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How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

Several things:: Among other things, it could result in preterm labor or low birth weight. The body is stressed enough during pregnancy. Bacterial infection adds to that. Also, the increase in Progesterone levels during pregnancy cause soft tissues to relax; this includes your gums. Even otherwise healthy gums may swell and bleed during pregnancy. Periodontitis could flare up and get worse during this time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more


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How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

Absolutely: Studies have shown that periodontal disease is a risk factor in preterm birth, low birth weight babies and preeclampsia. As well as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy gum tumors. ...Read more

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How does periodontal disease affect pregnancy?

How does periodontal disease affect pregnancy?

Oral-Systemic Link: Simply put: periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that causes red, swollen, bleeding gums. The bacteria enter the bloodstream here and can cross he placenta. Preterm delivery and/or low birth weight have been reported. See your dentist, &develop perfect home care . Consider perio protect. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease affect your sex life?

Different ways: Crohn's disease can cause pain, fatigue, and any chronic condition can cause depression, all of which can affect sex life. Also fistulas and ostomies can sometimes get in the way. There are some medications that can affect fertility in men (methotrexate, sulfasalazine, etc.), or risk of birth defects in women (methotrexate, etc.). Ask your doctor because this is a very individual issue. ...Read more

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What is chronic endometritis and how does it affect periods and fertility?

What is chronic endometritis and how does it affect periods and fertility?

Inflammation uterus: Chronic endometritis is inflammation of the uterus and endometrial lining. It might be associated with heavy or light menstrual flows, and occasionally inter-menstrual spotting. A severely affected endometrium may prevent implantation of an embryo and therefore is a cause of infertility. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

Periodontal disease: Your question should be how do I best take care of my teeth and gums so that I never get periodontal disease that could affect my heart. See your dentist, have your teeth cleaned and checked for gum disease. ANY gum disease can affect your heart. No time is "safe". If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment and be safe. ...Read more

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How does pelvic inflammatory disease affect pregnancy?

How does pelvic inflammatory disease affect pregnancy?

See details: it can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes which prevents the egg from reaching the uterus. In other words it can cause infertility. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read more

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How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

Don't get pregnant..: Sorry...There is no way to prevent or to even predict that everyone and anyone who gets pregnaat will have pregnancy gingivitis. When having a child...Your body goes thru so many hormonal changes...Gingivitis is minor. Although annoying the things you can do to help yourself is use a gentle toothbrush, avoid the whitening toothpastes and try to floss with regularity.. Good luck and congrats. ...Read more

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How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

Meds?: Fibromyalgia is not thought to have an adverse effect on pregnacy, although their may be some issues with medications during pregancy. Best to avoid them, unless signficant co-existent depression is there. Exercise daily, get good sleep, and talk to your doc about discontinuing meds or continuing meds. ...Read more

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How does periodontitis differ from gingivitis? How long does it take to cure them?

Severity: Gingivitis is early easily reversible inflammation/infection. Periodontitis is more advanced/severe/destructive, and is more complex to treat. Best advice, see a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, for the highest quality, most efficient, treatment available. ...Read more

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How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

It usually has: No imaging effect but sometimes you might get brain atrophy. You might see some brain lesions depending on the cause of the inflammation. Ask your doctor who treats you fro chronic inflammatino what they would expect. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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Curious as to how malnutrition can affect menstrual period?

Curious as to how malnutrition can affect menstrual period?

Malnutrition: Usually you need at least 17% body fat to have a period. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium (uterine lining) which is eventually shed. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at the start of pregnancy it is likely to significantly flare the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more