Tips and Trick on how to Improve the Digestive System

Tips and Trick on how to Improve the Digestive System

The digestive system is an essential part of the body that needs to be kept in excellent functioning condition to ensure the proper working condition of the whole body. The digestive system ensures that the food that we consume is taken to the right places in the body where they are used. It is imperative to take every necessary step in ensuring that the digestive system is improved. More often than not, human contribute to unhealthy digestive system which results in indigestion and if this condition is not treated properly can lead to even more severe medical condition.

The effects of a good digestive system on the body can never be overemphasized so are the negative effects of a bad digestive system. It is only paramount to consume foods that can aid quick digestion or imbibe healthy lifestyles that can improve the digestive system. There are numerous ways that a faulty digestive system can harm the body. The body suffers from indigestion by inability to absorb needed nutrients from the foods we consume leading to deficiency in required nutrients and the undigested food can become a breeding ground for bacteria that are harmful to the body. If not treated, these bacteria can cause severe illnesses.

If proper and prompt attention is paid to indigestion, it will not pose a threat to life, however, if left untreated can lead to issues such as constipation, allergies, fatigue and bloating. If it important to know the probable causes of indigestion. There are certain lifestyle behaviours that contribute to the slowing down of digestion; one of such is eating habits. If you are consuming more of processed foods and fast foods, you may experience digestion issues as well as people who consume a lot of sugar, oils and salt will experience problems with their digestive system. Another factor that contributes to indigestion is lack of exercise. Lack of adequate physical activities reduces the rate of metabolism which has an adverse effect on digestion.

Lack of consuming the right amount of water is another cause of indigestion. It should be noted that water is one of the major catalyst that aid proper digestion, besides being cleansing agent water will improve the rate of digestion in the body when taken at the right quantity. Fibre is also an important nutrient that helps the digestive system to function properly. A lot of people do not consume the right amount of fibre that is required for the body hence they suffer from indigestion.

Improving the digestive system can be kick started by flushing away toxins from the body, after which the damaged tissues and the digestive track will be repaired for effective digestion to take place. Ensuring that the health of the digestive system is restored by including sufficient quantities of fibre and probiotics in your meal as well as making drinking water a habit is must. It is imperative to maintain a healthy digestive system by ensuing that diet you consume are healthy. If you know you are consuming unhealthy foods, replace them with organic healthy options to help you maintain your digestive system.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes is a deadly disease that can affect most parts of the body. Due to the excess sugar in the blood which is as a result of the malfunctioning of the insulin hormone, fluid goes into the eye causing several eye problems. A diabetic individual should endeavour to take proper care of his eye because this condition can lead to severe eye deterioration such as loss of eyesight and some other cases. Diabetes affects the eye in some ways that require immediate and professional attention to avoid further degeneration of the eye.

This article is written to show some of the ways that diabetes affects the eye.

Cataracts

Part of the natural aging process of the eye is the development of cataracts; however, diabetes can hasten the occurrence of the situation. Cataracts is a condition of the eye that makes vision to be more rigid and cloudy. Blurred vision and halos or glare at night are some of the signs of cataracts, and the condition can be corrected by surgery or the implant of an artificial intraocular lens. People managing diabetes often develop cataracts faster and earlier in life, so this is one of the ways the condition affects the eye.

Glaucoma

This is another way that diabetes affects the eye. The high blood sugar causes the movement of fluid to the eye which increases the pressure on the eye because the fluid cannot be drained out the way it should. This increased pressure causes nerves and blood vessels damages which leads to vision impairment. Glaucoma can lead to blindness if not handled correctly. Neovascular glaucoma is a rare condition that people treating diabetes are more likely to develop. This eye condition arises when there is a growth of new blood vessels on the iris and obstructs the flow of fluid from the eye. This action increases the internal pressure of the eye.

Blurry Vision

When the sugar level in the blood is too much, it causes a blurred vision, and since excess sugar causes diabetes in the blood, blurry vision is one of the signs of diabetes. Though, not all blurred vision is caused by diabetes, but it is one of the ways the medical condition affects the eye. When the blood has too much of sugar, it can make the lens to swell which hinders the ability of the eye to function correctly. If you experience blurred vision, consult your doctor and balance your blood sugar level. Though restoring your normal vision may take several months, but if you are determined, you will regain your sight.

Diabetic Retinopathy

There are many ways diabetes affects the eye, but the most common effect is diabetic retinopathy. This condition should be taken with all seriousness because it might lead to total loss of eyesight. Diabetes retinopathy is a situation that is caused when there is a blockage in the small blood vessels present in the retina due to the excess sugar in the blood. This can also happen when the blood vessels grow abnormally or leaks. The retina is responsible for the conversion of lights into signals sent through the optic nerve to the brain which is processed and shown as the images we see. When this part of the eye is affected, then it will change the way objects appear to us. Diabetic retinopathy is of three types, proliferative, maculopathy, and background diabetic retinopathy.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

 

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Warning Signs of Diabetes

Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a silent killer, not because it is the most deadly disease on earth, because if care is not taken correctly, its signs and symptoms can be missed. Most people that have treated or are treating diabetes are not aware they have it. Diabetes is a medical condition that hampers the proper functioning of insulin, and it restricts the transport of sugar from the blood to the cells where they are converted to energy. Instead of storing sugar in the cells, diabetes stops the functioning of insulin which is responsible for the transfer of sugar from the blood to the cells which causes the accumulation of sugar in the blood.

Diabetes is fast becoming the leading cause of death in the world, and since its signs are easily missed, it is pertinent to know the symptoms not to ignore so as to be ready to battle it head-on. Below we will be looking at some of those signs that people should not ignore.

Experiencing leg pain when you walk

This symptom of diabetes is often related to adult though not exclusively. It is a condition known as PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). The situation occurs when the blood vessels in the legs and feet are clogged or narrowed which pinches the flow of blood. Its symptom can also happen as a cold or tingling feeling in the leg, and it may also make your feet to feel numb. Though this might not be a severe condition, but it may increase the risk of stroke and heart attack in individuals treating diabetes. You need to tell your doctor if you are experiencing such feeling in your leg and feet.

Frequent thirst

When the human system is in need of water, the sign it gives is thirst, though drinking water should alleviate this feeling. It becomes a thing of importance when the thirst is persistent and when drinking water seems not to be sufficient to quench your thirst. When you consume much water, you face another symptom of diabetes which is frequent urination, and this is as a result of the kidney performing more work due to the presence of excess sugar in the body. And when the kidney is working hard, it requires more water which results in the constant feeling of thirst.

Unexplainable loss of weight

When insulin hormone is not performing its duty well, it leaves much sugar in the blood which can cause unexplainable loss of weight. Though obesity is a warning sign of diabetes, it is also known that people treating diabetes experiences a sudden loss of weight. The reason behind the weight loss experienced by people managing diabetes is that since insulin hormone is not functioning at its optimal efficiency, the body will break down protein from the muscles for fuel in response to the absence of glucose in the cells because it will think that it is starving.

Blurred Vision (Diabetic Retinopathy)

The presence of more sugar in the blood causes the flow of fluid to the lens of the eye which causes blurred vision. You will experience changes in your vision if your blood sugar level is high, if you experience less sharp vision, you need to check your level of blood sugar. Though blurry vision can be caused by other medical conditions which can include macular degeneration or glaucoma, but if the problem persists even after balancing your blood sugar level, consult your doctor, it might be a warning symptom of diabetic retinopathy.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

How to Effectively Manage Headaches

How to Effectively Manage Headaches

A headache is a pain that often occurs inside the head. It can be felt on one side of the head or both sides. Headaches can happen when pain waves transport from one point of the head to other parts causing a painful sensation in the body. Headaches though not life-threatening, but if proper attention is not provided can lead to other severe medical conditions. If you’ve ever experienced headaches, you will agree that it is often associated with a sharp piercing pain that may last for hours, a gradual feeling of discomfort or sudden occurrence of pain and a persistent, throbbing and dull sensation.

Headaches can be tough on you, but if you learn the means to manage the condition which ranges from alternative treatments to medications, you can conveniently deal with any pain in your head. Below are some of the ways headaches can be managed effectively.

Stress is the primary cause of headaches, and if you can reduce the pressure, you can probably minimise the occurrence of headaches in the first place. Get a way to unwind and relax your muscles, if you find it hard to calm yourself, you can get a skill that can help, one of such of the act of breathing deeply. Learn to cut down on emotional and physical stress, minimise the things that bother you, and if you sit for an extended period, then you should try to move around more often.

Engage in Regular Exercise

If you can, exercise at least 30 minutes every day of the week, but if you have a schedule that won’t allow you every day, try to workout most days. Regular exercise keeps the body in optimal shape and improves the circulation of blood. You will be doing your body system a lot of good if you engage in activity daily.

Stop Smoking

Smoking can cause migraine headaches. Studies have found that smoking can aggravate specific type of headaches, for example, the cluster headaches. If you smoke and observes that you frequently have headaches, quitting can go a long way in relieving you of the pain.

Prevent headaches before it comes

Some lifestyle actions often trigger migraines. To help prevent it, you need to understand your body mechanism and know how to avoid activities that trigger headaches. It is usually best and more comfortable to prevent headaches from happening than treating it. Take preventive measures to reduce how often you feel pain in your skull. There are no drugs that work more than preventing the occurrence of headaches.

If you have a headache, you should consider using home remedies to alleviate it. Some of the proven home remedies for treating headaches include Apple, Cinnamon, Peppermint tea, Ginger root, Fish oil, Caffeine, Apple cider vinegar and Lavender oil.

It is advised to manage headaches effectively before seeking medication attention. The above-listed home remedies can be used with guidelines, they are useful in treating headaches, and however, for a better result, you should consult your doctor whenever you experience any pain in your head. Your doctor is in the right place to tell you how severe your headache is and will prescribe the right medication.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Proven Home Remedies for Asthma

Proven Home Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is a common lung disease that occurs when the airflow passage in the lungs is obstructed. The difficulty in breathing characterises the condition. Asthma is of two types, chronic or acute asthma. An asthma attack can be fatal if it’s chronic, it is advised to seek medical help immediately when an individual is diagnosed with the condition to prevent it from advancing.

Asthma is a medical condition that has the following symptoms; difficulty in breathing, losing breath easily, wheezing and tightness in the chest, consistent cough, shortness of breath and feeling tired during physical activity. Asthma can be caused by various situations which can include smoke, certain medications, allergies, genetics, respiratory infections, environmental factors, and tobacco.

Despite the severity of asthma, there are many proven medical treatments as well as many home remedies can be used to treat asthma. Some of the medical procedures may cause side effects while others won’t. The known home remedies that have been tested and tried are beneficial for people treating asthma, and most importantly, they don’t cause any known side effect. The accompanying paragraphs will show some of the effective home remedies that are capable of helping you reduce asthma.

Honey

Honey has been long known home remedy for asthma. It has been used to alleviate the effects of asthma in people. If you are having difficulty breathing or you know someone that is suffering from such medical condition, it is recommended to try honey because even the smell has been known to work for some people. Honey can be taken raw or mixed with water, mixing a tablespoon of honey with a hot glass of water and drinking it gradually for nothing less than three times daily will yield the needed result.

Coffee

Coffee contains caffeine which helps in dilating the bronchial tissues aiding in the clearing of the air passage which improves and enhances breathing in people treating asthma. Since it’s the caffeine constituent of coffee that is used to alleviate the air passage, consuming too much of it in a day can also be dangerous to health, so drinking coffee for asthma treatment should be done in moderation, not more than three cups a day.

Ginger

Ginger is a known and proven home remedy for asthma patients aiding in the reduction of the inflammation in the airway. Ginger can be consumed raw when mixed with salt. Ginger prevents asthma attack by producing a relaxing effect, it is also known to improve the potency of some asthma medications and enhances the relaxation of the muscles. Ginger can be consumed at bedtime by adding one tablespoon of ground ginger to a half cup of water.

Garlic

Garlic is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties which makes it an effective treatment for many cardiovascular diseases. The anti-inflammatory property of garlic makes it very efficient option for treating asthma.

Though the home remedies listed above have been shown to treat asthma effectively, it is, however, advised to seek medical help when you or someone you know is diagnosed with asthma. Seeking professional medical attention will help you to get the best asthma treatment.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Healthy Lemon Uses and Benefits

Healthy Lemon Uses and Benefits

Lemon is known almost everywhere in the world and is one of the most widely used fruits in the universe. Lemon is known to contain a high amount of vitamin C and is often used to add flavour to dishes and ingredients because of its tart flavour and refreshing smell. Lemon is acidic which is why it is used to prevent oxidation in cut fruits, and the juice added to different dishes as well as used to make lemonade. Lemon contains numerous healthy properties that make it extremely beneficial to man.

Some of the ways it benefits man will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Helps the body in fighting against fever

Because of the high vitamin C content, lemon can be used in preventing and treating fever, flu, and cold. It fights against fever by increasing the rate of diaphoresis, and it can also be used to treat cholera and malaria because of its blood purifying capability. Lemon helps in the production of white blood cells and antibodies which are capable of fighting foreign microorganisms in the body.

Help in stopping internal bleeding

Lemon is also known to contain a coagulant and antiseptic properties which is very useful in stopping internal bleeding.

Controls high blood pressure

Lemon is rich in potassium, this help in controlling high blood pressure. People with heart disease can use lemon water or lemon juice to help manage the blood pressure, nausea, and dizziness as well as offer calming effects to the mind and body. Lemon is also known to assist in reducing depression and stress.

Controls inflammation

Lemon helps in inflammation control and flushes out toxins and bacteria from the body, and it also possesses diuretic property which is extremely beneficial for treating arthritis and rheumatism.

Help in treating Asthma

Lemon can be a very effective remedy for asthma because of the vitamin C content that it contains. Lemon juice can be used to address long-term breathing, and respiratory disorders and its anti-bacterial properties can also help in remedying throat infections.

Aids Digestion

Due to the vitamin C present in lemon, it has been shown to be very efficient in healing problems related to digestion. Lemon aids digestion which helps in reducing the effects of belching, gastric issues, bloating and heartburn. Lemon also assist in the removal of toxins from the digestive system and the kidney hence cleaning the blood and improving the immune system. Lemon aids digestion when taken in the morning when taken with warm water.

Lemon can be used as a preservative for various fruits such as avocado, apple, banana preventing the acid present in the fruit from changing the colour of the fruit. The benefits of lemon supersede health grounds as lemon zest has been found to be very good for the skin. It helps in removal of pores and scars on the skin and lightens the tone of the skin. Lemon oil can be used to provide relaxation and for soothing the body. Lemon juice can also be used for weight loss as it has been proven to yield positive results when mixed with honey in warm water. Drinking this mixture every day will aid in weight loss.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Simple Ways to Decrease the Risk of Cancer

Simple Ways to Decrease the Risk of Cancer

Cancer is among the highest causes of death in human, and it is heartbreaking to know that it is now almost everywhere. Growing old exposes people to cancer, however, most of the diagnosed conditions every year can be prevented. No one will want to suffer from this deadly disease, because you and your closed relatives that will be taking care of you will be significantly affected emotionally, financially and socially. The fight against cancer should start from learning ways of minimising the risk of its occurrence. Every individual should play a role in lowering the risk of cancer because there are things that can be done to achieve it. The accompanying paragraphs will show us how we can minimise the chance of being diagnosed with cancer.

 

Go for frequent Cancer screening

Cancer does not have any early signs at the beginning, but you can help yourself by going for routine cancer screening to take care of it when they are still concentrated in one place. Treating cancers when they are still small is the easiest way of achieving a good result in the fight against the deadly medical condition.

Minimise Alcohol intake

Alcohol intake can be very tricky, it is needed in the body, but it has been in the right quantity. Moderation is required when talking about alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption has been linked with the increase of cancer risk, so it will be a wise decision to minimise the intake of alcohol, drink in moderation.

Regular exercise

Engaging in daily physical activity increases the circulation of blood in the body because it helps the heart to function at optimal level. Various studies have shown that exercising for about 30 minutes a day will reduce the risk of colon and breast cancers.

Quit Smoking

Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and it is responsible for the death of one out of every five people that die in the US. It is clear to see that if you want to lower the risk of lung cancer, you have to quit smoking. The deaths caused by smoking tobacco products can be prevented easily by stopping.

Develop a healthy eating habit

It is not new again when we hear that we are what we eat or consume. The urge and eagerness to meet up with our daily expectations has made people pay less attention to what they eat. In time past where there was nothing like processed foods, the word cancer wasn’t as this rampant. However, because people are always busy, the fast way of life has brought a negative impact on human health. People now consume more of processed foods which are capable of causing severe havoc inside the body. If you like your health and you want to lower the risk of cancer, healthy eating is needed. It is known that consuming whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and fish reduces the risk of cancer. Minimise sugar intake and consume less amount of red meat and processed meat.

Maintain a healthy weight

Unhealthy weight is a red flag if you want to lower the risk of cancer, because being overweight increases the chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight will help in avoiding or reducing the risk of some cancers which may include breast, colon, prostate, and kidney.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is a health condition that is often neglected by many. It has been shown that most individuals don’t consume the required magnesium quantity. Poor magnesium consumption can cause serious health issues if proper attention is not swiftly taken. It is often not too easy to know if you are taking the right quantity of magnesium, however, getting to understand how your body functions can help you to identify some of the signs associated with magnesium deficiency.

To find out if your magnesium intake is not up to the required amount, look out for the following symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Frequent muscle cramps

The primary symptom of magnesium deficiency is the constant feeling of cramps. Muscle tension and weakness has been linked with low magnesium intake. There is a high demand for magnesium when you undergo stress because the quantity of magnesium that is going out is equivalent to the excretion of magnesium from the diet. If you are experiencing frequent muscle cramps, it might be a sign that you need to up your intake of this vital nutrient.

Regular Migraines

Low amount of magnesium in the brain can cause migraine headaches. Most individuals that often suffer from migraine attack have been found to have a low quantity of magnesium in the brain. This condition can be treated by supplementing the daily magnesium intake up to 600 milligrams; this will help in alleviating migraine headaches.

Always feeling tired

Most people may not attribute the usual lethargic feelings they experience during the day to a low level of magnesium in the body. It can be frustrating to always feel tired and irritable during the day, what is even more worrisome is that it is a sign that your magnesium intake is not up to the minimum requirement for good health. The function of magnesium in the body includes the production of energy by improving the serum Glucose conversion to Adenosine Triphosphate. This conversion is done by the movement of the required Phosphorous molecule to the molecule of ATP. To avoid the constant irritable feelings during the day, you have to ensure to keep the level of magnesium in your body in check.

Asthma attack

Deficiency in Magnesium has been shown to cause asthma attacks. Magnesium helps in the reduction of the bronchoconstriction linked to asthma. That stated, if you are treating asthma, it may be as a result of low level of magnesium.

Low level of magnesium is a contributing factor why most women suffer from morning sickness. Magnesium has also been linked with erectile dysfunction in men with a link with an underlying cause of prostate disorder and severe prostatitis. Magnesium deficiency has been linked with several health disorder; it is advised to keep a check on the level of your magnesium to live a healthy life.

If your magnesium consumption is low, make sure to eat magnesium-rich foods regularly. Some examples include beans, nuts, grains, and seeds, what’s important is that these foods contain other essential nutrients. Including such foods in your daily diet will help in enhancing your general health as it helps to balance your magnesium level.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Developing a strong Immune System

Developing a strong Immune System

The human immune system also known as the defence mechanism of the body helping to fight against infections and harmful pathogens which include parasitic worms, fungi, viruses and bacteria among so many others. The immune system is more like a private force that notices deadly attacks against the body and help in destroying them throughout the lifespan of an individual. Most individuals are lucky to be born with a robust immune system, while others have to develop it.

The immune system is the combination of different means that the body sees foreign organisms, tissues, and cells and identify the harmful ones and fights them helping the body to remain healthy. All living beings are created by either an innate or acquired immune system. People with an innate immune system is known to possess strong immunity while individuals that have to develop their immune system is known as acquired immunity. For people who may want to build their immune system, specific practices should be followed to achieve their goal. Below are some of the methods.

Eating a balanced diet

A balanced diet consists of all the necessary nutrients in the right proportion. We are what we eat. How healthy an individual is, is as a result of what he is consuming. The health of the immune system is directly proportional to what you eat. If you want to develop a robust immune system, make sure to make some foods part of your daily diet, they can work wonders for your body defence mechanism. Fruits such as lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and orange are good boosters of the immune system, while berries (raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries) are also useful for immunity, kiwi and papaya also are potent in developing the immune system. Other foods to be considered are ginger, turmeric, sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, broccoli, flaxseed, and yogurts.

Quit smoking and minimise alcohol

Tobacco smoking is a habit that harms the body as well as the immune system; it can even weaken an already healthy immune system. If you want to develop a robust immune system, try to stop smoking tobacco and reduce the amount of alcohol you consume. You should learn how to drink socially, take alcohol only when it is necessary. The pathogens present in alcohol and tobacco are dangerous to the immune system. If you want an immune system that is capable of fighting off foreign infections, you have to make these lifestyle changes no matter how difficult it may seem.

Sleeping well

Getting sound and good rest works wonder on your immune system. Good sleep after the stress of the day relieves the body of the harmful effects and promote good health. Loss of sleep which occurs as a result of stress and fatigue can be dangerous to health; these conditions cause an imbalance in hormones which can affect the functioning of the immune system hence exposing the body to potentially harmful diseases. On no circumstance should you compromise your sleep, develop a worry-free habit and ensure you have the daily 8 hours of sleep, Difficult when you are an adult, at least try 7 or even one extra hour of your actual sleeping time. You can help yourself by going to bed trying to read a book (never TV) early at night to rise early in the morning.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

Warning signs of CVA

Warning signs of CVA

CVA (Cerebrovascular accident) known as stroke is a medical condition that affects people as they grow older. It is a situation that occurs when there is no flow of blood to the brain. This causes the death of brain cells within short minutes of its occurrence. Cerebrovascular accident is of two types, ischemic and haemorrhagic. The most common type is the ischemic stroke which accounts for almost 85 percent of cases, and this kind is caused by a blockage of the blood vessel in the brain by a blood clot. The second type of CVA is caused by bleeding as a result of the breakage of a blood vessel.

 

 

Stroke is a life-threatening condition that needs urgent attention when you start noticing any of the symptoms; this now takes us to the signs of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Due to the stoppage of blood flow to the brain which leads to the death of brain cells, this situation causes a sudden weakness on some parts of the body which include the face, leg or arm, all of which occurs in one part of the body. Other symptoms include difficulty in balancing which result in inability to walk freely, dizziness and loss of coordination. People who have stroke attack will experience difficulty understanding speech and speaking, unknown cause of a severe headache.

Identifying the symptoms of cerebrovascular accident can go a long way toward saving a life. Often, people may experience just one of the signs of stroke; it is essential to act as fast as possible because it will improve the chances of complete healing. It is advised not to wait until you see the full signs and symptoms or stroke before taking necessary actions because it might be too late by then because certain drugs need to be given to individuals that have the condition within the first three hours of its occurrence. If stroke patients are given the medication in the first three hours, it will help in preventing further damages like permanent disability and death.

Individuals who have suffered and recovered from a cerebrovascular accident may also suffer from fatigue, spasticity, changes in behaviour and changes in senses. They will also experience paralysis, weakness, problem with vision, having issue with attention, memory as well as perceptions. It is essential to follow up the recovery program of the condition because the chances of having another stroke increases when you’ve suffered one before. Some recovering option includes yoga and acupuncture especially if the aftermath condition relates to depression and weakness of the muscle.

You can minimise the risk of having CVA by watching what you consume. Sodium increases the risk factor for stroke, so it will be great if you limit the intake of sodium, refined grains, sugar as well as fats. Eat more of nuts, vegetables, and beans. Exercising more will reduce the chance of having stroke. Red meat has always been a dangerous type of meat to eat, so rather than red meat, consume seafood and stop or limit the use of tobacco. High blood pressure triggers the emergence of stroke, taking medications as directed by a doctor for such a condition will minimise it, and also limit the intake of alcohol.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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