Your Dentist Is More Important to Your General Health Than You May Realize

Most people view their twice-yearly visits to the dentist as little more than a cleaning and a check-up. But in reality, those visits are much more important than you probably realize. That's because your dentist is looking inside your mouth for a lot more than cavities. Plenty of medical conditions -- including some alarming ones! -- manifest in the mouth, which is the part of your body your dentist knows the most about. In fact, it's possible that your dentist is able to alert you of a potentially serious condition long before you even think about going to a primary care doctor. Here's a list of some of the medical conditions that your dentist may detect. Acromegaly When a pituitary adenoma (cancer) occurs, it causes the gland to secrete excess growth hormone. While this hormone is essential for early development, allowing it to go unchecked results in multiple systemic complications, which can eventually lead to death. What your dentist may notice are sudden and increased spacing between your teeth, and the formation of an anterior open bite. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) The most common inherited bone disease, OI results in a deficiency to produce collagen, resulting in brittle bones prone to fracture. Atticus Shaffer (Brick from ABC's The Middle) has the condition. People are usually diagnosed with OI if they break bones in situations where a person normally would not. However, there are key signs in your mouth a dentist can look for that may provide an early diagnosis....
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CONCLUSIONS: Oncotype is a cost-effective intervention from a health system perspective since each QALY gained costs less than 25,000 euros. From a societal perspective, it is dominant since it provides greater health and is accompanied by cost savings. PMID: 30442434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2018Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Sarah A. Woller, Cody Ocheltree, Stephanie Y. Wong, Anthony Bui, Yuya Fujita, Gilson Gonçalves dos Santos, Tony L. Yaksh, Maripat CorrAbstractIn rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain can persist despite resolution of swelling. Similarly, in the murine K/BxN serum transfer model, a persistent tactile allodynia is observed after the resolution of joint inflammation (post-inflammatory pain) in male mice. Here, we found female wild type (WT) mice show inflammatory, but reduced post-inflammatory tactile allodynia. The transition...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Human liver fluke infection caused by Opisthorchis viverrini is a major public health problem in Mekong countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar with over 10 million infected through consumption of fish containing infective metacercariae. With no tissue migration phase and living entirely within the larger secondary (intrahepatic) bile ducts, liver flukes are only exposed to a biliary mucosal immune response, while their excretory and secretory products also stimulate chronic inflammation of biliary epithelium. Neither mucosal nor tissue immune responses appear to cause parasi...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Abstract The availability of genome and transcriptome data of the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini provides the foundation for exploration of gene function and its effect on host-parasite interactions and pathogenesis of O. viverrini-associated bile duct cancer. Functional genomics approaches address the function of DNA at levels of the gene, RNA transcript and protein product using informative manipulations of the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, microbiome and metabolome. Advances in functional genomics for O. viverrini have thus far focused on RNA interference. The flukes have been transfected with...
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Abstract The liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini, O. felineus, and Clonorchis sinensis are closely related fish-borne trematodes endemic in East Asia, Eurasia, and Siberia. Following ingestion, the parasites locate to the biliary tree, where chronic infection frequently leads to cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Infection with C. sinensis or O. viverrini is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Infection with O. felineus may also be carcinogenic. The mechanism(s) by which infection with these liver flukes culminates in CCA remain elusive, although they are likely to be mult...
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Andrey A. Rosenkranz, Tatiana A. Slastnikova, Tatiana A. Karmakova, Maria S. Vorontsova, Natalia B. Morozova, Vasiliy M. Petriev, Alexey S. Abrosimov, Yuri V. Khramtsov, Tatiana N. Lupanova, Alexey V. Ulasov, Raisa I. Yakubovskaya, Georgii P. Georgiev, Alexander S. Sobolev
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Parents often feel bad if their babies aren ’ t good sleepers, but a new study suggests there ’ s a lot of variation, even at a year old.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Parenting Marriages Work-Life Balance Breastfeeding Source Type: news
Thirty percent of freshmen won ’ t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Colleges and Universities Anxiety and Stress Parenting Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Thanksgiving Day Drug Abuse and Traffic Education (Secondary) Source Type: news
Gabriella Del Bene, Fabio Calabr ò, Diana Giannarelli, Elizabeth R. Plimack, Lauren C. Harshman, Evan Y. Yu, Simon J. Crabb, Sumanta Kumar Pal, Ajjai S. Alva, Thomas Powles, Ugo De Giorgi, Neeraj Agarwal, Aristotelis Bamias, Sylvain Ladoire, Andrea Necchi, Ulka N. Vaishampayan, Günter Niegisch, Joaquim Bellmunt, Jack Baniel, Matt hew D. Galsky, Cora N. Sternberg
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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