Most people understand that muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of disorders that weakens and wastes the muscles and makes it difficult or even impossible for those affected to have normal movement. But did you know there is a gender component to some forms, and that other forms of the disease develop only in adulthood?
Practitioners of alternative medicine estimate that at any given time up to 80% of those living in industrialised nations suffer from adrenal fatigue. However, while the World Health Organisation recently acknowledged that it should be considered a physical ailment, adrenal fatigue is rarely an accepted medical diagnosis.
Saliva is not just the stuff that makes your mouth water at the sight of a lovely meal; it plays an important role in making eating a comfortable process, aids digestion and contributes to your general health. Disorders of the saliva glands can make life very uncomfortable.
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, does not refer to the dryness we all experience from time to time when we are thirsty after training or a long walk, but to a condition where the mouth is unusually dry for a prolonged period of time. If left untreated, xerostomia can significantly affect your enjoyment of food as well as your oral health. It can also cause great discomfort for people wearing dentures.