Diabetes and Endocrine Health

Immune Disorders and Oral Health

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  Rheumatoid Arthritis Oral Effects Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation of the joints. If your jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint) is affected, you may have discomfort and problems with chewing. If rheumatoid arthritis affects your hands, you may have problems with brushing and flossing. Special brushes and procedures can make it easier to clean your teeth. Your ... Read More »

Diabetes and Oral Health

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  Oral Effects Diabetes means that you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. No matter what type of diabetes you have, this can lead to serious health issues. Diabetes can affect the entire body. Whether your diabetes affects your mouth and gums depends on how well you are able to control your blood sugar. If your diabetes is ... Read More »

Understanding Thyroid Conditions

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  The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly shaped structure located in the front of the neck. It is responsible for controlling the body’s metabolism by regulating temperature, digestion, heart rate and breathing. The thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism by producing important hormones and releasing them into the bloodstream. Problems with the thyroid can arise if it produces too ... Read More »

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

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In the United States 21.0 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and 8.1 million people live with undiagnosed diabetes. Overall, diabetes affects 9.3% of the US population, and costs $176 billion in medical expenses each year. Approximately 90% of people living with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, many people do not understand ... Read More »

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

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Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes.   Of U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9% had diabetes in 2010.  In a study published last year, the CDC projected ... Read More »

The Hidden Dangers of Hypothyroidism

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Like a thermostat that controls the temperature and environment in our home, the thyroid controls the temperature and environment in our body. When the thyroid gland produces adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, our body operates at optimum efficiency. When it produces too much or too little, our metabolism, weight, blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate are negatively affected. Hypothyroidism ... Read More »