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Why Men Should Pay More Attention to their Gums
Research shows that periodontal disease is more prevalent in men than women, and men lose more teeth on average than women.
This may be caused by a lack of action when it comes to oral hygiene. Research published in the Journal of Periodontology found that women are almost twice as likely as men to have received a regular dental check-up in the past year, and women were more likely than men to schedule suggested treatment following those dental check-ups. Furthermore, men have worse indicators of periodontal health than women, including higher incidence of dental plaque, tartar and bleeding on probing. This may be because women are three times more likely to floss every day than men.
A man’s health may be uniquely impacted by periodontal disease as well. Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other inflammatory conditions. Research has suggested that the following conditions may be associated with periodontal disease in men, making it important that men diligently maintain periodontal health.
Dr. Thomas Rubino, a periodontist in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, is happy to perform a complimentary periodontal evaluation, to assess your periodontal health by examining your teeth, plaque, gums, bite, bone structure and any risk factors you may have. By assessing your oral health on an annual basis, you and Dr. Rubino will be better able to notice any conditions, such as periodontal disease, that may need additional treatment. Call the office today for a complimentary periodontal evaluation at (941) 792-0029 or visit bradentonperio.com for more information.
Taking Control of Your Healthcare
Known for her personal touch and commitment, Susanne S. Wise, R.N., M.B.A., Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care’s owner and executive administrator, continues to embrace healthcare challenges and implement innovative changes to allow for older adults to age comfortably and safely in their own residence. Wise places an emphasis on the importance proactive planning and the opportunity to be in control of one’s own future stages in life. This is where healthcare is evolving, and Take Care leads in providing the guidance and support of a registered nurse geriatric care manager.
Wise and the Take Care team are passionate and serious in their mission to provide older adults with compassionate care in addition to the oversight and guidance in planning. Since 1995, Take Care has propelled home health care standards and continues to be on the cutting edge of health care in our local communities. Take Care received Sarasota Magazine’s “Best of Sarasota 2012” award. [Sarasota License: HHA#21657096 & Manatee License: HHA#299991405]
Yvette’s Health and Fitness Center is an exclusive, private, fully equipped training center conveniently located in downtown Sarasota, with both trainers and clientele who are dedicated to health and fitness. Choose from an array of fitness services including Fitcamp (small group personal training), personal training, cycle classes, yoga, TRX, HIIT, boxing, power hours, 6 a.m. workouts, “Wildcard Fitcamps,” nutritional design and counseling, and much more. Yvette’s also offers a free bayfront Fitcamp for the community every other Saturday, fitness marathons, fitness scavenger hunts and free “Healthy Eating Starts Here” tours at Whole Foods Market. “We believe in well balanced fitness routines and education,” says Yvette Bernosky, a fitness professional with more than 24 years experience and 13 diverse certifications in her field.
Discount Prescription Services
Locally owned Canada Med Services has been serving Sarasota since 2003. By working with partner pharmacies, Canada Med Services is able to help customers have their prescription medications delivered directly to them while saving up to 75 percent compared to U.S. prices. The staff can provide free price quotes, answer questions and place orders directly with the pharmacy, and Canada Med now offers various prescription plans designed for companies to help supplement or offset the high costs of drugs that may not be covered. Stop in at 4119 Bee Ridge Road, call (941) 927-3600 or visit discountprescriptionservices.com for more information.
Is It a Heart Attack?
At just 49-years-old, Eleanor Coupland had a heart attack. As a nurse she knew the symptoms, but never thought it could happen to her. “We all have a little sense of denial. I had chest pain and this intense pain in my jaw,” she said. “But I ignored it.”
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, according to the American Heart Association. In fact, it kills more women than breast cancer every year.
“Women can have chest pain as a heart attack symptom,” says Coupland’s cardiologist, Dr.
Anthony Pizzo of Bradenton Cardiology Center. “However, it’s important for women to recognize that chest tightness or pain may not appear, as cardiac warning signs in women differ from men.
Female heart attack symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
Unexplained fatigue or weakness
Pressure in the lower chest, often confused for indigestion
Now at 66-years-old and with a recently implanted bi-ventricular defibrillator, Coupland says she is feeling great. This summer she plans to travel across Canada with her husband in an RV. Coupland has this advice for other women: “When in doubt, check it out.” Dr. Pizzo agrees saying, “It is better to be safe than sorry. If the symptoms are caused by something else, that is even better. I would much rather diagnose a patient with indigestion than a heart attack.”