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Brushing teeth lowers risk of hypertension  

Tooth loss a warning sign  


Brushing your teeth could stave off high blood pressure, according to new research. The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, which surveyed more than 36,500 older women found those who had lost teeth were 20% percent more likely to develop hypertension.

One possible explanation for the link is that as people lose teeth they may change their diets to softer and more processed foods, so they chew less and have decreased blood flow. Poor dental hygiene has also been linked to heart disease and cancer.

Oral hygiene vital    

Take that pill with a glass of water 

Food pipe injuries    

If you are taking pills with just a sip of water you may get serious heartburn due to pill induced injuries to the food pipe. People who take medicine minutes before they go to bed also risk grievous injury.

Research published in Current Drug Safety studied 1000 patients and found that acute chest pain could be caused by these practices and need not be a symptom of heart attack. Taking pills with just a sip of water does not wash the medicine down the oesophagus. It stays in the food pipe and may cause ulcers.

Tablet tip     


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