Why Heartbeats make Noise

Why Heartbeats make Noise

 

The circulatory system is responsible for breathing in human. The system comprises of the heart which is at the centre and blood vessels which are veins, capillaries, and arteries. All combine in the distribution of blood to other parts of the body, with the heart being the pump that sends the blood and nutrients. The heart keeps the body in good shape by pumping blood to every part of the body and removes the waste that is not needed by the body and carbon dioxide. The human heart is the engine room of the body and should be taken care of properly.

There are specific signs to observe for a failing or malfunctioning circulatory system, and they include migraines, pain in the leg, cold hands and feet, varicose veins, numbness, and dizziness. When failing circulatory systems is not taken care of, it might lead to health-threatening conditions such as stroke, kidney disease, high blood pressure and other death threatening situations. When the heart is functioning well, blood flows only in one direction; this is achieved by the synchronising of the valves and the pumping action of the heart. The valves ensure that blood flow is in one direction by opening and closing synchronously with the pumping action of the heart.

When the heart is performing its blood pumping activities, the valves opens as well as closes as this action continues. The opening and closing of the valve produce the sound of a heartbeat. The sound of heartbeat shows that the heart is doing its job. When you pay attention to the noise originated from heartbeat, you will notice there are two types. The first sound is as a result of the closure of a pair of valves which are known as mitral and tricuspid valves, while the second sound is gotten from the closure of another pair of valves called pulmonary and aortic valves. Both pairs of valves open to admit blood in a single direction and close to avoid the backing up of blood.

The heart has two chambers, the upper and lower chambers, the tricuspid and mitral valves separates both chambers of the heart. The valves are like the door through which blood passes through to the heart as well as the lungs. Contrary to what most of us used to think that causes the sound of a heartbeat, the noise from the functioning of the heart is not as a result of the beating of the heart or contracting but the functions of these mentioned valves. So now you know why you hear the sound of a heartbeat.

It is imperative to observe the nature of your heartbeat, because it may help you to identify any circulation malfunction. When detected early, circulatory system condition can be treated, and however, when they are not treated early, it may lead to a total system breakdown which may cause permanent damage and ultimately death.

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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The Importance of Chaperoning in General Medical Practice

The Importance of Chaperoning in General Medical Practice

In medical practice, a chaperone is a middle person between a medical professional such as a doctor and a patient. They are adequately trained to act as an observer in a medical process performed by a professional on a patient. They are responsible for strengthening the doctor and patient relationship, as well as improving the standard of medical practice generally.

 

 

Chaperoning is an essential part of medical process and doctor because more than ever before, medical examinations has become more challenging for all the parties involved, the patient as well as the doctor performing the analysis. Chaperoning will help a patient to make the right decision, improve the communication level of doctors and their patients and they also enhance the autonomy of the patients.

Though this situation hampers the transparent communication that should exist between doctors and their patients hence affects the typical relationship that doctors share with their patients. This changes the ideal healthy doctor-patient communication making it more difficult and challenging for doctors to carry out proper consultation. In all, chaperoning is vital to doctor in general practice because it smoothens and afford doctors and patients to maintain a good relationship. This is because a professional chaperone works to strengthen an already established communication stronger and trustworthy.

There is no doubt that medical consultation is a challenge faced by both doctor and patient, no matter where it may be, whether in the hospital or community. To further create a smooth doctor to patient or vice versa, the need for more explicit communication with patients. This goes along with their ever increasing demand for autonomy and right to make personal decisions regarding their medical care and treatment; this has created a gap in the traditional role of a doctor-patient relationship. With such a scenario, sustaining an appropriate professional limit in the consultation process of doctor to patient becomes more difficult and challenging. Moreover, it is the responsibility of medical and health practitioners to ensure proper consultation between professionals and their patient exist, that is why chaperoning is very important to the general medical practice of doctors.

Chaperoning comes handy in various medical conditions which may include anxious and patients with vulnerability, a state where the patient cultural and/or religious view is different to a physical examination. Another situation where the role of a chaperone is inevitable is where a patient has a prior problem of recollection, or there is a misunderstanding between both parties. Patients that are rotated among medical professionals as a result of practices duty responsibilities and patients who are allocated to student or trainee doctors. Patients that find themselves in such situations and others need the service of a chaperone so as to receive the best medical care.

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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The Best Type of Water for Good Health

The Best Type of Water for Good Health

Water possesses essential health benefits to human; however, a lot of controversies have been trailing the best type of water that should be consumed more. There is no doubt that water composed of 80% of the human body, hence for good health, maintaining the level of water composition of the body is paramount. Water has an effect on all the body functions of a human being, so it is imperative that the right balance is maintained as well as drinking the correct type. There are different types of water, but distilled and alkaline waters are among the most common types.

 

 

Though not all types of water should be taken on a regular basis, however, they all are beneficial to our health. Alkaline water has been touted to possess most benefits to human health, but distilled water does have amazing health benefits in some situations. Personal health needs are the primary determinant of the type of water to consume because, for a specific health condition, distilled water may be the ideal water to drink while in some other cases, alkaline water will be perfect. It is best to identify the right water to drink, because your health should be your responsibility, and the water you consume impact and contribute to your health.

Choosing the right type of water will help to improve your hydration level, aid in reducing your blood pressure as well as assist in maintaining healthy bones, among several other health benefits. The danger of drinking the wrong type may lead to robbing your body system of the essential nutrients that it needs for optimum functioning. It might have crossed your mind that there are up to ten different types of water, they include acidic, alkaline and distilled water. Others include reverse osmosis, tap, softened, hard and tap water. Oxygenated, spring and mineral water are another types of water.

Each type of water possess their specific health benefits, but for good health, antioxidant alkaline water is the best because they have the right ph. level, as well as they contain correct minerals that enhance good healthy living. This type of water is essential to the body because they provide the body what other types of water doesn’t, they supply the human system essential minerals more than others. The antioxidants they give the body assist in fighting against oxidants that harm tissues and DNA of the body. It is a known fact that antioxidants are good for the human body system as they reduce the effects of oxidation which is an important factor in early aging.

Drinking antioxidant water would protect your body from the harmful effects of oxidation. It is paramount to take note of the kind of water you consume on a daily basis so you can get the benefit of drinking it. It is more harmful to drink the wrong type of water than not taking enough. So if you want to obtain the benefit of regular consumption of water, then find out the best one for your body and drink it always.

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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The Importance of Chaperoning in General Medical Practice

The Importance of Chaperoning in General Medical Practice

In medical practice, a chaperone is a middle person between a medical professional such as a doctor and a patient. They are adequately trained to act as an observer in a medical process performed by a professional on a patient. They are responsible for strengthening the doctor and patient relationship, as well as improving the standard of medical practice generally.

 

 

Chaperoning is an essential part of medical process and doctor because more than ever before, medical examinations has become more challenging for all the parties involved, the patient as well as the doctor performing the analysis. Chaperoning will help a patient to make the right decision, improve the communication level of doctors and their patients and they also enhance the autonomy of the patients.

Though this situation hampers the transparent communication that should exist between doctors and their patients hence affects the typical relationship that doctors share with their patients. This changes the ideal healthy doctor-patient communication making it more difficult and challenging for doctors to carry out proper consultation. In all, chaperoning is vital to doctor in general practice because it smoothens and afford doctors and patients to maintain a good relationship. This is because a professional chaperone works to strengthen an already established communication stronger and trustworthy.

There is no doubt that medical consultation is a challenge faced by both doctor and patient, no matter where it may be, whether in the hospital or community. To further create a smooth doctor to patient or vice versa, the need for more explicit communication with patients. This goes along with their ever increasing demand for autonomy and right to make personal decisions regarding their medical care and treatment; this has created a gap in the traditional role of a doctor-patient relationship. With such a scenario, sustaining an appropriate professional limit in the consultation process of doctor to patient becomes more difficult and challenging. Moreover, it is the responsibility of medical and health practitioners to ensure proper consultation between professionals and their patient exist, that is why chaperoning is very important to the general medical practice of doctors.

Chaperoning comes handy in various medical conditions which may include anxious and patients with vulnerability, a state where the patient cultural and/or religious view is different to a physical examination. Another situation where the role of a chaperone is inevitable is where a patient has a prior problem of recollection, or there is a misunderstanding between both parties. Patients that are rotated among medical professionals as a result of practices duty responsibilities and patients who are allocated to student or trainee doctors. Patients that find themselves in such situations and others need the service of a chaperone so as to receive the best medical care.

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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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/.

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

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Vitamins B6 and B12 with increase in Risk of Lung Cancer

Vitamins B6 and B12 with increase in Risk of Lung Cancer

Supplements are consumed on a regular basis by a large number of the world population. Most times, these supplements help in protecting the body against harmful substances that may be fighting against its wellbeing. However, it becomes even more worrisome when what you once thought was helping to protect against a condition like cancer becomes the primary cause of such illness.

This is what happened in the case of vitamin B. Before now; the vitamin was thought to fight against cancer, which was why most adults consumed it as part of their regular multivitamin. However, with the result of a study that shows that taking vitamin B6 and B12 will increase the chances or risk of lung cancer it calls for worry.

 

According to a study carried out at Ohio University, the risk of lung cancer was seen to be doubled to quadrupled by the consumption of vitamins B6 and B12. The study also showed that the risk is higher among men that smoke and it is a concern in men only as it was not reported to have an effect on women.

The researchers involved in the study said it was clear why a high dose of B vitamin supplements would increase the lung cancer of smoker rather than reducing it because the vitamins were supposed to strengthen the immune system and being the most important means of preventing lung cancer as well. They concluded that small unnoticed tumours might grow faster and cause the condition because the excess B vitamins might be feeding on them.

The primary cause of worry is among smokers because, during the study, it was found that men that stopped smoking for ten years back before the study were found to have no increase in the risk of lung cancer; instead the risk was the same with men that never smoked. This goes a long way in determining the fact that smoking is the primary determinant why vitamin B consumption in men increases the risk of lung cancer.

However, if you are a lover of multivitamins, you have nothing to worry about, because according to the researchers, the number of doses involved was well above those found in a daily multivitamin tablet. So you can take your vitamins at the usual dosage and still get the health benefits of the supplement so far you are not a smoker. There is no doubt that smoking cause’s lung cancer, it will be great if as a smoker, you give up smoking especially if you consume vitamin B as well. Staying alive is the ultimate goal, it’s better to do everything possible to maintain a healthy life.

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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Stevia, a Healthy Sugar Alternative

Stevia, a Healthy Sugar Alternative

Stevia has become a healthy alternative to sugar. The natural sweetener possesses no single calorie which makes it an excellent option especially for individuals treating diabetes. Stevia has been considered an ideal choice for sugar for so many reasons among them is its ability to control the level of blood sugar. Stevia is gotten from a South American plant known as Stevia rebaudiana also known as sweetleaf.

Over the years, the plant extract has been utilised in different diet drinks and foods such as yogurts, soda, desserts and candy among several others. It is believed to be sweeter than ordinary table sugar and has been considered a healthy substitute for most foods and beverages. Besides stevia being a healthy alternative to sugar, consuming the plant extract releases a protein known as TRPM5, a content that participates in the release of insulin as well as in taste perception.

 

There are a lot of benefits why stevia offers a better alternative to sugar; it aids in weight loss and a perfect option for those on a diet as well as those that have diabetes. Stevia is an essential option for people with diabetes because in such a situation, sugar is possibly their worst enemies, and they need to satisfy their craving for sweet things. There are so many other health benefits that stevia is known to offer besides the known ones.

When talking about the natural sweetener what comes to mind is its ability to lower blood sugar levels. The plant extract contains a compound known as steviol glycoside. This compound cannot be broken down or absorbed by the body, so as such it can only be flushed out of the human systems. Stevia increases the insulin resistance of the body, thereby stabilises the blood sugar, it also inhibits the absorption of glucose as well as enhances the health of the pancreas.

Using stevia as an alternative to sugar will aid in healing wounds even faster than normal, this is another great benefit of the wonderful plant extract. It does this by inhibiting the growth of certain dreadful bacteria. It is also believed to be very useful in healing athlete’s foot as well as sores. A compound known as retinoic acid is contained in stevia, this compound is very active in thwarting the development of wrinkles. The process is done by stopping the breakdown of the cells of the skin primarily elastin and collagen. By doing this, it reduces the production of sebum thereby enhancing skin cells lifespan.

These are among the several benefits that stevia offers to the human system. However, in everything, moderation is the key. So it is essential to consult your doctor before consuming the plant extract.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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All about Chiropractic Care

All about Chiropractic Care

A Chiropractors is a trained doctor that work in the field of alternative or complementary healthcare. Chiropractors specialise in detecting and reducing misalignments of the vertebral subluxation that interfere with central nervous system function. They treat their patients by the adjustments of specific joints to assist in the restoration of posture, the functioning of the nervous system, proper maintenance of health as well as the alignment of the spine. Subluxations in the body can lead to inflammation of the joint and nerve root, and it can also lead to lack of motion which causes the degeneration of the joint. The best instrument a chiropractic doctors could have is his or her hands. They are professionals that are trained to utilise their hands carefully to adjust the joints of the body.

 

Chiropractic care has been in existence for over two thousand years; however, the practice has gained much recognition a little over hundred years ago. Ever since its popularity, chiropractic care has been known to be an active form of medical care. The chiropractic medical care practice did gain high reputation because according to many studies that have conducted regarding the method, it has been shown that it’s more financially feasible as it is safer compared to the usual conventional medical care that most individuals are used to. A lot of people have had or known who has had a chiropractic care, and there are known facts about this Medicare that most individuals may not be aware of. Contrary to the public perception of chiropractic care, evidence has shown that the benefits of the practice can be applied to not just neck and back pains, but can be used to alleviate many other symptoms not related to the spine.

Some of the possible symptoms a patient should look out for to know if he or she needs a chiropractic care include:

Asthma

Acid Reflux

Back pain

Back pain due to pregnancy

Bell’s palsy

Brain and central nervous system dysfunctions

Colic

Dental and visual issues

Epilepsy and other neurological problems

Frequent headaches

Frozen shoulder

Heart-related matters

Injuries due to trauma or accidents

Joint pains

Neck pain

Upset stomach

Sciatica

The duty of a professional chiropractor is to carry out an adjustment on the spine to move the misplaced vertebrae through the use of high techniques to free the pressure exhibited on the nerves. They are able to achieve this due to the intensive years of training in locating any spinal vertebrae that is misplaced such that it tends to inhibit the nerves that move through the spinal cord and as well as the spinal columns touching the glands, muscles, and some other organs of the body.

Chiropractic care is a highly technical form of medical care, as you wouldn’t allow a novice to treat you of any medical condition, so you should not let your not-trained friend carry out any form of chiropractic care on you. The chiropractic care is a worldwide known form of medical care and has been proven to be very active.

 

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. 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 Deadly Anorexia Nervosa

The Deadly Anorexia Nervosa

As much as it is a self-imposed starvation, the effects of Anorexia nervosa can be deadly. Anorexia may appear not to be dangerous; however, the symptoms develop over a certain length of years. People with life experience predisposition, emotional issues as well as individuals with specific genetic situations are more susceptible to the medical condition. Anorexia nervosa often develop among females during their teenage years, though some eating disorder symptoms have been discovered in boys and girls in their pre-teens development years. The medical condition often occurs when an individual is overly concern about food intake to maintain the shape of their body and weight loss that leads to starvation.

 

Distinguishing the early signs of Anorexia nervosa with dieting and eating habit can be difficult because often, the symptoms can be attributed to other medical conditions making it more difficult to diagnose in the early stages. However, some physical examinations can review eating disorder symptoms some of them include; abnormal blood count, fatigue, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), severe loss of weight, hair breakage, dehydration and loss of bone calcium resulting in broken bones. Other notable symptoms include abnormal heartbeats, heightened liver enzymes, constipation, inability to tolerate cold, low blood pressure, seizure as well as dizziness. Anorexia nervosa condition also has this signs, brittle nails, appearing thin and development of dry skin. It takes a professional to observe these signs and distinguish it from other medical conditions.

People with Anorexia nervosa will resist a change in eating habit, exercise excessively as well as restrict intake of food in a bid to continue weight and to prevent weight gain. Often, people with the condition engage in binge eating or purge soon after eating regular meals, and when the situation is not adequately treated, it might lead to being skeletal and they will also perceive themselves of being overweight. The causes of the condition are more alarming than an obsession with the shape of the body or having an unhealthy view of food. Though Anorexia is a self-imposed form of starvation, the process the medical condition takes is much more than just food. Someone suffering from the disease believes achieving a certain thinness or controlling the body and appetite is the means through which they can gain recognition and self-worth.

Though Anorexia is a psychological condition, if it is not curbed early, it behaves like a physical disease. Anorexia tends to worsen when the thoughts of foods are continually overshadowed by the feeling of being in shape. The effects are different depending on the severity. The worst impact of the condition is death, and other physical effects are often non-reversible, and these effects often lead to death among people with Anorexia. People with Anorexia usually have a disruption in career, and there is also the possibility of suicide. Other effects include loss of connection to religion or faith, a shutdown of vital body systems, and they might be forced to withdraw from school. It can lead to brain damage, infertility as well as heart attacks and isolation from family and friends.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol Levels

Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol Levels

 As we age, the food we consume becomes more important to us than ever before. At a younger age, we certainly don’t think about the harm consuming particular food can cause, however, this start to fade away as we get older. The reason is that most conditions that humans suffer as they age are as a result of what they consume, which is why it is paramount to monitor the things we eat because some of these foods may aggravate certain health conditions that are present in the human as well as bring in new ones.

One of such conditions that require watching the things we consume is high cholesterol and heart disease. These conditions are a serious concern to a lot of people around the world and as such proper care should be taken to avoid the occurrence or to maintain the already existing condition. Many foods that we take tends to raise the blood cholesterol levels, and to be on a better side; such things should be avoided. It becomes even more troublesome when some of the foods we usually believe are good for our health is now culpable of raising our cholesterol levels.

We already know that consuming some specific food such as high-fat meat and butter raises cholesterol levels, but what we don’t know is that there are other foods that we think are okay for consumption that increases our cholesterol levels. Some of these foods will be discussed briefly below.

Whole-Fat Diary Foods

There is no doubt that dairy foods are rich in nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium; however, it becomes an issue if you go for a full-fat choice. You will be getting a dose of saturated fat when you opt for whole fat dairy food which is a red flag if you don’t want your cholesterol level to rise.

Liver

Liver can be a healthy food for a lot of individuals because it is a type of food that is high in iron. However, liver can be a source of increasing the cholesterol levels of others because it is the body’s principal source of cholesterol. Cholesterol is stored in the liver hence it is capable of increasing the cholesterol levels when consumed by some individuals.

Applesauce

It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, not when the apple is conventionally grown. Apples that are grown conventionally contains high amount of pesticides that can cause metabolic syndromes as well as obesity. Also, most applesauce makers often rip off the fibre-rich back of apples and add sweeteners which makes it a processed food; such foods are incredibly high in sugar which reduces its fibre content making it a culprit to increase cholesterol levels.

Nuts

Nuts are often known to be a good food that can be taken instead of snacks; however, not all nuts are good. It is paramount to know that all nuts are created differently and there saturated fat levels are also different. It is essential to choose the nut you consume because you may be increasing your cholesterol level when you consume nuts such as Brazil nuts which are very high in saturated fats.

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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