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.

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The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

Creatine is a body chemical that is found mostly in the muscles and the brain. The primary use of the chemical is in enhancing exercise performance and improving the mass of the muscle. Creatine is most commonly found in red meat as well as seafood, and they can also be made in the laboratory. The use of creatine has also been traced to enhancing of athletic performance of individuals during a short but high intensive activity such as sprinting. Due to its ability to aid performance, the chemical is often used in producing most nutritional supplements. Though creatine enhances athletic performance in people, it has other uses in the human body. The chemical is consumed by mouth for syndromes of its deficiency that may affect congestive heart failure (CHF), fibromyalgia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Huntington’s disease, depression, the brain, diabetes.

Creatine is also involved in the manufacture of the energy that our body muscles require to work. Individuals that have low creatine level in their system such as vegetarians seem to benefit more from this chemical when they start taking creatine supplements than persons with a higher level of creatine. This scenario happens because the human skeletal muscles have a limit of the amount of creatine that it can hold, adding more to this level does nothing to the level. This level of required creatine in the skeletal muscles can be achieved within few days of consuming the prescribed dose.

Side Effect of consuming Creatine

Every health supplements or drugs has its side effect when not taken appropriately and so it is with consuming creatine wrongly. When this chemical is absorbed by mouth for up to five years, it is safe in so doing, but anything other than that will be harmful to the human body system. When creatine is taken by mouth more than what is prescribed, it could lead to harm of vital body organs such as the kidney, heart and may also impair the functioning of the heart. The high dosage of creatine can also cause cramping of the muscle, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea. Some studies have shown that creatine does not build muscles but may lead to weight gain in people that consumes it because it takes water from every other part of the body. Due to the fact that the chemical absorbs water from all areas of the body, it is advised to consume more water when taking creatine supplements because it might lead to dehydration.

Though most of the side effects of creatine lack sufficient scientific backing, it is however advised to stay on the safe side if you are in doubt. Breastfeeding and pregnant women are to remain clear of usage, though there is no precise information if the chemical is safe or not for them. It is also safe for children to consume about five grams of creatine by mouth daily for not more than six months. Staying safe is the paramount thing, so if you have any doubt of consuming creatine, it is better to stay clear of 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


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


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Here’s the Perfect and Easy Way to Take Great Care of Your Teeth



Here’s the Perfect and Easy Way

to Take Great Care of Your Teeth


Having a good dental hygiene routine is essential and really makes a great difference to how your teeth look, and how long they will last. Remember you only have two sets of teeth – take good care of them! Implants and artificial teeth are becoming increasingly common and accessible, but nothing beats having a full set of healthy, pearly whites!

While there are 101 ways to take care of your teeth, there’s one very easy and convenient way to take great care of your teeth. And the secret ingredient is probably sitting in your kitchen right now: Baking Soda and Salt!

Yes, you read that right.

Here’s how you go about it:

Mix up a small bottle of baking soda and salt, in equal proportions. Keep it handy in your bathroom so you don’t forget it! Keep a small container nearby in which you can mix the powder with a bit of water to make a paste for a one time use. Keep the rest of the powder dry. Skip the toothpaste and mouthwash and teeth gum once a month, and load your toothbrush with the paste of baking soda and salt. Brush your teeth like you would with toothpaste: left, right, over, under, circle and brush! Rinse your mouth and toothbrush after every brushing.

What’s so special in baking powder?

Baking powdersodium bicarbonate – is a weak alkali. It contains free radicals which, when combined with salt and water, remove stains from the teeth enamel. Baking powder can loosen and whiten dark stains caused by tea, coffee, tobacco, gums and sodas.


Don’t continue using if it causes an unpleasant burning or tingling. Remember that soda is not anti-bacterial and you will need to use toothpaste to protect against cavities. Baking soda also has an abrasive property, so don’t use it too much – once a month is suitable.

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

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


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Do Not Ignore your Wisdom Teeth

Our third molars are referred to as our Wisdom Teeth. Located at the very back end of your set lined up teeth, wisdom teeth are usually the last to develop, usually during the ages of 15 to 30 years. And since they have been traditionally associated with this age to describe the onset of maturity and the attainment of “wisdom”, they have been termed as Wisdom teeth and are believed to be “evolutionary relics” that helped our ancestors who ate diets of rougher foods like sticks and plants. As teeth wore down or fell out, wisdom teeth provided replacements. With today’s advancements in dentistry and oral hygiene, we don’t really need replacement teeth.

Hence, most dentists and Maxillofacial surgeons recommend that we extract out wisdom teeth before they can cause us any problems because of their alignment. The most common symptom of wisdom teeth is pain at the back of the mouth, right behind the molars that could sometimes reflect pain to your jaw, neck and temporal region. This pain gradually increases, due to the tooth growing sideways away from the rest of the surrounding molars they get in the way and the misalignment compresses the bone and adjoining nerves.

The area becomes very sensitive and swells with a reddish color and the pain could become importunate . You should relate this information to your dentist immediately as it’s possible to experience wisdom teeth symptoms. During the natural growing process the tooth cuts through the surface of the gum, it results in open (gingiva) tissue. This allows bacteria to make its way in to the opening causing a localized infection. Sometimes, the pain of the infection-inflamation is so severe, that it could have an overall effect on your general health as well.

At other times, the wisdom tooth can be blocked from coming out due to restricted space caused by the jaw bone dimension and the neighboring teeth. This is called an impacted tooth. And while the tooth cannot come out, the roots, however, will continue to elongate if the growing process hasn’t finished. The longer the tooth remains inside, the more prolonged the process will be and consequently more pain will be experienced.

Remember that fetid breath, bad taste upon chewing food, redness and swelling are all associated with an infection. So if you are experiencing some pain at the back of your mouth where the wisdom teeth would be, consult a dentist immediately. If it is indeed your wisdom tooth that is troubling you, your dentists will get it extracted either under local or general anesthesia. Make sure to discuss any complications before the procedure.

If your wisdom teeth have already erupted, they can be easily removed if space in your jaw will be an issue; impacted teeth on the other hand can be a little more complicated. The procedure requires an incision to be made in the gum and sometimes the removal of the covering bone. Only then can this tooth be removed.

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure and is likely the best solution to relieve your symptoms.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry



Cosmetic dentistry is without doubt one of the hottest specialties of dentistry today’s days. In the early times, cosmetic dentistry was supposed to be the property of the rich and the elite field. This is because the price of cosmetic dentistry has never been a concern for the layperson. With the advancements in technology, innovative and cost-effective methods that have been developed, cosmetic dentistry has gained popularity among different segments of the society. These days, it can be said that the cosmetic dentistry is flourishing very quickly and more people are using the unlimited available possibilities.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made many people happy by helping them reviving their lost or damaged teeth. Modern methods of cosmetic dentistry can do wonders to fill the gaps between the teeth, straighten crooked teeth with orthodontics, fill the cavity with fillings or implants and other procedures to restore your smile and help you look younger.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can be classified into different categories and the of price cosmetic dentistry, vary with different types of treatments. Different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, bleaching processes, porcelain veneers, dental implants, dental bridges, contouring and reshaping teeth, dentures, dental composite fillings, and porcelain crowns.

CEREC Crown technology

A dental crown is a cap that covers the natural tooth, strengthens and also improve their shape and color. The crowns have gained a long and difficult reputation, but technological advances in dentistry have become much more popular.

CEREC crowns are CAD or CAM technology which enables patients to receive their crowns in place, and you do not have to have a temporary crown placed. CEREC crowns enable patients to get a new crown the same day they need it, the crown is very strong (117% stronger than your natural tooth structure), durable and can be used on the same day. The implant can be placed from start to finish, including anesthesia, tooth preparation, ceramics and cementation. The procedure on natural teeth is to reduce about one to two millimeter the structure along the perimeter of the tooth, take a picture of the tooth, send this information to computer technology in 3-D, this machine is designed to create the porcelain crown specifically for the proposed tooth.



Designing the Hollywood Smile of your dream In One Day


Most people are often impressed by the whole personality of Hollywood stars, and what attracts people the most is their sparkling white well positioned teeth. In addition to designer clothes and professional grooming.

A smile helps to perfect your appearance, and if you have your teeth perfectly aligned, this can help boost your level of confidence. On the other hand, if some of your teeth are distorted or otherwise crowded or misshaped, you can use cosmetic dentistry to help create your perfect smile through a variety of dental procedures.

Teeth whitening, as we know it is a cosmetic dental procedure that should ideally be performed by a qualified dentist. If you have disfigured teeth, this type of dentistry can help to enhance the beauty of your smile, and also helps raise your confidence level.

These procedures should be carried out by specialists only, and perfect dentists are not easy to find, that is why Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai is here to help you create dreamy of your smile come true. To get started, you have to book an appointment with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai and get your dreamy smile created and done in only one day!!!!


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