Oral and Eye Care
Cancer is not just a single disease but multiple diseases of a single name, so the obvious reason for people to get scared of. What makes it scarier is its late detection. Most of the cancer gets detected when its already spread to other parts of the body, which is called Metastatic until then it doesn’t show any symptom.
With a hoard of health benefits, Omega-3 fatty acids are the healthy fats that must be a regular inclusion in the diet. Studies have shown that omega-3 reduce inflammation, control blood triglyceride levels and also lowers risk of developing dementia.
Most vegetarians and vegans think that it is difficult to get an adequate dose of omega-3 as fish oil capsules and fish are the best sources of these fats. However, contrary to the popular belief, there are six sources of omega-3 for the vegetarians and the vegans.
Are the one of them who believes that weakening eyesight is due to aging? Well, the truth may be something else. An Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), published back in 2001 states that the consumption of certain eye-friendly nutrients like zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene has the ability to reduce the risk of age-related visionary health by nearly 25%.
That being said let us now take a look at the best nutrients and their food sources that will contribute to improving better eyesight.
High Blood pressure or hypertension is a very common health problem in India with more than 10 million cases treated annually. High blood pressure can damage arteries, lead to strokes and brain hemorrhage too. This leads to too many health complications and in severe cases, death even. Hypertension is often called a silent killer since it exhibits no serious symptoms until any prominent physical complications.
A toothache is the most torturous pain ever, the person who has been through this pain would definitely agree. As a dentist, I have seen many patients who are very apprehensive and scared about the root canal treatment. I know it’s difficult to digest and believe that it’s a very simple procedure when you have instruments going in and out of our mouth, teeth being drilled and the scariest part having an injection. But trust me it’s a very simple procedure, so we shall start decoding this treatment.
Cataract is an age-related eye condition and it is the leading cause of death in the US. In India, about 63% of visual impairment cases are attributed to cataract. The Union Health Ministry had conducted a National Blindness Survey (2015 -2018) and the revelation was shocking. Nearly 62-65% of those who were randomly surveyed had a cataract. It is, therefore, one of the most common causes of blindness in India.
There is no way you can prevent cataract but some minor changes in diet and lifestyle can lower risk of getting them to some extent.
Cataract is usually a visionary problem of the old age and if you are aged above 60, it is common. Your vision might suddenly start to get blurry and cloudy and you will notice a thin white film developing on your eye lens. If these are some symptoms you complain about, ophthalmologists diagnose it as cataract. Now let’s delve into the details of cataract to understand the causes and symptoms and when surgery is inevitable.
A few years ago I had a patient who complained that he felt dryness in the mouth, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and ulcers sometimes. He tried everything but nothing helped then after looking at the symptoms I advised him to go for a blood check-up. As predicted his reports showed very high blood sugar levels and were put on medication. It was because of the poor dental health he had developed diabetes.
Head and neck cancer (HNC) involves a group of cancer that starts in the squamous cells lining the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (the nose, throat or inside the mouth). HNC is predominantly common in the Southeast Asian countries and according to a study, it is the 6th most common forms of cancer around the world. In clinical terms, this cancer is called head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In India, the predominant form of HNSCC is oral cancer due to excessive use of tobacco, supari, alcohol, and smoking.
Kids are a bunch of picky eaters. But it is very important that they must eat a well-balanced and healthy diet on an everyday basis. These are some of the nutrients that are essential for a child to have every day.
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