Do you often wake up with a headache or feel like you just can’t get enough sleep? Such a problem can be caused by broad scale of factors like night shifts, stress, or overload with work, but it can also due to sleep disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea.
A study of the US National Sleep Foundation, reveals that 40 million American adults suffer from chronic sleep disorders. Out of those, 22 million suffer from sleep apnea – a serious condition, which can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, and even stroke when left untreated. (more…)
A beautiful smile definitely feels great and can increase both your confidence and well-being. Therefore, it is no surprise that Americans are spending more than $2.75 billion per year on cosmetic dentistry and that figure is constantly increasing every year. One of the fastest and easiest way to a perfect smile is the application of dental veneers.
The smile is one of those facial features that is most noticeable and creates an immediate visual impact on the people you meet. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50 % of people consider the smile the first thing that they notice in another person. In addition, more than 70% of American adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt their chance for a personal and career success.
If you are not happy with your smile, teeth whitening may be a good first step to enhance your smile. If you want a really brighter smile that lasts, in-office professional teeth whitening treatments is the right option to consider. (more…)
As you may know, periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease, represents an inflammation of the gums that leads to major dental problems, including tooth loss. Periodontists is the most severe stage of gingivitis, where the gums recede, leaving the tooth root exposed. While Periodontitis is a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately by your dentist, you can also do your part to help treat your gums. It is proven that certain food items have beneficial effects on the gums, helping avoid periodontitis or even ameliorate it. (more…)
Studies have shown that, in our modern days, 3 out of 4 children have crooked teeth. More and more kids need to wear braces nowadays, which are invasive, make your kid self-conscious and, very often, lead to other dental problems, such as cavities. Not to mention the fact that braces may not provide a permanent solution to overcrowded teeth. For years now, parents have been searching for the better alternative. And now we are finally able to present it: Myobrace® . (more…)
The third most prevalent condition in the world is the migraine, which affects around 38 million people in the US and more than 1 billion around the world. The majority of sufferers are still in their most productive years, between 30 and 55 years old. Migraines are quite dangerous and may have a significant financial impact on your community and family. The primary characteristic of migraines is the debilitating and severe pain the head. But migraines are more than just a severe headache, as they can cause neurological disorders. Other migraine symptoms are nausea, dizziness, visual disturbances, numbness in the face and extremities, sensitivity to light, smell, sound, and touch. No primary cause has been identified yet, but scientists have discovered a link between the oral bacteria and migraines.
Oral bacteria can predict your migraines
The American Society for Microbiology has recently published a study that shows that people who have migraines have more oral bacteria that reduces nitrates into nitrites. Afterward, the body turn nitrites into nitric oxide. The researchers have linked the increased amount of this oxide with the higher chances of suffering of migraines.
Furthermore, a research where people received drugs to reduce the nitric oxide production showed that if the oxide production lowered, the headaches were alleviated. Scientists are now trying to determine how nitrates can trigger migraines, but the investigation that addresses the oral microbiome is continuing.
Hormones may also be at fault
Hormonal involvement in the way our body functions is no wonder to anyone. Hormones can modify the way we feel, think, and act. The University of Cincinnati revealed a study which showed that people who have migraines are more likely to suffer from thyroid disorders. Scientists also found that women are more prone to suffer from headaches, due to estrogen. Women who have migraines have a 10% drop in their estrogen levels than women who don’t. The reduction of estrogen can also increase the women’s vulnerability to stress, food choices, and lack of sleep.
Migraines and vitamin deficiencies
People who have migraines have below averages levels of CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) and riboflavin. People with episodic migraines have more CoQ10 and riboflavin than those with chronic migraines.
The studies show that if you take CoQ10 supplements, you are less likely to have frequent migraines.
Magnesium deficiency and migraine treatments
CoQ10 is not the only vitamin and mineral deficiencies linked to migraines. In 2012 a paper was published where researchers acknowledged the relationship between magnesium and proper bodily processes. If your body lacks magnesium, you may suffer some illnesses, including platelet aggression, depression, and others. The scientists have formulated a theory where migraines may develop as a result of magnesium deficiency. You could try taking a series of supplements to see if vitamin deficiency is the source of your migraines.
A good way to ease migraines is to turn down the blue light, eliminate processed foods, reduce the foods that trigger your migraines, use essential oils, reduce stress, go to sleep earlier (9-10PM), sleep more (7-9 hours), and use relaxation techniques to reduce the pain.
Don’t let migraine lead your life. Go to the doctor and find out what is causing them.
The most popular form of contraception in the U.S are the birth control pills. More than 16% of women are choosing this type of contraception, while a little over 7% prefer to use long-acting forms of contraception, like hormonal intrauterine devices or implants. What all these contraception have in common is that they are different forms of hormonal birth control (they contain or release synthetic hormones like progestin and estrogen). The problem with these hormones is that they affect the mood and the normal biological body processes of the person taking them, leading to unintended consequences (such as altering the mental health). (more…)
Federal reports reveal that most of the adults living in the U.S. are suffering from some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder, like joint, back, or neck pain. A large number of the people having pain are paying a significant price to make that pain go away. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians stated that U.S. citizens are consuming 80% of the pain pills in the world. A recent survey revealed that most of the pain medication Americans use is opioid medication. But how did people handle the pain 200,300, 1000 years ago? Well, they used natural treatments. (more…)
In America, more than 60 million people deal with insomnia daily. It is still not clear to doctors how to treat this condition that affects your everyday life. Chronic lack of sleep or a poor quality of sleep is associated with reduced learning and memory, increased risk of diabetes and dementia. If you lose just one day of sleep, you may be unable to perform mentally and physically. Insomnia manifests as the difficulty of going to sleep or remaining asleep each night. Physicians think that this problem comes from certain factors, such as mental, emotional or physical issues. (more…)
Science is continuously studying the human body, which still has a lot of mysteries up its sleeve. One of these mysteries is the reason why sleep is so important for our heath. It is clear that the lack of sleep affects us in a bad way, making us over-tired, cranky or mentally foggy. These are a small fraction of the physical and mental health issues that are related to sleep deprivation. One of the main pillars of good health is sleep, alongside with pure water, healthy foods, and exercise. A lot of studies have been made, and it was demonstrated how sleep is profoundly connected with health. (more…)