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Healthcare professionals turn to TikTok to share helpful health tips and advice

/ 03:03 PM May 17, 2021

Proving itself to be a helpful learning resource, TikTok has recently become a go-to platform for healthcare professionals, medical practitioners, and scientists to share vital information on health and wellness. Through their content, creators from these fields have been able to help make complicated medical and scientific information more accessible, and easier to understand. The videos also help debunk medical misinformation, better educating users on the app about various health topics. 

Health tips and advice are now being shared by experts using the hashtag #HealthTokPH. The hashtag, which has left a good impact on healthcare practitioners on the app ever since its launch last February, now has over 435.2M views on TikTok. A number of doctors and nurses on the app have even 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

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TikTok

Doc Macoi

Doc Macoi explains how flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms are 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 be arrived at through proper testing.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 

 

Dr. Kilimanguru

Dr. Kilimanguru shares his firsthand experience on getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and answers  pressing questions that many might have. He talks about brand selection, why he chose to get vaccinated, and also lists side effects that he experienced.

Learn the common symptoms of stroke

TikTok

docN

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, and helps make viewers more receptive to learning.

What causes 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.

Blood pressure and hypertension

TikTok

Krizzle Luna

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.

Apart from promoting health-related content on the app, TikTok also partnered with Konsulta MD for an informative LIVE that catered to women and moms last May 9, Mother’s Day. Konsulta MD is the largest Telehealth company in the Philippines, providing 24/7 access to high quality medical information through a team of licensed Filipino doctors. TikTok cares about women’s health, and this was the topic in focus during the LIVE, along with breastfeeding tips from the Konsulta MD doctors. 

Micro-learning through TikTok makes education fun, and the app has truly evolved into a platform for sharing knowledge. Ligtas ang may alam, so be sure to check out more health and wellness tips and information on TikTok today. Download the app on your iOS and Android devices to get started.

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