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What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

Dental Decay: Poor dental hygiene relates to higher rates of cardiovascular desease and stroke. The simmering, low grade gum infection or gingivitis activates a body wide inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory cells and its immune chemicals will target tissue away from the teeth too. The small vessels of the heart and brain are affected long term causing heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of ...Read more


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I am wondering why poor hygiene causes diseases?

I am wondering why poor hygiene causes diseases?

Common sense: Would tell you that poor hygiene can cause bacteria and viruses to grow where they should not good hygiene involves keeping your self clean , and brushing your teeth, etc. Who would not want to do that ! ...Read more

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Are UTIs' caused only by poor hygiene?

Are UTIs' caused only by poor hygiene?

Sometimes: while it is true that the bacteria have to get there from somewhere and while we know that poor hygiene can increase your risk of getting a UTI, sometimes it can be unavoidable. women are more likely to get UTIs because there is a shorter distance from the bacteria to the bladder, and pregnant women are more likely to have slow flow so bacteria collect more easily. ...Read more

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Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Good question: because no one is 100% certain. Common sense would suggest "yes", but I am unaware of any study that has proven this. Since BV/VB is not an "outside" infection, but an overgrowth or imbalance of "normal" vaginal flora, it is still mysterious what brings it on. Poor hygiene seems logical, but "excessive" hygiene - douching, for example may cause it too. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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What infections are caused by poor hygiene?

Nonspecific : That is a very vague question and a very difficult one to answer. In general having poor hygiene exposes all of your body to more bacteria which could lead to more frequent infections. ...Read more