Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally found in the vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could be in the case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna draw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. So in order to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that exists in the vagina. So I'll draw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this up in our key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll draw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat exist in this sample. So if you really look at it here,
What Happens When You Dont Brush Your Teeth
No one likes going to the dentist, but youshould all go every year. Because really, do you want to risk an infection in the biggesthole in your headé! Hey guys, Amy talking the joys of oral hygienewith you on DNews today! As many as 700 types of bacteria can livein our mouths, though most people only host between 34 and 72 varieties. Some of thesebacteria are innocuous, others known as probiotics actually help us digest food. There are evenbacterial strains that protect our teeth and gums. But there are some bad bacteria livingin your mouth as well. One is called streptococcus mutans. This bacteriafeeds on the sugars and starches you eat,
producing enameleroding acids as a byproduct,which can lead to tooth decay. Another bad bacteria is porphyromonas gingivalis, whichis linked to periodontitis, a serious and progressive disease that affects the softtissue and the alveolar bone that support the teeth causing tooth pain and in some casestooth loss. For most of us, our main dental issue willbe plaque, the film that builds up on your teeth and contains the bacteria that producesenameldestroying acids. Regular cleanings get rid of plaque, but if you don't cleanthe plaque from your teeth it hardens into tartar, which can get below your gums, causinginflammation and infection. That can open
a pathway into your bloodstream. Once thatbacteria is in your blood, it can get anywhere. The first place that bacteriafilled bloodcould go is your heart where there is some evidence that it can lead to atherosclerosis,or a hardening of the arteries caused by plaque, though this is a different kind of plaquethan you'd find on your teeth. The plaque in your arteries is made of cholesterol, fattysubstances, cellular waste products, calcium and a clotting agent called fibrin. It buildsup and thickens the walls of the arteries, constricting blood flow and increasing riskof a heart attack. Clogged or blocked arteries can also restrict blood flow to the brain,increasing risk of stroke.
A recent single study in Osaka, Japan,found that a quarter of stroke victims had a bacteria called cnmpositive S. mutans intheir saliva. The researchers acknowledged that it's a rare bacteria only 10 percentof people have, but it's still enough to reinforce the link between the oral bacteriumand stroke. And mouth bacteria can even follow a pathto your brain, increasing risk of dementia. A 2013 study from the University of CentralLancashire found a correlation between the bacteria commonly associated with gingivitisand an immune response that may kill neurons. This could ultimately change the brain ina way consistent with Alzheimer's disease.
And, if that weren't bad enough, letting bacteriaform colonies in your mouth can also lead to lung infections, but not through the bloodstreamâ€¦Instead you literally breathe oral microbes into your lungs, where it can infect and spread. And your oral health doesn't just impactyour body health, it can be a good indicator of your overall health. For example: gum diseasecan be a sign of diabetes, painful mucosal lesions are more common in people who areHIV positive, and tooth weakness or loss can be a sign of osteoporosis. So it should be said that this is a huge â€œmoreresearch is neededâ€� topic since most studies
have small sample sizes and need followupwork. And experts somewhat begrudgingly admit that we just don't know yet whether treatinggum disease can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or dementia. But, really, do you needmore motivation for keeping up with dental visits than maintaining good teeth for chewingéFloss! Brush! And above all: go to the dentist! And speaking of painful things in your mouth,confused about the difference between canker sores and cold soresé We were, too, so Traceexplains it in this tutorial right here. So how many of you always go in your yearlydental cleaningé I do! Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to subscribefor DNews every day of the week.
Bleeding Gums Warning Stop Periodontal and Gum Disease
Here you see the dental hygienist performinga periodontal scaling procedure. It involves removing the plaque and calculus or tartarthat has built up around the tooth. Notice how that even a moderate case of periodontalbuildup can cause bacterial infection. Now as you can see with a severe case of periodontitis,there is a large buildup of bacterial caused tartar in the gum pocket which is causinginflammation, infection and bleeding. The root scaling is removing that bacterial plaque,but the gums are already inflamed and infected, and so damage is occurring to the teeth andto the gums. All this is caused by ï¿½BAD BACTERIAï¿½.
These bacteria can multiply by the millionsin just a few hours and plaque can get a foothold in your mouth, Which can turn into tartarwhich usually forms along the gum line. The tartar buildup causes a pocket to form betweenthe tooth and the gum, which allows bacteria to hide and create infection and inflammation.This can lead to bleeding, red, swollen gums which are a sign of gingivitis and periodontitis,which could eventually cause tooth loss and expensive medical procedures. Donï¿½t let this happen to you! There are two things you must do to keep yourteeth and gums healthy,
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