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3 Body Parts Prone to Health Problems

All of us experience health problems from time to time. This is reflected by sheer volume of people who visit a doctor each month. 

According to statistics released by the NHS, over 27 million general practice appointments took place in May 2022 – meaning that roughly 40% of the UK’s population were concerned that they were suffering from a medical issue.

In this short article, we’ll take a look at three often-overlooked areas of the body that are prone to health problems, as well as the most common ailments in those areas.

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The Mouth 

Many people mistakenly think that dental problems are relatively insignificant. However, there are plenty of things that can go wrong in your mouth and all of them can become much more serious if left untreated.

Here are some of the most common dental injuries:

  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Fractured jawline
  • Abscesses
  • Lost fillings
  • Gum injuries

While some of these problems can be the results of accidents or trauma, you can prevent many of them by simply implementing a thorough dental hygiene routine. Make sure that you floss daily and brush your teeth in a circular motion at least twice a day. Consider buying an electric toothbrush, as these are far more effective at removing plaque than the manual kind.

Additionally, you shouldn’t cut corners with your dental care. Many Brits avoid going to the dentist at the best of times but the pandemic has brought a serious NHS dental crisis, further exacerbating public reluctance.

Private care is still available, however, and it might be better to take out an online loan to cover dental treatment rather than put it off.

The Eyes

Your eyes can become afflicted by several different problems, some of which can even result in eye loss. The most common eye issues in the UK are:

  • Cataracts – cloudy patches that develop inside your eye lens.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – damage in the retina caused by the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes.
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – retina cell breakdown that causes gradual vision loss.
  • Hemianopia: a condition in which a person sees only a single side of their field of vision.
  • Glaucoma – the optic nerve connecting the brain and eye becomes damaged by fluid build-up.

The Stomach 

Everyone experiences mild tummy issues from time to time. However, this area of the body occasionally experiences more concerning symptoms. If this happens to you, you should consult a doctor without delay – stomach problems can be dangerous if left unchecked. Here’s a brief summary of some of the most common stomach problems that people experience.

  • Gastritis – an inflammation of the stomach lining after damage. Symptoms include pain, vomiting and indigestion.
  • Peptic ulcers – open sores that develop in the stomach lining, whereas gastric ulcers develop in the stomach itself.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a common condition affecting the digestive system, causing stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.
  • Hernias – these occur when a part of the intestine slides through the abdominal wall, getting twisted and cut off from its usual blood supply.

Do you have a health problem related to one of these three body parts? Share your experiences with us in the comments section.

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