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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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What can I do so my uninsured friend with mental health problems gets help?

What can I do so my uninsured friend with mental health problems gets help?

County or lo-fee ctr: Most counties across the country have some level of mental health services. With the hit that gov't budgets have taken, services may be minimal in some areas. Some universities have low fee clinics, & organizations like catholic charities, family service orgs & other non-profits may offer sliding fee scale based on ability to pay. United way may be a good place to find out what's available ...Read more

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What should I do for good health of my teeth?

What should I do for good health of my teeth?

Regular: Most important is regular care, both by you and by your dentist. Follow your dentist's instructions to the letter as to cleaning (including between teeth), and see dentist regularly for examinations & cleaning. Seek specialty rx if recommended by your dentist. Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

A healthy liver: To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high fat foods to a minimum.>>. ...Read more

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What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

Atheroma: Although recent evidence discounts much of a direct link between the gums and the heart, there are many risk factors that are associated. The inflammatory markers whch are produced and cause inflammation in the vessels of the gum tissue, can cause inflammation and arterial damagethroughout the entire body. This creates areas that cholesterol binds to and attributes to atheroma formation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mental health is ruining my as levels?

I haven't got a clue: what you are asking here. "AS" stands for more than one thing. Can you please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve my health and the function of my immune system?

What should I do to improve my health and the function of my immune system?

Several ways!: Adequate sleep. Regular exercise. Maintain a good weight! avoid stress, which weakens your immune system-this is true for both physical and emotional stress! make sure you get adequate nutrition. I do recommend supplemental zinc (50mg). But even doing all of these, if your genetics are wrong, you still may be prone to autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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Does good oral hygiene really have something to do with heart disease?

Does good oral hygiene really have something to do with heart disease?

Yes: If you can maintain excellent oral hygiene, then your chances of developing periodontal or gum disease is reduced. If that happens, this is less of a chance that the "bad" bacteria will do any damage to your heart and blood vessels. Check the links on our web site for more information. (http://drgums.Com). ...Read more

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I have a bad insonmia..Is it affecting my heart?Would it affect my heart rate? And what should I do.

I have a bad insonmia..Is it affecting my heart?Would it affect my heart rate? And what should I do.

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does diabetes has to do with having foot pain?

Hello doctors, what does diabetes has to do with having foot pain?

Neuropathy: One of the complications of diabetes, neuropathy, is know to come in different forms. One of them can produce pain, burning, tingling, while others may cause loss of sensation and render the feet numb. ...Read more

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Who can help me ? I am tricare prime because my husband is military and the hospital does not want to help me with my health problems who can I see for free for 2nd opinion. I have a kidney problem and constant 3 years of constipation. Also everytime i ge

Who can help me ? I am tricare prime because my husband is military and the hospital does not want to help me with my health problems who can I see for free for 2nd opinion. I have a kidney problem and constant 3 years of constipation. Also everytime i ge

First, : First, try to get a second opinion either through tricare, or request that tricare cover a second opinion for you. Hopefully you can establish closely with a good primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine), as well as a gynecologist, so that you can get your health care under control. Write a detailed letter explaining your medical concerns both to tricare and to give your new doctors so that they will understand your concerns. ...Read more

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I know my boyfriend has some kind of mental health issues, but i'm not sure what. How do I get him help?

I know my boyfriend has some kind of mental health issues, but i'm not sure what. How do I get him help?

Talk to him about: Your concerns. Let him know you are worried about him and that you think therapy could help. If he is reluctant, offer to go with him to the 1st session. Good luck and let us know if we can help in any way. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have any options for mental health care left at this point?

It's not clear what : issues you are dealing with, so it is hard to answer your question. There are many options for mental health treatment but I cannot tell you which ones are appropriate for you. Please give more details and ask your question again. ...Read more

Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Oral Health (Definition)

Oral health is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Examples include brushing, flossing, ...Read more