Proving itself as a helpful learning resource, TikTok has recently become a go-to platform for healthcare professionals, medical practitioners, and scientists. They share vital information on health and wellness through the hashtag #HealthTokPh. Through their content, creators from these fields also help make complicated medical and scientific information more accessible, and easier to understand. Aside from that, these videos also help debunk medical misinformation, better-educating users on the app about various health topics.
#HealthTokPH: Healthcare professionals turn to TikTok to share health tips and advice
Experts share health tips and advice using the hashtag #HealthTokPH. The hashtag has also left a good impact on healthcare practitioners on the app. Ever since its launch last February, now has over 435.2-million views on TikTok. A number of doctors and nurses on the app also started giving consultations through TikTok’s Q&A feature.
Here are some examples of helpful content shared by healthcare experts using #HealthTokPH.
FLU VS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
Doc Macoi explains how flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms remain alike in this video. And, reminds readers to exercise caution in case they experience any of these symptoms. He also stresses that a COVID positive diagnosis can only arrive at through proper testing.
@universemdReply to @sanapogirinako TRANGKASO VS COVID SYMPTOMS #TikTokSkwela #healthtokph #UniverseMD #covid19 #fyp #foryou♬ vlog type beat – Fleeky
GETTING VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19
Dr. Kilimanguru shares his firsthand experience on getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and answers pressing questions that many might have. He also talks about brand selection and why he chose to receive a vaccine. Then, he lists side effects that he experienced.
@dockilimanguruAno ang mga side effect na naranasan ko nung nabakunahan ako? #healthtokph #learnontiktok #tiktokskwela♬ original sound – Dr. Kilimanguru
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF STROKE
In this video, docN explains the most common symptoms to watch out for if you think you might be having a stroke. She does this in a creative way that makes the information easier to understand. She also helps make viewers more receptive to learning.
@docnooyenNagturo si Maam ng sintomas ng stroke. BM KAMBIO. #docN #healthtokph #doctors #advice #neuro #stroke♬ Sintomas ng stroke_BM KAMBIO – docN
CAUSES OF EYE TWITCHING
Dr. Doms Dator
Dr. Doms Dator creatively explains what causes eye twitching, and what to do when you suffer from this condition. He shares that eye twitching is usually harmless. But, also says that it is important to see a doctor for prolonged symptoms, and in cases when vision is affected.
@doctordominatorWag mo na sya habulin… 😂 #advicelangmgaeyedolserye #tiktophtha #HealthTokPH #learnontiktok #tiktokskwela♬ original sound – Dr. Doms Dator
BLOOD PRESSURE AND HYPERTENSION
This video talks about blood pressure. And, how to know if you are already hypertensive. Creator Krizzle Luna also shares helpful tips for preventing hypertension. Such as managing stress and exercising regularly.
@lunakrizzleHIGH BLOOD KA BA??? #learnontiktok #tiktokskwela #healthtokph #learnfromkrizzy♬ original sound – Krizzle Luna
Apart from promoting health-related content on the app with the hashtag #HealthTokPH, TikTok also partnered with Konsulta MD. They publish an informative LIVE that catered to women and moms last May 9, Mother’s Day. Konsulta MD remains the largest Telehealth company in the Philippines, providing 24/7 access to high-quality medical information through a team of licensed Filipino doctors. Of course, TikTok cares about women’s health. And, this also became the topic in focus during the LIVE, along with breastfeeding tips from the Konsulta MD doctors.
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