The average human mouth contains anywhere between 34 to 72 species of bacteria. While most of these microorganisms benefit your oral health in some way, a few of them can cause tooth decay as well as gum disease if you allow them to spread out of control. However, removing these bacteria before they damage your teeth and gums is easy. After all, you can see and feel them by looking in the mirror or by running your tongue over your teeth.
Early in 2017, a British study at University College London indicated that using MRIs during the early stages of prostate cancer diagnosis could increase accuracy and reduce the number of biopsies needed. While this study shines a spotlight on MRIs, it doesn't mean the medical world is quite ready to ditch other diagnostic techniques just yet. For those who are facing the prospect of a prostate cancer diagnosis, understanding the difference between CT scans and MRIs is important.
A slipped disc (also referred to as a prolapsed or herniated disc) is a condition in which the inner, gelatinous part of a spinal disc protrudes past the hard outer section. Here is a brief explanation of this medical issue. What causes a slipped disc? Slipped discs can sometimes appear when a person sustains a back injury after lifting an extremely heavy object or abruptly twisting their torso. This problem can also be caused by age-related disc degeneration; as a person's body gets older, the amount of water in their spinal discs decreases.
When first-time users get their hearing aids, they tend to assume that they simply need to put them on and everything will be fine. The reality is that the first several weeks of using your new hearing aids will be a learning curve. Some of the common complaints new users have include feeling like everything sounds too loud, experiencing a sensation of their ears feeling plugged up, finding their own voice sounds foreign to them and more.
Hearing loss is primarily associated with natural aging and chronic or prolonged exposure to extreme sound levels or loud noise. This condition has also been linked to other causes such as diseases, administration of some medication and even genetic disorders. Fortunately, hearing loss can be managed through the use of hearing aids. The standard devices are normally designed to amplify sound. You will also find cochlear implants which are built to bypass the damaged part of the ear and stimulate the hearing nerves directly.
When you are pregnant it's important not just to eat more than you have been eating previously but also that you are eating the right types of food to make sure that you and the baby stay healthy. Having a healthy diet and not eating the wrong foods can help to keep you feeling comfortable and happy throughout your pregnancy and ensure the best outcomes for you and the baby. This blog has some nutrition advice from parents and health professionals so that you can have a healthy diet throughout you pregnancy journey and includes details on where to get specific advice if you need more help.