Dentistry

What is Valvuloplasty?

What is valvuloplasty? Valvuloplasty is a cardiac cath lab procedure that treats a narrow or stiff heart valve. In valvuloplasty, your heart doctor threads a catheter (narrow tube) through a blood vessel into your heart. A small balloon at the end of the catheter inflates to stretch the valve so blood flows more easily through it. Why do I need it? Your hearts valves work like doors or gates to keep blood moving in one direction through the heart chambers. The valves [...]

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Tobacco

It is a product prepared from the tobacco plant leaves, by curing them. Tobacco is available in smoking and smokeless variety. Smoking tobacco –e.g-cigarette,bidi,hookah,snuf,cheroot,etc Smokeless variety-e.g-gutkha,zarda,pan masala,khaini,etc Tobacco is also available as dentrifice (used to clean teeth). Due to strategic marketing by tobacco industry, there is an ever increasing number of people addicted to tobacco. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, lung diseases and cancers. Inhaling second hand smoke is equally dangerous and causes cancers in non smoking individuals. Tobacco smoke contains tar [...]

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Dietary Cholesterol

For years you have been told that high cholesterol foods can cause heart disease. This is because some studies have linked with high levels of cholesterol with heart disease & early death. Cholesterol in the blood stream specifically the bad LDL cholesterol is important in determining health risk. The truth is that cholesterol is important structural molecule which is essential for each & every cell & also make steroid hormone such as testosterone, estrogens, cortisol & vit.D. Yolk contains choline, Bvitamin [...]

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Colonoscopy Procedure

What is a Colonoscopy? Your doctor has recommended that you have a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for any abnormalities. The colonoscopy, which is a thin, flexible, fiber optic instrument, is passed from your rectum to your cecum (the point where the small intestine joins with the large intestine). Colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” to evaluate intestinal inflammation, ulceration, bleeding, diverticulosis and tumors. It is possible to [...]

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Physical Activity & Nutrition

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & NUTRITION The human body must continuously be supplied with energy to perform its many complex function. Food provide energy for physical activity. As you get more physically active your requirement of energy also increases. Carbohydrates- Fuel of preference & the critical food stuff for the active person. It should contribute to 55% or more of the daily caloric intake. Complex carbohydrates are preferable to simple one. They take longer to digest, provide a more sustained source of blood [...]

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Sleeping Positions To Avoid Back Pain

Lower back pain not only affects a person’s daily life but can also disturb their sleep. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even cause a backache. So, what are the best sleeping positions for lower back pain? Here are the six best sleeping positions for lower back pain. The best sleeping positions Certain sleeping positions may help to treat back pain and ensure a good night’s sleep. Not only can lower back pain get in the way of a good night’s rest, [...]

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Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Food that is good for your teeth include: Onions-they have anti microbial properties that neutralize the bacteria causing gum disease and cavities. Leaf green vegetables-contains vit c which reduces inflammation. Requires more chewing thus stimulates flow of saliva which helps clean teeth and keeps gum/teeth helthy Celery/carrots/apples-cruchy fruits and vegetables are rich in fibre requiring you to chew more, this action generates more saliva that has a cleaning action on teeth Milk ,yogurt,cheese-dairy products contain calcium and proteins like casein that help neutralize [...]

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Oral Candidiasis

Also known as thrush, it is a fungal infection of the mouth. A white rash that is like cottage cheese in appearance appears in oral candidiasis. It can occur on the tongue,inner cheek , roof of mouth,gums, tonsils or back of the throat.certain amounts of the candida fungus remain in harmony with other bacteria in the body, but when their balance is upset due to various reasons, a fungal infection occurs. Oral thrush can be caused by wrongly fitting [...]

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Dentistry is Not Expensive, Neglect is

People think dental treatment is expensive. Yes it does involve a lot of technique and various material costs to be borne by the dentist to restore a tooth. But having said that, dental costs can be kept to a minimal by practicing preventive dental treatment. That would involve you visiting a dentist every 6 months for a routine check up. During such visits if dental problems are detected and treated early on, the added dental expense of advanced treatment [...]

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