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Jane's Blog Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia

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Jane's Blog Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain can be caused by dysfunctional nerves and or inflammation. It may last for weeks, months, or even years. The original cause may have been an injury, structural abnormality, repetitive use/motion trauma or an infection, such as the shingles virus. Sometimes a clear cause remains undiscovered. Pain starts in receptor nerve cells found beneath the skin and in organs throughout the body. These receptor cells send messages along nerve pathways to the spinal cord, which then carries the message to the brain.  When pain becomes such a problem that it interferes with your life's work and normal activities, you...

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Jane’s Blog Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Jane’s Blog  Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to Cleveland Clinic some studies show that the type of bacteria that causes gum disease can move into the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body. Studies have shown this elevates C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, in blood vessels that leads to an increase of heart disease. Studies have indicated people with gum disease have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease (periodontal disease). Bacteria forms on the teeth and grows down into the space between the...

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