Gum Disease, Take An Early Notice

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. There are many reported cases in which the patients have lost tooth because of gum disease. Just like any disease, the gum disease can be treated best when diagnosed early. You must know the warning signs of gum disease so you can report it as early as possible to your dentist.

These warning signs include bleeding gums, swollen gums, expression of pus when the gums are pressed, increase in the gap between your tooth and the gum, bad breath, difference in the strength of the bite, loosening of tooth. It is important to note here as to what causes the gum disease. The major cause of gum disease occurs because of plaque. The plaque lies between the gum line and the tooth.

It then combines with the sugary substances on which the bacteria act to produce acid and toxins. This then acts on the tooth and the gum resulting in the breakdown of the gum tissue. Brushing the teeth along with flossing is truly important in preventing gum disease because brushing alone is not sufficient to remove the food residue that gets stuck between the gums and teeth.

You can also use fluoride toothpaste as it helps prevent decay. Mouth rinse is also a very good option to help remove bacteria, which prevents tooth as well as gum infection. Some of you might not pay due attention to the periodontal disease or gum disease. The periodontal disease is an irreversible disease process. In this disease, the support of teeth is lost, which results in the tooth to become loose and finally fall out.

Did you know that gum disease is also directly linked to heart attacks and it is also linked with the increased blood glucose levels. Another research suggests that the gum disease is also linked to premature birth. All these facts are the result of periodontitis and have very serious health impact on individuals who do not take proper dental hygiene measures.

There is also a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis. This occurs due to hormonal changes and has a strong impact on eating habits. In this condition, the gums are red, swollen and extremely tender and on brushing, the gums bleed. This condition occurs in about 50% of women who are going through pregnancy. This is also a situation that requires serious attention.

You might have heard of a very serious infectious condition known as Trench Mouth. It is a very painful gum infection. This infection occurs due to poor dental and oral hygiene. Other causes of this infection are lack of sleep, smoking, increased stress. The name Trench Mouth was given to this condition when the soldiers in trenches suffered from severe gum infections, which resulted in necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.

The only way that you can safeguard yourself from severe gum infections is taking proper care of oral and dental hygiene. Therefore the message goes out to all including adults and children to take proper care of your oral and dental hygiene.

Lyme Disease & Biofeedback

Lyme Disease is the silent epidemic of the 21st century. Like AIDS in the early 80’s when our understanding of HIV was in it’s infancy, Lyme Disease is missed, ignored, feared and lacks a coherent protocol by the CDC. Today, most physicians accept that Lyme Disease is caused by a deer tick and is prevalent in specific geographical areas of the country. If a person doesn’t fit the specific criteria of the typical bulls-eye rash or live in the accepted areas of infection it’s not always considered as the potential cause behind many chronic illness and symptoms. If a physician does test for Lyme Disease the possibilities of being told you don’t have Lyme are very high unless the non CDC protocol for test analysis is followed. The Western Blot test has the highest accuracy for determining if Lyme related pathogens are active. In all fairness to the medical community and the CDC, Lyme Disease is very difficult to detect. The responsible spirochete bacteria are so small they are not easily found with standard testing.

Quantum Biofeedback is a technologically advanced human interface computer program and device developed out of traditional biofeedback that has had success in assessing for Lyme Disease. It can deliver highly focused, specific therapy to reduce multiple kinds of stress, such as pathogens like the Lyme Disease spirochete. It can detect the pathogen utilizing frequency therapies that have the frequency “codes” of the various Lyme Disease pathogens. A trained Biofeedback Specialist can then analyze the feedback data to help determine if the resonance with a particular issue or pathogen like the Lyme Disease related spirochetes are resonating for an individual. Besides providing specific stress reduction related to the Lyme Disease symptoms, it can also assist a person in determining if it would be prudent to have a Lyme test done. While the analysis is not considered a diagnosis, the resonance patterns can provide a person with enough information to pursue a diagnosis with a physician.

The Quantum Biofeedback uses a highly sophisticated device called the EPFX/SCIO to read the body’s physiological reaction at the subconscious level to the frequencies of over 10000 different items. The client is “linked” to the EPFX/SCIO by way of a safe, comfortable headband and a chair pad that rests where the client is seated for the duration of the session. Because the EPFX/SCIO is communicating with the subconscious mind, the effect of the therapy can be very deep and incredibly powerful in assisting a person to cope better with daily stressors as well as the specific issues and stresses related to any type of chronic illness like Lyme Disease.

If you have Lyme Disease, regardless of the level of the disease you may have, you will need medical attention and anti-biotic therapy. However, natural therapies and related alternative medicine today offer more solutions to assist in reducing not only the long term effects of such an insidious infection but in paving the way to long term recovery.

Information On Kennedy’s Disease

Kennedy’s disease, also called is spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy. It is an advanced degenerative condition affecting worse motor neurons. It is one of nine neurodegenerative disorders result by a polyglutamine repeat expansion. Kennedy illness affects the lower motor neurons, which are responsible for movement of the arms. It also affects the nerves which supply the bulbar muscles, which control breathing, swallowing, and talking. Kennedy disease can also affect the endocrine system and the regulation of fats (lipids) in the blood. Kennedy disease is caused by a genetic defect on the X (female) chromosome.

Kennedy disease is likely to occur in 1 in 40,000 individuals worldwide. Kennedy’s illness means the patient’s mother carries the faulty gene on one of her X chromosomes. Daughters of patients with Kennedy’s disease are also carriers and have a 1 in 2 chance of having a son affected with the disease. Symptoms of Kennedy’s disease comprise weakening and wasting of the muscles, particularly the arms and legs. Other major symptoms embrace severe cramps and problems with speech and swallowing. The muscles of the face, lips, tongue, mouth, throat, vocal chords, trunk and limbs may be affected.

Very large calves may also be found in several patients with this disorder. The symptoms usually first seem when the person is aged between 30 and 50 years. Kennedy’s disease is gradually progressive. Individuals tend to remain ambulatory until late in the disease, although some may be wheelchair-bound during later stages. The life span of individuals with Kennedy’s disease is usually normal. Kennedy disease may have other effects on the body, including gynecomastia, meaning enlargement of breast tissue in males, disorders of fats (lipids) in the blood and diabetes mellitus (blood sugar problems).

There is no known cure for Kennedy’s disease. Treatment is symptomatic and helpful. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are important for maintaining an individual’s abilities and for adapting to the progression of the disease. Adaptive equipment can assist maintain mobility and independence. Genetic counseling is also helpful this condition because Kennedy disease is related to the X chromosome, so if a woman is a carrier of the defective gene her sons have a 50% chance of have the disorder and her daughters have a 50% chance of being a carrier. Fathers cannot pass Kennedy disease on to their sons.

What is Heart Disease

The pericardium is a sac that encompasses the heart. Pericardial disease is inflammation (pericarditis), stiffness (constrictive pericarditis), or fluid accumulation (pericardial effusion) of the pericardium. Pericardial disease can be caused by many things such as occurring after a heart attack.

Congenital heart disease is a form of heart disease that develops before birth. Congenital heart disease is an extremely broad term. However, these diseases usually affect the formation of the heart muscle, chambers, or valves. A few examples include coarctation or a narrowing of a section of the aorta; atrial or ventricular septal defect is referred to as holes in the heart. Congenital heart disease should be classified more accurately as an inborn defect that occurs in around 1% of births. Congenital heart disease may be inherited (heredity), or caused by certain infections such as German measles contracted while pregnant. However, researchers are currently studying factors that may cause congenital heart disease.

Heart failure is another type of heart disease characterized by the hearts inability to effectively pump enough blood to the bodys organs and tissues. When the bodys vital organs do not receive enough blood flow certain signs and symptoms can occur such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and fluid retention. Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure that leads to fluid buildup in the body. It is important to note that not all heart failure is congestive. Heart failure may result from other cardiovascular diseases such as cardiomyopathy or coronary heart disease. Heart failure may come on suddenly or develop over many years.

The month of February is the National Heart Disease awareness month. However, heart disease awareness should be each and every day. With staggering statistics, awareness begins with understanding the different types of heart disease. A diet and lifestyle that is conducive to heart health can mean the difference between life and being a statistic.

Alzheimers Is A Serious Disease

Alzheimers

Most medical volumes dump memory loss, dementia and Alzheimers together. What authors and physicians apparently fail to understand is that aging does not necessarily mean forgetfulness, and that Alzheimers is a serious disease, not a product of aging ells. The fact is, memory loss can occur to anyone, at any age, for many reasons. Chemical imbalances and reactions don not occur only in the aged, it just takes that many years for them to affect the brain. Comparing memory loss to Alzheimers is like comparing a stubbed toe to gangrene. I will let the experts explain the devastating effects.

The September 17, 1994 medical Journal the Lancet documented the striking differences in brain cell loss experienced by mentally alert elderly compared to those with Alzheimers. The study headed by Waren J. Strittmatter O duke University Medical Center found that Alzheimers patients autopsied after death lost brain cells in a much greater number and in more areas of the brain than in their elderly subjects. A certain amount of brain cell loss is accepted by conventional medicine to be a normal process of aging (not in my opinion, but among Alzheimers patients, the loss is much greater. In two Alzheimers victims, they literally found no brain cell. In the early 70s, a research team led by Dr. Crapper at the University of Toronto autopsied Alzheimers victims and each time found isolated aluminum accumulated in localized brain areas and incredible tangle of nerve fibers (neurofibrils; nerve conductors inside brain cells). If nothing is done, Alzheimers is quite3 literally capable of turning and thinking, living human being into a brain-dead zombie.

Tom Warren is living proof that Alzheimers can be reversed. Tom experienced a comeback to normal life after doctors told him he had incurable Alzheimers disease and would be dead within seven years. Fortunately for him, he did not take their word for it.

Tom describes how he went to specialist after specialist; scouring libraries, books and health food stores to read everything he could find on the subject. His wife, lousise, a pharmacist by trade, helped when his memory failed him. A statement he made that will stick with many was his regret that if he was not successful, he would no longer be able to make a positive contribution to the world. He also says, in the many papers he has written about his discoveries, than the Alzheimers sufferer is in a fight for his life and sanity and frankly, sanity is more important than life. I am happy to report that Tom Warren won his battle.

Peyronie’s Disease – Penile Curvature Is Surgery The Only Answer

Most men have a very slight curve to the erect penis. But approximately 400 men out of every 100,000 suffer from a severe curvature that can make intercourse painful for both partners. This condition is called Peyronie’s Disease or fibrous caverositis and referred to the condition of having fibrous scar tissue in the erectile tissue (cavernosa).

Most of the time doctors can diagnose Peyronie’s disease based on the quantity of visible plaque even when the penis is flaccid. For a more accurate evaluation, it will require an examination of an erection induced by injecting medicine into the penis in order to better judge the amount of the curvature. An ultrasound scan may be used to better pinpoint the position and amount of the area affected, and to check the blood flow to the area

Physicians still do not agree upon the exact cause of Peyronie’s. When scar tissue replaces some of the normal erectile tissue in the penis, an erection cannot symmetrically produce a straight erection, resulting in a curvature. It may also cause a shortening of the penis. It is thought that the condition may be caused by slow or abnormal healing from trauma from an injury or perhaps medical causes such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Like all ailments, each case of Peyronie’s is different. Physicians generally tell most patients to wait at least a year or two with the thought that surgery is a last-resort. Some times the condition will improve over the period of a year or two. Other times a worsening of the condition continues and the degree of curvature increases.

Most men rather than doing nothing at all, try other forms of treatment during this “waiting period” to try to turn the results into a favorable outcome. Some of the best self-treatments available are in the form of traction devices, vitamin E therapy, potassium amonobenzoate, and a few other oral medications available by prescription.

One successful corrective device has been used by clinics and hospitals in the US and Europe by post surgery patients to help with proper healing, and is used as an alternative to surgery. With traction-device treatment, there are no side effects, and are low cost home treatment compared to surgery.