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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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What types of mental illnesses cause poor hygiene?

What types of mental illnesses cause poor hygiene?

Hygiene: Chronic illnesses with poor insight or poor cognition, such as schizophrenia or mood disorders or dementias. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a medical eye exam
Yearly
Keep glasses clean
Once
Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
Once
If cataracts are present, have them treated
Once
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What are the dangers of poor hygiene to kids?

Hygiene: Poor hygiene can lead to susceptibility to infections. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Determine the best method to correct vision
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Use larger fonts when reading
Once
Use brighter lighted area to read, do activities
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Take eye vitamins
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Why is poor hygiene associated to animal dandruff, but not to human dandruff.?

Why is poor hygiene associated to animal dandruff, but not to human dandruff.?

Hygiene and Dandruff: Many people have the misconception that if you don't wash your hair every day, it will lead to dandruff. However, dandruff is not caused by a lack of washing or poor hygiene. Dandruff is caused by an abundance of oil that becomes infected with a yeast called malassezia, which is naturally found on the scalp, in turn creating inflammation and flaking. ...Read more

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Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

No: Schizophrenics are a diverse group of individuals. There are many types. It is a devastating brain disease. With treatment, some schizophrenics can be quite functional and would exercise good hygiene and self-care. Without treatment, they can be a very dysfunctional group with minimal, if any, social interactions and high rates of suicide. ...Read more

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