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Why And When You Need An Oral & maxillofacial Surgery

By Collins Nwokolo → Thursday, 7 December 2017

We all want to look beautiful. We want a dazzling smile so that we can floor the world. All this is onlypossible when our teeth and gums are free from troubles. After all, a good appearance is not
possible with problems in the oral cavity or in maxillofacial region. This is when we turn to the orthopedic and plastic surgeon of the facial
region to get the charms of smile and appearance boosted. These surgeons can qualified and skilled enough to get rid us of problems of facial region and jaw.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

More so, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are a unique type of dental professionals combining the knowledge of standard dentistry, general surgery, emergency medicine and anesthesiology together. They are also unique in the sense that they can administer sedation of all levels up to general anesthesia, which only
anesthesiologists are authorized for and qualified for. Their biggest role is fixing the issues with the alignment of your jaws and they are needed for complex treatments requiring invasive procedures and sedation of deeper levels. So, you can consult
them for any complex dental problems involving the jaw and surgery to any aspect.

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 Who is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

The jaw is an important aspect to our face. It can have problems which we have to get rid of at the earliest. This is when we turn to an oral &
maxillofacial surgeon who can be a lot of things including -

• A specialist concerned with the soft
and hard tissues of the oral cavity

 • A surgeon for maxillofacial region such as teeth, jaw bones, nose, cheek bones and chin area

• A doctor for doing diagnosis, surgery and treatment of the oral cavity and jaw region

• A surgeon able to provide treatment
for diseases, defects and injuries of the oral cavity and jaw area
• An expert capable of treating both functional and aesthetic aspects of
the jaw region and oral cavity

Dental problems
treated by oral & maxillofacial surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 We approach an oral & maxillofacial surgeons to get treatment for oral cavity and jaw region problems. We expect some surgeries and procedures to be done to find solution for our problems, which may include -

• We need such surgeons for teeth extraction purposes where
simple procedure and complicated surgeries are involved for the task.

• We consult such surgeons to get removed the impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth so that no future pain or problem can
impact our dental health in any ways

• These surgeons are also helpful in getting cysts and tumors of facial region so that no serious dental problems can take root in the oral

Also Read:--- The Real Cause of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

• They can treat the TMJ disorders so that the pain, headache, chewing difficulty, clicking sounds etc. can be treated either using surgical or non- surgical procedures

• They can also replace the missing natural tooth/teeth with a dental
implant where the implant is placed into the jaw so that bone can develop around and provide proper support to the structure

• They are also trained in surgical removal of excess tissues from
nose and throat so that some respiratory problems can be treated with ease

• Such surgeons can also remove excess bone from the jaw region and allow problems to solve.

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• Patients with
injuries to face can be treated by these surgeons
so that they can get right alignment and
positioning of the teeth, jaw and gums for a
better look

• They can also use laser dentistry to
minimize bacterial infections or also to lessen the
damage to surrounding tissue • You can rely on an oral and maxillofacial surgery to get treatment for  for every
problem of the jaw and oral cavity 

7 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Student Budget

By Collins Nwokolo → Monday, 4 December 2017

Do you count the money you are left with every time you pay for that burger or pizza? Yes, we all do that and by us, I mean us, the students. It’s hard to pay for all the daily expenses, the private tutor that we need to pass the course and then eat healthily and not only healthy something cheap too while simultaneously you are not getting enough sleep because of loads of assignments and quizzes and presentations. In all this, surviving on a tight budget becomes a bit of a challenge. It’s not easy being a student, let’s all agree to that.
Eat healthy on a student budget

According to a study it has been observed that students gain almost 10 pounds at the end of their degree, and this weight is not a healthy weight, it is the junk food weight. No matter how much they say, we all know that junk food is not healthy but you might be thinking that you are not left with any other choice because you cannot afford that healthy stuff. Well, let me tell you, you can. How we will just find that out.
First things first, you need to free yourself from the addiction to junk food. You might need to get a little bit more active to get your healthy food but that is all just worth it. Junk food might be very addictive and easy to get but it is killing your health and you certainly do not want that.

So, next time you go grocery shopping keep these things in mind.

SEE ALSO: Infographic: 8 Simple Ways To Eat Healthy On A Budget

1. Don't  over buy stuff

You might think that you will eat everything that you are buying just like you tell your private tutor that you will do the homework but who are we lying to. We all know half or some percentage of it will go to the dustbin. That is not a very healthy choice. It would be better if you buy in small batches. Be loyal to the grocery list you made at home because that is all you need.

2. Have control over your week

You might need a little extra minute for this but you need to start planning your week. That’s how I started it. Plan your week ahead, what do you need, what food you are going to eat, and then buy things. You can buy ingredients that are repeated in two or three meals. So, it’s healthy and money saving too.

3. Switch to fresh foods
Eat healthy on a student budget

I know it’s hard to find time to cook when you have like ten assignments due, but you can always make a fresh salad of vegetables. Cooked and packed food might look cheaper but if dig deep into the prices per ounces and other details it comes out to be more expensive than fresh food. So, switch to fresh food, start cooking and be healthy.

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4. Make your own lunch

Remember when your mother used to pack all healthy snacks for your lunch. Why don’t you do it now? Instead of getting a burger or fried nuggets for lunch just eat something healthy. You can always pack some sandwiches, or fruits or salad or anything you prepared at home. You can even keep some nuts or almonds and other dried fruits. Those will do the job too.

5. Breaking the myth about frozen vegetables
Eat healthy on a student budget

You must have heard that frozen vegetables and fruits are not healthy. But the truth is that these vegetables and fruits are frozen when they are at the peak of their ripeness and contain the most nutrients. Frozen vegetables are especially helpful in winters when fresh vegetables are limited and relatively more expensive. So, there is no way we can afford that cans us.

6. Proteins, proteins, and proteins

Carbohydrates get digested quickly and you start to feel hungry very quickly, however proteins take much longer to digest and they are not even expensive. A dozen of eggs cost around $2, giving you a week’s amount of protein. Many other protein products like chicken thighs, Greek yogurt, canned tuna, black beans, cottage cheese and peanut butter are also easy in the pocket.
Beef is also a useful source of protein but it gets a little expensive, same as the fish, you may find some cheap types of fish but they are not good for your health. So, it would be better to stick with chicken and eggs.

7. Learn some tricks

You can learn some easy tricks in cooking the top being seasoning. If your private tutor is polite enough he might even help you with this. It can make a significant difference to your food and turn some plain vegetables into a delicious dish and it won’t even cost you much. Garlic, chili, cumin seeds and roasting your vegetables can give you the taste you want.

So, these are the basic tips you need for a healthy diet in a student budget. It would be better if you get your roommate into the same routine too because you don’t want to get distracted with all those cheesy pizzas, juicy burgers and crispy chicken nuggets. Did that water your mouth? That was a test.

Author Bio:
Emma Alex is a self-proclaimed fitness advocate who devotes a majority of his free time catching up with the latest fitness trends in the wellness industry

Infographic: Amazing Health Benefits Of Gardening

By Collins Nwokolo → Wednesday, 29 November 2017

You Must Get Healthy and the good folks at WhatShed have joined forces to bring you this really cool infographic. Yes, the infographic is about gardening, but you will soon learn that gardening is one of the best ways for a person to not only have a lovely looking garden and a steady supply of healthy food. But it is also a fantastic way to stay in shape and be a happier person!
Info graphic: Health Benefits Of Gardening

Eating healthy can be rather expensive, plus you have to deal with going to the store. However, when you are growing your own fruit and vegetables, you are not just saving money and the hassle of going to the store. You are making sure each meal you make with the food you have grown is extra special. Let us tell you, eating a meal with food you have grown with your own two hands is one very rewarding experience.

While the healthy food you have grown is going to help you stay healthy. Gardening is also a far better form of exercise than people realize. Did you know that spending just a few hours in the garden, working on your plants and taking care of the food you are growing can burn the same amount of calories as spending an hour in the gym? It is crazy to think that having fun, pottering around the garden can do so much good for the body.

Info graphic: Health Benefits Of Gardening

It is not just the body that gardening does great things for. It also takes care of your mental health. Tests have shown that people who garden have far lower stress levels. Gardening can allow you to just forget all the stress of your day and let you be in your own little world. It really can be a very therapeutic experience.

Gardening is one of the best hobbies a person can do, especially if they are looking for fun and productive ways to aid their healthy lifestyle.

Info graphic: Health Benefits Of Gardening

Richard Fletcher
Coming from the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire, Richard has from a young age always had a keen interest in gardening. With over 18 years of of experience in landscape gardening he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to laying out the perfect garden. 

How to Manage Your Diabetes and Stay Happy and Healthy

By Collins Nwokolo → Saturday, 25 November 2017
When the word ‘diabetes’ strikes our mind, we all have some vague idea about the disease – but we know only a little. Let’s understand it better. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin, having a direct effect on the glucose level of the body. Many integrative diabetes management techniques are used to control the disease and help people struggling with it.

For cells, it is important to use glucose to produce energy with the help of insulin. Two types of diabetes are common in people, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes pancreas produce little or no insulin and in type 2 diabetes the cells do not respond to the insulin produced

Learn about Diabetes 

If you are thinking diabetes can take away the fun out of your life – it’s not true. I believe that if you take care of your diabetes, life would be full of joy and happiness. For this, you need to keep your blood sugar under control. By a balanced blood sugar, you can :

  • Be more energetic
  • Feel less fatigue and thirsty
  • Have few skin infections
  • Pass urine less often

If you take proper care of your body, there are fewer chances of heart attack or strokes, eye problems, nerve damage, teeth problem and teeth problem.

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Know your Diabetes 

Talk to your doctor about how to manage diabetes. Getting aware of your disease is essential to lower the chances of all type of deadly health problems. Here is the famous ABC technique to control the disease:

  • ‘A’ stands for the A1C test. In this, your average blood sugar over past 3 months is measured. This test is quite different from the regular tests. 
  • ‘B’ stands for blood pressure. If it gets too high, it makes the heart work vigorously, which can lead to heart, kidney and eyes related problems.  
  • ‘C’ stands for cholesterol. It can be described in two kinds Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High density Lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is bad LDL must remove cholesterol that clogs the blood vessels. 

With right integrated diabetes management technique, it is possible to cope with the diseases easily.

SEE ALSO: 10 Healthy Nigerian Foods With Low Glycemic Index

Learn to live Happily with Diabetes  

It is quite common to feel sad, annoyed and overwhelmed when you are living with diabetes. However, when it comes to feeling happy with diabetes, all one needs to do is change certain habits. And, I’m sure you want to live a happy life.

 1. Changing Lifestyle to Cope with Diabetes  
Stress is one major factor that can raise your blood sugar level. Learn new ways to lower your stress level by indulging yourself in activities such as gardening, meditation, walking, listening to music, etc. If you feel emotionally low, you must not hesitate in taking help from a counselor. In fact, you can speak to a friend or family member about your concerns. It is always good to express yourself to your dear ones. Isn’t it?

2. Eat Right Food 
Make a diabetes plan under the guidance of your doctor. Choose such food items that are low in calories trans fat, saturated fat and salt. Fiber is good for diabetic patients. So, eat food rich in fiber such as bread, crackers, whole grain cereals, rice and pasta. You can also include fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals, along with skim milk and cheese.

3. Stay Active    
Being physically active is a good practice to follow. And, same goes for diabetic patients. Try to keep your body active for most of the days. If you are in your 50s or above, start slow by taking 30 minutes walk thrice a day. Most integrated diabetes management methods ask patients to stay mentally and emotionally fit.
Diabetes is a disease that will need continuous efforts from your side to stay fit and healthy. Once you know the disease, it will be extremely easy for you to stay happy and healthy, along with the disease.
Life can be beautiful every moment.

Author Bio

Susan Stukes is a writer and experienced physiologist who is specialized in whole health problems. She has researched on many prevailing mental health problems. Understanding the need of the modern lifestyle, she suggests different ways to reduce problems like stress and depression. She has done some marvelous work in his entire life and helped people live a better life. 

Addressing the Rise of Superbugs and Overuse of Antibiotics

By Collins Nwokolo → Thursday, 23 November 2017

The misuse of antibiotics has very quickly become one of the world’s most dangerous health problems and will soon surpass cancer as the number one cause of deaths across the globe.
Addressing the Rise of Superbugs and Overuse of Antibiotics

In the United States alone, at least two million illnesses and 23000 deaths are currently caused by antibiotic-resistant infections, and these figures continue to climb as the country dishes out unnecessary prescriptions for common colds and viruses.

It doesn’t stop there – 70 to 80 percent of these human medicine antibiotic courses are being sold on for use in animal agriculture – that’s more than 24.6 million pounds of moot medication for animals and another 3 million pounds for all of us – and counting!

The Cause

The use of all of these antibiotics is precisely what has made us resistant to them according to the CDC. We get a scratchy throat, a sore ear or a running nose and we speed off to the doctor for a script that will quickly hide our symptoms and allow us to go on with our day. We then rush to the grocery store and load up on perceivably healthy protein, which is also full of antibiotics that were used to prevent diseases and promote fast growth in the animals we eat. Chicken soup, anyone?

Every day, we are oblivious to the fact that the medicines we take and the food that we eat are slowly but surely resulting in bacteria building up resistance in our systems. This resistance is getting tougher, superbugs are getting stronger, and as time passes, conventional procedures may start becoming fatal.

Treating wounds, having surgery and giving birth without drugs that can prevent secondary infections and suppress our immune systems is virtually impossible and will lead to what scientists fear will be an ‘antibiotic apocalypse.’

Addressing the Rise of Superbugs and Overuse of Antibiotics

This disaster has led to the antibiotic of last resort - a more toxic, more expensive, less effective drug known as ‘Colistin,’ - now becoming resistant across the globe.  What happens when all our lines of treatment are terminated?

The impact of the shortcuts we are taking to ‘get rich quick’ will certainly leave us poorer than we can even begin to imagine. It’s not just the tourism, personal hygiene, farming and medical practice industries that will be catastrophically affected. We will all be catastrophically affected.

Recently, a woman from Nevada died of an infection that was resistant to 26 antibiotics – which is pretty much every single remedy available within the United States. This epidemic will continue if we don’t start working towards better antibiotic controls and agricultural supervision now.

Finding a Solution

Thanks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are already programs in place that are tracking and gathering intelligence information to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

What we choose to do with this information though, is up to every single one of us. Medical companies need to start focusing less on quick profit and more on new medication – they have not developed new antibiotics for about three decades because it just does not pay to be innovative. Doctors and nurses need to administer and dispose of drugs responsibly – and they need to brush up on their skills when it comes to identifying the most effective drugs of choice, something the CDC can help them with.

Just as importantly, we need to reduce our dependency on ‘quick fix’ scripts. We need to be as sanitary as possible and do everything we can to prevent our infections from spreading. Get vaccinated, wash your hands frequently, avoid others when you are ill, use single-use tissues, cough and sneeze into your arm and not your hand - and most definitely, be smart about the food that you eat.

Don’t stand by and let the common cold become your excuse for a trip to the doctor, a drug prescription, and a sick note. Don’t be the reason the world is in danger.

Infographic of the antibiotic-resistant diseases.