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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean Yourself Up: This commonly means that you do not appear to be very clean, and possibly smell bad. Look at your daily personal hygiene habits. How often do you bathe/shower/wash your hair/shave (men)/shave legs(women). Are your clothes clean. Are your fingernails clean. Do you use deodorant. Are your teeth clean. If unsure, ask someone close to you. Good Luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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