Dry skin and frequent skin itching are common for most of those who suffer from diabetics. This is due to nerve damage and poor circulation that slows their tissue healing. If left untreated, this can lead to further complications such as developing skin tear, skin ulceration, venous insufficiency or venous stasis, skin infection and in worse scenario, amputation. Olivamine, a scientifically and clinically validated skin care product in U.S.A, is now available in the Philippines. It is a specialized formula that addresses skin related conditions for people with diabetes.
Physicians around the world select the remarkable healing power of Olivamine10 to heal patients that suffer from skin breakdown and a myriad of diseases. The Olivamine products have been decades in the making and they bring the promise of skin and wound treatment that was not imaginable years ago.
Olivamine10 has the ability to heal damaged cells and restore the health of an individual. It is a culmination of some of the greatest advancements in science which can penetrate and nourish the skin because of the small ingredients that have been tested individually in various combinations to determine the precise and best balance for optimal wound healing.
Diabetes is a chronic disease and is increasing in both prevalence and incidence worldwide. Diabetes exerts a major impact in third-world countries, particularly in the Philippines. It is said that Asia will see the greatest increase in the number of people with diabetes by 2025. Based on studies, there is an alarming growth rate of Diabetes in the Philippines. In the 2014 prevalence estimates published by the International Diabetes Federation, there are about 3.2 million cases in the Philippines with a 5.9% prevalence rate in adults between the ages of 20 and 79 years. Around 1.7 million people with Diabetes remain undiagnosed. (1)
Diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication affecting 15% of people with diabetes. (2) Diabetic foot ulcers are associated with decreased mobility, and qualitative studies support clinical observations of their negative psychological and social effect, including increased family tensions, reduced social activities, limited employment and financial hardship. DFUs represent a significant health and socioeconomic problem and are a major cause of morbidity — due to pain, incapacitation and limb loss and mortality. (3)
Another complication noted is neuropathy which occurred in 36% of the patients. Diabetic neuropathy is common in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and is a risk factor for amputation. It causes more than 60% of the foot ulcers in diabetic patients. It is characterized by numbness thus diabetic patients may injure or damage their feet without them noticing. This would then gradually worsen and lead to ulcerations. (2)
Diabetes is also seriously associated to venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes result when the body cannot produce enough insulin on its own, which in turn affects the amount of glucose that is present within the blood. When there is an excess of glucose within the blood, it can greatly weaken vein walls and cause severe damage to them over time. Venous ulcers are the most common form of leg ulcers, accounting for almost 80% of all lower extremity ulcerations. Approximately one third of patients with chronic venous insufficiency will develop venous ulceration before the age of 40 years. (3)
For people with diabetes, it is of utmost importance to be aware of potentially serious skin complications related to the disease. In most cases, skin problems in diabetes can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment. With Olivamine®, medical professionals and patients are guaranteed with safe and effective treatment for the prevention of ulcerations. Good leg and foot care may help prevent wounds or ulcers from becoming problematic.
Olivamine® is a precise fusion of small molecule powerful antioxidants, hydroxytyrosol, with N-acetylcysteine, methylsulfonylmethane, B vitamins and other amino acids that are capable of penetrating the epidermis to promote cellular repair and wound healing. The small molecule technology of Olivamine gives its strong distinction versus competition in the market, the active ingredients effectively penetrate the skin layers and diffuse into cells. Commonly used topical creams and gels in the market have large molecules like aloe vera, silicones, petroleum which only work at the skin surface level and do not have direct action on the cells to improve healing.
Olivamine® restores cells back to a healthy state while reducing healing time by 50% in compromised skin conditions. Its unique ingredients keep the skin hydrated, and provide penetrating nutrition to the epidermis, which is especially important when vascular flow is poor or compromised, as with diabetic conditions. Olivamine® was proven to have 8-15x more antioxidant activity than the most antioxidant rich fruits & vegetables. Favorable changes in skin hydration, texture and viability will be noticed with twice daily regular use.
Olivamine® is marketed by Isopharma in the Philippines and can be purchased from select branches of Mercury Drug and MedExpress.
Annals of Global Health, VOL. 81, NO. 6, 2015 Diabetes Care in the Philippines November -December 2015: 863 – 869
International Research Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 4(1), 41-46, January (2015)
Journal of Wound Care Vol 1 7 , No 1 0 , October 2008
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