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Cristine Santander

Content Contributor

Cristine Santander is a content writer for KnowYourDNA. She is an undergraduate in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology, though she plans to continue her studies later on.

Tin started her career as a recruitment specialist and virtual assistant. She discovered her passion for writing after taking a break from corporate work to become a hands-on mom.

She now writes about topics related to general health, pregnancy, and childcare. Her mission is to give accurate information and bust myths surrounding wellness.

Latest articles from the author

Depression & Cortisol

Stress is a natural reaction to threats or situations we feel are out of our control. But it isn’t always a bad thing. Some positive effects of stress include increased alertness and even energy. Our bodies are capable of handling stress in small doses at a time. Our glands release chemical substances or hormones during […]

Strep Throat Test: How To Tell You Have It

Viral infections are the most common cause of sore throats. An inflamed or swollen throat (pharynx) caused by viruses often only last a day or two. However, if your sore throat is prolonged, associated with white spots on the tonsils, is severely painful, and/or comes with a high fever, you may have streptococcal pharyngitis or […]

Lipase Test: How To Test For Pancreatitis

Lipase is an enzyme that helps your body break down fats so the intestine can easily absorb them. The pancreas produces most of this enzyme.1 Excessive levels of lipase in the body may indicate a swollen pancreas—a medical condition known as pancreatitis.2  “The lipase test is most often used for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, […]

Recovery Diet For Pancreatitis

The pancreas aids your body during digestion. It produces enzymes that break down sugar and fats in your foods. However, a malfunctioning pancreas can sometimes release too many of them.  When this happens, the pancreas may become swollen or inflamed—a condition called pancreatitis. This disease can disrupt the proper function of the organ. “Pancreatitis can […]
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