Women Infertility

WHAT’S THE LEADING CAUSE OF INFERTILITY

Blocked Fallopian tubes

Blocked Fallopian tubes are one possible cause of female infertility. There are usually no symptoms.

The Fallopian tubes are muscular tubes that are lined with delicate hair-like structures.

These structures, for a better description let’s call them hairs.

They work in two directions helping the egg of the female to go from the ovaries down to the uterus, and also helping the sperm of the male to travel up from the uterus.

The Fallopian tubes play an important role in conception because they are where most eggs are fertilized.

If any part of these Fallopian tubes is damaged, for example an infection, they can become blocked by scar tissue.

Blockage of a Fallopian tube doesn’t always present any type of symptom.

A blocked Fallopian tube may cause some women to experience symptoms such as pain in the pelvis or belly.

Fallopian tubes my become blocked due to a history of Pelvic infection, or having a sexually transmitted disease,

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

Pelvic inflammatory disease, is an infection of the organs of a women’s reproductive system.

You might not notice any symptoms of PID early on. But as the infection gets worse.

Some symptoms might be pain in your lower belly and pelvis, a heavy, unpleasant discharge from the vagina, severe pain during sexual intercourse and pain when you urinate.

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, grows in other places such as the Fallopian tubes or ovaries.

The cause of endometriosis is unknown. It’s may also be possible that problems with the immune system contribute to the development of endometriosis, but it is only a theory.

The most common symptom of endometriosis is cramping during menstruation.

Although a lot of women experience a certain level of pain during their monthly cycle, women with endometriosis may have pain that registers much more severe than during their cycle.

Some women with endometriosis experience pain just before the start of their period.

This painful experience continues throughout the course of their monthly cycle and even lasts after their period has ended.

Women with Endometriosis may also experience pain while having sex, fatigue, painful urination or bowel movements.

Some women don’t experience any symptoms at all, but realize they have the condition.

About a third to a half of women with endometriosis have difficulties getting pregnant. However, that doesn’t mean all women with endometriosis can’t get pregnant.

PROBLEMS WITH OVULATION

Ovulation problems are one of the most common causes of infertility.

If you do not have regular periods each month, you may be a candidate for problems with ovulation. Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovaries.

Ovulation problems can be caused by drug or alcohol abuse, bulimia or obesity.

CERVIX PROBLEMS

WHAT IS A CERVIX

The cervix is the lower part of your womb which extends into the top of the vagina.

The cervix allows blood to flow from the uterus during a woman s period and the males’ sperm to travel inside during sexual intercourse.

Infections are caused by germs such as bacteria and viruses and lead to inflammation of the cervix.

Infections of your cervix are usually caught through having sex.

The most common sexually transmitted infections which affect the cervix are, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and tampons.


HELP WITH INFERTILITY

There are medications that can absolutely help with infertility.

We’re not talking about sterility of which there is no treatment or cure.

Practicing safe sex is one of the things that can be done to increase becoming pregnant.

Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea decreases the chances of a woman conceiving a child greatly.

We also must take into account the age of a woman that desires to be pregnant.

The older you are the less likely you are of becoming pregnant.

The older you are the number of eggs that a woman has decreases, health issues can cause issues.

 

 

Aging Skin-what to do?

TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN

Is there a difference between face cleansers and face washes? They both in fact do the job of removing oil, dirt, and make-up from your skin.

A good cleanser dissolves away dirt, oil and grime from your face along with any make-up that may be present.

These impurities can also be removed by a good face wash.

during the early years of your life, you probably didn’t care that much about your skin.

Everything looked perfectly fine. You didn’t give a second thought about using sun screen or anything else for that matter.

Look at your skin now, can you see a big difference from that baby smooth skin of yesteryear to what you have now?

Wrinkles, thinning, sagging and dryness are all part of this process of growing old.

Where that baby soft skin used to repair itself in just a short while, it doesn’t do that well now that you’ve added on a few birthdays, does it?

Those wonderful chemicals that kept your skin strong and elastic, are not doing their duty like they used to by a long shot.

Take notice of the process that worked so well before keeping your skin soft, glistening and lovely has somehow all but stopped.

The sad part is that you can’t do anything to completely stop what’s happening no matter how you try.

Now you’ve started checking out the members of your family to see how their skin is holding up.

You have discovered that the members on your Dad’s side of the family seem to not get wrinkles until their middle forties or so. But you Mom’s side of the family seem to get wrinkles earlier on in their life.

You’ve concluded that you’ll probably take after Mom family, so you better get busy now and try to head off the wrinkle monster!

Aging due to sunburns that we got working outside or at the beach, has a definite effect on our skin as we get on in our golden years.

Exposure to the sun definitely ages your skin it can have even more devastating consequences beyond wrinkles, age spots and a leathery look.

Even the food that you eat, and smoking can have an effect on how your skin looks.

WAYS OF SLOWING THE AGING OF YOUR SKIN

Let me caution you that taking care of your aging skin will not cost you an arm and a leg like some would lead you to believe.

In fact, it’s pretty inexpensive, the only items you really need is a cleanser, a moisturizer and a sunscreen.

Whether you want to go to the drugstore or your cosmetic counter to look for other products that advertise to help aging skin is totally up to you.

Taking care of your skin isn’t just about the skin on face, oh no.

The skin that cover your entire body is very different from the skin on your face, remember that.

There are some important facts that you must remember about the skin. The skin on your face is quite a bit different from the skin on your body.

Your skin, in most cases, is quite thinner and more delicate on the face and hands.

Remember that Soaps may sometimes contain harsh detergent that tend to deplete the skin of some of its natural oils and leave your skin feeling tight and dry.

Just because you may have oily skin, you still need a light moisturizing, oil-less product that replaces the natural oil that were lost through washing or the sun. Just in case you have dry skin, look for a heavier cream.

A good sunscreen should be worn daily, if you are planning any outdoor activities at all.

Normally we might think of being sunburned as a summer event, did you know that you can get a sunburn even in winter?
Don’t forget to stay away from those tanning beds too ladies!

Even if you do everything that you think is right, there’s no way to stop its aging process entirely.

It matters not the products you use or the care you give to your skin, I’ sorry to say it but you are going to have a few wrinkles on that once baby soft skin anyway.

TREATMENTS FOR AGING SKIN

Chemical peels are meant to smooth out wrinkles and improve uneven skin tone and texture, but this process can be very painful to the user.

Face lifts are another way remove some of those crows feet, laugh lines and wrinkles.

There is another process where a fine piece of sandpaper is used to essentially grind down layers of skin to achieve a desired look.

THE BOTTOM LINE

What does a wrinkle here or there actually cause any harm? I think that maybe our ego gets in the way in most cases and just messes everything up.

Wear your wrinkles and laugh lines proudly, remember that aging is a process that no one has the power to stop.

The keyword today is “aging” and you’ve been blessed to reach this time in your life. Enjoy your life, wrinkles and all, be thankful you’re here to see those lovely little lines!

 

 

 

Cleanliness during your period

STAYING CLEAN AND FRESH DURING THAT TIME OF MONTH

Many women feel self-conscious during their period, but there is no reason to feel that way. Your period is a natural cycle that all women go through at some point in their lives.

Women today have lots of products to help them feel more comfortable when that little visitor comes to their house. Consider some of these products.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE

Consider tampons, tampons are the most common menstrual hygiene product for women in America. Tampons are ideal tor the modern day woman because they are small and very easily used.

These tampons are soft and absorbent cotton inserts that are worn on the inside of the vagina to absorb the menstrual fluids that are discharged during a woman s period.

They are available in a variety of absorbency levels including light, regular, heavy, and super to coincide with the actual flow that a woman might experience.

They are easily concealed and disposable when they have completed their use. These tampons should be changed every seven or eight hours as needed.

CAUTION SHOULD BE USED

Be aware that special care should be taken to not wear a tampon longer than a period of eight hours.

Wearing one of these inserts that are more absorbent than you need or longer than you should can cause a condition called Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Sanitary Napkins

If tampons are not your cup of tea, maybe sanitary napkins are more in line with what you prefer.

These napkins or towels, whichever you prefer, can be worn inside of the underwear and come in various lengths and absorbency levels.

They are made of an absorbent material called cellulose and must be thrown away after use.

A few women use them as a second layer of protection in case the tampon they are wearing just happens to leak for some reason.

There are other women that just prefer the pads. Sometimes the tampons make them uncomfortable, they don’t particularly like the feel of the insert inside of their vagina.

Because they have a leak-proof plastic backing, disposable pads can trap smells more than most other hygiene options.

CLEAN YOUR BODY

Use a mild soap or body wash on your whole body, including your vulva, and rinse well.

You do not need to use a special soap during this time, this is only a way that stores try to get your money.

It is nothing more that a gimmick to make you feel self consciousness about you menstrual cycle.

A body is suppose to smell like a body and that includes genital that smell the way they are suppose to smell.

Please remember this one thing you should never clean inside your vagina, such as with douches.

Your vagina is a marvel of nature and it is a self-cleaning organ that naturally produces the right balance of mucus to flush out any contaminants, and a douche or wash can disrupt your bodys balance.

NEED SOME EXTRA PROTECTION

If you feel you need extra freshening between showers, try some baby wipes, unscented baby wipes will help get rid of odor.

Use the baby wipe just as you would toilet paper after visiting the bathroom. Wipe only on the outside of the vagina, never on the inside.

Discard the baby wipe in a trash can please, they cannot be flushed like toilet paper and will most likely stop up your drain.

Baby wipes are made for an infant’s skin so they should not irritate your body at all. Just in case you have a mild reaction to these wipes please discontinue use.

CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR

You can stay clean and avoid smells by changing your underwear regularly and also keep an eye out for leaks that may happen to slip through.

Be sure to wear cotton underwear. Cotton is a natural fabric that allows air to circulate properly, which can help prevent sweating and smell.

You should also avoid wearing thongs during your menstrual cycle, doing this can transfer germs and bacteria from you anus to the vagina and cause an infection.

Change your underwear if they become damp with sweat from working out or a buildup of fluid, or at least once a day.

CLEAN YOUR CLOTHING

Wash your clothing because at times body odor gets stronger during your menstrual cycle and can leave an unpleasant smell in them.

Just wash your clothing with the suggested amout of detergent, include all of your clothing including the underwear.

If blood gets on your clothing or sheets, rinse with cold water as soon as you are able to.

Treat them with a laundry pre-treatment product and let sit overnight. Wash them later with the rest of the laundry as usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fight Against Coronary Artery Disease.

THE BATTLE CONTINUES

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. The arteries that supply blood to heart muscles become very hard due to buildup of plaque on the inner walls, this in turn makes it difficult for people with the disease to pump enough blood to their hearts.

WHAT ARE Some RISK FACTORS

Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, drinking excessive alcohol, family history, and depression, even job stress contributes to the risk of getting coronary artery disease.

Ways to greatly reduce the risk include eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking. Remember smoking just one cigarette a day greatly increases your risk.

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, please take your medications as prescribed, this will reduce your chances of getting this condition greatly.

SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

When plaque builds up, it narrows your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A total restriction of blood can cause a heart attack.

Coronary artery disease can develop over decades, there’s a chance you might not even notice a problem until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. There’s plenty you can do to prevent coronary artery disease. A healthy lifestyle can make a big impact.

Chest pain (angina). You may feel pressure or tightness in your chest, as if someone were standing on your chest. This pain, referred to as angina, usually occurs on the middle or left side of the chest. This is usually caused by physical or emotional stress.

The pain usually goes away within minutes after stopping the stressful activity. In some people, especially women, this pain may be fleeting or sharp and felt in the neck, arm or back.

Shortness of breath. If your heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, you may develop shortness of breath or extreme fatigue.
Heart attack. A completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack. The classic signs of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating.

Women are more likely than men to experience less typical signs and symptoms of a heart attack, such as neck or jaw pain. Sometimes a heart attack occurs without any apparent signs or symptoms.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK

if you suspect you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don’t have access to emergency medical services, please get someone to drive you to the nearest hospital. Only drive yourself as a last resort.

REMEMBER THIS

f you have risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, a strong family history of heart disease or obesity, please talk to your doctor. He or she may give you a check up to get an in depth look into the condition.

IN CONCLUSION

There a many things that can be done to head off having to deal with coronary artery disease before it’s too far gone. Most of the things that have to be done only takes a little common sense.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things that suck about spring!………guard yourself in the outdoors

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Can’t wait to get outside and feel the warm breeze on my skin and hear the sounds of birds as they dart in and out of the trees. Happy day, it’s spring again!

We all realize that spring is the season of growth. The flowers and trees bud out and show their beautiful colors, Spring is also known as the time of year for cleaning. What a relief, no more cabin fever!

What’s not to love about spring, the days start getting longer, the temperature is rising so we can put up our winter garments.

The smell of rain and flowers blooming, no more snow, we can all come out of hibernation now. The skies are blue, no more cold wintry days.
Is it me or do couples fall in love more in the spring? You can open the windows and let the house breathe a sigh of relief, wow it’s good to be alive!

As much as spring is for new beginnings, warm days and new-found love. It’s also a time for those little creepy crawlers that annoys us and make us wish it were winter again!

THINGS THAT “SUCK” ABOUT SPRING.

MOSQUITOES: OUR AIRBORNE ENEMIES
Our number one pest this time of year is probably the mosquito. It appears that these insects have an insatiable appetite for our blood.

Just a word about these little guys. Mosquitoes can cause sickness and death through the diseases they can carry.

Apart from disease mosquitoes also cause nuisance problems.

Mosquitoes infect over 300 million people a year with Malaria and Dengue, two of the life threatening diseases mosquitoes can carry.

It is sad but 800,000 will die from Malaria and another 20,000 from Dengue.

As much anguish and pain as mosquitoes cause, there are other pests just as bad or worse.

Continue reading “Things that suck about spring!………guard yourself in the outdoors”

Foods that heal.

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT FOOD!

PIGS A FOUR FOOTED GARBAGE DISPOSAL
The topic of food that is good for us and food that is not so good, is a discussion that has been on the minds of many since early in Biblical times.
Certain foods were off limits to people in those early times and are called out by name.

For instance, Pork is mentioned as unhealthy because a pig an abomination, then it will never cease to be an abomination and God has a very good reason for calling it as such.
A pig for instance will eat anything including its own urine and feces, rotting vegetables, maggots and even the decaying and rotting flesh of other animals’.
It is also known that a pig can be up to thirty times more toxic than the flesh of a cow, and also has twice as much fat as beef.

So eating pork is far more likely to lead to high cholesterol levels and a far greater increased risk of heart attack or cancer.

Pigs have high histamine levels and sulfur content that lead to high blood acidity.

According to the Bible a pig is so poisonous that God gave it a canal that runs down each leg with an outlet in the bottom of the foot, which passes the pus and filth the animals’ system can’t handle fast enough.

But still quite a bit of this fluid is passed into its flesh.

Pigs cannot sweat or perspire like other mammals either so the toxins that would otherwise be sweated out of the animal remain inside its body.

Pigs carry diseases that can be passed on to humans. God in the Bible even commands that we shouldn’t even touch their dead bodies (Leviticus 11:8)

Did you know that pigs are so poisonous that it is extremely hard to kill them with many poisons even as deadly as strychnine. Hard to believe?

OTHER FOODS THE BIBLE PROHIBITS US FROM CONSUMING

Fish without fins and scales are either scavengers or carnivores and have a high level of toxins in their bodies.

Urea in sharks and other fish gives these creatures a distinctive flavor but the flesh is not healthful in the diet.

All crustaceans and mollusk shellfish have no scales and are therefore unclean.

These sea creatures include shrimp, prawn, lobster, scallops, mussels, oysters, squid, octopus, and crabs are all considered to be unfit for human consumption.

One fish that is eaten by lots of people is the catfish, in scripture this fish is not to be eaten because, it is scaleless and doesn’t have fins.

Not only that but it eats mostly all fecal matter along with the Tilapia. It’s hands off on sharks, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, albacore tuna, Spanish mackerel, orange roughy, bluefish, Chilean sea bass, Pacific ocean perch, Atlantic cod, American eel, Atlantic flatfish just to name a few.

FOODS THAT ARE CLEAN TO CONSUME

We have covered several of the food that unfit for consumption, now let’s turn our attention to foods that are beneficial for us to eat.

Clean foods in the Bible are those that, in their natural state, do not harm the human body and which man can use for his nourishment and health.

CLEAN LAND ANIMALS:

Antelope – Buffalo – Caribou – Cattle
(Beef, Veal) – Deer – Elk – Gazelle – Giraffe – Goat – Hart – Ibex –
Moose – Ox – Reindeer – Sheep.

CLEAN BIRDS:

Chicken – Dove – Duck – Goose – Grouse – Guinea fowl – Partridge –
Peafowl – Pheasant – Pigeon – Prairie chicken – Ptarmigan – Quail –
Sagehen – Sparrow (plus any other songbirds) – Swan – Teal – Turkey.

UNCLEAN LAND MEATS:

Armadillo – Ass – Badger – Bear – Beaver – Boar – Camel – Cat – Cheetah – Coyote – Dog – Donkey – Elephant – Fox – Gorilla – Groundhog – Hare – Hippopotamus – Horse – Hyena – Jackal – Kangaroo – Leopard – Lion – Llama (alpaca, vicuña) – Mole – Monkey – Mouse – Mule – Muskrat – Onager – Opossum – Panther – Peccary – Pig (hog, bacon, ham, lard, pork) – Porcupine – Rabbit – Raccoon – Rat – Rhinoceros – Skunk – Slug – Snail (escargot) – Squirrel – Tiger – Wallaby – Weasel – Wolf – Wolverine – Worm – Zebra.

UNCLEAN BIRDS:

Albatross – Bat – Bittern – Buzzard – Condor – Coot – Cormorant – Crane – Crow – Cuckoo – Eagle – Flamingo – Grebe – Grosbeak – Gull – Hawk – Heron – Kite – Lapwing – Loon – Magpie – Osprey – Ostrich – Owl – Parrot – Pelican – Penguin – Plover – Rail – Raven – Roadrunner- Sandpiper – Seagull – Stork – Swallow – Swift – Vulture – Water Hen – Woodpecker.

BIBLE FOODS WITH HEALING PROPERTIES:

1. Olives and Olive Oil — Then it shall
come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He
swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and
splendid cities which you did not build,
 and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied. (Deuteronomy 6:10-11)

2. Pomegranate — For the Lord your God is
bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains
and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and
barley, of vines and fig trees and
pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey. (Deuteronomy 8:7-8)

3. Fermented Grapes — May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. (Song of Solomon 1:2)

4. Flax — An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels … She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight. (Proverbs 31:10,13)

5. Sprouted Grain Bread — Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. (Ezekiel 4:9).

6. Raw Goat Milk — The lambs will be for your clothing and the goats will bring the price of a field. There will be goats’ milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and sustenance for your maidens. (Proverbs 27:26-27)

7. Lamb — Now you shall eat it [the unblemished lamb]
in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and
your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste — it is the
Lord’s Passover. (Exodus 12:11)

8. Bitter Herbs (coriander and parsley) — They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8)

9. Vegetables — Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink. (Daniel 1:12)

10. Raw Honey — Have you found honey? Eat only what you need that you not have it in excess and vomit it. (Proverbs 25:16)

FINAL THOUGHT

This post is not intended to endorse any religion.

It is only giving a historic account of ancient methods of choosing foods that were intended to be eaten by people of that period.

Who would have ever thought that such sound advice could come from the Bible? When we look at scientific research, it’s amazing how some of the same properties in suggested Biblical foods are supported by by scientist of our times.

Amazing how a well rounded diet is laid out in detail that matches what we consider good common sense food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Could your hair care products be killing you?

ARE THERE HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN YOUR HAIR CARE PRODUCTS?

The hair care industry is not monitored as well as it should be by the government.

Many of the products used in hair and nail salons contain a number of very hazardous chemicals that are harmful your health.

You may have to do some research on your own but you must understand the risks when it comes to chemicals.

WORK IN A HAIR SOLON-READ THIS!

Been experiencing breathing problems, headaches, skin rashes, and other problems where you work?

Products used in hair and nail salons contain a number of hazardous chemicals that could affect your health and to those unknowingly clients that visit your shop.

Salon workers have been reporting negative health effects associated with their work they perform for a while now.

But for some unapparent reason, not much notice have been given to their complaints or visit to health care professionals.

Studies have shown that the people who are employed in these professions have chronic conditions, including certain cancers, immune diseases, asthma, and higher risk of some birth defects in their children.

HOW DO YOU FIND THE HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

1. Ingredients in salon products can sometimes be found on the product label.

2. Safety Data Sheets associated with the product itself.

3. Call the manufacturer’s customer service line for more information.

4. Food and Drug administration.

5. International Toxicity Estimates for Risks Database

HARMFUL CHEMICALS TO AVOID

HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF CHEMICALS THAT MIGHT Affect YOU

1.Dibutyl Phthalate–found in nail polish, causes dizziness and nausea, some of its effects are birth defects and a reproductive toxin.

2.Formaldehyde or methylene glycol–found in nail hardner and polish, causes throat irritation and rashes, can cause cancer and dermatitis
3.Toluene–found in hair dye, nail glue, hair piece bonding, nail polish and wig glue, causes dizziness, headaches, skin rashes, eye, nose, throat irritation.

4.Methyl Methacrylate–found in artificial nails, causes nose, throat irritation, headaches, confusion, some of the long term effects are Loss of smell, reproductive toxin, asthma.

5.Cyclopentasiloxane or cyclomethicone–found in Flat iron sprays, thermal protection sprays, the heat of a flat iron can cause the release of this chemical creates formaldehyde, which causes coughing, wheezing, skin rashes, eye, nose, throat irritation. Long term effects are cancer and dermatitis.

6.Styrene–found in Hair extension glue; lace wig glue, causes vision problems, trouble concentrating, tiredness. Can cause cancer over a long period.

7.Butoxyethanol or Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether–found in disinfectants and cleaners, causes headache, eye and nose irritation, is a reproductive toxin when used over a period of time.

BE MINDFUL OF THESE CHEMICALS

Because of a safer alternative, these chemicals are used daily and are known to be very harmful to your health.

1.Quaternary Ammonium–used in disinfectants and cleaning products. Causes skin, eye and nose irritation, also causes cancer.

2.P-phenylenediamine–found in Hair dyes, black henna tattoos. Causes skin irritation and also dermatitis.

3.Methacrylic acid–found in Nail primer, eyelash glue, causes Skin burns, eye, nose and throat irritation. This toxic chemical causes Kidney damage, dermatitis, and is a reproductive toxin.

TAKE PROTECTIVE MEASURES WHEN USING ANY CHEMICAL

Using common sense is the best defense against any harmful effects of chemicals.

Whether in the home, where detergent and bleach and other cleaners are use or if you’re doing a little project arount the house, such as stripping paint or finishing a floor always use caution.

Read the manufacturers label before indulging in any activity that may result in bodily harm or even death to you or your loved ones.

It only takes a moment to find out the facts about a product you are using and its ingredients. But it may take a lifetime of suffering and great expense if you don’t!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol intake-gum disease…the connection

IS THERE EVIDENCE TO SHOW A CONNECTION

Many individuals who regularly consume excessive amounts of alcohol are at risk of many physical and mental health problems.

It has been stated that alcohol may be more dangerous than heroin.

We’ve been told for years that alcohol can damage the liver, but besides the liver there are other parts of our body that can also be damaged as well.

In fact, alcohol is so damaging that, if it is consumed in large enough amounts, it can damage every part of the human body.
We’ll be talking about a subject that is not as well-known as the effect of alcohol on the liver but how gums may be affected by heavy drinking.

Gum diseases cover numerous conditions, from inflammation of our gums to very serious and dangerous conditions.

With some of these conditions, alcohol itself is not the culprit but is made worse by the intake of alcoholic beverages.

TYPES OF GUM DISEASES

Gingivitis causes the gums to become red and swollen, and they will also bleed easily.

This is the most common form of gum disease and it usually easily treated and doesn’t leave any lasting problems, if it is diagnosed and treated in time.
The next is Periodontitis can occur as a result of untreated gingivitis or as a result of some other disease.

It involves a serious inflammation that damages gum tissue and the teeth.

SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASES

1–if a person sees blood after eating or brushing their teeth.

2–gums that are swollen.

3–sensitive or tender gums.

4–continuous bad breath.

5–pus in the gums

6–gums pulling away from the teeth.

7–spaces between the teeth.

CAUSES OF GUM DISEASES

1–alcohol can cause gum disease.

2–hormonal changes.

3–family history.

4–cigarrette smoking.

5–poor dental hygeine.

HOW CAN ALCOHOL LEAD TO GUM DISEASE

1–alcohol can lead to serious irritation of the gums.

2–those involved in substance abuse.

3–alcoholics have poor eating habits, this opens the door to immune problems, which is a gateway for other things.

HOW CAN GUM DISEASE BE PREVENTED

1–never abuse alcohol or drugs.

2–practice good oral hygiene.

3–eating a balanced diet.

4–If there is any sign of redness or tenderness observed in the gums then this should be treated right away.

5–gargle regularly with mouthwash.

6–avoid too much sugar in any form.

7–cigarette smokers should quit.

8–get regular dental examinations.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GUM DISEASE–GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTITIS

There has been some confusion with the medical terminology surrounding gum disease, but it’s quite simple.

Gum disease is the general term used to describe all the stages of periodontal disease.

Gingivitis describes early (and reversible) gum disease. If gingivitis is not addressed, it can progress and develop into the more serious (non-reversible) stage of gum disease called periodontitis.

This condition very dangerous and attacks gums, bone and the connective tissue that holds teeth in place, eventually loosening teeth where they could fall out. Gum disease is now the leading cause of tooth loss and decay.

THE EFFECTS OF GUM DISEASE

Gum disease, it’s sad to say, can increase the risk of various types of cancer (including breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer and others), heart disease, stroke and other serious problems.

Pregnancy complications and low-birth weight in babies have also been linked to gum disease.

Harmful bacteria present in gum disease take up residence in the mouth, then are able to access the rest of the body using the bloodstream.

In other words, a person with active gum disease has an enemy slowly but surely eroding his or her health by poisoning their system with dangerous bacteria.
Realizing that the mouth is the “Open Door” by which all the bacteria that enters our body gets in, we should be extra cautious, not to allow giving extra care to the treatment of our mouth.

There is an old saying that goes ” an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” this so true in every area of maintaining the health of our body.

We are issued one chance to do things right concerning our health, if we blow that opportunity, we’ll have to pay for it, usually in pain and suffering and high cost medical treatments.

Be kind to your body today and long life!