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Dr. Angelica Balingit

Internal Medicine
Anchorage, AK

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Avoid carbohydrates: Order salad. Opt for fish or lean cuts of meat. Avoid rice, potatoes or pasta. Substitute steamed vegetables instead.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Small intestine: Iron is absorbed in the small intestine, which comes after the stomach. Most nutrients are absorbed here.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fiber: Fiber, especially in fruits and vegetables can ease constipation without causing hemorrhoids. Stool softeners like fiber are safe to use regularly. La... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Love always: Saying everything positive first sets the mood. Loving parents is natural. Care may be assigned to others. Personal care assistants are trained to giv... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No prevention: True polycythemia vera cannot be prevented. The bone marrow decides to produce more red blood cells. This is not affected by diet or lifestyle. Second... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Overactivity: Mono virus induces all lymph organs to be overactive. Lymph organs produce cells to fight infection. The spleen and liver contains a lot of lymph tiss... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Restoril (temazepam) is mainly for sleep.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Do you have pain?: Tingling sensations may be from irritation of nerves in the affected body part. If you have pain, the nerve may be irritated from the spine. Some vita... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Extremely: Hand washing reduces bacteria that can enter the body thru the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin, and other openings. Therefore, it will reduce the chance... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Extremely: Our tissues are made of protein. Muscles, hair, joints, blood, skin are all proteins. Without protein in the diet, the body will waste away its own mu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pls. clarify: Do you mean factor v deficiency? Someone with this deficiency and had blood clots would likely be prescribed a blood thinner for lifetime. If there is... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Like stairs: It is effective for lower legs and thighs. One can also tighten up abdomen muscles to add difficulty to the work-out.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Aerobic: Aerobic exercises will help with metabolism, endurance and keep the muscles in good tone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Immediately: If you are hungry, eat imemdiately but slowly. It may take 30 minutes until circulation is redistributed from muscles to other organs. Drink lots of f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Thicker blood: Thicker blood means slow flow to the organs. True polycythemia may cause headaches. Severe polycythemia can develop blood clots.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Very safe: Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications. Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: People from okinawa are the longest living people in the world. Their diet is not the typical japanese diet.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Further evaluation: If the white blood cell count is very low, and at risk for infections, it may mean a disorder of blood production in the bone marrow.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Aerobic: Aerobic exercises will help with metabolism, endurance and keep the muscles in good tone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Markers and fighters: The presence of antibodies indicate exposure to an infection. Antibodies are markers. They can be tested in the blood. Interferons are substances tha... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Undetermined: Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Conditions the heart: Aerobic exercises will train the heart to pump more effectively.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many things: The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process. This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reactin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ask for help: It is difficult to give both love and care. Children are the best to give love. Some parts of care can be delegated to others. Personal care assistant... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Spinach: Spinach is high in iron and low in calories. Clams and livers are proteins. Some cereals are fortified in iron. Vitamin c helps absorb iron.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections elsewhere: Infection in any body part, when untreated or caused by a strong bacteria can enter the bloodstream.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Balanced protein : Low iron saturation means the body's protein is not combining with iron well. Take adequate protein from fish, poultry and eggs. Iron is better absorb... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fatigue: Iron may not adequately deliver to bone marrow to produce new red blood cells. Iron may not transfer to other tissues like muscles.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
High red blood cell : This means the red blood cell count is high (seen in blood test) without any cause--not from smoking, dehydration or living in high altitude.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends on the kind: Chemo drugs may be recommended depending on the type of cancer (pathology), and extent of cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Abnormal blood count: Abnormal test results, usuallt abnormal blood count may prompt a referral to a hemtologist. This may be a low or high red blood cell, white blood cell... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Numerous: It depends on the cause. It may change the way medications are processed. It may cause abnormalities in blood tests. It may impair metabolism of sugar... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wait: Make a record of wife's menstrual cycle. The doctor may want to see 12 mos. Of this. Determine if she is ovulating by getting her temperature in the m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Highly colored fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants; for example, all berries, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: The itchy nose is a typical symptom for allergic reaction. There could be other causes of itchy nose.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Of course!: Certain foods require energy to digest e.g. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains. These keeps the metabolism going. Some foods require minimal energyto ab... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Most red birth marks do not turn to dangerous, complicated or cancerous marks. A few may change rapidly over a short period of time; these are the ab... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fast forward: What you do now will have an effect the rest of your life.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been don... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Numerous: Cholangiocarcinoma is usually suspected when the eyes turn yellow or blood tests show abnormal liver function. The next step is an ultrasound or ct sc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not by itself: There is impact created by jump rope exercises. This does not necessarily mean more calories are burned. A variety of aerobic and strengthening exerci... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Personal satisfation: It gives us understanding of people, their bodies, their emotions, thoughts. How one treats a person is exactly how they will be treated. It becomes a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: An allergic reaction can potentially affect the whole body. Many symptoms including joint pain, headaches, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea can occur.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Leukemia cannot be transferred from one person to another.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Multiple symptoms: Fatigue, cold hands and feet, short of breath after exertion, sleepy, involuntary leg movements at night.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: The body needs vitamins to function normally. There could be allergies to additives in vitamins. These additives are placed to make the vitamin in pil... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Balingit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Balingit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My 4yr old grandson was put in hospital for nephrotic syndrome. Hes not showing signs of being sick. Just swelling. They gave albumin...
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