Health Facts

How Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

Diabetes slows the healing process of the body and also reduces the body’s resistance to infection.  That is why oral infections are more severe in case of people who have diabetes.  This goes without saying that you are more prone to oral health problems if you have uncontrolled diabetes. This happens because uncontrolled diabetes impairs leukocytes or White Blood Cells, the body’s primary defense against infections. Diabetes also increases the salivary glucose level and decreases the flow of saliva. . This creates the perfect setting for the fungal infections to cope up such as thrush.

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10 Simple Though Effective Ways to Improve Your Brain in 2018

Improving your cognitive abilities probably doesn’t rank high on your list of things to do but it should.

After all, there is no organ more critical to your health than your brain, but so many of us neglect to exercise this all-important nexus of activity.

Luckily for you, research shows that there are certain activities you can do to improve your cognitive functioning.

Backed by science, these activities range from changing up routines to undertaking new skills and tasks.

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RISK FACTORS OF OSTEOPOROSIS – WHAT ARE THEY?

Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. One in two women over 50 has osteoporosis currently in the developed world. This is due to the fact the women lose bone mass much more rapidly during menopause whereas men do no start to typically loss bone mass until their late 60’s and 70’s.

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FACTS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections like toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.
There are 5 main hepatitis viruses i.e. types A, B, C, D, and E.
Types B and C lead to chronic disease and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.

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