Last Monday, I attended a disease and product awareness training sponsored by our company attended by Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants and Drug Store owners nationwide. It talks about common and leading diseases among Filipinos and what medicines in the market address such.
The topics focused on were Dyslipidemia, hypertension, allergic rhinitis, pain, and atopic dermatitis were most of us will have at least 2 of the said diseases — at least 2 only because dyslipidemia and hypertention will be part of anyone’s lifetime. Actually 3 since osteoarthritis can be the ends of our over worked mechanical human body, but for the purpose of not frightening anybody sige 2 na lang. :)
I am thankful that I was able to learn these things. It made me become aware that no one is exempted to it — maybe for the reason that at my age, these kind of diseases aren’t adolescents’ concern for now (Dyslipidemia and Hypertension). But I realized it should be our responsibility to learn these such since getting old will be us later on and we better prepare ourselves to the possibility of becoming a patient of the said diseases. More importantly, it will help us to prevent it.
For now, my biggest concern is my parents since they are the one most prone to it so later in time, we could lessen the chance of them getting stroke and heart attack.
I hope there’ll be more activities that heightens awareness of everybody about these diseases so we don’t just medicate people but help them have a life that is healthy and well-lived.