Archive for May, 2013

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Modern healthcare – only reason we live longer now

Earlier in olden days when someone fell sick, people didn’t knew the actual disease and medical science at that time was also not advanced enough to treat every disease found in humans. With advancement in medical science, today’s modern healthcare system has the ability to cure almost every disease. This is a reason why we have longer lifespan now even when we are living stressful life, facing pollution everyday and eating unhealthy junk food. Modern healthcare has been a blessing to human being.

It is unfortunate to see some people still believing in quacks and things like amulet etc. There is a very famous person here in my city who gives amulet for every disease and problems and people claim that they get benefit. I doubt if this was true and enquired people whom I knew well and they told me their sad story that even after years of wearing charm and doing various stuff told by that person, their illness did not got cured at all. Add to it, that person selling amulet was suffering from some illness and it came to my knowledge that he went to hospital for the treatment. Now it’s really eye opening that if he really had a cure for everything by just wearing amulet, why doesn’t he himself wear one and get rid of his illness? What really happen and make these type of people famous is the self healing power of our body. Some people find relief even when they do not take any medicine and it’s all by our body mechanism of handling damage caused to our body by illness. These same people if wear amulet, give all the credit to the person who gave them the amulet and forget how their own body worked hard to cure it.

Latest innovations in medical science have given birth to many life saving medicines and cutting edge medical equipments that helps saving life’s everyday. Simple things we might even ignore, like vaccines and tetanus injection which have been a life saver for all of us today.

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Teeth don’t self heal

Most parts of our body have the power of self healing but our tooth unfortunately does not belong to this category. We get hurt and get wounded and wounds heal with time but any damage that is done to tooth will not get healed. And we need our teeth not just for eating food but for aesthetics purpose too, enough reason to do anything to keep our teeth healthy. When I was a kid, I was not aware of tooth decay caused by eating sweets and not brushing teeth after, and when I came to know about it in school, I didn’t took it seriously either. Result was that there were sever tooth decay in lower jaw molars and two pre-molars. While going though orthodontics treatment my dentist pointed out the decay and told to get the filling done. Now I must say getting this procedure was one of the most painful things I experienced in dental clinic, they used drill to carve out all the decayed part of tooth and fill amalgam. Everything went fine but what I noticed after this procedure that the part of tooth which was filled with amalgam now felt totally something foreign in my mouth which is obvious because there is no sensitivity and feedback sent to tooth from this amalgam filling. For months it felt so odd and even today (and my whole life probably) I will miss the originality of natural tooth. From that day a lesson was learnt that no matter what time of the day is and no matter how much work is pending, first thing to do right after eating sweet stuff is brushing the teeth or at least use a mouthwash if it’s not possible to brush. Also never miss to brush in morning and at night before sleeping. I have been maintaining a strict oral hygiene and result is I don’t have a single dental problem now! You can know more about dental problems at My Healthy Speak Blog