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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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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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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The Health Benefits of Honey

The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey can be classified as a food or medicine. This classification was due to its richness in health benefits. As food, it contains nutrients that are high in several health benefits while as a medicine, honey contains rich plant compounds which makes it potent in treating many medical conditions. Honey has been around and is one of the oldest known sweeteners on earth, and you can reap incredible benefits from swapping sugar with it. The production process of honey plays a vital role in the beneficial nature of the sweetener. Honey is made from nectar from bees, and this nectar contains hundreds of healthy compounds which are found in honey.

 

 

Due to its many health benefits, honey has been an integral element of some traditional medicines, and not only in conventional medications, but the element is making a breakthrough in modern medicine with researchers finding its benefits as it relates to modern science. Honey is an instrumental and versatile element that can be consumed with ease. It can be absorbed directly on its own and can also be taken mixed with other food. The taste and health benefits of honey have made the element famous among many cultures in the world. Below are some of the essential health benefits of honey.

Honey decreases the effects of ulcer

It is shown by different studies that honey is effective in reducing the impacts of ulcers and other forms of disorder as related to bacterial gastroenteritis.

Fight against heart disease and

Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. These compounds are effective in reducing the risk factor of heart disease and cancer. Consuming more honey by people treating these medical conditions may benefit their health and aid their recovering.

Decreases throat irritation caused by a cough

Buckwheat honey helps in relieving cough. These findings were backed by a study that found out that a dose of this type of honey is as efficient as a single dose of dextromethorphan in treating nocturnal cough.

Help in lowering blood pressure

People treating high blood pressure can benefit immensely from the regular consumption of honey, this is because the antioxidant composition of the element help in reducing the effects of blood pressure.

Hastens wound and burns healing

The health benefits of honey are not restricted internally, but the external application of the element on wounds and injuries enhances the healing process. The antibacterial nature of honey with the drying effect possessed by sugar gives honey the high healing powers of the element.

Improves the immune system

Honey is of different types. The intake of Manuka honey enhances the release of immune cells

Help in regulation of blood sugar

Honey contains simple sugar but, it’s different from artificial sweeteners or white sugar. The fructose and glucose contained in the element assist the body in regulating the levels of blood sugar.

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/.

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How to Avoid Chronic Disease

How to Avoid Chronic Disease

The cost of treating chronic diseases are high and is increasing continually. The cost of taking care of such medication conditions places financial, emotional as well as a social burden on the individual with the condition and close relatives as well as the society at large. Conditions such as stroke, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes, and obesity are the prevalent chronic conditions that plague the human population, and they contribute to the highest number of death in the world. This calls for concern because the number of death caused by these conditions are increasing and as such, steps should be taken to avert the occurrence of any of the diseases.

 

 

If you want to enjoy good health in the later stages of your life, then preventing chronic diseases is paramount and the trick is to eat healthy meals and remain physically active. For people that have experienced any chronic illness at their younger age, they can avoid the severe effects in their old age by managing the condition well before it becomes a big issue as they age on.

Engage in regular Exercise

Engaging in interval exercise will produce significant benefit primarily to individuals with heart disease. Exercise benefits all body health by strengthening your muscles, lowering your blood sugar level as well as control the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. Partaking in physical activities will help in boosting your energy as well as aid in weight control. It reduces pains and reduces the stiffness of the joints.

Prevent Chemical Contact

Exposing the body to certain harmful chemicals increasing the chances of developing any of the known chronic conditions. Minimising the rate at which the body and internal organs are exposed to these deadly chemicals will help in preventing the occurrences of these diseases. Some of the well-known everyday substances that are harmful to health include carcinogens and heterocyclic amines. Carcinogens and some other chemicals that disrupt hormones that are found in water should be avoided by ensuring that the water you drink is filtered. Most of the processed foods people consume contain heterocyclic amine a chemical that causes cancer. The chemical forms in seared meats and as such eating charred, well-done and processed meats exposes you to the adverse effects of the substance.

Avoid Junk Food

Another vital thing that people should avoid if they want to live healthy without having to pay the cost of maintaining a chronic disease when they are old is avoiding junk foods. Junk foods are particularly dangerous to health because they don’t contain many nutrients and they are dense in calorie. Junk foods cause an increase in insulin levels, and they contribute to high blood pressure due to their high sodium composition. They are also responsible for obesity and causes kidney, heart and liver diseases.

Maintaining healthy brain and getting plenty of sleep will also contribute toward preventing the development of chronic disease. Avoid actions the harm your bone such as excessive alcohol intake, smoking as well as colas drinking. Avoid stress or learn how to cope with it by controlling things that upset your mental balance.

If followed carefully, these tips and many others can help in living a healthy life in the later stages of your life as well as prevent the development of any form of chronic disease.

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 Maintain a Healthy Heart

How to Maintain a Healthy Heart

Maintaining a healthy heart is key to a great life. Heart related conditions have always been a primary cause of deaths in the world, and to make matters worse, this dangerous situation is causing more deaths. It is imperative to keep the heart in good shape to stand a better chance of living a healthy live as well as to live longer.

 

 

There are fundamental lifestyles that you can incorporate into your daily routine that will ensure you keep your heart in a healthy status. Healthy eating habit such as consuming diets containing less amount of fat and salt and engaging in constant exercise could be a significant step toward achieving heart health. However, there are a number of things that you can do to improve the overall health of your heart.

The good thing about a healthy heart is that you can easily achieve it, the large part of the job is within your control, and they are achievable. It takes gradual lifestyle changes, and practice will go a long way toward protecting your heart from life-threatening cardiovascular conditions. Incorporating these habits will lead to maintaining a healthy heart.

Stay aware from cigarette smoke

Exposure to second hand smoke increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Smoke from a cigarette contains chemicals that enhance the development of plague in the arteries, and exposure to this smoke is capable of causing havoc to the body. It becomes more of a concern if an individual has certain medical conditions such as high blood cholesterol or high blood pressure, which will increase the chances of developing heart related diseases.

Make sleep a priority

A good night sleep is essential in maintaining a healthy heart. Having too little sleeping time disrupts the biological process that takes place during sleep. It is necessary to get nothing less than 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night to maintain a healthy heart. Not having a sufficient sleep increases the chances of developing heart related diseases which may include heart attack or stroke. Sleep apnea is a condition where an individual has difficulty in sleeping. To avoid developing cardiovascular disease, people that are managing sleep apnea should treat it because it is related to arrhythmias as well as heart disease.

Exercise regularly

Exercise helps to strengthen muscles, and the heart as a muscle should be exercised to keep it healthy and strong. You don’t have to undergo rigorous workout routines, any amount of physical activity is enough because it is better to exercise a little than not to workout at all. Frequently engage in exercises that strengthen all the major muscles in the body including the abdomen, arms, back, legs, shoulders as well as the hip. Partaking in these exercises will keep you in great shape and also strengthen your heart in the process.

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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Calcium at all Life’s Stages

Calcium at all Life’s Stages

At every life stage, there is a given amount of calcium that is needed because bones form the living part of the body, and as such, they need to be taken proper care of to help keep the body in shape. Having the right composition of calcium at every stage of life and a healthy balanced diet will help to enhance bone health no matter how old or young. A balanced diet contains the right quantity of calcium and other nutrients, and it is imperative to make sure you get the right amount of calcium at any specific stage of life because it plays a vital role in your daily routine.

 

 

At any stage of life, it is essential to know the amount of calcium that is required, and this is because if the body does not get the needed amount of calcium at a particular time, it will have to get from somewhere in the body, which happens to be from the bone. This action can lead to calcium deficiency which causes bone thinning, weaker teeth and ultimate decay of the teeth at later stages of life. Regrettably, most individuals especially children and adolescents don’t get the right or needed amount of calcium, and this calls for worry because calcium deficiency increases the chance of developing bone fractures as well as osteoporosis.

Having the required proportion of calcium during child’s development supports proper density of the bone. The function of calcium in the body is only for building healthy bones and teeth; however, calcium plays more roles in the body than just the bones and teeth. Calcium is needed for the development of a child’s heart, organs as well as nerves. This is because it aids in the control of contractions of the heart as well as the functioning of the muscles. Calcium also plays a significant role in metabolism and determines the movement of nerves impulse. The function of calcium is also felted in blood clotting.

Proper calcium intake helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure in pregnant women below the age of twenty-five, this is because their bone density is still increasing at this time. Calcium is needed explicitly at this stage of their life because the rate of developing hypertension increases in pregnant women, so taking the right calcium quantity can help to reduce their blood pressure and reduce the chance of experiencing hypertension. After achieving the highest level of bone density, the human bone begins to lose bone density, and all these occur during the later stages of life. The consumption of calcium can minimise this loss of bone mass in the later stages of life. Calcium intake also decreases the chance of developing osteoporosis later in life.

Calcium is among the most abundant minerals in the body, and it is needed at every stage of life. Make sure you maintain the required amount of calcium intake on a daily basis. Working with a nutritionist can be of great help to ascertain the needed amount of calcium.

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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