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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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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 marijuana effect seizures?

How does marijuana effect seizures?

Uncertain effects: Some marijuana-using epileptics say marijuana decreases their seizures, while others say mj increases seizures. Some research on animals show that certain compounds in mj can decrease seizures. Looking at such compounds is a starting point to finding new epilepsy drugs, but the respiratory, psychological, and other bad effects of marijuana makes smoking mj not a useful treatment for seizures. ...Read more

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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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How does addiction effect the brain?

How does addiction effect the brain?

Alter reward pathway: Drugs alter reward pathway in brain - learn more at - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/. ...Read more

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How does epilepsy affect the brain?

How does epilepsy affect the brain?

Yes: Epilepsy is sudden massive electrical discharge in the brain. It can manifest as myoclonic jerks, loss of consciousness, and amnesia of the events. There may be warning signs( aura) or none at all. ...Read more

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

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 pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein content in blood also contributes to altered levels of med in blood. Increased liquid pressures in brain can alter state of control of seizure also. If you had no sz for a long time, you may have a chance to go free during pregnancy. Good luck +++++. ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

Increased seizures: Mj can lower the seizure threshold. This means abnormal electrical activity in the brain can escape more easily under mj, triggering seizures. This is similar to sleep deprivation, alcohol or certain medications lowering seizure threshold. If you have a seizure disorder, you must abstain from mj. ...Read more

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What effect exactly does lithum have on manic depression? How does it work in the brain?

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What effect exactly does lithum have on manic depression?  How does it work in the brain?

Lithium: Is a mood stabilizer, theorized to work through ion channels in nervous system (electrolyte channels) which affect transmission of neurochemicals. This is one of several theories for its action. ...Read more

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How does gum affect orthodontic treatment?

How does gum affect orthodontic treatment?

Can be a no-no: Gum chewing can cause bonded brackets to break off the tooth. Sticky and chewey foods tend to be "brace breakers", meaning, they can loosen bonded brackets and even loosen cemented bands. I normally recommend to my patients to avoid gum chewing. Also, another issue with or without braces, chronic gum chewing can exacerbate an exisiting tmd problem or myofacial pain dysfunction. ...Read more

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How does epilepsy and seizures affect your heart?

How does epilepsy and seizures affect your heart?

Sudden death in epi: During a seizure like tonic clonic heart rate and BP increase-- so depending on duration of seizure and its cause the effect on heart may be none or serious some seizures in sleep cause death either from vomiting aspiration, or heart irregularities. ...Read more

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How does CRPS effect your brain? Can't those changes be reversed?

How does CRPS effect your brain?  Can't those changes be reversed?

CRPS: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome cause swelling in brain & maladaptive neuroplasticity where brain becomes sensitized. ...Read more

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How does alzheimer's disease affect the brain?

How does alzheimer's disease affect the brain?

Details unknown: Amyeloid plaques, tau tangles become apparent. We don't know why. The damage starts in the temporal lobes and then the parietal lobes. ...Read more

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How does tourette's affect the brain?

How does tourette's affect the brain?

Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these parts also has abnormalities. These abnormalities would be the cause of the clinical symptoms of tourette's. ...Read more

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How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic use have an add like effect and become apathetic. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's delete your memory? How does it affect your memory?

Does alzheimer's delete your memory? How does it affect your memory?

Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts and tasks, and progressive loss of prior abilities. This is primarily due to soluble amyloid toxicity and cellular damage associated with neurofibrillary tangles. ...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 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 myocarditis effect the body?

How does myocarditis effect the body?

Can be significant: Myocarditis can be associated with heart failure and therefore can have serious detrimental effects on the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more