Friday, August 19, 2011

Life Goes On

It has been  a week since  the visco injection was done to augment the depleted cartilages of my knees, and thus far, only the area where the needle was inserted remained bluish.  No swelling was observed around the knee  joints, with only a little pain  felt during stretching exercises.
It's time for myself to get back to life's  normal  routine, through aqua aerobics activities and swimming, armed with a positive attitude in  holding on to the belief that things will get better in the coming days.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Managing Osteoarthritis of Both Knees

Last August 12, 2011, we visited the Center for 
Musculoskeletal Science-Asia at the 2nd floor of 
Hollywood Square Bldg, 33West Avenue in Quezon City 
after having an 8am   appointment with Dr. Isagani Leal.  
I found his name through research in the internet. 
The center uses the latest technology in managing 
and treating, sports-related injuries, bones and joints 
pain management, and other degenerative diseases involving 
muscles and the skeletal system in general.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of an Advance Stage HIV-AIDS Infected Person

HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, is a sexually transmitted disease that assails the immune system. The virus attacks your CD4 cells (or T4 cells), which are necessary to fight off illnesses. Eventually, the virus overwhelms the CD4 cells and your body becomes unable to fight off diseases and infections. Once your body's CD4 cell count falls below 200 per cubic millimeter of blood, and/or an opportunistic infection takes hold of your weakened immune system, you will be diagnosed with AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Symptoms of HIV vary according to what stage of the infection you are in and only HIV testing can tell you if you have the disease.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Raising Seafarers’ Awareness to the High risks to HIV/AIDs Infection

The Seafarers being always away from their loved ones are perceive to be exposed to the high risk of contracting the deadly disease. For better understanding of the ailment and its predicaments below facts are gathered to increase awareness of the disease and its impact to the family and society in general.
What are HIV/ AIDS?
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an infectious disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are two variants of the HIV virus, HIV-1 and HIV-2, both of which ultimately cause AIDS.
Of all the test results that one has to take, it is during medical examinations that we always hope to see all a negative result to the entire laboratory test done to us. Even a positive test result in pregnancy is not a welcome result during pre-employment medical exams.