|My first fur baby Fudge|
|My first fur baby Fudge|
|Diagnosis of a brain or spine tumor is devastating|
According to a panel of doctors, a brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain. There are actually a lot of different types of brain tumors that exist. Some brain tumors are noncancerous (benign), and some brain tumors are cancerous (malignant). Brain tumors can begin in your brain (primary brain tumors), or cancer can begin in other parts of your body and spread to your brain as secondary (metastatic) brain tumors.
How quickly a brain tumor grows can vary greatly. The growth rate, as well as the location of a brain tumor, determines how it will affect the function of your nervous system.
Brain tumor treatment options depend on the type of brain tumor you have, as well as its size and location.
* Vision problems
*Weakness in Arms and Legs
But contrary to what most people believed, headaches are not necessarily caused by tumors. In fact, it is rarely caused by a brain tumor. It may be the presenting symptom in 25% of brain tumors. It arises from increased pressure from tumor growth and swelling.
What headache symptoms require immediate medical care?
*Headaches associated with neurologic symptoms
*Headaches that awaken you at night
*Headaches that worsen with exertion or physical activities
Nausea and vomiting are usually from increased intracranial pressure from an enlarging tumor. Involvement of structures near the vomiting center.
Blurring of vision or double vision: Can present as blurred or double vision, abnormal eye movements, and restricted field of view. Causes may arise from increased pressure in the brain or compression of specific brain structures.
Signs and Symptoms of Seizures: Uncontrolled jerking movements of the extremities, loss of consciousness/awareness, temporary confusion, cognitive or emotional symptoms, fear, anxiety, abnormal smell.
FACTS: Most seizures are not caused by brain tumors. Seizures from brain tumors are usually focal in character. A late-onset seizure/epilepsy should raise suspicion for a possible anatomic cause (stroke, tumor)
From impingement of brain structures that control coordination. May be accompanied by dizziness and cranial nerve dysfunction (facial pain/numbness/weakness, hearing loss, swallowing, and speech pattern).
Tumors in different parts of the brain or spinal cord can cause different symptoms. But these symptoms can be caused by any abnormality in that particular location — they do not always mean a person has a brain or spinal cord tumor.
• Tumors in the parts of the cerebrum (the large, outer part of the brain) that control movement or sensation can cause weakness or numbness of part of the body, often on just one side.
• Tumors in or near the parts of the cerebrum responsible for language can cause problems with speech or even understanding words.
• Tumors in the front part of the cerebrum can sometimes affect thinking, personality, and language.
• If the tumor is in the cerebellum (the lower, back part of the brain that controls coordination), a person might have trouble walking; trouble with precise movements of hands, arms, feet, and legs; problems swallowing or synchronizing eye movements; and changes in speech rhythm.
• Tumors in the back part of the cerebrum, or around the pituitary gland, the optic nerve, or certain other cranial nerves can cause vision problems.
• Tumors in or near other cranial nerves might lead to hearing loss (in one or both ears), balance problems, weakness of some facial muscles, facial numbness or pain, or trouble swallowing.
• Spinal cord tumors can cause numbness, weakness, or lack of coordination in the arms and/or legs (usually on both sides of the body), as well as bladder or bowel problems.
The brain also controls functions of some other organs, including hormone production, so brain tumors can also cause many other symptoms not listed here.
Having one or more of the symptoms above does not necessarily mean that you have a brain or spinal cord tumor. All of these symptoms can have other causes. Still, if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they don’t go away or get worse over time, see your doctor so the cause can be found and treated, if needed.
|Actor Coco Martin endorses AP PArtylist #AkoyPilipino|
Television and movie actor Coco Martin, popularly known as Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay on the hit television series, "Ang Probinsiyano", is making rounds all over as he debuts his endorsement not of the party list with the same name as his show, but of a new party-list – AP Partylist #AkoyPilipino on Friday, February 25.
“Anuman ang hirap na ating pinagdadaanan, may kakampi na tayo…” Martin introduced his new party-list group with first nominee Rep. Ronnie Ong in-action in the background in the partylist’s video now circulating online. He continues, “Ang AP Partylist ang tutulong magbigay ng trabaho at kabuhayan sa mga manggagawang Pilipino.”
|Coco Martin gives AP Partylist a thumbs-up|
|Ready to cook Magnolia Chicken Timplados Fried Chicken|
Craving for fried chicken? No need to call for delivery! You can do it right in the comfort of your own home with Magnolia Chicken Ready-to-Cook Timplados Fried Chicken! Sarap ng home-style goodness. It is sealed to ensure safety and quality. And knowing it comes from Magnolia, a trusted brand most Filipinos loved for years, you can be assured it's going to be delicious.
My husband and I recently tried their fried chicken and it's so easy to cook, in less than 30 minutes and voila! Your lunch or dinner is ready! So, it's time to level up your chicken with Magnolia Chicken Timplados. It's easy to do and it save you money and time as well. So there's practically no need for you to order online each time you crave for any chicken meal. Plus they have a variety of other options to choose from: Chicken BBQ, Chicken Tocino, Spicy Wings, Original Wings and Chicken Teriyaki--all guaranteed yummy and easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes!
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to treat a myriad of diseases and health problems. Despite the research-backed health benefits associated with apple cider vinegar, some remain skeptical.
|Wedding preparation isn't easy|
I remember those days back in mid-2020 when my husband and I were just about to get married. We were in the middle of a COVID surge when my ex-boyfriend (now husband) Jason had popped in the question and we both decided it was time to walk down the aisle. But prior to the church preparation, we had to go through a lot (and by that, I really mean a LOT!)—prepare as many documents as required and attend seminars together to be able to secure papers for the wedding. And let me tell you, they weren’t easy to begin with.
While people have been sending congratulatory messages on your engagement, your head is constantly besieged by images of you in a beautiful white dress with the man of your dreams waiting for you at the altar, you had to face the harsh reality too that such haze will fade away as you approach the date of your wedding. With the wedding preps going to stress the hell out of you, you need to brace yourself for the challenge that awaits you.
Imagine having to get up early, make sure you allot a proper time schedule (in between working from home), prepare the needed vital documents, secure birth certificates, CENOMAR (for each of us), confirmation certificates, marriage banns, canonical interviews, pre-cana seminar, family life seminar, health seminar, etc. Then, not to mention, you have to stress traveling back & forth to the different offices where you’d have to take these necessary papers and having to endure really long queues. And on top of that, you had to endure being exposed to so many people (silently praying that no one in the area is positive for the COVID virus). So it’s really such a relief when you learn that there is an option for you not to go through such hassle. It is during times like these when you can rely on PSAHelpline.ph
It's just too bad that I wasn't familiar yet how convenient this site is during that time that my husband and I were processing our documents. But when we were in need of marriage certificate, it was when I had avail the services of PSAHelpline.ph. Their service was so fast and easy. I had our documents in a few days. No sweat, no hellish traffic and I had them all done with just a few clicks on my mouse and a few taps of my mobile phone for instant payment.
|CENOMAR is a must for all who wanted to tie the knot|
The Manila Hotel offers a grand evening for those who want to celebrate love and romance this Valentine’s Day. Guests can impress their loved ones with a selection of exceptional dining experiences especially made for the sweet occasion.
For lovebirds who want to celebrate romance, the hotel presents The Champagne Room’s Valentine Surprise Set menu—an intimate set dinner in a romantic and dreamy ambiance. From February 13 to 15, 2022, diners may delve in an enticing fare of dishes ranging from selections of Australian Barramundi Fillet Scallop and Mussels or Beef Tenderloin and Pan-Seared Foie Gras to decadent Valentine macarons accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. All this available starting from P5,500 nett per head. We also have a Special Dinner for four (4) persons at Php21,000 nett with a bottle of sparkling wine. To conclude the romantic dining experience, The Champagne Room will give away complimentary heart cookies especially made for the ladies of the evening.
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|Coca-Cola Philippines partners with Synergeia.|
Bayanihan in the midst of a pandemic is still prevalent these days. This has been proven by the people behind The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. They had responded to the call for aid in devastated areas caused by Super Typhoon Odette in the Philippines last December 2021. The group has extended relief assistance to thousands of Filipinos across six provinces of the country.
The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a grant of US$400,000 to CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation to support the disaster relief efforts of nine dioceses in the Visayas and Mindanao. The grant will provide food, shelter repair kits, solar lamps, and hygiene kits to 4,031 families affected by the typhoon in Bohol, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Palawan, and Surigao del Norte.
Meanwhile, the local Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines has provided humanitarian aid to 5,420 families, donating P5.8 million for food packs, hygiene kits, shelter or roof repair kits, drinking water, and water filtration kits to help them cope in the aftermath of the typhoon. Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines has channeled its assistance through its NGO partners Water and Life Philippines, World Wildlife Fund-Philippines, Caritas-Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Gawad Kalinga, World Vision, Synergeia Foundation, and Waves 4 Water.