The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It occurs because of bacteria building up on the gum line. Gingivitis can be reversed through good oral hygiene, but without treatment, recurrent gingivitis can lead to deeper infections that spread through the gums and into the jawbone. The preventative dental treatments that are required to prevent gingivitis from developing into more dangerous forms of periodontal disease are not covered and can be quite costly. Fortunately, we’ve found some tips to help you save money on dental care.
For many women with breast cancer, the road to recovery is never over. It’s estimated that 155,000 people in the United States are living with metastatic breast cancer, which means that their breast cancer has spread from their chest to another area in their body. Unfortunately, unlike some other types of breast cancer, the survival rate for metastatic breast cancer is typically around three years. In a culture that’s intensely focused on survival and treatment, it’s important to understand what happens to our bodies in the more advanced stages of breast cancer. That way, even if we aren’t the ones who have been diagnosed, we can more effectively support those that have.
Too many women have a bad habit of only going to the doctor when something is wrong. Women who are wives, mothers, and leaders at work are accustomed to putting others first and prioritize their health after all their other tasks are completed. Even if you haven’t been to the doctor in years, it’s never too late to take control of your health. Here are some of the easiest ways for you to get your health back on track.
When a cancer moves from its place of origin to a new location in the body, it’s known as metastatic cancer. For a patient or family whose loved one has just received this diagnosis, it can be devastating and hard to understand. At the most basic level, cancer develops when cells grow in an uncontrolled, abnormal way. They don’t function like normal cells. Rather, they interfere with the normal functioning of the body. Cancer develops as a result of a mutation in a person’s DNA. Often, the mutation is a result of the normal process of aging, but it can also be due to unhealthy habits like smoking or exposure to harmful fumes or gases. A cancer typically metastasizes, or grows into a different location, in the later stages of the disease.
There are so many great Mother’s Day gift options out there. Despite these endless choices, many people rely on old favorites like flowers and chocolates to express their love to their mom. This is a woman who stayed up all night with you, cleaned your bodily fluids off the floor, and put up with years of your teenaged angst, the least you could do is spring for a real gift instead of drooping tulips.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency is uncommon in most healthy adults, but as we get older it can be harder for our bodies to absorb, so we become deficient. This deficiency is often spotted in adults who drink heavily, have recently had gastric bypass surgery, or have been using acid-reducing medication for a long period of time. This simple vitamin deficiency can have troubling symptoms and even more serious consequences.
If you’re struggling with poor sleep — both quality and quantity — you should start by improving your sleep hygiene, the habits and practices necessary to have a good sleep. One of the best ways to do this is through your mattress. Most people spend an average of seven to eight hours every single day on their mattress. That’s 34 percent of your day! If your mattress is old and uncomfortable, it’s probably time to replace it.