Archive for December 3rd, 2012

Gum disease and dental care in diabetics

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

People with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have gum disease as people without diabetes. Both gum disease and gum infection are common in people with diabetes. In fact, nearly one-third of people with diabetes have severe periodontal disease.

The key is to have regular dental checkups as well as a good home-care program.

Types of Gum Problems in Diabetes

In addition to tooth decay and gum disease, you may experience other problems which occur more often in people with diabetes.

Thrush or oral candidiasis is a fungal infection in the mouth that causes white or red spots on the tongue. It may cause soreness or a burning sensation in the mouth and may be the result of an increase in the amount of sugar in the saliva. Your dentist may prescribe an antifungal medication for treatment.


Orthopaedics Q&A: On knee pain relief drugs

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answer:
Which is a better drug for knee pain, rejoint and joint cerin or sampure 400mg, have been suffering knee pain for2 yrs after damaging then by excessive use of treadmill. will it cure them totally, otherwise i am healthy and my age is 45 yrs old.
Mitra Khanna
All drugs are similar but the longest studies have been on glucosamine and hence 1.5 gm of glucosamine a day in divided doses is the the better option. they protect the cartilage but will not cure anything permanently.


Health tip of the day

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Got combination skin which is oily in some parts and dry in others? Apply the pulp of papaya on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash off for glowing skin.

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