How to Maintain a healthy Kidney

How to Maintain a healthy Kidney

The kidney is an essential organ of the human body, it’s responsible for filtering of waste products from the blood. The optimal performance of the kidney is paramount for the complete functioning of a person. The function of the kidney in the body also include regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure as well as production of red blood cell in the body.

 

Often, human activities and thing we consume contribute in weakening this all important organ of the body, which may lead to kidney failure and some other diseases that hampers its optimal performance. It imperative to know that certain lifestyle and eating habit are the reasons behind kidney failure and helping yourself by changing such will only lead to a healthy kidney which ultimately translate to a healthy life. When one’s kidney is not functioning properly, it’s symptoms will show in order for the individual to take necessary steps in getting a solution.

Kidney failure has some common symptoms which may include swelling, breath shortness, confusion, weakness and lethargy among other symptoms. A kidney is said to fail if its unable to perform its duties in the body which is to remove waste, this failure occurs when there are build up of these waste products and excess fluid which then leads to the symptoms of a failed kidney. It is the presence of these waste and too much fluid in the body that causes the signs but on its on at the initial stage, kidney failure do not have any symptoms.

Some causes of kidney failure can be treated and the kidney will function well as normal, however, kidney failure is a progressive condition that maybe irreversible. Prompt and proper response is required to curb the causes of kidney failure before it deteriorate. Diabetes and blood pressure have been the major culprits of severe kidney failure, controlling these conditions will help in preventing the occurrence of kidney failure and its progression. There is also a link with the reduced functioning of the kidney and ageing, the older an individual gets, the functioning of the kidney decreases. The only treatment options available for a completely failed kidney are transplant or dialysis.

Prevention is better than cure when talking about kidney failure. You are better off preventing any malfunction of the kidney by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Overdose of some over the counter drugs contribute to kidney failure because they can cause the build up of toxins that can overload the kidney. Follow your doctor’s or pharmacist prescription when using any drugs and as much as possible, minimise how you expose yourself to chemicals which may include tobacco, house cleaning agents, pesticides and other toxic products.

Individuals who are treating urinary tract diseases should ensure to manage the condition properly because it can lead to malfunctioning of the kidney. Consume a healthy balanced diet and follow the advice of your doctor, use drugs as prescribed and ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Stay away from harmful environments and make sure your surrounding is kept clean all the 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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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Types of Hearing Loss

Types of Hearing Loss

The ear is one of the sense organs in the human body. When it’s faulty or not functioning the way it should, then it calls for attention to prevent further damages. Hearing loss is one of the medical conditions that affect the ear. Hearing loss can be classified into three types; sensorineural, conducive and mixed hearing loss. The three types of hearing loss will be discussed briefly in this article; the possible causes as well as the symptoms will be discussed.

 

According to medical reports, the sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type. This is a permanent type of hearing loss that is characterized by the damage of the auditory nerve or the cells of the inner ear. People with this type of hearing loss have difficulty hearing because the faulty auditory nerve or inner ear weakens or prevent the transfer of sound signals to the brain which is aided by nerve signals sent to the brain.

The probable causes of sensorineural hearing loss can include the direct transfer of infection from mother to child when pregnant or a genetic syndrome for cases that started from birth, some of the infections include herpes, toxoplasmosis or rubella. While for conditions that starts later in life can as a result of the following causes; traumatic injuries, diseases that affects the blood vessels, cancerous growth in the inner ear, auto-immune diseases, exposure to too much loud noise that last for extended time, presbycusis(age deterioration), meniere disease and several others.

People treating sensorineural hearing loss can actually hear when people are talking, however, they have difficulty hearing them clearly, which happens to be one of the symptoms of the ear problem. Other symptoms of the condition include consistent buzzing or ringing on the ear, difficulty listening in a noisy surrounding, inability to hear certain speech sounds, feeling dizzy or off-balance, noises may sound too quiet or too loud and mumbled and slurred speeches of others especially children and women, these are some of the common signs of a sensorineural hearing loss.

The treatment options of sensorineural hearing loss may be the use of assistive hearing aids, or cochlear implants since a damaged auditory nerve or cells of the inner ear cannot be repaired by any surgical or medical procedure. The hearing aid to be used depends on the severity of the condition.

This type of hearing loss can be permanent or temporary depending on the cause. Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the middle or outer ear that prevents the passage of sound to the inner ear. It can also occur when there is an obstruction that prevents the inner ear from getting sound. Since conductive hearing loss affect the combination of the outer and middle ear, the cause are separated by the part of the ear it affects.

The causes of conductive hearing loss if it’s the outer ear include; wax impaction, obstructions caused by the insertion of foreign bodies into the ear, blockages caused by a bone-like protrusions that developed inside the ear canal(Exostoses), stenosis (the narrowing of the ear canal) and otitis externa.

The causes when it affects the middle ear include; otosclerosis, obstruction or blockage of the Eustachian tube, a breach in the tympanic membrane which can be caused by ear infections, rapid changes in air pressure and injury. Others include discontinuity between the bones of the middle ear which can be as a result of heavy trauma or injury, the build-up of fluid in the middle ear, glomus tumors or cholesteatoma and the freezing of the middle ear bones.

Individuals treating conductive hearing loss have difficulty with sound loudness, they can hear sound clearly when it is loud. Some of the signs and symptoms of this hearing issue include difficulty in phone conversation, pain in both or one ear, foul smell coming from the ear canal and feeling of pressure in one or both ears.

The treatment options of conductive hearing loss is determined by the cause, for condition caused by infections, abnormal growth, wax impaction and the presence of foreign objects, medical process like extraction of earwax and other surgical procedures can be used to correct it. While other causes of the hearing loss can be considered a permanent issue that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical procedures.

The last time of hearing loss is known as Mixed hearing loss, which is the combination of both the sensorineural and conductive hearing losses. This type of hearing loss can happen over time and can also be caused by trauma. It usually occurs when one hearing loss is compounded by the other. The symptoms of mixed hearing loss are the combination of the symptoms of both the sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.

The treatment for mixed hearing loss can be determined by the severity of the condition, if it is more conductive or sensorineural. If the bigger part of the condition is characterized by conductive loss, medical and surgical processes can be used to correct it, however, if it is the other way round, then implants and hearing aids can be used to correct it.

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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Liver

How to Maintain a Healthy Liver

The liver is an essential organ of the body and should be taken proper care of to reap the full benefits of its functions. Due to the nature of this all important organ, it possesses self-healing ability especially from minor damages that occurs as a result of wear and tear. However, when there is continuous damage is done on the liver, the condition may become irreversible making it difficult to self-heal which will then lead to a dangerous damage to the liver.

It is imperative to imbibe healthy habit that can help you to keep the liver healthy. The best way if doing this is to avoid the further development of damages to the liver and eating balanced diet. If you can do all these, you will encourage the rejuvenation of the liver and reduce the chances of damaging this sensitive organs. Below are some of the ways you can help prevent future damages to the liver.

Good Hygiene should be developed

Developing the habit of good hygiene help in preventing a viral infection known as hepatitis. Make sure you have your hands washed after changing your baby’s nappy as well as after using the toilet. Boiling water before drinking should be a habit especially if you are not sure of its cleanliness and make sure before you start working with food you wash your hands.

Minimize Alcohol drinking

Heavy consumption of alcohol causes an inflammation in the liver over time, this condition can lead to scarring which ultimately will lead to liver cirrhosis. Drink alcohol in moderation because alcohol has its own benefits in the body.

Exercise frequently

Keeping fit is one of the best antidote to a healthy life. Most of the liver diseases around are related to obesity. The conditions are often more prone to people who have unhealthy weight. Engaging in physical exercise will help to boost your liver health as well as keep it in healthy functionality. You don’t have to engage in high intensity interval training, but just a range of physical activities which may include jogging, swimming, walking and cycling is enough to keep your liver healthy.

Consume more of liver cleansing foods

There are certain foods that possesses the ability to cleanse the liver they include fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. These foods provide the liver with detoxifying effects which help to boost the health of the liver. Include these foods in your diet plan and you will reap the benefits by having a healthy liver.

Avoid the use of hard drugs

Avoid the usage of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine and other form of inhalant because they possess chemicals that are capable of causing severe damages to the liver. Staying away from these drugs should be done with all seriousness if you want a healthy liver.

Don’t over use Drugs

This aspect is very important because a lot of individuals mostly buy over the counter drugs and use it based on their prescription. If you are doing it, its high time you stop it because it may cause severe havoc to your body. It has been found that overdose of paracetamol is among the leading causes of liver failure, and paracetamol is one of the most bought over the counter drug

So be careful. Stick to your doctor’s instructions when using drugs and don’t over use drugs bought over the counter.

Watch your weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the first step toward keeping your liver healthy. Accumulation of unhealthy fat in the liver is often caused by eating wrongly, and this can cause severe damage to the liver if not addressed quickly. Consume foods that are low in fat composition and diet with controlled carbohydrate.

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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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The Health Benefits of Exercise

The Health Benefits of Exercise

The positive effects of exercise on human go beyond helping us live longer but improves the quality of our life. It is a known fact that doing regular workout enhances the performance of the heart and improves the appearance of muscles, engaging in exercise will also help the body to fight off potentially harmful attacks. Exercising will only add to the quality of someone’s life by bolstering productivity as well as enhancing overall emotional and mental functioning.

There are so many ways through which working out can add to the quality of life of an individual. Below are some of the ways exercising can benefit the body.

Exercise and Alzheimer’s disease

It has been found by several studies that there is a link between regular exercise and reduction in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive kind of disease that living an Active lifestyle can prevent its occurrence, slow it down and is even capable of reversing the condition. An individual with Alzheimer’s disease experiences a reduction if motor capacity over time and in no time it will affect the neurological function of the person. What’s more important is that the training does not have to be intensive, engaging in any form of exercise can hamper the progress of degeneration of the brain in people treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Exercise burn fat

This point is a generally known fact that overweight people can shed some pound when they exercise. The amount of fat that they can burn depends on the type of training or exercise, some can burn as much as 1000 calories in one hour. Physical activity is one of the surest means of burning fat; even dieting can hardly achieve the same level of result. If you are serious about shedding some pound, you should consider working out more regularly. High-intensity interval training seems to provide the best result, so you should consider engaging in such an exercise to achieve a better result.

Enhances Sleep

One of the ways engaging in exercise benefits the body is by improving the quality of sleep. There are three ways that your sleep benefits from participating in exercising. First, it will help to minimise waking up when sleeping, someone who engages in regular exercise will spend more time during deep sleep, and the last point is you will fall asleep faster when you exercise regularly. Rest is essential to the body because it’s when people sleep that tissues in the body are repaired and renewed. Sleeping also gives the brain the chance to rest.

Good Depression fighter

Working out regularly releases hormones that elevate moods, this hormones enhances general health as well as relieves stress. It has been proven that there is a link between improved mood and regular exercise. No matter how minute the work out duration may be, it is known that it can alleviate serious emotional issues. Most exercise involves the rhythmic contraction of muscles, and this action improves the serotonin level in the brain which helps in fighting against negative feelings. Exercising is one of the surest means of fight-off depression.

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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

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Tips and Trick on how to Improve the Digestive System

Tips and Trick on how to Improve the Digestive System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

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

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

Cataracts

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

Glaucoma

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

Blurry Vision

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

Diabetic Retinopathy

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

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

 

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Warning Signs of Diabetes

Warning Signs of Diabetes

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

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

Experiencing leg pain when you walk

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

Frequent thirst

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

Unexplainable loss of weight

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

Blurred Vision (Diabetic Retinopathy)

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

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

 

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How to Effectively Manage Headaches

How to Effectively Manage Headaches

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

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

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

Engage in Regular Exercise

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

Stop Smoking

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

Prevent headaches before it comes

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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Healthy Lemon Uses and Benefits

Healthy Lemon Uses and Benefits

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

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

Helps the body in fighting against fever

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

Help in stopping internal bleeding

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

Controls high blood pressure

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

Controls inflammation

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

Help in treating Asthma

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

Aids Digestion

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

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

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

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

 

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