Don’t Let The Flu Get You

Don’t let the flu get you. This is my mantra whenever the rainy season sets in. Influenza or the flu is more rampant during this season and being a dialysis patient puts me in a much higher risk of contracting the virus. People with kidney failure have weak immune systems, so therefore we are more susceptible […]

Hypertension – Living with It, Dealing with It

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, as it is more commonly known, is one of the silent killers that plagues the general population. It owes its lethal efficiency to the fact that it goes on undetected for months, and even for years, up until a point where significant damage has already been done. Such as it was in […]

Dialysis Update – Taking Steps on A(H1N1) Prevention

This was the news 5 days ago describing the current status of the A(H1N1) Influenza Virus rampage, a.k.a. Swine Flu, here in the Philippines: MANILA – Thirty-three new cases of influenza A (H1N1) were confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday bringing the country’s total number of victims of the virus to 344, […]

Current Health Concerns

The current news about Swine Flu Virus has been the subject of discussion on our dialysis clinic recently. Concern and unrest seems to be the general consensus, and for good reason, I might say. It’s because we dialysis patients are immunocompromised, meaning our immune system is down and it would be quite difficult for us […]