Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis eight years ago, and I was told that I would likely struggle with flare-ups for the rest of my life. I heard stories of other sufferers who had to eventually have their colons removed, and I became determined to not become part of this statistic. I was prescribed a daily medication that helps manage my condition, and although I don't like taking pills, I realize I need it to keep my colon healthy. I still experienced flares, so I began an elimination diet recommended by my doctor and found my "trigger" foods. I have now been flare-free for two years! I created this blog to help remind others with IBD that there is hope. You can end the constant struggle if you work with your doctor to try different methods of controlling your disease.
You probably already know cancer treatment can have a lot of unpleasant effects on your body, ranging from hair loss to vomiting, but you may not know that your oral health can also be affected. With the help of your dentist, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy during your cancer treatment. Here are four ways that cancer treatment affects your mouth.
Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can lead to dry mouth.
When most people think about their smile, they tend to focus on the condition of their teeth. However, like a fine painting surrounded by a golden frame, your gums can dramatically affect the way that your teeth look and feel. Fortunately, cosmetic dentists can reshape your gums to create the perfect backdrop for those pearly whites. Here are two reasons you should talk to your dentist about gingival contouring today: