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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.
Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”. 
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Longevity and Coffee Drinking

Longevity and Coffee Drinking

A lot has been said about the health benefits of drinking coffee. Recently, the advantage of the daily consumption of coffee was backed by studies that were done to examine the health benefits of drinking coffee. Several benefits have been associated with the constant drinking of the coffee brew. This explains why people that favour the frequent consumption of the drink live longer and has a lower death rate compared to non-drinkers of coffee.

Researches have been carried out, and studies have also shown that daily and frequent drinkers of coffee have reduced risk of heart problems, fewer stroke risk as well as decreases risk of diabetes. It also exposes the fact that taking coffee on a more regular basis will reduce the chances of certain cancers. However, the studies that have been done in regards to coffee consumptions have only focused on selected races (Asian Americans, African Americans, and Latinos), the probability of the brew having such similar effect on other races remains to be seen. According to a recently concluded study, it shows that people that consume more than four cups of coffee a day have a lower death rate compared to individuals that don’t drink coffee.

 

Before now, the negativity that surrounded coffee is the caffeine content in the brew; however, it has gone to show that the caffeine constituent of coffee does not inhibit in any way the health benefits of drinking coffee. It was shown that individuals that drank both the versions with caffeine and those without caffeine got similar health benefits from the consumption of coffee.

Though drinking coffee and longevity have something in common, this is not saying that non-drinkers will die early, and it does not necessarily support the over-consumption of the drink. It is also advised to drink in moderation. Also, non-drinking of coffee does not mean you have lesser chances of fighting heart-related illness, as there so many other significant aspects of healthy living that affects our overall life.

Coffee is a complex mixture of compounds that possess biological effects that aid in living a healthy life, this has been proven by several studies as well as researches. It contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties that aid in fighting illnesses such as the Parkinson disease and several others. Due to coffee comprising such compounds, regular and frequent drinkers do have an enhanced glucose control level of the systems, they will have a lower level of inflammations as well as possess a healthier lipid profile.

It is paramount to incorporate moderate coffee consumption into a healthy diet, and if you happen to be a non-lover of the brew, that’s alright because what is most important is not the coffee it’s about having a healthy lifestyle. But if you don’t have any problem drinking coffees, drinking a few cups of coffee a day will do you no harm; instead, it will be doing you a lot of good.

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

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Eating Your Way to Better Sexual Health

Eating Your Way to Better Sexual Health

Accomplishing a healthy sex drive is a combination of factors that are psychological, physiological and environmental. An individual’s sex drive depends on how they feel mentally together with the physical environment they find themselves. However, people can enhance their sex life by changing their eating habit. There are foods that we consume that contribute to the low sex drive that some people experience. Before consuming just any food, it is important to understand that what you eat affects your libido. All that human needs to function at the highest efficiency has already been provided by nature. It is our action and inability to harness the superpowers of nature that have hampered our healthy life.

There are many foods that naturally boost the libido, most of the foods can be consumed in their raw state while some require being cooked, whichever way they come, this has been provided to humankind by nature. These foods consist of vegetables, nuts, spices, whole grains and some herbs that have the power to enhance the human sex drive. It doesn’t matter how useful these foods can be, if someone is not ready to change their eating habit, it can be difficult to achieve any tangible result. So I will say the first step is to make a decision to change and then you will experience a drastic change in your sex life.

Seafood

Consuming seafood that is rich in fatty acids helps the body in building the lubrication systems and increases the production of body hormones and they also assist in increasing sex drive in human. Seafood such as Salmon, herring, mackerel tuna, sardines, and anchovies are a great reservoir of these properties.

Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables are known for their detoxifying, diuretic and alkalinizing properties. These resources promote good sex health by improving the flow of blood around the body and ensuring the basic level of the body is accomplished. Vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, shitake mushrooms, celery, okra, avocado, cabbage and leafy greens all possess excellent properties that enhance and improves healthy sex life.

Organic Fruits

Fresh fruits from a natural source such as berries, plums, coconuts, apples, watermelons, mangos, bananas, peaches, and cherries are some of the fruits that improve sex drive in human. When these fruits are consumed, they enhance the vital sex energy which is healthy for maintaining good sex drive. Consuming these fruits either garnished on salads, as morning smoothies or as a standalone snack will help the body to keep a healthy equilibrium of energy to enhance your overall sex life.

Whole Grains and Herbs

Whole grains such as barley, rice, corn, oats, and millets possesses an abundance of fertility in them; however, little is known about it. This grain reduces the cholesterol level in the body as well as balancing the body’s sugar level. Herbs such as cumin, turmeric, cayenne, and cinnamon are rich and potent in enhancing the circulation of blood and help the body in increasing sex drive. Consuming these foods will do your sex life great benefits.

 

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”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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Dietary Fibre – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health

Dietary Fibre – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health

Dietary fibre is the part of a plant that the body cannot absorb or digest. They are also called roughage. They are not like other food components that the body can absorb, instead, when we take fibre, it passes through the stomach, small intestine, and colon straight out of the body. There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble fibre. The soluble fibre is the type of fibre that dissolves in water while the insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water. The soluble type of fibres dissolves in water to form a material like gel, and they help in lowering glucose level in the body as well as blood cholesterol level.

The foods that soluble fibre can be found include apples, carrots, oats, psyllium, beans, barley, peas, fruits, and citrus. The function of the insoluble type of fibre includes promoting the movement of materials via the digestive system and helps individual’s that are battling with constipation by increasing stool bulk. The sources of insoluble fibre include vegetables, beans, whole wheat flour, nuts and wheat bran. Though they are not digested by the body, consuming dietary fibre is beneficial to the human body in so many ways.

One of the ways that fibre benefits the body is by normalising the movement of the bowel by increasing the weight and size of the stool we pass out, hence also helping in maintaining a healthy bowel. Fibres contribute to decreasing the cholesterol level of the body. They contribute to decreasing the blood cholesterol level by lowering the low-density lipoprotein, and they also have so many other benefits related to the heart such as reducing inflammation as well as blood pressure.

In individuals with diabetes, soluble fibre has been found to slow the absorption of sugar and assist the blood sugar level, while the insoluble fibre reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Foods that are rich in fibre tend to occupy the stomach more than fewer fibre foods, which means it reduces the quantity of food that we consume, therefore, helps in maintaining a healthy weight. Meals with a high composition of fibre possess a lower amount of calories compared to its low composition meals, which also is a gain towards maintaining a healthy weight.

A fibre rich diet especially the insoluble type gotten from cereals can minimise the risk for type 2 diabetes. Diets rich in a high-fibre meal are linked to a reduced risk for other common digestive system cancers, including pharynx, mouth, and stomach. Fibre, particularly soluble fibre, is a significant part of any healthy heart diet. A high fibre consumption can reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors linked to coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Eating a diet high in fibre improve cholesterol levels by reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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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Delicious Ways to Reduce Cholesterol without Drugs

Delicious Ways to Reduce Cholesterol without Drugs

Cholesterol is a combination of alcohol and steroid also known as atherosclerotic plaque. It is a wax-like substance that is in the cell membranes of body tissues carried in the blood plasma. The human system needs cholesterol in order to make and sustain cell membranes. The body also needs cholesterol because it enhances the metabolism of fat soluble vitamins and it assists with the production of bile. A condition known as atherosclerosis is the build-up of cholesterol in the artery walls. There are two types of cholesterol; HDL (high-density lipoproteins) and LDL (low-density lipoproteins).

The high-density lipoproteins are the good cholesterol while the low-density lipoproteins are considered as bad cholesterol. Both perform different functions in the body, while HDL is known to reduce the risk of heart attack, the low-density lipoproteins are linked to increasing the risk of heart disease. However, reducing cholesterol level in the body can be done with a simple change of diet, but if it is not checked, its high levels of cholesterols can only be reduced by drugs. There are several foods that can reduce LDL cholesterol. Foods that are high in fibre are right to the body, and they decrease the level of low-density lipoproteins in the body. These foods high in fibre such as barley, wheat bran, and oat bran can be consumed as cereals sprinkled on foods for breakfast.

Other foods such as pears, apples, pearl barley, beans are high in fibre and should be eaten daily to help in lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the body. You can also try to incorporate lentils, fava, borlotti, kidney and other whole foods into your diet because they contain lecithin that also lowers bad cholesterol level in the human body. Eating your way to lower bad cholesterol level shouldn’t be difficult because there many delicious foods that you can incorporate into your diet to give you excellent results. Most of the foods possess other vital nutrients that do not only lowers the level of cholesterol in the body but helps in fighting other diseases that may be fighting against the body.

Foods such as Shitake mushroom contains a compound known as lentinan. This compound does not only lowers bad cholesterol level in the body but also has anti-cancer properties that enable it to boost the human immune system. Avocado also possesses a nutrient that lowers cholesterol level of the body, thanks to the presence of monounsaturated fat that also possesses properties that benefit the heart. Also, there are fruits such as strawberries, black or red berries, apples, raspberries, apples and citrus fruits.

Incorporating these foods into your daily diet will not only help in reducing the cholesterol level of the system but adds other health benefits to the body. All these superfoods are not only beneficial to lowering of bad cholesterol in the body, but they also offer more regarding guaranteeing overall wellness of the body. It is evident that you can deliciously eat your way to a better cholesterol level and obtain other health benefits from eating well.

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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