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Poor Hygiene And Mental Health
Mom has BV Frontotemporal dementia, gets btw. 3-6 UTIs a yr. Because of poor hygiene practice. How will this affect her kidneys and overall health?
It's not good: This can certainly be difficult and can get worse. Discuss her needs w/ her doctor (s) and slowly prepare for care decisions. Her need for more complete care might become urgent as time passes and planning can help. A problem w/ UTIs is that they plus the antibiotics can both cause problems for the brain and tat can worsen the dementia, etc. It's a vicious cycle and help will help. Best wishes! ...Read more
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
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
Yes: Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene. Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not a cause: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Not washing enough usually doesn't cause acne. Causes include hormonal changes, emotional stress, certain medicines, skin rubbing, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hygiene: Several, such as infectionsGet a more detailed 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
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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