Dentistry

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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All Cold, Flu and Sore Throat is not H1N1

Common cold is most often diagnosed by person himself. Most commonly occurs in winter. It is self limiting in most patient primary caused by viral infection and affects the nose, throat, sinuses and larynx (voice box). Patient may develop symptoms in short incubation period within 2 days of viral infection. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache and fever. Recovery of the person occurs within 7 to 10 days. Any adult can get infection through air droplets from infected person or through [...]

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10 Interesting Facts About The Human Heart

The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. An electrical system controls the rhythm of your heart. It’s called the cardiac conduction system. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart. A woman’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart. The beating sound of your heart is [...]

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