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Friday, November 4, 2011

Panunuyo ng Pwerta (Vaginal Dryness)

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Tanong: I'm already in my late 40's, single, menopause for the past 4 years. Whenever I make love with my current boyfriend, it really hurts and I feel dry. My old friend told me that there could be no secretion inside. What could be the remedy? Is there a supplement that I can take or do I have to resort to injection. I tried putting ez gel but it won’t work. Where can I consult and buy? I'm so desperate.

Doc Gino: Menopausal women experience vaginal dryness due to lack of estrogen--a kind of female hormone--in their body. Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective solution to this problem. Because HRT is not without complications, a thorough gynecologic evaluation is essential. I suggest that you seek medical consult to a doctor who specializes in this field.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tubig sa Baga (Pleural Effusion)

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Tanong (T): Hello. I just want to ask your opinion. May tubig sa baga ang father ko. Ano ang ibig sabihin noon?

Doc Gino (DG): It's like this, kung meron siyang problema sa puso, sa tingin ko ay “pleural effusion” iyon. Ibig sabihin hindi mai-“pump” nang mabuti ng puso ang dugo kung kaya naiiwan sa “lungs” ang tubig. Kung tama ang hinala ko sa kondisyon niya, “medical management” ang dapat gawin at hindi surgery.

T: Delikado ba yun?

DG: Oo, delikado iyon dahil hindi makakahinga mabuti. At kapag hindi makahinga mabuti, ang “carbon dioxide” sa katawan ay hindi makakalabas at magkakaroon ng “electrolyte imbalance” sa katawan. Pwedeng maging “comatose” dahil sa magiging “acidotic siya.” Mas magiging mataas ang “acid” sa katawan na pwedeng pumunta sa utak.

T: Ano ang “medical management”?

DG: Ang “medical management” ay puro intravenous medications at fluids lamang ang ibinibigay. Nothing surgical. Kumbaga, sa suwero pinadadaan ang mga gamut. Pero kung masyadong marami ang tubig, pwedeng magkaroon ng kaunting “surgical management like for example “thoracentesis’”, isang procedure na tutusukin ang baga ng karayom para mailabas ang tubig agad-agad. “Emergency procedure” lang iyon para makahinga siya agad, tapos “aggressive medical treatment” na.

T: What is the possibility of recovery?

DG: We have to be realistic. There is always good hope for recovery. But also, there are many risk factors like his age, and other existing illnesses.

T: Thank you. I appreciate it very much.

DG: You're welcome.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nova Scotia ordered to pay a woman for growing Cannabis

This news may raise eyebrows.
The government of Nova Scotia, Canada has been ordered to subsidize the costs of growing marijuana for the medical needs of a woman who is suffering from pain arising from a vehicular accident.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dengue vaccine out by 2015

A Thai Disease Control officer sprays chemical to kill mosquitos spreading dengue fever
In a few years time, humanity may soon say goodbye to dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that infects 220 million people and kills two million each year.
For decades, Thailand has been researching to develop the world's first dengue vaccine to combat the four strains of the virus that causes the fatal hemorrhagic form of the disease, The Hindu said.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Afghanistan tops world's most dangerous countries for women

According to a poll released on Wednesday by Thomson Reuters Foundation's legal news service, TrustLaw, the five most dangerous countries for women are, in descending order, Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia.
The global hub for pro bono legal work asked 213 gender experts from five continents to rank countries based on five indicators—cultural or religious factors, health threats, lack of access to resources and trafficking, sexual violence, non-sexual violence.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

8-Year-old girl becomes third rabies survivor in the US

Science and Medicine are changing. Human race has again claimed victory against the deadly viral disease rabies, which claims about 55,000 lives worldwide.
An 8-year-old girl became the third person in the US to have recovered from rabies infection that is most commonly acquired from the saliva of infected warm-blooded animals like dogs and cats.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Contraceptives for the macho

It has always been the female population who are subjected to temporary and permanent fertility control—contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices, tubal ligation and the like.
For their male counterparts, we only know barriers like condoms and the permanent method—vasectomy.
Here are two new and promising reversible modes of birth control for men. They are not yet available in the market and it may take years before they will be fully developed and approved for commercial use.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

NY court charges a physician involved in $700,000 HIV drug fiasco

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance speaks during the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit in New York
A doctor from Manhattan was busted for falsely telling 150 patients to claim they harbor the HIV virus so he could claim from Medicaid $700,000 for medications.
After posting a $250,000-bond, the 57-year-old Dr. Suresh Hemrajani pleaded not guilty on Friday to felony charges of grand larceny, falsification of records and health care fraud to the Manhattan Supreme Court, New York Post said.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

US researchers blind mosquitoes to combat fatal diseases

Are you not tired of mosquito bites that cause deadly diseases like dengue fever, yellow fever and malaria?
Three classes of molecules were created by scientists at the University of California that will make mosquitoes less sensitive to smell the carbon dioxide exhaled from the human body.

Friday, June 3, 2011

US medical board revokes fertility doctor's license

The medical license of a Beverly Hills obstetrician-gynecologist—who implanted 12 embryos to a 34-year-old American that resulted to the delivery of octuplets—will be revoked effective 1 July, announced by the Medical Board of California Wednesday.
Nadya Suleman, called “Octomom” by the media, gave birth to eight babies in January 2009 following the assisted reproductive technology services she received from Dr. Michael Kamrava in 2008, CNN said.