GERD can certainly do a number on your teeth . If it is left uncontrolled the acid can cause a lot of damage to the enamel on your teeth as well as your esophagus. This could potentially lead to cavities or other dental issues.
The role GERD can play in oral health is pretty common knowledge. Having GERD myself, I knew that it was doing some damage to my own teeth while it was out of control. What I hadn't realized was that the GERD pain was also triggering me to clench and grind my teeth. A double whammy in the tooth damaging department. It was getting so bad that I actually broke a tooth last week!
If you have GERD and also grind your teeth there are things you can do to protect your teeth. First, get your GERD treated. There are different medications on the market but most times an acid reducer or blocker can help to alleviate some of the symptoms. Make sure your dentist knows you have GERD so that he or she can check for acid damage at your appointment.
Yes, you can remain active and avoid surgery if you have knee and hip arthritis. But there are certain adaptations that you need to do in order to achieve that goal. Those who do not adapt will encounter a life of pain and/or a big surgical scar. Both the knees and hips can be discussed together because they both respond to similar treatments and lifestyle changes necessary to remain active with less pain. Here are some suggested adaptations you should consider.
Take a Walk : Maybe you already enjoy walking but are finding it harder and harder to do. Walking can be made easier if you use some assistance from a walking stick or a trekking pole or two. Three or four “legs” is better than just two, and aids reduce the stress on your knees and hips. Walking can be much less painful if you follow a few simple pieces of advice like using an assistive device.
Dive In : If walking is not your thing, then try some swimming. Taking a few laps in the pool is a great way t...
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