When you have a Migraine attack, do your Migraine symptoms include nausea and vomiting? If so, do you find yourself reaching for your toothbrush during a Migraine as a result? If you do, you may be harming your teeth while you freshen your breath and the taste in your mouth.
You may have seen some of the television commercials, magazine articles, or other information recently that advise us not to brush our teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and beverages. There's a good, solid reason for this advice. When we consume acidic foods and beverages, the acids from them stay coat our teeth and temporarily soften the enamel on them. Brushing our teeth immediately can brush the acids into the enamel layer and damage the softened enamel.
Nobody wants to discuss it, but the same thing happens when we vomit. The acids in our stomach that are there to digest foods get on our teeth and can soften the enamel just as the acids in foods and beverages.
So, what can we ...
One of the comments from my last sharepost was, “A woman knows her body by the time she is 40ish.” That comment made me wonder – when do women realize that they are entering perimenopause? I, for one, sure didn’t understand the changes that my body was undergoing for quite a bit.
The thought started to dawn on me when I began realizing that I was experiencing sudden irrational displays of anger (and at times, temper tantrums and crying jags) once a month. (Just a note: I believe most of my family members and friends would have called me even-tempered throughout my life with rare blow-ups, so these sudden eruptions would have been considered unusual.) Once I started seeing a pattern and tried to analyze what was behind these uncharacteristic mood swings, I realized that the outbursts tended to happen about a week before the onset of my period – and that my period was getting heavier and wasn’t as consistent in appearing at a regular monthly time. Tha...
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