A scientifically and clinically validated skin care product in U.S.A., Olivamine, is now available in the Philippines. It is a specialized formula that addresses skin related conditions for people with diabetes.
Diabetics suffer from nerve damage and poor circulation that slows tissue healing, they are highly prone in developing dry and itchy skin which can lead to further complications if left untreated e.g. developing skin tear, skin ulceration, venous insufficiency or venous stasis, skin infection and in worse scenario, amputation.
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 percent prevalence rate in adults between the ages of 20 and 79 years. Around 1.7 million people with diabetes remain undiagnosed.
Diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication affecting 15 percent of people with diabetes. 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.
Another complication noted is neuropathy, which occurred in 36 percent 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 percent of the foot ulcers in diabetic patients. It is characterized by numbness thus diabetic patients may injure or damage their feet without them noticing it. This would then gradually worsen and lead to ulcerations.
Diabetes is also seriously associated to venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes results 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 percent of all lower extremity ulcerations.
Approximately one third of patients with chronic venous insufficiency will develop venous ulceration before the age of 40.
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 percent 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 and 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.