling your body to the required level. Some outside causes are hot weather, vigorous physical activity, dehydration, alcohol consumption and overdressing. Heat illness can take multiple forms, each ranging in severity. The different types of heat illness, from mildest to most dangerous, include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. As heat illness progresses from cramps to exhaustion to stroke, the symptoms become more extreme.

 

Symptoms of heat cramps include:

  • Muscle cramps — usually in the ha...

One of the most common form of diabetic neuropathy is Peripheral Neuropathy. Your feet and legs are often affected first, followed by your hands and arms. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are often worse at night, and may include:

  • Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes

  • A tingling or burning sensation

  • Sharp pains or cramps

  • Increased sensitivity to touch — for some people, even the weight of a bed sheet can be agonizing

  • Muscle weakness

  • Loss of reflexes, especially in the ankle

  • Loss of balance and coordination

  • Serious foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, deformities, and bone and joint pain #numbness #tingling #sharp #pins #needlees #muscleweakness #neuropathy #diabeticneuropathy #peripheralneuropathy #nervedamage #nervepain #nerve #neurologist #adultneurologist #neurvespecialist #winnielimkhoo #manila #philippines

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Diabetic Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.

 

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your extremities to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal.

 

Diabetic neuropathy is a common serious complication of diabetes. Yet you can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle. #diabetic #diabeticneuropathy #neuropathy #nervedamage #nervepain #nervespecialist #tingling #numbness #neurology #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #manila #philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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