10 Pinoy health myths debunked
Shifting from reactive to proactive health care
Why do Pinoys still believe and follow superstitious practices?
“Wala naman kasing mawawala kung maniwala o sumunod tayo.” You probably heard this answer countless times and chances are, you’ve said it too.
These old beliefs and practices seem hard to break because they are part of our culture and history. However, it’s important to debunk these health myths in favor of wellness and safety. Here are common Pinoy health myths and beliefs debunked.
Myth 1: Sleeping with wet hair can lead to blindness.
Myth 2: Taking a bath during your monthly period can cause mental disorders.
Myth 3: You can get warts from frog’s urine.
Myth #4: “Usog” can cause stomach pain and other physical discomforts.
Myth #5: Exposing a baby to nighttime air, a.k.a.“hamog” can lead to sickness.
Facts over myths
Embrace wellness by favoring scientific facts over superstitious health beliefs. Always put your family’s health first and reach out to medical experts when you have medical concerns. For affordable healthcare plans, get in touch with our Health Benefit Advisor.
Here’s the continuation of 10 Pinoy health myths debunked (Part 2).
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