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/.

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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/.

 

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What you need to know about the Endocrine System

What you need to know about the Endocrine System

The human endocrine system is a combination of organs that produce hormones in the human body. Hormones are means of transport that travels around the body and communicate with cells on what to do. The endocrine system comprises of five glands which are adrenals, parathyroid, pituitary, pancreas, and thyroid. The endocrine system is not the only organ in the human body that secrete hormone. There are other organs in the body that produces hormone an example of such organ is the gut.

 

 

The pituitary is a pea-sized gland which is the primary controlling hub of the body and is located at the root of the brain, and this organ is responsible for the secretion of the significant portion of hormones in the human system. The pituitary gland does not function in isolation, it is controlled or regulated by the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus produces its hormones, and these hormones communicate with the pituitary gland on the duties to perform. In the endocrine system, the pituitary gland is the controlling head of the whole system. The organ is made up of two lopes which are adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis. The adenohypophysis is known as the anterior lope, while the neurohypophysis is called the posterior lobe.

The pituitary gland is in charge of the secretion of the following hormones which include prolactin; this is a hormone that stimulates the mammary gland which produces milk in females. The pituitary gland secretes the hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle, stimulating follicle hormone. Other hormones that are secreted by this gland are thyroid stimulating hormone, growth hormone, and vasopressin. Adrenocorticotropic hormone, oxytocin, and luteinizing hormone are different types of hormone secreted by the gland. These hormones secreted by the pituitary gland which is the central hub of the endocrine system regulates and help in controlling some vital functions of the human system. The anterior lobe of the gland mainly secretes the hormones from the pituitary gland.

The next gland that makes up the endocrine system is the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland helps in the production of energy as well as controls body’s temperature. Contrary to the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, the thyroid gland secretes just three hormones which are known as Calcitonin, T3, and T4 hormones. The T3 hormones are known as Triiodothyronine while T4 hormone is called Thyroxin. The gland is situated at the anterior section of the neck below the larynx and in front of the trachea. Besides regulating the body’s temperature and production of energy in the human system, the thyroid gland also helps the body to control the levels of blood calcium.

The hypothalamus gland is located close to the pituitary gland and is a part of the brain. Its function in the body is assisting the pituitary gland in controlling other vital organs. It does its duty by the secretion of a hormone that relates to the pituitary gland. Some of the hormones secreted by the hypothalamus include dopamine, thyrotropin-secreting hormones, and somatostatin among others.

The hormones secreted by the pancreas are of two parts, the exocrine and the endocrine parts. The exocrine portion secretes hormones that are responsible for the breakdown of food while the endocrine part secrets the insulin hormone which is responsible for taking sugar to the cells of the body.

 

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/.

 

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How to deal with Flu in Children and Adults

How to deal with Flu in Children and Adults

The symptoms of flu in adults differ significantly in children. In children, flu is often mistaken for a stomach bug the reason is that the symptoms of flu in kids include vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. It is often a bit hard to tell when a child has flu, this is because of the symptoms as mentioned earlier. During the early days of flu condition in kids, it is quite intense than a cold, and it tends to be even worse at the beginning of the illness. Some of the symptoms of flu in children include a high level of fever which can raise the body temperature up to 40 degree centigrade.

 

 

A kid with flu will experience a sore throat and dry hacking cough. Shakes, chill and extreme tiredness are associated with flu in kids. It is known that the influenza virus is responsible for causing Flu, and the virus is of three different types, the types A, B, and C. The types A and B are not often experienced frequently rather, they cause yearly cases. On the part of type C, it creates the more widespread cases of flu but, its symptoms are often milder than that of types A and B. Flu in kids is highly contagious since they share close space such as what they do in school. Flu quickly spread when a droplet coughed by an infected person is inhaled. It can also be spread with the direct contact with spit or mucus of individual treating the condition.

Flu is a common infection that affects people of all ages. It is a viral infection that affects the throat, lungs, and nose. The medical condition is caused by the influenza virus and is associated with an increase in the chances of developing strokes and heart attacks in adults. The same influenza viruses that cause flu in kids are also responsible for the occurrence in adults, the types A, B and C virus. Older adults and individuals with a chronic condition have a higher risk of flu complications, however, obese people and pregnant women.

The symptoms of flu in adults include persistent or severe vomiting, confusion, shortness or difficulty in breathing and a sudden feeling of dizziness. Flu also has signs of pressure or pain in the abdomen or chest, severe cough, and fever. There are ways through which adults and children can avoid flu, one of the ways is by getting vaccination on a yearly basis. You don’t need to wait until you get the flu before you can start treating it, getting the vaccine will help to prevent the occurrence of the condition.

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/.

 

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How to know if you are experiencing Spinal Stenosis

How to know if you are experiencing Spinal Stenosis

Back pain is a common condition experienced by every adult, however, differentiating the rate of damage that led to the pain can be a bit difficult. Often, some back pain in adults can be as a result of minor strain muscles while there is also the possibility of a more serious medical condition in the form of spinal stenosis. The most common question is how you can differentiate from minor strained muscles causing back pain or a spinal stenosis back pain. Getting acquainted with the symptoms of spinal stenosis can help in a long way in determining the source of back pain. Also, being aware of the symptoms of spinal stenosis will help you to decide whether you need an appointment with a specialist or some simple home remedies can treat your back pain.

 

Spinal stenosis is a degenerative medical situation that causes the protruding of an element of the spine into space within the spinal canal. The reduction of the nerve pathways in the spine or the spinal canal is a typical example of the condition that causes spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis usually begins mildly, but if the situation is left untreated, it may lead to severe medical conditions that are life-threatening. It is paramount to know the symptoms of the disease so as to able to attack it in the early days to avoid leading to other dangerous health conditions.

Though there are many symptoms of spinal stenosis, one significant way to identify the severity of the condition is through its location in the spine. People with spinal stenosis may experience leg pain when walking over time, and this situation is known or called claudication. Though the pain is not permanent, because it does go away with rest, however, the pain is consistent, which is a significant characteristic of spinal stenosis.

If you experience any of the following conditions in some region of your body especially at your back or neck, there is a high tendency that you have spinal stenosis, so it is time to visit a doctor to get treated before it leads to a more dangerous condition. Feeling of numbness, weakness of muscles, feeling sharp pains during some movements such as walking. Other symptoms include burning or shooting pain in those body regions, a tingling sensation and if you feel limited mobility in the neck and back. These conditions indicate that you may be having spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition that is characterised by the following symptoms development

The symptoms of the disease usually start slow over a period, they are not a continuous type of sign, and it comes and goes. The symptoms of the condition are often relieved when you take rest either by lying down or just sitting, and they can also be mitigated by flexing toward the forward position. One unique symptom sign of spinal stenosis is it occurrence during participating in some activities which may include standing upright, walking or biking.

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/.

 

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Mistakes to avoid when fighting belly fat

Mistakes to avoid when fighting belly fat

The fats that accumulate below the abdomen that form what is known as belly fat is called beta fat. This type of fat is the most stubborn kind to shift, however, with proper dieting and regular workout, results can be achieved. Most people that have belly fat got it when they eat more than enough food that the body needs or can digest at a particular time. The result of belly fat is a protruding stomach hence giving individuals an awkward physique.

 

 

If not adequately managed, belly fat can result in more dangerous conditions such as an increase in blood pressure, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. The decision to lose belly fat could be the best decision someone with it can make in their life. However, it is difficult to achieve especially without patience and doing it the wrong way.

The intriguing part of the whole scenario is that most people trying to burn belly fat are doing it the wrong way making it a bit harder than it usually should losing stomach accumulated fats. Certain mistakes need to be avoided if you want to achieve great result when trying to get rid of belly fats, because following misguided advice may hinder any progress during belly fats burning. It is imperative to abide by specific guides to achieve optimum success.

Exercising Wrongly

Belly fats are stubborn to get rid because the lower abdomen is the energy store place of the body, so tackling it will involve something that has to do with the body as a whole. The mistake most people trying to get rid of belly fat do is focussing their exercises on the abdomen. Doing such workout will yield little or no progress toward achieving your aim. Focusing more on all round body exercise will benefit your belly fat more than an abdominal workout. Try to embark on high-intensity interval training such as treadmill sprints, burpees, and squats or any workout that will increase your heart rate will help more in getting rid of stomach fats.

Over Eating

Consuming excessively contribute in a tremendous amount to why people don’t get a result when trying to burn belly fats. You may be consuming a balanced diet, but too much of it will hinder any progress. It is often difficult for your body system to adjust to the changes when you start a new workout and diet plan, giving your body time to adjust to the changes will help you to contain any unnecessary craving for food especially those late night temptation.

Not having enough Sleep

If you are serious about achieving excellent result in getting rid of belly fats, make sure to get the right amount of sleep. Avoid things that will keep you awake at night, and ensure you get the recommended 7 hours of sleep every night. Not sleeping well affects weight loss, and since you have an aim of getting rid of a stubborn kind of fat, it is only natural to do the best you can.

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/.

 

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The Causes of Sinusitis

The Causes of Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a severe health issue that affects millions of people around the world. Sinusitis is a condition that occurs when the sinuses are swollen or inflamed. The inflamed sinuses stay expanded for at least three months even when being treated. People suffering from the medical condition will experience difficulty in breathing, feel facial pain and experience swollen area around the eyes as well as the face because sinusitis causes an interference with the nasal passages which then leads to the build-up of mucus.

 

 

Besides the difficulty in breathing and swollen areas, other symptoms of sinusitis include a cough in children and a reduced sense of taste and smell in adults. Other symptoms are tenderness and pain in the cheek, forehead, and nose, while postnasal drainage is another significant symptom of sinusitis. People that have the condition may experience pain in the ear, sore throat, aching in the teeth and the upper jaw, irritability, cough, halitosis (bad breath), nausea and fatigue.

When left untreated, sinusitis may worsen and lead to more severe medical situations that are life-threatening. Some of the conditions include complete or partial loss of sense of smell, meningitis, and vision impairment.

In other to stay safe from sinusitis, take the following steps to minimise the risk of getting the infection.

If you stay in a place where the air is dry, it essential to add moist to the air to protect yourself against sinusitis. A humidifier will be handy in such a situation. Learn how to use a humidifier, and ensure that you keep it clean and free of any form of mould, you can achieve this by carrying out thorough cleaning on a regular basis.

Polluted air like smoke from a cigarette is one of the significant causes of lung irritation. When your lungs are irritated, it leads to swollen lungs which in turn blocks the nasal passages and hence causes sinusitis. Staying away from such air will help you in reducing the chances of suffering from sinusitis.

Upper respiratory infections such as colds can trigger sinusitis. Protecting yourself against these conditions will help in the reduction of the risk of sinusitis. Before any meal, ensure that your hands are clean, was with soap and water frequently and reduce your contact with individuals with colds.

If you have any allergies, manage them well and when you have symptoms, work with your doctor to keep them under control to avoid it leading to blocking of the nasal passages.

Preventing these conditions will go a long way towards reducing the chances of developing sinusitis because they are the primary causes of the situation. Don’t forget to eat healthily, imbibe a healthy eating habit because you are what you eat. No matter how to try to follow the above steps, if you don’t eat healthily, you may find yourself treating the condition even after following the steps carefully.

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/.

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Understanding the Epiretinal Membranes

Understanding the Epiretinal Membranes

As humans grow old, there are certain illnesses that they are often prone to, and one of them is the epiretinal membrane. Epiretinal membranes also called (ERMs) is suffered by at least 2 percent of old people over the age of 50 while those over 75 years are up to 20 percent. However, this is a condition that doesn’t require treatment but, they are to be watched.

 

 

Epiretinal membranes often affect both eyes, though the severity and symptoms of both eyes differ, though the symptoms are mild. In most instance, epiretinal membranes may lead to vision distortion and ultimately vision loss. The medical condition does not have much of a treating process; presently, there is only one treatment available which is a surgical process which known as vitrectomy.

Epiretinal membranes are transparent, thin layer of fibrous tissue that creates a film on the internal area of the retina. The situation becomes something of a concern when it affects the portion of the retina that is responsible for seeing. Vision becomes distorted and blurred making it difficult to see fine details such as recognizing faces and when reading. The situation can be rectified with an unadjusted pair of binoculars. The severity of the condition begins without any proper notice and continuous if not watched till maybe when vision is lost entirely.

An individual without the risk of epiretinal membranes could also develop the condition, even having a high-risk factors does not usually mean they will develop the disease in both eyes or one eye. However, if an individual has ERMs, there is a high possibility of developing it on the second eye. Certain circumstances increase the chances of developing epiretinal membranes, besides age, some eye conditions can raise the risk; one of such conditions is injuries or trauma to the eye.

Cataract surgical operations can lead to higher risk of epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment or tear. Retinal detachment or crack is a condition where there is a break in the retina this is for a tear while when there is a pull of the retina from the back of the eye is known as detachment. A condition known as retinal vascular diseases is a medical situation that affects the blood vessels in the eyes, and people with diabetes often suffer this condition.

Certain medical conditions such as diabetic retinopathy can result to epiretinal membranes, which mean that avoiding such situations can go a long way to prevent the development of ERMs. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that is prone to people with diabetes, so managing such a situation will also do well in protecting against the epiretinal membrane. Besides these circumstances, there are no way or ways of preventing the development of epiretinal membranes in older people.

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/.

 

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Ways toward achieving optimal health

Ways toward achieving optimal health

The steps you take towards living healthy depends on how much value you have for life. Understanding the best way to achieve optimal health is the first step toward reaping the benefits of living well. Besides following the directions through optimal health, you need to know how to apply them to your daily life routine to sufficiently obtain a healthy life. A lot of individuals understand the benefits of living healthy but, more often than not, a few of these population are ready to do what is necessary to accomplish the good life. In the journey to healthy living, you need to understand that there would be changes to the way you presently live your life because, there is a chance that you’re not doing something right at the moment, so be prepared for not to difficult to achieve changes in your daily routine.

 

 

Healthy living is all about what you eat and keeping the body muscles in shape. No matter what you do, if what you eat is harming your body, there is little or no progress to achieve if you want to live healthily. Exercising is another aspect. Keeping fit has general body benefit. When you work out frequently, the muscles in the body are strengthened, which help in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Watch what you eat

If possible, avoid consumption of red meats, processed foods, wheat, cow milk-based products, gluten as well as refined sugars. It is difficult to keep away from these foods especially if they make up your favourite list of delicacies; however, we are talking about healthy living, and as such your health should be paramount to you. If you are finding it hard to avoid them, then try as much as you can to minimise their consumption and complement your diet with other healthy foods. There are a whole lot of them out there, green fruits and vegetables are good examples. Eat well to stay healthy, don’t forget, you are what you eat. Consume diets that have high concentration of fibre as well as healthy fats instead of trans-fats.

Workout more often

If you’re not exercising, now is the best time to start. Dedicate at least one hour to working out three times a week to get the benefit of being fit. If you can do more than one hour a day, then it’s excellent, just ensure you are keeping your muscles in shape.

Imbibe healthy eating habits as well as exercise more often to enhance your chances of living a life that you will be proud of and at least minimise your appointment with a doctor.

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/.

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Benefits and Uses of Pulse Oximetry

Benefits and Uses of Pulse Oximetry

The organs in the body system require oxygen for their survival, and the human body moves oxygen to these organs by passing it through the lungs. When there is a lack or shortage of oxygen in the body, the cells will start malfunctioning; if there is no quick supply of oxygen, the cells will eventually die. The death of these cells can lead to failure of the body’s organs. The oxygen filtered through the lugs are distributed into the blood by the haemoglobin protein contained in the red blood cells. The rest of the body gets the needed amount of oxygen from these proteins.

 

 

To keep a healthy cell and organs of the body, the percentage of oxygenated haemoglobin in the human system should be maintained, and the usual levels of saturated oxygen in the body are between 95% and 100%. A tool that is used to measure these oxygenated haemoglobins is what is called a pulse oximeter. This tool estimates the percentage of oxygen saturation in the body by shining a light via an area of the skin that is relatively transparent. This light passes through the body on to a detector that is usually stationed on the opposite of the body.

It is imperative to know that certain medical conditions cause a drop in the oxygen saturation level of the human system. Some of the states include allergic reactions, sleep apnea, drowning and general anaesthesia. Other conditions include choking, inhaling of certain chemicals, suffocation, pneumonia, lung cancer, heart failure, and emphysema. People suffering from these conditions have higher chances of experiencing a reduction in their body’s level of oxygenated haemoglobin. It is right to say that individuals with cardiovascular diseases, certain infections as mentioned earlier as well as newborn infants benefit more from pulse oximetry.

More often, a pulse oximeter is clipped onto an individual’s finger, one of the clip acts as the source of the light, while the other side is the detector. The result is originated by the amount of blood absorbed by the light which indicates the level of the oxygen saturation of the body. The actual result is not the direct reading on the instrument, but it’s gotten through an equation and data used to ascertain the level of the oxygen saturation in the body. A pulse oximeter can be useful in the following situations, for observing the degree of oxygen saturation over a specific time, ascertaining the requirement for supplemental oxygen as well as signalling alarming low levels of oxygen, especially in infants. Another use of a pulse oximeter is for observing the concentration of oxygen in individuals under anaesthesia.

Though pulse oximetry is useful, however, it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for other forms of monitoring oxygen level of the body. The reason for this assertion is because more often than not, pulse oximetry doesn’t give results for all oxygen related issues in the body hence it shouldn’t be used as a sense of security. It is essential that individuals should discuss the level of risk involved with a professional, and they should also maintain more regular readings over a particular time.

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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