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How Does Diabetes Cause Periodontal Disease?

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The Mouth-body Connection

Research has recently proven what dentists have long suspected: that there is a strong connection between periodontal disease and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Periodontal disease is characterized by inflammation of the gum tissue, presence of disease-causing bacteria, and infection below the gum line. Infections and bacteria in the mouth can spread throughout the body and lead to a host of problematic health issues. Therefore, maintaining excellent oral hygiene and reducing the progression of periodontal disease through treatment will have benefits beyond preventing gum disease and bone loss. It can also save you from the chance of developing another serious condition. Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Diabetes is a serious, incurable disease that is characterized by too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Type II diabetes occurs when the body is unable to regulate insulin levels, meaning too much glucose stays in the blood. Type I diabetics cannot produce any insulin at all. Diabetes affects between 12 and 14 million Americans, and can lead to a variety of health issues, such as heart disease and stroke. Research has shown people with Continue reading >>

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  1. 1stbabyforme29

    I have PCOS and have been on Metformin for 2 weeks, does anyone have a success story?

  2. Anonymous

    I have PCOS and got pregnant literally right after I started taking Metformin (4 days!). I've heard it is very common to get pregnant within a couple months of taking Metformin. I am 5 weeks right now and am hoping everything goes well! Good luck to you too!

  3. Anonymous

    i also have severe pcos and i have been taking metformin for almost a year. i have lost over 60 pounds which was impossible before and i just took a pregnancy test yesterday and it shows postive no idea how far along , extremely excited and scared we have been trying for 5 years. the metformin is working and workng well i had a lot of intestional problem like going to the bathroom often but i hung in there and now i am doing well. keep taking the metformin it really works. i have not even takin any other meds to help get pregnant.

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