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Common Diseases in the Philippines



  1. Hypertension (Abnormal blood Pressure)

According to the WHO data, Philippines is ranked 11 in the world where the death rate is 38.20 per 100,000 of population. Hypertension can be prevented easy, if you maintain your weight, eat balanced diet and be physically active.


How to prevent hypertension:

  • Maintain a healthy weight: To maintain a healthy weight is more important as with overweight can result in blood pressure.
  • Eat a balanced diet: Take control on what you eat. Eat fruits and vegetables which are rich in potassium, and limit the intake of excess calories, fat and sugar. This will help you in managing blood pressure.
  • Salt: Taking less sodium, can help you to manage your blood pressure.
  • Exercise: Daily exercise or three times a week can help you in managing your weight  and your blood pressure.
  • Alcohol: Drinking alcohol increases the blood pressure. So, we need to control the drinking habit.


  1. Stroke (brain attacks)

Stroke is the second largest cause of death for Filipinos. Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced. As of the report from WHO, death rate is 119.21 per 100,000 of population and ranks 54 in the world.


How to prevent Stroke:

  • Lower your blood pressure: “High blood pressure is the biggest contributor to the risk of stroke in both men and women,” Dr. Rost says.
  • Maintain your weight: Overweight, increase your blood pressure.
  • Exercise: Maintain your weight.
  • Drink: If you are fond of drinking, then limit your drinking habit or if possible quit the drinking habit.
  • Quit Smoking: Do you know, smoking make your blood thicker and increase the amount of plaque.
  • See a doctor and have a regular check up on your blood pressure, diabetes and heartbeat rate.


  1. Breast Cancer

Early stage of the breast cancer can be cured in most of the women. Breast cancer is leading killing machine among the women of Philippines. According to WHO report, death rate is 22.01 per 100,000 of population and ranks 30 in the world.


How to prevent Breast Cancer:

  • Breast-feed: this is more effective way.
  • Alcohol: limit the alcohol, if possible avoid drinking.
  • Smoking: Not smoking is best way to prevent on having breast cancer.
  • Weight: overweight can increase the chance of breast cancer, especially your age between 45 and 50.
  • Never forget to concern your doctor and do regular check up.


  1. Coronary Heart Disease

Blood is prevented from reaching the coronary arteries, due to plaque build inside the coronary arteries. As of the report from WHO, the death rate is 161.43 per 100,000 of population and ranks 29 in the world. Coronary heart disease can be more deathly as overtime resulting in angina, heart attacks, heart failure, and arrhythmias.


How to prevent Coronary Heart Disease:

  • Eat balanced diet:  reduce fat, high-fibre diets and eat more of fruits and vegetables. As well cut off the salt.
  • Work out: regular exercise make your heart and blood circulatory system more efficient.
  • Weight: your weight is the main factor for every disease so, you have to maintain it.
  • Smoking and Alcohol: Stop smoking and drinking.






Coronary Artery Disease




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